Parenting Programs

Families First Family Education Classes & Services

Our parenting classes serve two purposes – our parent educators can share research-based information about raising healthy, resilient children, and parents and guardians have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas and advice. Many of our parenting classes are free and open to the public with childcare provided.

Our core curriculum emphasizes positive discipline, communication, and self-esteem in families.

Circle of Security
This is a relationship-based parenting program designed to help foster a healthier parent-child relationship. The content of Circle of Security focuses on helping parents: understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self esteem, and honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.

This curriculum is a five week series and our instructors are certified in Circle of Security training. You can learn more about upcoming series and register HERE.

Family Education Workshops
Our workshops focus on practical parenting and skill building to help parents gain tools in effective parenting. We have recently been in the process of curriculum re-development to provide consistent material to all parents, free of charge. These workshops are two hours long and are currently held through partnerships with the Missoula County Public School System and Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes.

Children in Between
We are currently in the process of launching a new divorce education curriculum that will present skills training using best practices in adult education and behavior modeling. Children in Between focuses on teaching anger control and respectful communication to parents as a means of ending loyalty conflicts and lowering risk for children of divorce.
We will be having in-person course training, as well as access to online training coming soon!

Our mediation program is currently in re-development phase. Details TBA. In the mean time, please visit our mediation tab to get active resources in the community.