Parenting Education Classes


Parenting Education Programs
Fathers in Touch
Northern Virginia Family Service - Multicultural Center
Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)
FCPS Family and School Partnerships
Arlington County Parent Education Program
Alexandria City Early Childhood Development
NVCC: Parents, Children & Divorce - Parent Education Seminar
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia
Court Approved Parenting Classes


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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Northern Virginia Family Service Multicultural Center

http://www.nvfs.org

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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Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) in the Washington, D.C. Area


http://www.parentencouragement.org

  • Provides parenting classes for parents of children ages 0-18.
  • 8-week classes offered in fall, winter and spring; 1-session class offered in summer, some shorter seminars
  • Class sites include McLean, Reston, Vienna, and Northern Virginia
  • Fees charged for programs; scholarships available
  • Classes based on positive parenting theories of Rudolph Dreikurs and Alfred Adler
  • Private,non-profit organization
  • For more information, call 301-929-8824

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Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)

www.jssa.org

JSSA helps children, adolescents and their parents cope with behavioral and emotional challenges that impact their sense well-being, relationships, and school performance. JSSA's team of social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists can provide:

  • Individual therapy, family therapy, emotional and psychological testing and evaluations, social skills therapy groups
  • Educational and neuropsychological testing and assessment, psychiatric services, information and referral, early childhood intervention services (ages 0-5), case management and advocacy services, support groups for parents and siblings
  • JSSA also has a comprehensive program for children, teens, and adults with learning, attention and development disabilities

    For more information, contact 703-204-9100

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Fairfax County Public Schools
Family and School Partnerships

www.fcps.edu/is/fam

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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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 www.arlingtonva.us (Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division) for a current schedule of courses.

Additional services include:

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Alexandria City Early Childhood Development

City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services
Office for Early Childhood Development

  • Teen Parent groups at T.C. Williams High School after school
  • Subsidized child care may be provided while teen parent attends school
  • Participants must live in City of Alexandria


  • Call 703-746-KIDS (703-746-5437)

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NOVA Community College Office of Continuing Education


www.nvcc.edu

Parents, Children and Divorce - Parent Education Seminar

  • Offered at the Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge campuses.
  • Fulfills the requirements of the Virginia Code requiring divorcing parents with minor children to attend a parent education seminar before their court appearance.
    $50.00 fee
  • More information: www.nvcc.edu. Go to "Search" and enter the words: parent education seminar

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

http://www.scanva.org

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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