The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is recruiting families for The Incredible Years® – a 12-week evidence-based program providing interactive, skill-based support for caregivers of children with behavioral challenges. Through the program, parents and caregivers learn to navigate many of the tough situations that come with raising a child with behavioral difficulties as well as effective strategies to promote positive changes in their child.
“Raising children is a job so many parents feel least prepared for,” mentions Erika Coles, clinical director of the CCF. “Our goal with this program is to provide parents with the tools they need to effectively address their kids’ challenging behaviors, whether it’s following household rules or learning how to control their emotions, as well as promote positive emotional development.
Funded by The Children’s Trust, the group-based parent program is designed to have therapists work collaboratively with each family in the group to address life-context, child presenting problems, family situations and culture. Therapists help families set realistic short-term and long-term goals based on their particular situation and help caregivers promote positive changes at home.
The program also offers parents an option, at an additional charge, for their child to receive direct services, where they practice social skills as well as learn how to cooperate and follow rules, express emotions, problem-solve, manage anger and form positive friendships.
The 2019 spring session will take place from April 30 to July 17. Sessions are available Tuesdays in Spanish from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesdays in English from 6-8 p.m.
The 12-week program is free but requires a $50 registration fee. The CCF welcomes caregivers and provides childcare for potty-trained children at no cost.
To learn more or begin the enrollment process, contact the CCF by calling 305-348-0477.