What is Parenting Education? CAPS helps parents acquire skills to raise happy, healthy children who are compassionate, cooperative, and responsible. Parenting Education supports the development of knowledge and skills for successful parenting and family life. See our offerings below.
Cooperative Family Development Cooperative Family Development helps parents learn to use positive parenting tools while raising children who are happy, healthy, compassionate, cooperative and responsible. These classes are offered throughout the year. They include parent-child activities, one-on-one coaching for parents, and in-class learning and support. Meal and childcare are provided. *Classes are available in English and Spanish. Learn how to:
- Promote positive behaviors
- Reduce power struggles
- Encourage responsibility
- Apply consequences that teach and help
- Control stress
Successful Co-Parenting: High Conflict Resolution Successful Co-Parenting: High Conflict Resolution series provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at how to overcome obstacles and create strong families in a practical way. Participants find solutions to improve: Find solutions to help improve:
- Respect & Understanding
- Cooperation & Communication
- Responsibility & Priorities
- Vision & Goal-Setting
- And more …
Individual education sessions are also available For more information and to register call 574-522-1998 ext. 266.
Parenting Education Seminars
A variety of seminars and discussion groups are offered throughout the year. These classes focus on specific aspects of family living. Subjects include effects of discipline, learning through play, single parenting, ages and stages, getting your child ready to learn, and many more. Childcare is provided for some, but not all of these classes.
CAPS recognizes that parents receive benefits from good ideas and information, as well as support from other parents and people within their community. With this in mind, CAPS’ Community Education provides parenting education in locations where families have connections, like churches, libraries, hospitals, schools, support groups, and play groups. Organizations can help CAPSs’ efforts to provide parenting education within the Elkhart County community by scheduling classes at their locations. Organizations can choose on varied subjects. Seasoned instructors will help design these classes in collaboration with the host site, then coordinate the timing of the classes. Fees may apply.
For more information about upcoming classes or to schedule classes at your location, please call 574-522-1998 ext. 266