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EPIC Parenting

Program Purpose

Parenting techniques to create a safe and 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 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18 years. Classes are three weeks and are held at the CAS Center for Youth and Families in Birmingham or as requested at other locations The classes are available in English and Spanish.

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
  • Effective discipline

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.

  • Classes Meet Online
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Certificate Upon Completion

Note: Classes enroll on various dates/times and meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 weeks. Participants must attend all classes to earn a certificate, and are not permitted to join a class already in session. 

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

CAS provides classes to parents at our offices in Birmingham, Alabama. We can also provide classes on-site to service providers and their clients. Click below to register.

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

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