Our parenting education program provides resilience parenting skills to support families in dealing with frequently encountered challenges with children by fostering positive alternatives to lecturing, bribing, and punishing. Instead, resilience parenting for families focuses on three principles: learning, integrity, and service. Applying these powerful principles, families learn skills to
promote a more participatory family structure by fostering responsibility, independence, and competence. These skills help families inspire children to develop resilience to succeed as adults while renewing their connections to family and community.
We offer two pathways for families:
S.T.E.P. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
(Evidence-based Program Practices for the following age groups:
Early Childhood STEP for parents of children birth-age 6 and 6-12 years of age
Additional Parenting education classes include STEP for families of teens and complete Spanish translated version for families of children ages 6 through 12.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) provides skills training for parents dealing with frequently encountered challenges with their children that often result from autocratic parenting styles. STEP promotes a more participatory family structure by fostering responsibility, independence, and competence in children; improving communication between parents and children; and helping children learn from the natural and logical consequences of their own choices.
Parenting After Violence is trauma informed parenting education. Children who have been exposed to family violence need help, but more importantly they need their parent's help. Parenting After Violence aims to help families understand the impact of violence on their children and the family. Families are provided with tools to appropriately communicate with their children, encourage resiliency, strategies to strengthen relationships, and ways to create safe environments.
Our Dad’s on Duty fatherhood program engages men by applying a skill-based structure of healthy relationships and responsible fathering tools to become more engaged, better understand the critical role of the father, provide fathers with tools to evade violent and controlling behavior, inspire positive role modeling and responsible fathering to keep women and children safe in healthy communities that thrive.
Additionally, the Dad’s on Duty program includes teaching non-custodial fathers how to meaningfully rebuild and sustain healthy relationships with children while at the same time work to foster social connections to successfully transition to a co-parent or re-entry into the family and community.
Is learner centered and culturally appropriate
Utilizes social learning theory to teach cooperation and problem solving in the context of learning parenting skills
Works to help families promote healthy child adjustment, prevent challenging behavior, and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational criminality
Intentionally supports families in developing and refining social interactional and responsibility skill sets to guide children toward becoming positive, constructive adults.