Parent Education

The Upstream RFP for Parent Education Providers for fiscal years 2025 and 2026 is available now. Read more and access the RFP here.

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:


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.


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

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PCAK FY 2023 Parent Education Providers

Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District

537 South Green St.
Henderson, KY 42420

Phone: 270-830-8400

Chrysalis House

1589 Hill Rise Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Phone: 859-977-2502

Cumberland River Behavioral Health/TriCo Mentoring

1203 American Greeting Card Rd., P.O. Box 568
Corbin, KY 40702

Phone: 606-526-6303

Family Enrichment Center

1133 Adams Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-781-6714

Family Nurturing Center

5 Spiral Drive, Suite 100
Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 859-538-1618

Harlan Family Resource Youth Service Center

420 E. Central St.
Harlan, KY 40831

Phone: 606-573-8745

Home of the Innocents

1100 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: 502-596-1306

Hope’s Place Children’s Advocacy Center

1100 Greenup Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101

Phone: 606-325-4737

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency

PO Box 830
23 Industry Drive
Jamestown, KY 42629

Phone: 270-343-4600

LKLP Community Action Council

398 Roy Campbell Drive
Hazard, KY 41773

Phone: 606-436-8853

The Nest: Center for Women, Children and Families

530 N. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Phone: 859-259-1974

Regional Prevention Center of Comprehend

731 Kenton Station Road
Maysville, KY 41056

Phone: 606-759-7799

The Sunshine Center

212 Steele Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-875-3495

Todd County Health Department

617 West Main Street
Elkton, KY 42220

Phone: 270-265-2362