Catholic Family Services (CFS) provides Spanish Parent Education for families that are seeking more knowledge or assistance in learning effective parenting with their children. Access to this service is easy. Just call the office nearest you. Share contact information, and a staff member will call you to let you know when our next classes are. We also can provide counseling if needed by a trained professional. Parents face multiple challenges today that may inhibit their ability to meet their responsibilities to raise and support their children. The goal of our parent education class is to reinforce parental practices which promote development and provide alternatives to harmful or nonproductive practices. Parent education and support programming assumes that parents are more likely to provide appropriate nurturing and guidance as they acquire a greater understanding of child development and children’s needs. All parents need support from family, friends and community agencies. Parent education is designed to strengthen and support families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, as reauthorized by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, identifies parent education as a core prevention service. Successful parent education programs help parents acquire and internalize parenting and problem-solving skills necessary to build a healthy family. Research has shown that effective parent training and family interventions promote protective factors that lead to positive outcomes for both parents and children. Protective factors include nurturing and attachment, knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development, parental resilience, social connections, and concrete supports for parents.
We’re here to help. Catholic Family Services specializes in working with the broad scope of situations that families face. If you would like to know more about our Spanish Active Parenting Class please call us our Birmingham Office at 205-324-6561 or call our Huntsville office at 256-536-0073or call our Florence Office at256-768-1550 if you would like to email us for more information please do so at infoCFS@bhmdiocese.org.
Hispanic Parent Education is Sponsored by The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.