Decreasing children’s aggression and disruptive behaviors in the classroom
Decreasing children’s negative behaviors and noncompliance with parents
Increasing academic engagement, school readiness, and cooperation with children’s teachers
Increasing children’s conflict management skills
Increasing children’s understanding of feelings
Strengthening parenting skills.
The programs are designed for families with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 8.
The Parent Training Program focuses on strengthening parenting skills and consists of components that build on each another.
Parents meet with trained facilitators for a minimum of 2.5 hours every week for 12 to 16 weeks.
Parenting Pyramid (PDF)
At each session, real family situations and techniques for managing them are discussed.
In two-parent families, both parents are encouraged to attend the same training session. In single-parent families, the parent is encouraged to bring along another adult who can assist and support the family with practicing the strategies learned in each session.
For parents of children between the ages of 3 and 8:
Bus tickets are provided if transportation assistance is needed.
Child care is available on-site.
Meals are provided.
Self referrals or referrals from community service agencies are accepted, such as: