Group-based parent education programs are designed to provide support and education in a group setting, helping parents acquire skills needed to help their child reach developmental success. Such programs help parents gain knowledge and understanding of age appropriate behavior and expected developmental milestones. These organized meetings provide peer support and help parents enhance their children’s health and development through an evidence based curriculum.
Group-based parent education may include more than one session and take place over the course of a specific time frame. Eligibility for families enrolling in a group based parenting education program may vary across programs and areas. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-888-425-4371 for more information and to find the program that will best fit your family.
Group Based Parent Education Sessions are designed to provide support and education, allowing parents to:
Meet and encourage each other
Share their strengths
Share ideas and knowledge
Connect with additional support
Content discussed in the groups is sensitive to parents’ needs. It varies based on parents’ learning style, education, and culture. Common topics include:
Behavior concerns and discipline
Physical and mental health
Nurturing and attachment between parent and child
In addition to the services and organizations listed above, there are other group based parent education groups provided throughout the state. If you are a provider and would like to have your program listed, please contact Iowa Family Support Network.
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