Help Teach Parenting Classes with Saint Joseph Parenting Center
Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC), a non-secular nonprofit in Stamford which focuses on protecting the child and strengthening families by providing parent education resource support, is seeking assistance with its general parenting program. SJPC envisions a world where all children live free of abuse and neglect. Thus, their mission is to strengthen families that are at risk of child abuse and neglect by supporting parents in changing unhealthy parenting patterns and fostering healthy ones, resulting in the decrease in incidence of child abuse and neglect.
SJPC is looking for people who are passionate about families and would be willing to teach two classes, two times per year for two hours—in English and/or Spanish. A facilitator can be a social worker, have a behavioral health background or be a good, responsible parent. Classes are virtual, and the program curriculum is preset. These programs are provided at no cost to the clients, and a case manager is always present for each class to ensure smooth conduct.
SJPC offers 28 different general parenting classes, 12 fatherhood classes and 12 women empowerment classes in both English and Spanish. Serving approximately 320 parents a year, SJPC was recently award the FIRE Fatherhood grant, enabling them to support more fathers. Additionally, SJPC provides case management support: intake assessments, systems advocacy, emotional support and community resource referrals as well as parent incentives.