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General Parenting Class


SJPC runs a series of programs available to parents, moms or dads. It offers 28 different parenting classes offered in both English and Spanish. 


Located at The Yerwood Center in Stamford, CT. Our courses are approved by CT's Department of Children and Family Services and families may be referred to us. You can learn more about the classes below and how to enroll.

  • For Moms and Dads with children ages 0-12 years old

  • Open enrollment (join classes at any time of the year)

  • Initial assessment with a case manager (1-1.5 hrs) 

  • 28 (1.5 hours) parenting classes taught in English and in Spanish 

  • Ongoing case management 

Class Schedule

  • English Class  -  Monday, 10am -11:30am or  Wednesday, 6pm - 7:30pm

  • Spanish Class - Wednesday, 6pm - 7:30pm

Topics Covered:

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  • Behavior & Discipline 

  • Bonding & Child Development

  • The Effect of Media on Children

  • An Overview of Learning Disabilities 

  • Self Esteem & Successful Parenting

  • Health & First Aid: Child 

  • Home & Child Safety 

  • Nutrition & Healthy Living

  • The Importance of Fathers

  • Understanding Sexual Abuse & Assault 

  • Understanding Substance Abuse 

  • Abuse and Violence in the Home: The Effect on Children

  • Anger Management 

  • Effective Communication 

  • Singe & Co-Parenting

  • Legal Issues 

  • Budget & Time Management

  • Children's Mental Health 

Parenting Program Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in the program?

You may call us to learn more about enrollment at 203- 588-1934. Each parent /family is assigned a case worker to discuss how we may help you.

Is there a particular order of classes that I should take?

The 28 classes of the General Parenting Program (GPP) are offered on an open enrollment basis. Once you are enrolled, you can join any of the classes coming up on the calendar.

What are the goals of the program?

SJPC's goal is to equip parents with education to change unhealthy parenting patterns and to foster healthy ones in an effort to decrease the incidence of child abuse and neglect. SJPC parenting classes provide 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. In additional to our classes, we provide ongoing case management, connections to community resources, and incentives.

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