Early Childhood Nurturing Program for Parents (0-4): This 16-week course teaches parents developmental expectations in order to apply disciplinary consequences that are appropriate. Information on nurturing parenting techniques and behavior management are taught through video and group discussion. Encourages parents to learn parenting skills rather than depending on the belief that parenting is instinctual.
The Incredible Years (2-8): This 16 week course provides parents with guidelines not only to help prevent behavioral problems from occurring, but also with strategies to promote children's social, emotional, and academic competence. The Incredible Years evidence-based program for parents, teachers, and children reduce challenging behaviors in children and increase their social emotional learning and self-control skills.
Group Triple P (2-12): A broad-based parenting intervention delivered over eight weeks for parents of children who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills. The program involves four (2 hour) group sessions of up to 12 parents. Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the causes of child behavior problems, setting specific goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage misbehavior and plan for high-risk situations. Then there are three (15-20 minute) individual telephone consultations to assist parents with independent problem solving while they are practicing the skills at home. The final session is in a group setting to review progress, discuss maintenance and generalization issues and complete final assessments.
First Five Years (1-4): This four-week course is video based and helps parents learn how to protect and teach their children. It teaches 4 stages of child development and how to encourage learning during each stage. Non-violent discipline skills and rule settings at each level are discussed.
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours (4-18): This four-week program is video based and teaches parents about "reality discipline, an action-oriented way of holding kids accountable for their behavior." This discipline is based on unconditional love and the willingness to take the time and effort to enforce discipline. The seven principles discussed are: Establish a healthy authority over children, Hold children accountable for their actions, Let reality and life be the teachers, Use actions more than words. Words only go so far, Stick to your guns. Just don't shoot yourself in the foot, Relationships come before rules, Live by your values, Model the behavior you want to see in your children.
Active Parenting Now! (5-12): This four-session program demonstrates non-violent disciple techniques and effective encouragement skill to parents of children ages 5-12. Topics include mutual respect, active communication skills, teaching responsibility and much more.
Active Parenting of Teens (12-18): This four-week program is a video-based, interactive learning experience for parents and teens to take together. It works best when a facilitator leads workshops with small groups of parents and their teens separately. Parents and teens will learn to understand developmental changes as shown through behavior, to communicate effectively, to prevent and handle drug and alcohol issues, to discipline while teaching responsibility, to encourage toward better behavior, to lean teens' goals so they can redirect their behavior, and explore and encourage nonviolent conflict resolution inside the home and out.
Love Notes (12-18): This class is for adolescents. Its primary instruction is on healthy relationships. It covers many aspects of relationships- healthy and unhealthy. It usually meets for 5 weeks for 2 hours.
Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce (5 steps to prevent divorce abuse): This four-week program teaches parents to shield their children from parental conflict, how their actions may harm their children. This will help parents to establish positive post-divorce co-parenting relationships. Parents will learn to guide their children through the process of recovery while establishing a positive, long-term relationship with the child's other parent. This program sis an extensive, informed and interactive resource examining the complex realities of parenting after divorce.
Darkness to Light (D2L): A 2.5 hour training utilizing a video, an interactive workbook and group discussion to address child sexual abuse and its impact on children. It includes survivor stories and commentary from experts in child sexual abuse, adult education, and law enforcement. It introduces 4 tools and 7 steps that will empower you t be a stronger child advocate for the prevention of childhood sexual abuse, and reinforces skills with discussion. Child or perpetrator interviews are not used, but rather affirmations from survivors about their healing. The video focuses on empowerment and healing, and addresses primary and secondary intervention.
Upcoming Classes and Session Dates
(No classes the week of 1/20/20 and 3/16/20 for fundraisers)
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January 6 – May 4, 2020 – Early Childhood Nurturing – Monday (16) 6pm-8pm
(Children must be in out-of-home placement i.e.: Foster/Kinship care placements)
January 7 – February 11, 2020 – Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
(MCM) – Tuesday (5) 6pm-8pm
January 8 – February 12, 2020 – Crossroads to Parenting and Divorce (CPD) –
Wednesday (5) 6pm-8pm
January 9 – February 13, 2020 – Active Parenting Now (APN) – Thursday (5)
February 13, 2020 – B3 (APP participants only) 8:30am-5pm
February 17, 2020 – BBC, CSS, SBS, SS – (APP participants only) 9am-1pm
February 18 – April 14, 2020 – Group Triple P (PPP) –Tuesday (8) 6pm-8pm
(Phone Call Weeks on 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 – must participate on phone calls)
(Parents must have children in the home – not in out-of-home placement)
February 19-June 10,2020-Early Childhood Nurturing– Wednesday(16) 6p-8p
(Children may be in out-of-home placement i.e.: Foster/Kinship care placements)
February 20-March 26, 2020 – AP First Five Years –Thursday (5) 6pm-8pm
April 9-May 28, 2020 Early Childhood Nurturing – Thursday (8) 6pm-8pm
(Parents must have children in the home – not in out-of-home placement
April 13, 2020 – B3 (APP participants only) 8:30am-5pm
April 21-May 19, 2020 Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
(MCM) – Tuesday (5) 6pm-8pm
May 11 – June 15, 2020 – Crossroads to Parenting and Divorce (CPD) –
Mondays (5) 6pm-8pm
June 4, 2020-Darkness to Light- Tuesday (1) 6pm-8:30pm
(Holidays during class sessions are built into the schedule)