Parenting Education Classes


Parenting Education Programs
Center for Multicultural Human Services
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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Multicultural Human Services
A Program of Northern Virginia Family Services

http://www.nvfs.org

Offers a wide range of services, including:

  • A 12-week Women's Anger Management Group
  • 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
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention
  • Fees required for some services
  • Contact the referral line: 703-533-3302, ext. 303

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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

http://www.fcps.edu/cco/fam/resources/classes/index.shtml

Offers a variety of fee-based parenting classes for parents of infants through teens. Classes that meet court requirements include:

  • Co-Parenting: Two Parent, Two Homes (classes for parents involved in custody, visitation, support, or divorce); English and Spanish.
  • Strengthening Your Parenting Skills (for parents or guardians of infants through 11 year olds) (classes for maintaining or regaining custody or to enhance parenting skills); English, Spanish or Korean.
  • Parenting Teens (for parents or guardians of 12 to 18 year olds) (classes for maintaining or regaining custody or to enhance parenting skills); English and Spanish.

Other classes:

  • Talk More, Fight Less (communication and conflict-resolution); English only.
  • Successful Single Parenting
  • Unmarried with Children
  • Step-Parenting and the Blended Family
  • Dads Matter

Call 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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