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.
For more information on Parent Education through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact DomUnique Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What parents are saying…
“I have learned how to give my children choices, and not get in a power struggle with my children. Just walk away. I also learned to have family meetings and involve the children. Most of all, I learned how to talk to my children.”
“I have learned so much during my time in parent education classes. I can see a drastic change in my children, and, most of all, I feel like am doing the right things by my children. I think of her as a mentor. The class changed so much for me.”
"I feel this parenting class has taught me to be a better parent. I understand them better and know how to care for them better. I would recommend this class for any parent to take on their own.”
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.