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Parenting Classes

Caring for and raising children can be a daunting task, and sometimes, when the responsibilities and stresses of childcare become too much, a cycle of abuse begins. It is critical for you to stop this abuse of your children, because any abuse — physical, emotional, or verbal — is highly destructive to your family.

 

 

The curriculum for this program will teach you to recognize abusive behaviors and resolve the issues that lie behind the abuse. You will then be empowered with new strategies for successful parenting. The issues covered include adult-child communication, esteem building, discipline, and the responsibilities of parenting.

Anger Management

Anger management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in a way that allows you to express your needs — and keeps you calm and in control.

Some signs that you need help controlling your anger include:

  • Regularly feeling that you have to hold in your anger.

  • Persistent negative thinking and focusing on negative experiences.

  • Constant feelings of irritation, impatience and hostility.

  • Frequent arguments with others that escalate frustrations.

  • Physical violence, such as hitting your partner or children or starting fights.

  • Threats of violence against people or property.

  • Out-of-control or frightening behavior, such as breaking things or driving recklessly.

  • Avoiding situations because of anxiety or depression about anger outbursts.

Supervised Visitation

Family matters offers supervised exchanges along with on-site supervised visitation. Non-DVO Cases are excepted.  Types of supervised visitation offered are as follows:

1-on-1 Sight and Sound Supervised Visitation:
HIGH RISK: A single monitor is assigned solely to this family and follows the family at all times with sight and sound observation. Monitor very closely supervises the visit and only becomes involved in response to rule violations or safety concerns. 

Supportive Visitation:
MEDIUM RISK: Monitor offers coaching or suggestions offering suggestions related to parenting, the child’s behavior, the parent-child interaction, and visit activities. (Available only if requested. No additional fee)

 

Monitored Visitation:

LOW RISK: Monitor simply observes visits to ensure no rule violations or safety concerns. The supervisor can “drop-in” on visits to ensure all is going well but may not remain in room for the entire visit. Monitor may be supervising another family simultaneously. (most common)

Facilitated Exchanges:
Monitor offers supervision while the parties exchange children for a visit.  The visit itself is not supervised and occurs off-site, most time at the noncustodial parent’s home.