|Aaron's Acres - Parent Support||Parent support is offered to parents will children enrolled in summer camp or recreational programs.
- Educational discussions with professionals within the community on pertinent issues (behavior management, advocating for your child, understanding your child's IEP, etc.)
- Organized opportunities to meet other parents and establish supportive networks
- Pampering sessions
||Lancaster||Aaron's Acres||Aaron's Acres|
|Allegheny County DHS - Safe Start||Provides trainings to parents, families, and professionals about how to recognize the effect witnessing violence has on young children, and how to assist them in processing their responses. Training programs available for parents include topics like stress management, domestic violence, grief and loss, teaching children to self-manage, family communication skills, and more. Safe Start is dedicated to improving outcomes for children who witness violence either in their homes or communities.||Allegheny||Office of Children, Youth and Families||Allegheny County Department of Human Services|
|Alpha Omega Center - New Castle||Offers free pregnancy testing and free ultrasound scans. Offers options education, STD education, and birth control education. Offers proof of pregnancy for WIC and the state medical card. The material aid program offers parenting classes and material assistance for children 4 and under and expectant parents. Parents or guardians can attend the classes once a week and earn "Mommy Money" to spend in our store on donated items such as diapers, wipes, baby clothes, baby furniture, etc.||Lawrence||Alpha Omega Center||Alpha Omega Center|
|Alpha Omega Center - Slippery Rock||Offers free pregnancy testing and free ultrasound scans. Offers options education, STD education, and birth control education. Offers proof of pregnancy for WIC and the state medical card. The material aid program offers parenting classes and material assistance for children 3 and under and expectant parents. Parents or guardians can attend the classes once a week and earn "Mommy Money" to spend in our store on donated items such as diapers, wipes, baby clothes, baby furniture, etc.||Butler||Alpha Omega Center||Alpha Omega Center|
|Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry Parent Education and Prevention Outreach Services||Workshops and courses for parents on parenting, presentations on family issues, and leadership training seminars. The Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Initiative works to develop strong community partnerships, providing education (based on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Asset framework) as to the role each individual can play in nurturing competent, caring, and responsible youth - working toward a common vision of what is needed to promote the healthy development of young people.||Allegheny||Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry||Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry|
|ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 ELECT Fatherhood Initiative||A free program for teen fathers that focuses on the role of the father, anger management/conflict resolution, mentoring, parent education, and child development. Helps participants to earn a diploma or GED certificate and transition to employment or higher education.||Indiana||ELECT Fatherhood Initiative||ARIN Intermediate Unit 28|
|Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Parenting Education||Blair||Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Parenting Education||Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. |
|Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Lawrence County Outreach, Pregnancy and Parenting Support||Supportive counseling and assistance to women who are possibly pregnant or pregnant and to the caregivers of children up to the age of 2 - pregnancy testing, parenting resources, life-skills education, and baby care items.
||Lawrence||Catholic Charities of Lawrence County||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.|
|Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services||Catholic Charities offers support and assistance to women who are possibly pregnant, pregnant, or parenting an infant and to the biological fathers. Offers counseling, educational materials, and life skills education, as well as baby care items such as diapers, formula, and clothing.||Allegheny||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.|
|Child Advocates of Blair County Parenting Skills Classes||Classesthat give instructions on various parenting skills.||Blair||Child Advocates of Blair County Parent-Child Home Program||Child Advocates of Blair County|
|Childbirth and Parenting Education||Cumberland||Carlisle Area Family Life Center||Carlisle Area Family Life Center|
|Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Parenting Classes||Positive Parenting course is a seven-week workshop that gives parents practical ideas about how to build healthy, happy relationships with their children. Parents learn how to enhance self-esteem for themselves and their children.||Allegheny||Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh||Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC|
|Continuing Care Retirement Facility||Residential facilities that combine all three levels of care: independent living, assisted living and nursing home care in a single setting.||Cambria||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries The Lutheran Home at Johnstown||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries|
|Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family Partnership||The Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.||Cumberland||Sadler Health Center Corporation||Sadler Health Center Corporation|
|Dickinson Center - Staying Connected with your Teen (SCT)||Five session parenting series teaches parents and teens the skills they need to improve family communication and family bonding.||Elk||Dickinson Center - St. Mary's Children's Center||Dickinson Center|
|Dickinson Center - The Incredible Years (IY) Program||A set of training programs for parents, teachers, and caregivers. The program targets key developmental stages to help improve parent-child and teacher interactions.||Elk||Dickinson Center - St. Mary's Children's Center||Dickinson Center|
|Edna Gladney Center for Adoption - Post Adoption Services - Services for Adoptive Parents||For Gladney adoptive parents, we offer:
Pre- and post-adoption education
On campus, phone and in-home counseling and support
Permanent maintenance of vital adoption records
Sharing of information between adoptive parties, if requested
Healthy for Life program
|Allegheny||Edna Gladney Center for Adoption - Post-Adoption Services||Edna Gladney Center for Adoption|
|Family Center Services||Family Center programming supports the entire family by providing in-home support and education, parenting classes and programming especially for fathers. Through these program options parents develop skills needed for all the challenges of parenting to ensure their little ones are school-ready.||Dauphin||Tri County Community Action||Tri County Community Action|
|Family Resources The Nurturing Course||The Nurturing Course is a 15-week series that teaches parents and children how to develop healthy and non-abusive family relationships.||Allegheny||Family Resources The Nurturing Course||Family Resources|
|Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - Family Preservation Services (FPS)||A home based intervention for families involved with the Office of Children and Youth (OCY). This program provides family counseling, parenting skills, case management and crisis intervention. The program strengthens at-risk families and/or children returning from placement. ||Erie||Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA)||Family Services of NWPA|
|Family Services of Western Pennsylvania ParentWISE Program - Parenting Classes and Support||Parent Education Programs include: Incredible Years Basic Parent Series, ACT:Raising Safe Kids, 24/7 Dad, Doctor Dad, Building Your Family, Recovering Families, The Nurturing Parent Program, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Parenting Your Adolescent, and Dealing with Parental Stress and Anger. Workshops are also available.||Westmoreland||Community Partnership Services||Family Services of Western Pennsylvania|
|Family Support Program||Protects children from abuse by providing parenting education/support programs and training on child abuse recognition and reporting for professionals who work with children and are mandated reporters of child abuse. Groups or classes are not held at our office. Provides training, materials and technical assistance to organizations working with parents, and mandated reporters, who help parents directly.
||Dauphin||PA Family Support Alliance||PA Family Support Alliance |
|Fulton County Partnership - Community Outreach Prevention Education||Our main objective is to support and preserve the family unit as a foundation for the success of healthy children. Referrals are accepted from CYS and other community agencies.
One goal is to provide families in our community with parenting education which provides them with alternatives to negative behaviors. COPE also works to ensure children's basic needs are met and helps parents establish goals for family improvement.||Fulton||Fulton County Partnership - Program||Fulton County Partnership|
|Guidance Center - Administrative Office - Parent/Child Interaction Therapy||Therapist observes parent and child though one-way window. Through a wireless headset worn by the parent, therapist guides parent's interactions with their child to enhance parenting skills.||McKean||Guidance Center - Administrative Office||Guidance Center|
|Guidance Center - Smethport Office - Parent/Child Interaction Therapy||Therapist observes parent and child though one-way window. Through a wireless headset worn by the parent, therapist guides parent's interactions with their child to enhance parenting skills.||McKean||Guidance Center - Smethport Office||Guidance Center|
|Help with Unplanned Pregnancies||Free Pregnancy Tests, Limited Material Aid, Abortion Alternatives, Parenting Classes, Abstinence Education, Post Abortion Mentoring (one-on-one)||Dauphin||Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center||Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center |
|Interworks||Introductory level workshop for caretakers and parents of children from seperated families. Information covered includes Basic Conflict Resolution principles and techniques, developmental needs of children experiencing family seperation, and unique needs of families facing change through separation and divorce.
Also offers Co-Parenting Counseling designed to aid parents separated from each other and to form mutual parenting goals and guidelines,||Dauphin||Interworks||Interworks|
|Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Childcare||Parenting; Childcare. Comprehensive child development for children ages 3 to 5; Family goal setting and assistance to reaching those goals; Opportunities to heighten self-sufficiency in Head Start parents; Holistic approach to serve children and families; Child Care Food Program with approved breakfasts, lunches and snacks; Full-day/full-year services for employed parents and those participating in job training; Opportunities for families to receive training that relates to all cultures and lifestyles; GED, adult literacy, typing and computer classes are available; Parents are policy and decision makers for the program||Lawrence||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Health and Education||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership|
|Life's Choices - Educational Classes||Educational classes about childbirth, parenting, life skills, post abortion||Berks||Life's Choices||Life's Choices|
|Multisystemic Therapy (MST)||family-based services||Dauphin||Hempfield Behavioral Health Inc, Harrisburg||Hempfield Behavioral Health Inc|
|NorthShore Community Alliance Family Life Education||A 10 week program which provides weekly home sessions for parents and their children between the ages of birth to 36 months. This program offers counseling, life skills education, service planning, case management, and parenting skills training.
||Allegheny||NorthShore Community Alliance - Human Services||NorthShore Community Alliance|
|Parenting Classes||The 1,2,3,4 Parents! is a 6 week parent workshop for parents with children 1 years old to 4 years old. This program is a video-based, interactive learning experience.
The importance of the parent's self-esteem
The value of the child and the job of parenting
The basic developmental stages form ages one to four
Methods of bonding
Non-violent discipline skills
|Lawrence||Parents As Teachers||Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County|
|Parenting Classes||Parenting classes available to the community. Transportation and child care are not provided. Classes focus on topics such as:
*Needs of Children
*Appropriate behavior/positive parenting
*Organizing your schedule
*Referral/resources||Perry||Perry County Family Center||Perry County Family Center |
|Parenting Skills Class ||Teach skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems.||Bedford||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Family Center||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries|
|Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Fulton Fatherhood||Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a parenting program available to any Fulton County Parents - from pregnancy through children 5 years of age. No income requirement or cap.
As a participant you will receive:
- Personalized home visits by a certified Parent Educator, specially trained in child development and eager to help you give your child a great start.
- Group meetings with other parents, where you can share parenting experiences, gain new insights, and talk about topics that interest you. Great for social and emotional development.
- Information and guidance, beginning even before your baby is born, on preparing for your baby, home safety, what to expect as your child develops, effective discipline, constructive play and more.
- Periodic screening to ensure that your child is at their developmental age.
- A referral network that can help you find special services.
The home - centered partnership that works!
The Fulton Fatherhood Initiative is designed to aid and support fathers in their very important role. FCFP and it's staff believe that parents are their child's first and most important teachers and promote activities and programming to bring this message to families. The Fulton Fatherhood Initiative has been developed to aid and support fathers in the child's growth and development. Various activities will help educate fathers on pregnancy and birth, child development, creating family stability, and continued support throughout their child's life.
||Fulton||Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.||Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.|
|PA Treatment and Healing - Scranton - Healthy Parenting Classes||This program is designed to better equip parents in coping with the complex demands of raising a child and managing a healthy family.
More information about this program can be found here.||Lackawanna||PA Treatment and Healing - Scranton||PA Treatment and Healing|
|Precious Life, Inc. Parenting Education Altoona||Provides classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.||Blair||Precious Life, Inc. Altoona Office||Precious Life, Incorporated|
|Precious Life, Inc. Parenting Education Johnstown||Provides classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.||Cambria||Precious Life, Inc. Johnstown Office||Precious Life, Incorporated|
|Prevention Program||Aldersgate's Prevention Program works with schools and the community to empower teens and adults, improve parenting skills, enhance self-esteem and to reduce and prevent substance abuse. Community and School- based presentations to children and their parents and adolescent outreach groups are key components of this service.||Aldersgate - Montgomery; Willow Grove||Aldersgate|
|Remembering Adam Inc. Prevention Program Parenting Wisely||Program that provides classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.||Cambria||Prevention Program||Remembering Adam Inc.|
|Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps - Family Support Classes||Provides family support classes for the community in subjects such as financial management, nutrition, and relationships. Please see schedule below in Helpful Tips. Some costs may apply. Please call for more information and a full class schedule.||Lycoming||Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps||Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory|
|Small Seeds Development Inc. - Mother to Son Program - Wilkinsburg||Program for single African-American mothers raising sons ages 8-15. Provides support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers to deal with the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, special events and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who offer advice and provide family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, character development, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.||Allegheny||Small Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son Program||Small Seeds Development, Inc.|
|Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - East End||The Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.||Allegheny||Small Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son Program||Small Seeds Development, Inc.|
|Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Hill District - Macedonia||Program for single mothers raising sons of African American descent ages 8-15. Mother to Son provides innovative support groups and self-help training sessions to help mothers address the challenges of raising adolescent boys. Field trips, motivational speakers, and goal-oriented family service plans are offered to each mother. The Council of Elders (COE) is a group of mature volunteers who provide guidance and family mediation services based on life experiences and skills. Manhood Training and Rites of Passage: Group mentoring for boys with a focus on academic improvement, leadership and character development, health and wellness, civic engagement and cultural education. Additional services include child care for other siblings at each site, transportation provided within the community, and a light meal is provided at each program session.||Allegheny||Small Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son Program||Small Seeds Development, Inc.|
|Small Seeds Development - Mother to Son Program - Mon Valley||The Mother to Son Program (MTSP) is a unique model that offers single mothers and female guardians and their African American sons ages 8-15 and their siblings social support, education, self-care concepts, recreational and leisure activities, a platform to share ideas, training/workshops, a safe environment, coaching and mentoring.||Allegheny||Small Seeds Development, Inc. - Mother to Son Program||Small Seeds Development, Inc.|
|Sonrise Counseling Ministries Parenting Skills Classes||Programs that teach skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behavior and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviors including whining, temper tantrums, disobedience, insolence and destructiveness.||Somerset||Sonrise Counseling Ministries Counseling Services||Sonrise Counseling Ministries|
|The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office Parenting Skills Classes||Classes that teach parenting skills.||Blair||The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office||The Bair Foundation|
|The CARE Center of Indiana County - Nurturing Parenting Program||For parents who want to build a healthy relationship with their children. Using a parent education curriculum, classes are structured, build upon previous topics, and culminate in a closing activity after 12 weeks. Topics include discipline, nurturing, appropriate child expectations, and other such topics. Classes are two hours in length, with the final
30 minutes devoted to mutual support.||Indiana||The CARE Center of Indiana County||The CARE Center of Indiana County|
|Women's Help Center, Inc. Parenting Skills Classes||Parenting skills classes.||Cambria||Women's Help Center, Inc.||Women's Help Center, Inc.|
|Women's Help Center, Inc. Parenting Skills Classes||Program that teaches skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behavior and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviors including whining, temper tantrums, disobedience, insolence and destructiveness. Some parenting skills development programs utilize a step-by-step approach for managing specific problems and may incorporate application at home of techniques that were discussed and practiced in the classroom setting. Other programs may offer participatory family workshops which provide opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice methods for dealing with one another under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Most training programs teach the parent a particular way of talking and relating to their children that reinforces positive behaviors and communication and decreases negative behaviors while supporting the development of a relationship that is built on fairness, mutual caring and respect.||Somerset||Women's Help Center, Inc. Somerset Office||Women's Help Center, Inc.|