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Our Approach

Saint Joseph Parenting Center’s goal is to equip parents through education to change unhealthy parenting patterns and to foster healthy ones in an effort to decrease the incidence of child abuse and neglect. SJPC will provide these parents of children, from birth to age twelve, with the knowledge and tools to be more caring and productive people, parents and members of society.


Learn more about our Parenting Program details.

Our Outcomes

SJPC is focused upon positive outcomes for families. In addition to giving knowledge tests on the over 35 topics taught by our volunteers, we focus upon five research based protective factors that are proven to be key factors in determining the success of family functioning. 

These five factors are:

  • Nurturing / Attachment

  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

  • Parental Resilience / Family Functioning

  • Social / Emotional Support

  • Concrete Support


Since we began tracking these protective factors, we have seen SJPC clients improve these factors by close to 60% with regular attendance.  Attendance is improved through our incentive program.