Parent & Youth Support Classes

Welcome to Greene County Family and Children First Parenting & Youth Support Programs!

We offer a variety of parenting classes to fit your family's needs. Currently we are offering "Active Parenting" and "Why Try" classes.

"Active Parenting for children ages 5-12 years old" are 6-week parenting classes covering basic parenting fundamental skills. It has been designed to help parents/guardians raise happy, well-adjusted, and successful children. The cost of these classes is $25.00 in order to cover the materials parents/guardians will use.

"Active Parenting for children ages 0-5 years old" are 4-week parenting classes that focuses on building a strong foundation between you and your child. It also offers practical techniques on how to encourage positive behavior, addresses choices and consequences, along with special information for preparing your child to begin school. Each session contains plenty of video reinforcement in order to bring key points to life, along with practical engagement workshops.  The cost of these classes is $18.00 so as to cover the materials parents/guardians will use.

"Active Parenting for Teenagers ages 13-18 years old" are 6-week ZOOM classes specifically created to help parents/guardians learn effective communication skills and how to understand a teen's goals, which is key to avoiding power struggles.  They also give you the tools to help your teen behave in a responsible way, and how to reduce the risks of teen years including alcohol, drugs, sexuality and violence.  The cost of these classes is $18.00 so as to cover the materials parents/guardians will use.

"Why Try" (COMING SOON) are in-person 10-week classes for youth of all ages. These classes change students from being unmotivated to engaged, from failing to graduating, from feeling hopeless to becoming resilient. It also teaches ten metaphors of important life skills that are reinforced through relevant music, videos, learning activities, and journals. Currently these "Why Try" classes are being offered free of charge.

If you are interested in any of our classes, please contact (937) 562-5600.

Click on links below for more information, schedules, and registration forms.