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The Parent Education Resource Directory provides information about organizations that offer parenting classes and co-parenting that are free or with sliding scale fees in the greater Los Angeles area.

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  • Parent EducationDirectory

    8550 Balboa Boulevard | Suite 150 Northridge, CA 91325

    Community Resource Services

    2014

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    This directory was created to provide information about organizations that offer parenting classes and co-parenting that are free or with sliding scale fee. Please contact the agency directly to verify that the class being offered is appropriate to the age of your child. Some classes also meet the requirements of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or court ordered classes. We encourage parents of children attending schools in LAUSD to contact their Parent Center for free parenting classes.

  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    The Child and Family Guidance Center is a LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) contractor that provides Specialized Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services to children, transition age youth,

    and adults utilizing evidence based treatment interventions (EBPs) that are consistent with LAC/DMH Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

    The Center also provides families with access to a comprehensive continuum of services depending on the

    needs of the family ranging from once a week; time limited mental services (PEI) to intensive in-home services that are delivered several times a week with 24-7 availability for crises.

    The Community Resource Services is a division dedicated to improve the quality of life for special needs children and their families by helping them to locate, access and effectively use essential community health

    and social services.

    Table of Contents

    Free Parenting Classes

    2

    Parenting Classes with Sliding Scale Fee

    3

    Co-Parenting

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Free Parenting Classes

    Because I Love You Granada Hills High School At the Library 10535 Zelzah Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 884- 8242 www.becauseiloveyou.org www.BILY.org Because I Love You (BILY) is a bilingual support group for parents and teens designed to help parents whose children (13+) have behavioral problems. These problems are in the areas of, but not limited to, attitude, substance abuse, running away and curfew. Ongoing groups. Tuesday Night from 7:00pm 9:30pm

    Child and Family Guidance Center Community Family Center 19100 Parthenia Street, Suite # 4 Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 739-5002 www.childguidance.org They offer parenting classes for children of all ages. The classes are in Spanish only. Classes are 1 1/2 hour for 20-weeks. These classes meet the requirements for DCFS and court-ordered parents.

    El Nido Family Centers 13460 Van Nuys Boulevard Pacoima, CA 91331 (818) 896-7776 www.elnidofamilycenters.org Classes are in English and Spanish. Classes are generally 12-weeks long and are offered at various sites throughout the San Fernando Valley.

    Family Source Centers - Canoga Park - New Economics for Women 21400 Saticoy Avenue Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 887-3872 - South Valley - New Economics for Women 6931 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite # 201 Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 786-4098 www.neweconomicsforwomen.org

    Family Source Centers offer a variety of educational, family, child and youth services including counseling, cultural, recreational and after school activities onsite or nearby through referrals. They also offer free parenting classes in English and Spanish, 12 sessions of 2-hour weekly meetings. El Centro de Amistad is facilitating the parenting classes.

    New Directions for Youth 7315 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91605 (818) 375-1000 (818) 503-6330 www.ndfy.org Classes are in English and Spanish. Classes are 1 -2 hours and are ongoing; you can join any time. It is a 12-week program. Classes offered at various sites in the San Fernando Valley.

    Parents in Control Workshops Columbus Middle School Parent Center 22250 Elkwood Street Canoga Park, CA 91304 (818) 702-1200 / (818) 702-1270 Parents in Control Workshops are a series of classes during the school year. The classes are in English and Spanish at Canoga Park High School and Columbus Middle School. There are other school locations. Parents must attend an orientation workshop, which is offered once a month. Parents can attend weekly classes.

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Penny Lane Family Centers 15305 Rayen Street North Hills, CA 91343 (818) 920-7070 www.pennylane.org Classes are in English and Spanish. They provide with a Certificate of Completion. It is a 20-week program for parents required to attend parenting classes by DCFS or court.

    The H.E.L.P. Group 13130 Burbank Boulevard Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 (818) 781-0360 www.thehelpgroup.org Classes are in English, Spanish, and Russian. Classes are 1 hour for 20-weeks. The Spanish classes are ongoing and you can join any time. Free child-care is offered during the class. These classes meet the requirements for DCFS and court-ordered parents.

    Van Nuys Community Adult School 6535 Cedros Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818) 778-6000 They offer parenting classes for children of all ages. The classes are in English and Spanish and they meet once a week. They serve parents whose children attend the following schools: Parthenia ES, Van Nuys ES, Liggett ES, Noble ES, Chase ES, Panorama City ES, and Van Nuys High School.

    Van Nuys High School 6535 Cedros Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91411 (818) 778-6800 ext.# 7874 www.vannuyshs.org Parenting Skills Classes (Transition to High School), Parenting the Adolescent (Ongoing), and Parent Project are held at the Parent Center at Van Nuys High School. It offers support to parents with parenting their teenager. Program goals include: reduce family conflict; improve school attendance and performance, intervene with drug and alcohol abuse, intervene in negative peer relationships and set more effective limits.

    Parenting Classes with Sliding Scale Fee Acropolis Counseling Center 5908 Van Nuys Boulevard Van Nuys, CA 91401 13780 Foothill Boulevard, Suite #3 Sylmar, CA 91342 (818) 833-3029 Classes are in English and Spanish. These are for voluntary parents, and also for DCFS and court-ordered parents. Fee: $15-$20

    Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center 5445 Balboa Boulevard, Suite #113 Encino, CA 91316 (818) 386-5615 www.pgi.edu Classes are in English and Spanish. Classes are 1 hour each and sessions are 8-weeks long on Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Fee: $25 per person, $35 per couple for each class

    Center For Individual and Family Counseling 5445 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite #101 North Hollywood, CA 91607 (818) 761-2227 www.cifc1.org Classes are in English only. Classes are 2 hours each and sessions are 8-weeks long. Fee: $25 per person/couple for each class

    Counseling West 4419 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite #310 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 990-9898 www.counselingwest.com Classes are in English only. Classes are 2 hours long, for 14-weeks. These classes are 52-weeks long for DCFS and court-ordered parents. Fee: - $20 per person, $30 per couple for each class - $15 for materials

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Community Adult Schools LAUSD Kennedy-San Fernando Community Adult School Rinaldi Campus 17450 Rinaldi Street Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 486-9597/(661)296-5039 www.rinaldimommyandme.com Hughes Education and Career Center 5607 Capistrano Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 587-4335

    They offer Mommy and Me Classes in English only. The classes are geared towards children ages 7 months - 5 years. Classes are 3 hours long and they meet once a week. The program is held in a preschool setting and children have the opportunity to socialize with same age peers, while being supervised by their parent. For 1 hour, program staff supervises children in outdoor playgroup, while parents participate in the parenting group. Fee: -$ 150-170 for 9 weeks - $15 for materials

    Advantage Counseling and Educational Services 6205 Laurel Canyon Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 763-6615 Provides comprehensive services to parents of children from 0 7 years. Classes are held in English on Tuesday at 5:30pm-6:30pm and Spanish on Wednesday at 6:30pm-7:30pm. They are 1-hour session for 12 weeks. Fee: - $25 for enrollment - $20 per session

    Friends of the Family 15350 Sherman Way, Suite #140 Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 988-4430 www.friendsofthefamily.org Classes are in English only. Classes are 1 hour long for 10-weeks. Fee: - $150

    The Village Family Services 6736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite #200 North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 755-8786 www.thevillagefs.org Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Classes are 1 hour. Fee: - $10-$20 per session

    - $20 per session for DCFS and court-ordered parents

    Juvenile Impact Program Boot Camp 6440 Sylmar Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91461 (818) 374-9410 www.lapdonline.org/juvenile_division This is a 12-week program that includes parent education and youth training for children with behavioral issues ages 9 16 years. It takes place at the Van Nuys HS and it is run by LAPD. Fee: $100

    Valley Womens Center 22110 Roscoe Boulevard, Suite #204 Canoga Park, CA 91304 (818) 713-8700 www.valleywomenscenter.com Classes are in English only. They provide the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) 12-week Parenting Course. Covers essential topics such as single parents, stepfamilies, cooperation, schoolwork, homework, drugs, violence and gangs. Fee: - $45 - $25 for hand book - Free for CalWorks recipients

    Valley Center for the Prevention of Family Violence 13655 Victory Boulevard, Suite #201 Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 786-2079 www.preventionoffamilyviolence.com Classes are in English and Spanish. The classes are 1 hour per week. These classes meet the requirements of DCFS and court-ordered parenting. Offer childcare during classes. Fee: - $40 for enrollment - $20 per session

    Valley Family Center 302 South Brand Boulevard San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 365-8588 www.valleyfamilycenter.org Classes are in English and Spanish. Classes are 1 hours and sessions are 16, 26 and 52-weeks long. Fee: - $15 Registration - $15 per class

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Co-Parenting Classes

    What is Co-Parenting?

    Coparenting or co-parenting describes a parenting situation where the parents are not in a marriage, cohabitation or romantic relationship with one another. In the United States the term co-parenting is often used to describe the relationship between two separated or divorced parents attempting to parent their shared children.

    Agency or Individual

    Qualifications

    A Cornerstone Counseling Center 1633 Erringer Road, Suite #203B Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 582-2619 (805) 305-0068 www.cornerstonesv.com

    Coordinator: Scott T. Barella, MS, LMFT Email: cornerstoneb@aol.com Fee per parent per session: $25 Language skills: English only Length of Program: 10 hours over 5 sessions Attendance: Parents attend individually only Class Size: 5-15 participants Number of years experience: 20

    Phillips Graduate Institute 19900 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 386-5615 www.pgi.edu

    Coordinator: Sandy Terranova, MA Email: sandy@pgi.edu Fee per parent per session: $25 individuals, $40 couples Language skills: English, Spanish, Farsi, and others Length of Program: 10 hours / 1.5 hours each session Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 8-12 participants Number of years experience: 20

    Advantage Counseling and Educational Services 6205 Laurel Canyon Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 763-6615

    Coordinador: Elsa Salguero, Ph.D Email: esalguero@aol.com Fee per parent per session: $25 for enrollment, and $20 each session Language skills: English, and Spanish Length of Program: 12 weeks Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 16 participants Number of years experience: 23

    Valley Center for the Prevention of Family Violence 13655 Victory Boulevard, Suite #201 Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 786-2079 www.preventionoffamilyviolence.com

    20944 Sherman Way, Suite #209 Canoga Park, CA 91303

    (818) 883-2132

    Coordinator: Virginia Baldioli, MA, MFCC Fee per parent per session: $40 for enrollment, and $20 each session Language skills: English and Spanish Length of Program: 6, 12 and 52-weeks, 2 hours class Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 15 participants Number of years experience: 25

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Child Sharing www.ChildSharing.com On-Line Co-Parenting Classes

    Coordinator: Diana Libs To Register: www.ChildSharing.com Class Format: Two classes:

    1) Co-Parenting for Families Raising Children Between Two Homes; 2) Parenting During Divorce: The Challenge of Change

    Fee per parent: $49.99 for 4 hours, $69.99 for 6 hours, and $89.00 for 8 hours Language skills: English and Spanish Length of Program: 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours online class format Attendance: Classes are offered on-line accessible 24 hours

    Focus on Kids Parenting Classes www.parentclass.net On-Line Co-Parenting Classes

    To Register: www.parentclass.net Class Format:

    1) Basic Class with a Certificate of Completion ($49.95), 5 hours class 2) Advanced Class with a Certificate of Completion ($59.95), 10 hours

    class Language Skills: English only Attendance: Classes are offered on-line accessible 24 hours

    Cooperative Parenting Resolutions (CPR) 21243 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #110 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 390-3910

    Coordinator: Linda Struthoff, MS, MFT Email: lindastruthoff@yahoo.com Fee per parent per session: $325 entire course. Private sessions: $90-$110. Language skills: English only Length of Program: 12 hours, 6 sessions (2 hours each) Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 6-8 participants Number of years experience: 15

    Co-Parenting After Divorce 11260 Wilbur Avenue, Suite #302 Northridge, CA 91326

    Coordinators: John Serata, MA, MFT; Bonny White, MA, MFT Email: jserata@socal.rr.com Fee per parent per session: $360 entire course. Private sessions: $160. Language skills: English only Length of Program: 12 hours, 6 sessions (2 hours each) Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 12 participants Number of years experience: Each facilitator has 11 years of experience

    Mastering the Art of Co-Parenting 520 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite #305 Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 741-6033

    Providence Tarzana Medical Center 18370 Burbank Boulevard, Suite #501

    Tarzana, CA 91356

    Coordinator: Renee Leff, MFT, JD Email: reneeleff@reneeleff.com Fee per parent per session: $385 per parent for the entire class Language skills: English only Length of Program: 12 hours, 6 sessions (2 hours each) Attendance: Parents can attend together or separately Class Size: 4 couples or 8 individuals Number of years experience: 13 years

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  • The agencies on this document are listed for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the quality of services is intended by Community Resource

    Services of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

    Revised 2013 | 7

    Parent Education DirectoryParent Education Classes Directory (English)Free Parenting ClassesBecause I Love YouFamily Source CentersClasses are in English and Spanish. Classes are 1 -2 hours and are ongoing; you can join any time. It is a 12-week program. Classes offered at various sites in the San Fernando Valley.Parents in Control Workshops

    Classes are in English, Spanish, and Russian. Classes are 1 hour for 20-weeks. The Spanish classes are ongoing and you can join any time. Free child-care is offered during the class. These classes meet the requirements for DCFS and court-ordered parents.Van Nuys, CA 91411They offer parenting classes for children of all ages. The classes are in English and Spanish and they meet once a week. They serve parents whose children attend the following schools: Parthenia ES, Van Nuys ES, Liggett ES, Noble ES, Chase ES, Panorama City ES, and Van Nuys High School.Parenting Classes with Sliding Scale FeePhillips Graduate Institute Counseling CenterAcropolis Counseling Center5445 Balboa Boulevard, Suite #113Classes are in English and Spanish. These are for voluntary parents, and also for DCFS and court-ordered parents. Fee: $15-$204419 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite #310Sherman Oaks, CA 91403(818) 990-9898Community Adult Schools LAUSDGranada Hills, CA 91344

    Advantage Counseling and Educational Services 6205 Laurel Canyon BoulevardNorth Hollywood, CA 91606 Juvenile Impact Program Boot Camp

    Valley Center for the Prevention of Family Violence

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