Parenting Classes

ABCsofParenting_IMAGESCAN offers a series of classes using the Nurturing Parenting Program® curriculum that help families learn how to care for one another. In these classes, participants learn about: child development, how to communicate physical and emotional needs, establishing routines for regular family activities, effective discipline methods, handling stress, and building family cohesion.

These classes are offered free of cost in both English and Spanish. There are no eligibility or residency requirements. Classes meet from 6:00 – 8:30 PM one night a week for 8 weeks. SCAN staff and volunteers facilitate the class and provide a light dinner and childcare for all participating families. Interested parents must contact the Parent Education Coordinator to register and schedule an intake interview. Registration generally starts one month prior to class start date.

ABCs of Parenting® in English

The program covers topics such as child development, praise and empathy, building your child’s self-esteem, family rules, age-appropriate discipline, alternatives to spanking, and family stress management. No eligibility requirements. Registration is required. Class includes a family meal, childcare for children ages 0 to 4, a children’s program with yoga component for children ages 5 and older, weekly raffles and educational materials. Classes take place in Alexandria from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The next series in English will begin in the Fall of 2017. Check back for dates.

ABCs of Parenting in SPANISH (Los ABCs para Padres® en Español)

Facilitadoras profesionales y capacitadas conversaran sobre temas como el manejo del comportamiento de su niño, cómo ayudar a su niño a tener éxito en la escuela y cómo entender el desarrollo infantil.
Sesiones de 8 semanas son ofrecidas en español, enfocadas para padres de niños de 0 a 10 años de edad.  Se limita el número de participantes y se recomienda inscribirse lo antes posible para asegurar su lugar. No hay requisitos de elegibilidad. Se proveerá una cena ligera y programa de niños. **PRE-INSCRIPCIÓN REQUERIDA**

Fecha de las clases: Los jueves, 16 de febrero – 6 de abril del 2017 (8 semanas)
Hora: de 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
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Llame a Alice Clark al 703-820-9001 para inscribirse.

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Strengthening Families Program 

SCAN of Northern Virginia has recently been awarded a grant to implement this program for parents of elementary and middle school students. SCAN has partnered with ACPS’ Family And Community Engagement (FACE) Office and the Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services, Center for Children and Families to offer a facilitator-led parent education class.   

SFP 10-14 is a  7-week evidence based program for parents and youth ages 10 to 14.  The family will learn to improve their communication skills, learn about substance abuse prevention and setting appropriate limits. Both the parent and middle school age child need to attend the class.

Key Middle School (Spanish)

Date: Tuesdays, March 7 – April 25
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 6420 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Poe Middle School (Spanish)

Date: Thursdays, April 20 – June 1
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 700 Cindy Ln., Annandale, VA 22003

SFP 6-11  involves school age children ages 6-11 and their families in 14 family training sessions using family systems and cognitive behavioral approaches to increase resilience and reduce risk factors. The program consists of three life skills courses – parenting skills, youth’s social/life skills, and family life skills. Families attend 14 weekly sessions, beginning with a meal, followed by separate parents and youth groups, and ending with a family group.

*Next session is planned for Spring 2017.*