Family Stability Services

FAMILY EDUCATION SERVICES

Nurturing Parenting® (families with children birth to 3 years)

  • Nurturing Parenting is a group-based parent education and support program for those with children birth-3 years of age designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.
  • Participants attend weekly two-hour sessions for 12 weeks.
  • Each session includes a complimentary meal, childcare and incentives
  • Call 704-376-7180 to sign up or fill out this form.

 
The Incredible Years™(families with children 3-12 years)

  • The preschool and school-age Incredible Years parent training program is an evidence-based program designed to support parents in strengthening the parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parent’ ability to promote children’s social and emotional skills.
  • Participants attend weekly two-hour sessions for 16 weeks.
  • Each session includes a complimentary meal, childcare and incentives
  • Call 704-376-7180 to sign up or fill out this form.

 
Parenting Wisely (families with children 13 and older)

  • Parenting Wisely is an interactive, video-rich program allowing participants to choose relevant family scenarios and problem solve.  The program is designed to enhance child adjustment and to reduce delinquency and substance abuse.
  • The class consists of one full day session once a month from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the last Thursday of every month. Must be pre-registered to attend.
  • Call 704-376-7180 to sign up or fill out this form.

 
Circle of Parents Support Groups® (Groups vary by location)

  • Provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.  It’s a place where they can find and share support.
  • Each session includes a complimentary meal, childcare and incentives
  • Times and Location vary by group
  • Call 704-376-7180 to sign up.

 

SAFE CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM & PARENT EDUCATION AND DIVERSION PROGRAM

FOR PARENTS cited for leaving their child(ren) UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE OR HOME or cited with a violation of the city/ county YOUTH PROTECTION ORDINANCE.

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Contact Thompson to register for the required class.
  • Provide a copy of the citation to Thompson, PRIOR to attending class.
  • Attend and participate in the class which is occurs on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Thompson.
  • Successful completion of the class may allow for dismissal of your case. To determine if you qualify for this benefit, please contact your attorney or the District Attorney’s Office.

For enrollment dates and class locations, please contact the Family Services Center at 704.376.7181.

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