EPIC Parenting Classes- English
Children’s Aid Society’s Effective Parenting Instruction Course (EPIC) Program provides FREE parenting classes utilizing the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum to Jefferson and Shelby County parents with children between the ages of 0-5, 6-12 and 13-18 years.
Sessions address a range of important topics including:
*Understanding children and their behavior
*Encouragement and self-esteem
*Communicating with children
*Helping children learn to cooperate
Classes are designed to help strengthen each group member’s parenting by providing skills training to parents. The program encourages a more democratic parenting style of providing children choices and fostering responsibility, improving communication between parent and child, and helping children learn through natural and logical consequences. Additional topics including Shaken Baby Prevention, Safe Sleep and Smoking Cessation are discussed.
*Day and Evening Class Options
*Available in English and Spanish
*Certificate Upon Completion
Note: Classes enroll on various dates/times and meet weekly for 6 weeks once they begin. Participants must attend all classes to earn a certificate, and are not permitted to join a class already in session.