Parent Center

The Parent Center of Independence County is a community-supported program witha four-fold purpose:

  1. To be a source to families in Independence County facing concerns in parenting.
  2. To provide a wide variety of educational information on parenting.
  3. To raise the community's awareness of the importance of good parenting.
  4. To give children and those that care for them the opportunity to realize their full potential.

The Parent Center provides the following services to the community:

  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Classes
  • Resource Library
  • Referral Information

The Parent Center sponsors workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. These workshops are available for many community organizations and groups requesting these services:

  • Parent-Child Communication
  • Alcohol / Drug Abuse
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Adolescent Pregnancy
  • Children and Stress
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Peer Pressure
  • Being an Adoptive Parent
  • Discipline
  • Getting to Know Your Baby
  • Selecting Quality Child Care
  • Youth Suicide Prevention
  • Blending Families
  • Teaching Responsibility
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Dealing With Adolescents