Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free Parenting Classes: Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Children’s Aid Society’s E.P.I.C. Program is providing FREE S.T.E.P. Parenting trainings to Jefferson or Shelby County parents with children between the ages of 0 and 5 years. Groups will be held weekly for 8-10 weeks at the CAS Birmingham office and the materials will be available in English and Spanish.

Sessions address a range of important topics:
  • Understanding Young Children 
  • Understanding Young Children's Behavior
  •  Building Self-Esteem in the Early Years 
  • Communicating With Young Children 
  • Helping Young Children Learn to Cooperate 
  • Effective Discipline 
  • Nurturing Emotional and Social Development 
The classes are designed to help strengthen each group member’s parenting by providing skills training to parents. The program encourages a more democratic parenting style of providing children choices and fostering responsibility, improving communication between parent and child, and helping children learn through natural and logical consequences. Additional topics including Shaken Baby Prevention, Safe Sleep, and Smoking Cessation will also be discussed.
  • Food and Childcare Available 
  • Day and Evening Class Options
  • Available in English and Spanish 
  • Certificate Upon Completion 
  • Door Prize Opportunities for Attendees  
New Classes Begin: 
  • Monday, December 3, 10am
  • Tuesday, December 4, 6pm
To Register or Get More Information - Click Here.