Programs in Spanish and Other Languages

Parenting Education Programs

This program offers parenting classes that include the entire family – parents and their children.

  • Classes range from 12-24 weeks, depending on the ages of children in the family
  • Available in English or Spanish for most curriculums
  • Classes with an African American cultural focus
  • Offered in a variety of community settings
  • Classes are free, and include:
    • A light evening meal
    • Child care for children under 5 years of age
    • A structured program for children 5 years of age and older
  • For more information:
    • General information, call 703-324-7691; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes in English, call 703-324-7691; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes with an African American cultural focus, call 703-324-3617; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes in Spanish, call 703-324-7405; TTY: 703-222-9452
  • Check the Parenting Education page to read more about types of programs available and curriculum topics, or to download a form.

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Healthy Families Fairfax

Families who are referred to this program receive educational and supportive services to help promote child health development

  • Refer at-risk, pregnant or parents of newborns to Family Resource Service:
    703-246-8450; TTY: 711.
  • Mothers must be pregnant or the newborn baby must be younger than three months old
  • Families referred to the program voluntarily choose to participate
  • Services are provided until child reaches age 3
  • Read more about Healthy Families Fairfax
  • Call 703-246-8450; TTY: 711.
  • Services provided through a partnership between Department of Family Services, Health Department, Northern Virginia Family Service, United Community Ministries and Cornerstones.

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Fairfax County Public Schools
Family and School Partnerships

Offers fee based classes for parents or guardians of infants through teens.

Co-Parenting:Two Parents, Two Homes classes for parents involved in custody, support or divorce (English and Spanish) Meets court requirements

Dads Matter importance of father involvement (English only)

Call 703-204-4344 or 703-204-4343 to register or for more information

You may also call the Virginia Relay: 711

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Northern Virginia Family Service Multicultural Center

Offers a wide range of services, including:

  • A 10-week Women's Anger Management Group in Spanish
  • A 10-week parenting class in Spanish
  • Individual, group and family therapy/counseling services in English, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese, French and other languages
  • Domestic violence program for immigrant women and their children
  • Certified Batterers Intervention Program in Spanish and Arabic
  • Fees required for some services
  • Contact the referral line: 571-748-2800

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Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)

Provides many services in Spanish

  • Offers programs in Spanish:
    • Advocacy for children
    • Family education programs
    • Child Abuse Prevention
  • For information call: 703-208-1550, fax 703-208-1550

    E-mail Hacan at

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Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)

Provides Transparenting/COPE class to educate separating/divorcing parents about the effects on children.

  • Transparenting/COPE classes for divorcing parents offered. Class meets the Supreme Court of Virginia guidelines. Call 571-748-2500
  • Class locations in Fairfax County, Springfield and Prince William County
  • Fee charged for programs
  • Individual, couples and family counseling available. Call 571-748-2800 for more information.
  • An 8-week Anger Management Program is also available.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

Provides parenting education and family support, including:

  • Parenting Classes: in English and Spanish offered in fall and spring.
    • Childcare is available for children ages 0 - 4.
    • Children's component, designed for ages 5 and older, discusses rules, praise and criticism, personal power and includes a yoga component.
    • Parents with children of all ages are invited.
    • Services are free. A light dinner is provided.
    • ABCs of Parenting Program curriculum is used.
  • Educational Parent Support Groups: Groups are open, ongoing and available in Spanish and English.
    • Services are free.
    • Structured children's activities available for children of all ages
  • Parent Connection Resource Guide: Triannual resource guide contains information about parenting classes, support groups, playgroups and other parenting and community resources for the 5 Northern Virginia jurisdictions.
  • Educational Parenting Information: available via brochures, fact sheets, and other formats

    Call 703-820-9001

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Arlington County Parent Education Program

Provides parenting education services at various county locations in both English and Spanish.

  • Parenting with Success. Eight week course in English is offered throughout the year.
    Programs are free, but participants must be referred by a service provider.
    Offered at Human Services Center, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. Must pre-register. Childcare available.
  • Crianza con Exito. Eight week course in Spanish is offered throughout the year.
    Programs are free, but participants must be referred by a service provider.
    Offered at Human Services Center, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. Must pre-register. Childcare available.
  • STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Parenting Classes offered throughout the year for parents of children ages 0-5, 6-12, or teens.

Call 703-228-1551 or visit our Web site at (Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division) for a current schedule of courses.

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