Parenting Workshops


A family-friendly, three-session Parenting Skills Workshop is offered in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren & Wapello counties.  The Workshops are open to all parents and extended family members within the area.  Local court systems and the local Department of Human Services routinely refer high-risk families to the Workshop as an intervention strategy in preventing potential abuse or neglect.

Workshop Curriculum

SESSION #1: Positive Discipline & Guidance

  • Parenting Skills Survey
  •  Why Children Misbehave
  • Setting Rules And Boundaries
  • Behavior Consequences
  • Using Logical Consequences
  • Time-Outs
  • Positive Guidance Techniques
  • Coping with Kids

SESSION #2: Anger & Stress Management

  • Anger & Stress Management
  • What Is Stress?
  • Stress Management
  • What is Anger?
  • Ways To Positively Express Anger
  • Children And Anger

SESSION #3: Spending Quality Time With Your Child

  • What Is Quality Time?
  • Spending Enough Quality Time With Your Child
  • Barriers To Spending Quality Time
  • Taming The TV
  • Say "Yes" To Family Meals
  • Parent/Child Activities
  • Too Much TV

There are no fees or income guidelines for participation in the Parenting Skills Workshops.