Our parent education program is a prevention support service available to any caregivers in the City of Philadelphia. The program meets in cycles of 12, two-hour sessions. The interactive curriculum focuses on: improving parents’ ability to identify, express, process and manage feelings; increasing parents’ understanding of child development; increasing parents’ understanding of the varied approaches to positive parenting including increased knowledge of nurturing and responsive parenting interactions. The groups also support parents in understanding and supporting their child’s educational needs.
Enrollment is rolling. YSI holds classes at agency locations and offers the program at area shelters. Participants include custodial and non-custodial parents, caregivers and individuals expecting their first child. For information on the parenting program, please contact Erica Makowski, 215-848-6200 x 4012.