A world free of child abuse and neglect

Saint Joseph Parenting Center strengthens families at risk of child abuse and neglect by providing parenting education and resource support. We change unhealthy parenting patterns to Educate the Parent, Protect the Child.

"Hurt People Hurt People"

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more likely to be arrested as a juvenile
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more likely to be arrested as an adult
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more likely to commit violent crime
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seek treatment for drug abuse
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will later abuse their own children
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of all men in prison were abused as children


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of all women in prison were abused as children

Strengthening Families through Local Parenting Classes





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Our Positive Impact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 1 in 7 children suffers child abuse every year. 

SJPC provides parenting education classes in English and Spanish, relationship skills and employee readiness training to help parents change unhealthy parenting patterns and decrease child abuse and neglect. 

Parent Demographics

We help parents in their early 20s to late 50s 

85% SJPC parents fall below Federal poverty level

62% of the parents involved in our programs are females and 38% are males

67% of the parents are Hispanic/Latino, 14% are African-American, 8% White, 3% are Multi-racial

43% of our parents speak English and 57% Spanish, with Spanish as their primary language

Our Parenting Programs

Available to mothers, fathers, and any caregiver interested in learning

Dads Dedicated Program

The Dads Are the Difference Program aims to connect fathers in a safe space to share their experiences and learn about their crucial role as a father.
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General Parenting Program

The goal of the General Parenting Program is to provide parents with the space to learn and share parenting knowledge and skills in a group setting.
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Educate The Parent.
Protect The Child.


Upcoming Events

Registration & Sponsorship details available in Events. Please email Linda McLaughlin at lmclaughlin@sjpcenter.org regarding Sponsorships.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thoughts from SJPC Executive Director, Rhonda Neal, during

Throughout April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are acutely reminded of this truth—and of our obligation to help where we can. Child abuse and neglect are preventable, and all communities benefit when children and families are empowered through the types of parenting education and support programs offered by Saint Joseph Parenting Centers (SJPC).

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