Parent Trainings

Parenting is the toughest job in the world. That's why Family Service & Guidance Center offers a range of programs and presentations designed to make raising children and teens less stressful. 

Parenting: Because kids don't come with instructions (8-week class)

parenting resized for social mediaFeel more in control as a parent while building a happier, healthier relationship with your children. This FREE class will meet at Family Service & Guidance Center (327 S.W. Frazier Ave.) in the cafeteria for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m.

Classes are scheduled to begin August 17, 2021; October 19, 2021; January 4, 2022; and April 5, 2022. Sign-up will begin two weeks prior to the class.

Please note: The class starting October 19 will be offered via Zoom videoconference. A Zoom link will be sent via e-mail prior to the first class session.

For more information and to sign up, click here. This course is intended for residents of northeast Kansas. Local residents only, please.

Real World Parenting Conversations

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Parents are invited to free monthly converations that provide practical information and real-world help for raising healthier, happier children and teens. You'll even have the chance to ask your questions and get tips and advice from our presenters.

The Real-World Parenting Series is presented to parents and caregivers in the comfort and safety of their own homes viz Zoom videoconference. A link to the presentation will be sent to registered parents no later than 5 p.m. the day of the presentation. Registration for each presentation opens about two weeks prior to the event and is completed through Eventbrite.


Caring for Your Kids in a COVID-19 World
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Thursday, February 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

A Parent's Survival Guide: The Elementary School Years
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Thursday, March 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

A Parent's Survival Guide: The Preschool Years
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Thursday, April 15 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

Screen Time & Social Media: How Much is too Much?
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Thursday, May 20 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
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Thursday, June 17 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

Goodbye, Summertime! Hello, School Time!
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Thursday, July 15 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

A Parent's Survival Guide: The High School Years
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Thursday, August 19 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

Suicide: Another Important "Talk" with Your Kids
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Thursday, September 16 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
ADHD & Medication: Fact vs. Fiction
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Thursday, October 21 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
Discipline Strategies that Actually Work with Kids Thursday, November 18 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
A Parent's Survival Guide: The Middle School Years Thursday, December 16 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT



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Did you know?

80 percent of the children who complete their Early Childhood Intervention Program treatment plan go on to be successful in Kindergarten with no need for further intervention.