Parent education is foundational to our mission here at the Family Resource Center, however, there are many barriers to education. Child-rearing practices are affected by the parent’s past experiences. More often than not, poor mental health stemming from stress, trauma, or grief can affect a parent’s ability to provide for their children. By addressing your mental health needs, you are working towards being your best self and the best parent you can be.
The five guiding principles of trauma-informed care are safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment. Ensuring that the physical and emotional safety of an individual is addressed is the first important step to providing trauma-informed care. Together we will develop a system for responding and moving forward after a traumatic event in a secure setting in a one-on-one session format.
Our parent educators are here to listen and equip you with the tools to find better mental space.
Choosing positive relationships is important for caring for yourself and your child. A positive relationship should be beneficial for you and your child’s well-being. Choosing the right people that healthily support your decisions can contribute to a healthy and positive lifestyle. In this class, you will work with our parent educators to learn how to build positive relationships.
Journaling for Mental Health
Journaling evokes relaxation and helps writers remain present while keeping perspective. It presents an opportunity for emotional release and helps the brain regulate emotions. It provides a greater sense of confidence and self-identity. Our staff member will help guide you and provide you with techniques to self-reflect in a constructive manner. Journals and art supplies are provided.
Learn more about our parenting classes.