Parenting Programs

We offer several researched and evidence-based programs to support parents and soon-to-be parents as they work to give their children the safe, caring environment they deserve. All programs are provided free of charge to any Rowan County resident. 

To enroll, contact Margaret Stridick at 704-431-2015 (cell phone), email, or check out options here

To fax a referral instead,

please click here.

Fax #704-642-1755

All programs are being done via videoconference with phone call follow-ups

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program gives caregivers of children from 0 - 16 yrs of age the skills to manage misbehavior and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Think of Triple P as a toolbox of ideas. You choose the tools you want to make your family life better. From toddler tantrums to teen disrespect, Triple P helps you work through things that affect families everywhere.

And Triple P only gives you the amount of help you really need. Choose anything from a one-hour seminar, personal support, or detailed group classes. You can be confident that Triple P works. It has more than 30 years' ongoing scientific research to back it up and is used in 25 countries around the world.

To learn more about Triple P or to enroll in their free online course click on the Triple P logo. It's worth a try!

Partially funded by Smart Start Rowan

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and by Rowan County

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When Baby's Home - Expectant Parents Program

Designed to help first-time parents prepare for the challenges of caring for baby in the first year of life. Learn research-based ways to:

             * Soothe a crying infant             * Help baby develop patience and self-control            * Feed, bathe, dress, and hold baby

          * Help baby learn language                * Know when to call the doctor                              * Care for yourself and your relationship

Baby's Home - Parenting in Baby's First Year

Learn techniques that research shows will help you handle some of the difficulties of the first year of life with a baby:

  * What babies understand (and what they don’t)                * Positive discipline skills                               * Caring for yourself and your relationship

  * How to keep from “spoiling” a baby               * Managing sleep problems, developing routines            * Teaching through the everyday & play