Parent Education

Washington County CCE provides quality researched parent education programs throughout the county.

We are certified by New York State to offer Parents Apart.

Our mission is to strengthen the relationships between Parents and children by enhancing their communication skills, Building assets and protecting self-esteem, understanding more Effective non-violent discipline skills and creating an awareness that they are not alone in their struggles with parenting.

To best meet the needs of all families classes are rotated and held throughout Washington County. Classes are held in Whitehall, Argyle, Salem, Cambridge and Fort Edward. If you are interested in a class being offered in your community, contact 746-2560.

Parent Education for the General Public Each series of parent education classes run for five consecutive weeks. Classes meet once a week for two hours. The Facilitator is available before and after class for one on one discussion.

The five subject areas discussed come from researched parenting curriculums and include:

- Week one: IALAC (I Am Loveable And Capable) and encouragement – Week two: Focus on “do’s” instead of “don’ts” – Week three: Choices and working with children instead of against them – Week four: Give children safe limits and self-control – Week five: Setting good examples and respecting feelings

These parenting classes are open to everyone in the general public and are at this time without cost.

Parenting A Second Time Around
PASTA is a six part educational workshop series focusing on: 1. Open House Introduction: Finding the help that you need. 2. Financial Assistance for Grandparents: untangling the web of public programs 3. Understanding the Legal Issues: Custody, mediation and the court’s viewpoint. 4. Handling Discipline and Behavior 5. School Support and the Teen Years: How can we survive? Or Taking Care of Yourself: Emotional issues, stress, and support groups. 6. My Grandchildren’s Parents: How can I help us all cope?

Parents Apart A parent program designed for parents who are separating, divorcing or parenting apart from the other parent. The main focus is on helping parents understand what their children are experiencing and how they can help them through this transition.

Click her to see our parenting program brochure.

Contact

Cathy Sweet
Community Educator
cjs58@cornell.edu
(518) 746-2560

Last updated April 24, 2015