Positive Parenting Workshops

Central Ohio Parent Learning & Support

As a parent, you are uniquely positioned to shape and influence the future success of your children! Action for Children offers several programs and workshops for you to learn and develop new skills to help your children thrive.

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For Co-parents & Parents

Whether you’re a mom or a dad, Action for Children has specific supports just for you! Mothers Matter and FatherUp focus on specific strategies for co-parenting, communication, employment and empowering each parent to play their unique role in their children’s lives. Over the course of several weeks, participants in our parenting programs for fathers and mothers will have the opportunity to connect with other parents, receive dedicated coaching, learn new parenting strategies to strengthen their relationships with their children, and improve communication with their spouse, partner, or co-parent.

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Parents & Caregivers Looking for Support and Behavior Management Strategies

The Positive Parenting Program is designed to help parents or caregivers of children from birth to age 16 set their own goals, become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues and become self-sufficient problem solvers. Triple P is currently available online or in-person at no cost for residents of Marion and Union counties.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Raising children isn’t always easy. Would you like to feel less stressed and feel confident that you are raising happy, confident kids?

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is designed to help parents set their own goals, become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues, and become self-sufficient problem solvers. This program is for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 16 years old and helps parents manage behavior and address problem behaviors. Perhaps it’s your toddler’s supermarket meltdowns… or nightly bedtime battles with your daughter… or your son’s disobedience or aggression. We give tips on how to settle the problem – quickly and calmly!

We won’t tell you how to parent. But we will give you simple, practical strategies you can adapt to suit your family’s values, beliefs and needs. Because we know happier families lead to better relationships… and successful kids! Sign up for small group discussions or one-on-one parenting support by phone on a wide variety of topics for parents and caregivers of young children, including:

  • Dealing with Disobedience
    Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions—and what to do when they don’t.
  • Hassle-Free Shopping with Children
    See how to plan for easy, calm trips out in public and how to deal when kids act up.
  • Managing Fighting and Anger
    Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
    Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed—and staying there.

Action for Children’s Triple P services are currently available in Marion and Union counties. To sign up, email TripleP@actionforchildren.org or call 614-224-0222. For information about Triple P in other central Ohio counties, click here.

Mothers Matter

This sixteen-hour course is designed for mothers dedicated to strengthening and honoring the special role they play in the lives of their children. Learn the art of communicating in new ways that will help you better connect with your children and lead to a productive and positive relationship. Course topics include Reflections, Build on the Positive, the Art of Listening, Forgiveness, R.E.S.P.E.C.T.ful Discipline, Positive “Pair”enting, Democracy at Home, and Taking Care of You.

FatherUp at Action for Children

Action for Children believes that every life is a story – and our mission is for every father to be a hero in his child’s life story. Our FatherUp services build up fathers across central Ohio throughout every stage of their parenting journey – because empowered fathers empower families. We empower fathers each day through parenting workshops that are engaging and relevant to the modern father’s experience; wraparound support provided by a caring and skilled parent coach; career services designed to help you realize your career goals; and unique workshops and consultations covering everything from complex legal questions to challenging co-parenting situations.

If you are a father or father figure looking to get connected to our services, call 614-957-0324, or visit the FatherUp website to sign up for a one-on-one orientation.

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FatherUp is powered by Action for Children. Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90ZJ0045. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Fee-Based Resources For

Parents Going Through a Divorce, Dissolution or Legal Separation

If your child is having difficulty adjusting to spending time in two homes, or if you are concerned that your child is “caught in the middle” of parents’ challenges, Parents Who Parent Separately (PWPS) or Putting the Children First (PTCF) online or live classes could be right for you. You may also wish to take one of these classes if a judge, magistrate or Guardian ad Litem has referred you.

*Putting The Children First (PTCF) fulfills class requirement for Divorce/Dissolution/Legal Separation with minor children mandated by the State of Ohio.

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Caregivers Who Want to Understand the Theories Behind Positive Parenting

The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP) is ideal for parents who want to learn the theories behind positive parenting skills, take time to practice them, talk with other parents and receive coaching from an instructor.

Classes are offered in a 6-week/12-hour format as well as in an Express 3-week/6-hour format.  If you have a case plan, court order or attorney referral, the 6-week course will satisfy the requirement. The Express 3-week/6-hour format is recommended as a refresher for those who have already completed the 6-week format, or individuals who do not have a case plan or court order.

Learn More

To find out more about our parenting workshops, reach out to Action for Children today. Or sign up for a program below.