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", followed by a monthly Parent Support Group for those who have completed their "Active Parenting" classes.  Additionally, we offer "YouthMOVE Ohio" Programs, as well as "Why Try" classes.

"Active Parenting for children ages 0-5 years old" are 4-week parenting classes, offered in-person and via ZOOM, that focus 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. (See links below for registration and schedules.)

"Active Parenting for children ages 5-12 years old" are 6-week parenting classes, offered in-person and via Zoom, that cover 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. (See links below for registration and schedules.)

"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. (See links below for registration and schedules.) 

Parenting Support Group are 1-hour monthly Zoom sessions organized for parents and/or guardians who have completed the Active Parenting Classes.  These sessions will be divided into two age brackets: one for parents with children ages 0-12, and the other for those having 12- to 18-year-old teenagers.  This Support Group is designed for parents who may need support, where they can share ideas, and also receive or offer encouragement, along with share their success stories. (See link below for schedule.)

"YouthMOVE Ohio" are in-person activities and events organized for youth ages 12 to 18.  This program is driven by our core belief that youth should have input and deserve to be heard. Our local chapter is committed to raising awareness regarding youth issues and reducing stigma, taking an active role in the community and networking with other youth, developing leadership skills through empowerment and involvement, and advocating youth to drive system change. (See links below for flyer and upcoming events.)

"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. (See links below for registration and schedules.) 

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.