Our Parent education programs

Certification received upon successful completion of all Parent Education classes.

SafeCare®

SafeCare® is a parenting class designed for parents with children aged 0 to 5. Through SafeCare®, trained professionals work with at-risk families in their home environments to improve parents’ skills in several domains. Parents are taught, for example, how to plan and implement activities with their children, respond appropriately to child behaviors, improve home safety, and address health and safety issues. SafeCare consists of 18 sessions.

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Nurturing Father’s Program

Nurturing Fathers is an evidence–based training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. This class consists of 13 sessions, and is a group-based program designed to increase knowledge, understanding, and skills associated with male nurturance. Fathers meet weekly to increase their understanding of their own childhood relationship with their father or father figure. They also will be learning how to handle feelings of anger and stress, learn proper communication, learn ways to nurture themselves, and more. Certification is received upon completion of all sessions.

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Parenting Wisely 

Adolescents

Parenting Wisely Adolescents is a parenting class for parents with children ages 3–9 years old. Parents will learn FOUR CORE skills: assertive discipline, using “I” statements, setting consequences, and active listening. Parenting Wisely Adolescents is divided into seven sessions. 

Teens

Parenting Wisely Teens is a parenting class for parents with children ages 10-18 years old. Parents will learn FOUR CORE skills: assertive discipline, using “I” statements, setting consequences, and active listening. Parenting Wisely Teens consists of 8 sessions.

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Children In Between

Children In Between is a parenting class for parents with children ages 0–5 years old. Children In Between is a skills-based program that helps children and parents deal with the children’s reactions to divorce and separation. This program consists of 8 sessions, which are one-on-one sessions with the instructor and the parent. The program teaches parents the skills needed to co-parent. Children in Between consists of 8 sessions.

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24/7 Dad

The 24/7 Dad curriculum was developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative for their fatherhood training program. The curriculum is evidence-based and encourages fathers to be involved, responsible, and committed to their child 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The program is built around 5 domains: (1) self-awareness; (2) fathering skills; (3) parenting skills; (4) relationship skills; and (5) self-care, which enables men to establish long-lasting positive relationships with their children. The curriculum is typically 2 hours a week over a 12-week period, but can be completed in 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the father’s needs.

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Parents as Teachers

The Parents as Teachers Evidence-Based Home Visiting Model is the comprehensive home-visiting and parent education model used by Parents as Teachers Affiliates. The model provides services to families with children from prenatal through kindergarten. Affiliates follow the essential requirements of the model, which provide minimum expectations for program design, infrastructure, and service delivery. Parents as Teachers provides support for affiliates to meet those requirements as well as further quality standards that represent best practices in the field.

there are four dynamic components to the parents as teachers model:

  • Personal Visits
  • Group Connections
  • Resource Network
  • Child Screening

Together, these four components form a cohesive package of services with four primary goals:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Increase children’s school readiness and success

DV 101

The Parenting Network offers a Domestic Violence (DV) 101 workshop facilitated by a certified DV instructor. This two-hour workshop provides an overview on relationships impacted by DV. This includes what a healthy relationship looks like, the signs generally seen within a DV relationship, the cycle of DV, and impacts on the family system and children. In addition, the workshop offers information on safety planning, including how and when to safely leave the relationship. Additional resources are provided to the participants, as well as a Certificate of Completion. The course is offered in both English and Spanish and in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis.

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Nurturing Parenting

The Nurturing Parenting programs are a family-centered, trauma-informed initiative that is designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting and child-rearing practices.

The long-term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

Parents attend 16 group sessions, each lasting 2½ hours. Families can also receive individual home/parent sessions between the group sessions to ensure the knowledge and skills presented in the group sessions are being implemented at home. This program is appropriate to use as an intervention for high-risk families. Certification is received upon completion of all sessions.

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