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Family Service and Children’s Aid Receives Grant to Educate Parents

Family Service and Children’s Aid recently received a $14,000 grant from the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County.  The grant will help further Family Service and Children’s Aid’s mission to strengthen the emotional health and functioning of children, adults and families through counseling, education, foster care and adoption, advocacy and program development by providing parent support and education to Jackson families.

Our Parent Education classes are provided free of charge and are available to anyone who wants to learn how to become a better parent. Classes give parents new techniques and information so they have a better understanding of their own parenting style, have better communication with their children, improve their ability to discipline in a positive way, and become the best parents they can be. We use the Nurturing Parenting curriculum and classes run in eight-week cycles that parents can join at any time. Our trained facilitators cover topics like building empathy in children, fostering independence, developing age appropriate expectations, maintaining appropriate roles, barriers to positive parenting, and positive discipline techniques.

“Family Service and Children’s Aid is very appreciative for the Great Start Collaborative’s support to our Parent Education Program,” stated Dr. Robert Powell, Chief Executive Officer.  “Without it we would not be able to provide free parent education classes and workshops to parents and families that are seeking support to become the best parents they can be.  By using the evidence based Nurturing Parenting model, we know that we are teaching the most effective curriculum and information available for our families.”

Robert Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Family Service and Children’s Aid
(517) 787-7920