Youth Alliance, in partnership with the San Benito County Office of Education is excited to offer the Proud Parenting Program in San Benito County. Funded through a grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the program is available to young or expectant parents, ages 14-25, who have been or are currently involved in the criminal justice, juvenile justice and/or child welfare system.
Goal: Break the intergenerational cycle of violence and delinquency by
- Increasing knowledge around essential life-skills and resources and competency around pro-social expectations
- Increasing the use of positive parenting methods, techniques and strategies which do not include the use of corporal punishment
- Experiencing positive changes in overall family cohesion and decrease in family conflict or violence
Highlights: Participants attend the 13-week Nurturing Parenting® Program which offers in-class teaching, group therapy support and home visits. In addition, each participant receives case-management services for 6 months to 3 years, as needed. Case-management includes connecting young parents to resources and introducing them to pro-social events such as enrolling at a gym or signing their child up for a sports team.
What is this class about?
This class teaches positive parenting tools that increase self-worth and respect. Lessons promote discipline that provide dignity and understanding. Participants increase knowledge on mental health issues and focus on personal development.
Who can attend?
Families with at least one parent between the ages of 14 – 25. Please see the special requirement below. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you think you might qualify/benefit from enrolling in class.
* Special Requirements *
Family member needs to have past or current family involvement in the justice system OR family intervention services (CPS, Foster Care, etc).
How long is this class?
Class meets once a week for 13 weeks. Each session is 2 ½ – 3 hours long. Family-style dinner and childcare are provided weekly.
Agencies can make referrals to the Proud Parenting Program through the electronic referral form located here.
For more information, please contact Youth Alliance at 831.636.2853.