Services to families

Parent training

  • Child Development and Behavior
           Learn about the stages of child development and how cognitive and social-emotional growth affects children’s behavior. This training provides an understanding of typical behavior for different developmental stages, and what behavior management strategies tend to work with each stage of development.

  • Behavior Modification
          Understanding systems of reinforcement and behavior management styles.

  • Positive discipline techniques
          Improve your children’s behavior and your relationship with them by learning simple changes in communication, routines, and systems of reinforcement.

  • Following directions
          Learn how to help your children follow directions the first time that you give them (not that you will never have to repeat yourself!). Improve your children’s listening skills by changing your method of communication, routines, and system of reinforcement.

  • managing behavior in public places
          At some point, children inevitably misbehave outside the confines of your home. It’s usually at the worst possible time in the worst possible place! Learn the strategies to maximize your children’s behavior outside of your home and stack the odds in their favor.

  • Establishing effective bedtime routines
          Strategies to help your children go to bed automatically (almost!). When consistent routines have been established, appropriate behavior becomes more likely.

  • managing sibling rivalry
          Siblings do argue and disagree; learn how to differentiate between typical disagreements and more challenging behaviors. Help your children work out their problems with each other independently so they can have a long, healthy relationship. Teach them how to listen to one another and work out situations in a fair way without your help.

  • fostering effective communication
          This training focuses on understanding how to communicate effectively with your children based on their level of development. Age-appropriate communication improves your relationship and your children’s behavior. Learn how to lay the foundation for positive communication during adolescence and early adulthood.

  • Managing mealtime
          Learn how to create an environment at meals in which your children are engaging in lively family conversations and eating what you prepared! Teach good manners and the same time you are sharing a meal together.

  • Managing homework
          Establish healthy homework habits that will last through their entire educational career. Help them to see the benefit and pride that result from hard work.