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Our Parenting Programs

Located at The Yerwood Center in Stamford,CT SJPC offers a series of parenting programs to both parents, moms or dads.  SJPC's goal is to equip parents with education in order 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 addition to our classes, we provide ongoing case management,  connections to community resources, and incentives. 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.

You can view the upcoming class calendar here.





At SJPC, I have found support and guidance to become a better father and a better person. Completing these classes have been a great achievement; I have learned new parenting techniques, and have learned from other clients as well.


- Father, 24/7 Program

My true commitment is to their children. Each time something learned in one of my classes can change the way someone sees their role as a parent, is the main reason I stay involved in the SJPC mission. Kathy Calvin, former CEO of UN Foundation once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference". I want to make a difference in the future lives of my students' children.  

Ximena Barrera

- Volunteer Facilitator

Teaching at SJPC has brought such joy and fun into my life.  As a professional,  to share my knowledge and help to answer questions that lead our parents to become more effective, and more present for their children. Right now, more than ever, we all need support. I'm so glad to be a part of the SJPC team.

Mary Pat Wachter Ph.D

-Clinical Psychologist