PARENT STRONG

CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

PREVENTION 

WEBINAR Parenting Classes

Parenting Education Classes being offered online. Learn more

SCSCY Prevention Program is a community based program that helps parents by educating and empowering families to create safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy environments that protect children from violence and maltreatment. The Parent Strong program uses ACT/Raising Safe Kids model: American Psychological Association, which focuses on the understanding of children's needs, child development and parenting skills. 

This Program Includes:

  • Workshops for Parents/Caregivers (8 one hour sessions)

  • Parent Cafe Monthly Support

  • Resource Directory and Library

  • Mental Health or Family Counselor

  • Employment seeking assistance

  • Referrals to job training, violence prevention, childcare, respite, crisis care services, and basic economic needs

Our primary goal is to increase knowledge of child development, developmental expectations and parenting skills by using an evidenced based approach will

  • Increase parental resilience

  • Increase healthy social connections (social capital)

  • Increase social and emotional connections (healthy supports)

  • Increase knowledge and ability to access concrete support

  • Increase knowledge of parenting and child development 

ACT/Raising Safe Kids Curriculum will help parents/caregivers:

  • Learn basic elements of child development and how to better respond to their children's behavior

  • Understand how young children can be exposed to violence, and the consequences in their lives

  • Learn how to control and manage their anger

  • Understand children's angry feelings and learn to teach them to control their anger

  • Understand the impact of electronic media on their children's behaviors and given them options of how to reduce children's exposure to media

  • Understand that the way they raise their children has an impact on their behavior that last for life

  • How to prevent challenging behaviors and use positive ways to disciple their children

For more information about our program and how to get started.

TENICKA GIBSON, MSW

Prevention Care Coordinator

tgibson@southernchristianservices.org

BARRY DIXON

Division Director of Prevention Services

barry@southernchristianservices.org

TESTIMONIAL

"THE PARENTING PROGRAM IS WONDERFUL! IT'S TEACHING ME HOW TO BE A BETTER PARENT WHEN I RETURN HOME. IT'S ALSO A GREAT WAY TO MEET OTHER PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS THAT ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE AND LEARN NEW SKILLS. THE TEACHER TOOK HER TIME AND EXPLAINED ALL THE INFORMATION FOR US IN A WAY WE COULD UNDERSTAND AND USE. I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT THE GREATNESS OF THIS PROGRAM. THE MOREI KNOW ABOUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PARENTING, THE BETTER PARENT I WILL BE."

-Central Mississippi Correctional Facility inmate preparing for release

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