Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 in Villa 7 starting January 10, 2017 - March 23, 2017.
Parent to Parent utilizes the COPE Curriculum, an evidence-based curriculum for parents of children ages 0-12 and who are experiencing difficulties in implementing effective positive parenting strategies. The strategies introduced to parents have been proven to help with strengthening relationships and communication with their children.
Session 1: Introduction and Information SessionSeries Details and Registration
Session 2: Strengthening RelationshipsAttention and Encouragement strategies to strengthen positive interactions and to reduce coercive exchanges.
Session 3: Reducing ConflictManaging common irritants, disengaging from potentially explosive episodes, and countering parental thoughts that may intensify anger
Session 4: Encouraging Cooperative TransitionsStrategies that encourage planning and anticipation of transitions using motivational tools to assist with predictability, thereby reducing power struggles.
Session 5: Special IncentivesDevelopment of a simple incentive system while selecting several target behaviors to reward, and implement the system during the week.
Session 6: Collaborative PlanningStrategies to promote planning, problem solving, and self-regulation.
Session 7: Consequences for Serious ProblemsStrategies to present commands in a firm and neutral manner, warning the child immediately if the problem occurs, and implementing time out from positive reinforcement.
Session 8: Problem SolvingP(pick one problem), A(alternative solutions), S(select the best strategy), T(try it out), E(Evaluate it)
Session 9: Working with the Schools and Community Resources for SupportAssists parents in enhancing collaboration skills within the school system and utilizing additional community resources to provide ongoing support
Session 10: Review and Closing Session and Graduation Review of the previous strategies and Graduation Celebration.