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The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit directly serving at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse. We value every child’s right to grow up in a safe and ... Read more
The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit directly serving at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse. We value every child’s right to grow up in a safe and nurturing home environment. Our programs provide critically needed parenting education, case management, and mental health services to families at-risk of abuse in their own homes. Our programs work with parents to create healthier environments for children, ultimately building stronger families. By providing families with the tools and education they need to build nurturing homes, we are breaking the generational cycle of abuse. One child at a time, one family at a time, we are creating stronger families and healthier communities
This program will offer parenting classes at NO COST to parents and caregivers in Orange County who has or takes care of children ages 0-12 years old. The 10 week class was developed using the COPE curriculum which has been proven to be highly effective. The model provides a unique class structure in which parents can participate in small-group discussions to cover topics such as strengthening relationships, reducing conflict, and encouraging co-operative transitions with incentives while receiving support from our experienced educators. The classes will be offered in English and in Spanish. Classes are once a week for 2 hours and are offered Monday - Friday. Also, morning, afternoon and evening sessions will be available. Free childcare will be provided at various locations.
These classes are not taught in the traditional classroom setting; classes are very collaborative and engage the parents; making them the experts by developing their problem-solving skills and coming up with their own solutions. This class is meant to create community bonds amongst parents and families. The classes are a great way to socialize, network and share parenting tips.