Local Parenting Classes

From birthing classes to teen counseling these classes offer a variety of topics that will help parents and caretakers deal with a variety of issues.

The Clark County Department of Human Services offers parenting classes FREE to the public! Each class is 6-8 weeks long. Classes are by appointment only and fill up quickly.

Class Descriptions:

The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is designed to help parents manage difficult behavior problems with children ages 2 to 11. Learn simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference in your family. Learn to deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviors and build a more positive relationship with your children. Children do not attend this class.

Primary Care Triple P is a brief targeted intervention in a one-to-one format that assists parents in developing parenting plans to manage behavioral issues and skill development issues.  Facilitators provide sessions over a period of several weeks.  Sessions are done in-person at our office.  During the sessions parents learn about what influences their child’s or teen’s behavior and then develop an individualized parenting plan specifically targeting the parent’s area of concern.

BabyCare is a six-session program for expecting or new parents that addresses many new-parent concerns from bonding and caring for a new baby to childcare options. Parents learn how to feed, bathe, diaper, dress, care for and play with their babies. Information on early development, health, safety, nutrition and choosing childcare is provided. Parents will explore positive strategies for guiding behavior, communication with young children, managing stress and solving problems to provide nurturing care for their babies.   Children do not attend this class.

Nurturing Parents and Families is a six session program that promotes positive, healthy and nurturing interactions between parents and their infants, toddlers and preschool children. Learn stress management techniques, how to establish routines and handle anger. Problem-solving techniques and positive behavior management methods are presented and practiced.  Children do not attend this class.

The ABC’s of Parenting is a fun and interactive program that helps parents of school-age children gain an understanding of their children’s development and behavior. Learn how to communicate effectively with children, encourage better behavior, use positive discipline techniques and teach responsibility. Learn how to manage stress and anger and talk to children about drugs, alcohol and other issues. Children do not attend this class.  FREE!!!

In the Teen Triple P course parents and caregivers learn new parenting skills and improve existing skills to support the development of their teenager. This eight-session program provides parents with strategies to increase desirable teen behaviors and manage problem behaviors in a constructive and caring manner to reduce conflict and minimize risk taking behavior. Teen Triple P is an internationally recognized evidence-based  program. Children do not attend this class.

Staying Connected With Your Teen -For parents & youth ages 11 to 17 years Parents learn the importance of clear rules and consistent supervision and how to practice a positive approach to discipline that teaches self-responsibility. Parents and youth participate in problem-solving, conflict resolution and asset-building activities designed to promote a nurturing and supportive family environment. Youth 11 and older may attend with a parent/caregiver. FREE!!

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