Educational Parent Support Groups

SCAN’s Educational Parent Support Groups provide parents with a network of others who support and encourage them to keep learning and improving their relationships with their children. Parents learn good parenting skills through modeling; rebuild their self-image by sharing; and grow by reaching out to others. Educational parent support groups have no start or end date, so parents can join at any time. Any parent who would like to: improve their parenting skills; meet other parents going through similar situations; and/or is required to complete a program for court/social services purposes, is welcome to attend and will benefit greatly from this program.

ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS:

Padres de Hoy  SCAN of Northern Virginia and FACE

Children are always changing, always taking parents by surprise. Starting this fall a group of Spanish speaking parents will meet to discuss/share their parenting experiences with facilitator, Rosa Landeros, who has experience teaching and helping parents achieve more effective parenting skills. For families with children from birth to teen age years. Support group will begin meeting again Wednesday, October 5. 

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Parents Empowered  SCAN of Northern Virginia and FACE

These weekly drop-in sessions welcome all Alexandria parents who want help managing family life and supporting their children’s success. Join the facilitator to talk about how to manage children’s behavior, setting limits, creative ideas for positive discipline, family rules and avoiding frustration in modern-day parenting. Support group will begin meeting again Monday, October 3.

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Family Links: Nurturing Parenting for Teens SCAN of Northern Virginia and DreamDog Foundation

SCAN partners with TC Williams High School and the DreamDog Foundation to offer a FREE facilitator-led parent education class and support group during school hours for expecting and parenting teens where they can gain useful resources and learn nurturing and positive parenting skills. TC Williams High School students only.

Ongoing during school year
TC Williams High School, 3330 King St, Alexandria
For information contact David Wynne: 703-824-6878 or send an email to david.wynne@acps.k12.va.us

 

How do Educational Parent Support Groups work?

Educational parent support groups have no start or end date, so parents can join at any time. Any parent who would like to: improve their parenting skills; meet other parents going through similar situations; and/or is required to complete a program for court/social services purposes, is welcome to attend and could benefit greatly from this program.

At each group session, a trained SCAN facilitator will lead a discussion on a relevant parenting topic. For example: appropriate and effective discipline, working with difficult children, child developmental stages, or managing anger and stress. The parents are then given an opportunity to share how this topic is relevant to their lives and how they can implement the skills and knowledge presented during the meeting in their daily life. All participating parents are also encouraged to impart their personal challenges they have encountered during the week and group members have the chance to offer their own advice and support as a fellow parent.

The support group provides parents with a network of other parents who support and encourage them to keep learning and improving their relationships with their children. Parents learn good parenting skills through modeling; rebuild their self-image by sharing; and grow by reaching out to others.

There are no eligibility or residency requirements to participate in these programs. Registration is done at the actual Support Group site.

The program provides a free children’s program for children of all ages. Within this program, children participate in structured activities that can help improve their self-esteem and increase their social skills.

Parent Education Program Brochure in English (PDF)

Parent Education Brochure in Spanish (PDF)

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