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EPIC Parenting

Program Purpose

Parenting techniques to encourage, build cooperation and create a stable, peaceful home.


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 0-18 years. Class sessions are 6 weeks and meet weekly with an option for morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Classes are held at the Jefferson County Family Resource Center and the CAS Center for Youth and Families in Birmingham, or as requested at other locations.  

The classes are available in English and Spanish. Certificate awarded upon completion of all classes.

Sessions address a range of important topics including:

  • Understanding children and their behavior
  • Encouragement and self-esteem
  • Improving communication skills
  • Building strong family relationships
  • Effective discipline

Classes are designed to help strengthen each participant’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.


Register for an upcoming parenting group. Please complete the two steps below.

CAS provides classes to parents at our office in Birmingham, Alabama, and at the Jefferson County Family Resource Center. We can also provide classes on-site to service providers and their clients. Click below to register for our waiting list.

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For additional questions, please contact Kathy King at or 205-943-5331.

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