For more than 30 years, parent education has been delivered through PCAK’s network of providers across Kentucky. Safe and healthy parenting is central to launching children into successful adult life and is at the very foundation of preventing child maltreatment.
There is no magic handbook for perfect parenting and many caregivers raise their children using techniques their parents used. That’s not a bad thing, but who couldn’t use more resources, tools and support?
PCAK aims to meet caregivers where they are and engage with family members through the use of our parent education programs. This includes any and all caregivers – single parents, mothers, fathers, kinship providers, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, parents struggling with substance abuse issues, etc. This is a 12-week program designed to provide the skills necessary for improving parent/child relationships. These skills include:
- Understanding what to expect from your children
- Recognizing and responding to your children’s needs
- Learning effective alternatives to spanking
- Creating clear and predictable roles for you and your child
- Helping your child achieve independence appropriate to their age
Healthy parenting is every parent’s gift to their child. For that reason, all of our programs utilize a Nurturing Parenting curriculum, which research has proven to promote effective change. Our funded providers are trained and certified professionals to ensure caregivers are given the tools and skills they need to positively impact their children.
What our data says… Many of the parents we serve did not experience positive parenting when they were children:
THE PARTICIPANTS REPORTED WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN:
86.65% of their parents yelled at them.
56.46% of their parents hit them.
83.31% of their parents spanked them.
57.76% of their parents threatened them.
SINCE ATTENDING THE PARENTING PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS REPORT:
95.36% believe they are a better parent.
81.28% state their children are happier.
84.91% state they have more people to support them than before.
95.21% report they feel better about themselves.
78.96% report they know more about their child’s behavior.
Parent Education Providers
PCAK FY 2023 Parent Education Providers
Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District
537 South Green St.
Henderson, KY 42420
1589 Hill Rise Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
Cumberland River Behavioral Health/TriCo Mentoring
1203 American Greeting Card Rd., P.O. Box 568
Corbin, KY 40702
Family Enrichment Center
1133 Adams Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Family Nurturing Center
5 Spiral Drive, Suite 100
Florence, KY 41042
Harlan Family Resource Youth Service Center
420 E. Central St.
Harlan, KY 40831
Home of the Innocents
1100 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40206
Hope’s Place Children’s Advocacy Center
1100 Greenup Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency
PO Box 830
23 Industry Drive
Jamestown, KY 42629
LKLP Community Action Council
398 Roy Campbell Drive
Hazard, KY 41773
The Nest: Center for Women, Children and Families
530 N. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40508
Regional Prevention Center of Comprehend
731 Kenton Station Road
Maysville, KY 41056
The Sunshine Center
212 Steele Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Todd County Health Department
617 West Main Street
Elkton, KY 42220
3934 Dixie HWY, Suite 350
Louisville, KY 40216