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Parent Education & Family Support

Children's Support and Parenting Program

The Children's Support and Parenting Program (CSPP) is a prevention program serving a wide range of families from different backgrounds whose stressors make children more vulnerable to developing behavioral health problems. Program services focus on families that have a common parental history of serious substance abuse and/or mental illness; families whose family member's actual or potential involvement in the juvenile justice system may make they more vulnerable to behavioral health problems; children living with family members who have developmental or physical illnesses/disabilities; children living in families that are impacted by divorce, domestic violence, trauma, unemployment, and/or homelessness; and children of families of active duty military/returning veterans. Families are referred through behavioral health programs, community providers, Family Resource Centers, and schools. A multi-week psycho-educational group series is facilitated with a focus on increasing parenting skills and support, increasing child resiliency, and improving the overall strength of the family. Brief family intervention sessions and referrals to community services are available to all participants. Follow-up sessions are provided to graduates as an opportunity to reunite with other families and refresh their learned skills.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services program is intended to establish a unified family support system for families and caretakers of those who have behavioral health conditions. Family support services focus on supporting and educating families about behavioral health issues to prevent the development of behavioral health conditions in other members of the family. Family support services include: group support, weekly peer mentor support, educational workshops, classes and presentations, volunteer family mentor networks and after-class-care. 

Parent Education Services

Description: Olive Crest provides education services in order to strengthen parenting skills and family communication. The program utilizes an evidence-based training model called Common Sense Parenting (CSP) and provides parent education classes to parents and caregivers of children 0 to 18 years of age. Olive Crest provides childcare services during parenting education courses.