Building strong families for a peaceful community.
"Hello, my name is Chris and I am writing to you and the staff to thank all of you for teaching me to be a better parent. At the beginning I wasn't thinking that this class was going to help me, but as I was going to the meetings I noticed that it was helping me more and more every day with my daughter. I appreciate the time you guys took to teach us!
The Parent Project, Senior
Research supports the effectiveness of the Parent Project in reducing recidivism.
Reported in OJJDP Journal, ”According to a program evaluation study, the number of petitions filed for juvenile offenses decreased 33%, the number of minors on probation for any cause declined more than 30 percent, the number of drug-related probation violations was down 20 percent, and the number of days spent by youth in detention decreased 24 percent, in addition, the school dropout rate fell from 17 percent to 0 percent and school expulsions plummeted. http://www.parentproject.com/index.php/about-us/research
The format of the class includes 10 weekly, 3/2 hour sessions with parents where they learn and practice behavior management techniques to use at home. Parent support groups are formed using the UCLA self-help support group model. Specific topics address key issues faced by parents including prevention and intervention strategies:
Arguing and family conflict Poor school performance
Truancy and dropouts Teen sexuality
Youth Gangs Teen violence and bullying
“The Parent Project is now the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the county and for agencies the least expensive intervention program available today"
The parent Project is a class for PARENTS ONLY. This class is designed for parent of difficult or out of control teens. The 12 week program utilizes the "Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior" curriculum and provides concrete solutions and skills to help parents gain control over their household. This is the only program in the country that tackles the most destructive of adolescent behaviors. Classes are offered quarterly in English or Spanish. $45 fee per person, $60 per couple. Financial assistance is available!