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What is the Parenting Center?  The Parenting Center promotes healthy family development by providing ongoing workshops to parents, teachers and community groups to increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of parenting, child development and child abuse prevention.

Groups for children, teens and tots focusing on social skills, school issues, family transitions, fostering creativity and coping with everyday stressors.

Parenting classes and professional workshops for parents, teachers and community groups focused on child development, strategies for effective parenting and a variety of classes that teach proactive methods that promote healthy social emotional growth in children.

What services are offered?

  • Parenting Classes
  • Parent Consultations ( a one hour session with counselor)
  • Psycho educational groups for children and teens
  • Workshops to prevent child abuse
  • Training for childcare workers

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How to Be an Effective Parent: Cost $30
Tired of arguments, lack of respect and discipline from your children?  Improve your parenting skills, understand parental responsiblities, how to communicate effectively with your children, have order in the home and enjoy your family life.  There are 4 counseling sessions designed for all caretakers parents including those referred by social services, judges, and other service providers.  You must attend all four  sessions to recieve an attendance certificate.
All sessions are 1 hour.  Appointments are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

Anger Management for Parents: Cost $20 per session

Anger is a normal emotion.  Children learn ealry which "buttons to press".  Learn methods of dealing with anger in a healthy, constructive manner as well as coping with the pressures of life.  There are four counseling sessions designed for single parents, couples and caretakers with a total of 4 hours of anger management.  You must attend all four sessions to receive an attendance certificate.

Appointments are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m Monday- Thursday

Proactive Parenting

This seminar is designed to help parents and caretakers explore positive and effective strategies in communication, discipline, health encouragement, avoiding power struggles, and creating a more peaceful family environment.

Tuesday, October 8

Tuesday, November 5

Tuesday, December 3

Parenting With Success:  Cost $30 per individual/ $45 per couple

This educatinal, preventative, two-part seminar presents essential tools for parents to improve their children's behavior and family relationships.  You'll learn what parenting strategies actually create more problems with behavior and what parenting strategies actually produce successful results.  Parenting with Success is for parents referred by social services, shcools, courts, judges and other services providers.

Tuesday, September 24

Tuesday, October 29

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17


A seminar designed to assist divorced or divorcing parents with their concerns about divorce and the effects on their children.  Issues concerning emotional loss, self-care, co-parenting, custody, legal and economic aspects, and conflict resolution will be covered. 
All PTWLA classes will start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 17

Wednesday, October 16

Wednesday, November 20

Wednesday, December 17

 Pre-registration is required for all classes!


Supervised Visitation provides contact between a non-custodial parent, and one or more children in the presence of a third person. This person is responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of all those involved.

This service is available when the court has determined that supervised visitation occur in an environment that provides a high level of safety and security for custodial and non-custodial parent(s) and child.

Clients must be court ordered to attend supervised visitation.

Program fees are based on a sliding scale as follows:
12,000 and below- $50.00
13,000-20,000- $60.00
21,000-32,000- $70.00
32,000 and above- $80.00
Please contact Sharon Jefferson  at 225-924-0123 for more information.




We are a state-approved provider for training of childcare directors and staff members. Please contact The Parenting Center (924-0123) for additional information. Look forward to a fun-filled day of activities and new learning techniques to utilize with children. *CLASSES THIS QUARTER ARE FREE for Class B Centers and $10 per person for Class A and other service providers.   Saturdays 9:30-12:30  (3 Education Credit Hours per 3-hour session). Clases can be offered on site if there are 8 or more attending participants.

Saturday - Biting, Fighting and other Behavior Challenges 

Turn negative behavior into good behavior, tips and tools to effectively handle preschool challenges for 2-5 year olds.

Saturday  - Social Skills for Preschoolers

The importance of helping preschoolers learn social skills, manners, and respect for self, peers and teachers.

Saturday  - Bullying Prevention for Preschoolers

Bullying Prevention and Awareness for Ages 3-5, it is important to know the signs and behaviors that describe bullying.  This class is designed to help teachers prevent bullying and to help the child that is bullying.

Saturday  - Anger Management for Preschools and their Teachers

How well do adults model appropriate anger management?  Temper tantrums to meltdowns from the youngest preschooler to the seasoned teacher; tips for keeping your cool and how to effectively deal with anger.

Saturday - Curriculum Development and Planning for Preschoolers

Curriculums for toddlers to 4 year olds, the who, what and where of planning for successful educational programs and time management for child care centers

Saturday - Effectively Using Discipline Techniques

Ideas and tools teachers can use with toddlers to kindergarteners.  Learn how to apply effective discipline techniques which are age appropriate that help to crate successful learning environments and well managed classrooms.


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