Sometimes the best way to address difficulties you may be experiencing with your child alone or within the context of your family is through parent consultation sessions. Consultation services can help by providing the necessary tools and interventions that a parent needs to improve his or her effectiveness in improving the child’s presenting emotional or behavioral problems. Parent Consultation is almost exclusively the intervention method our Team implements with children ages 2-5, but can be utilized with children and teens at any age.
Parenting consultation consists of problem-solving sessions in which we collaboratively work together to develop a plan that addresses your child’s difficulties and that also respects and incorporates your family’s values and traditions. Depending on the issues being addressed, our work with parents can be ongoing or merely consist of only 1 or 2 sessions.
Parenting Skills Training
- Supportive Services
- Emotional Needs
Parents often need or want ongoing support over a period of time. We appreciate parent willingness and desire for more comprehensive help with their children’s behavior issues.
The Team at the Peace and Wellness Center has adopted the nationally recognized Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) as the model for extended parenting skills education.
Parenting responsibilities can be very intimidating, especially for those with limited parental experience and those who come from different cultural origins that utilize behavior management techniques that are inconsistent with those used in this country. The STEP program is designed to educate parents about age appropriate developmental stages and expectations, teach them age appropriate discipline techniques, and improve their communication skills.