Hamilton County Parent Project Aims to Reduce Juvenile Delinquency
The Hamilton County Courts’ Department of Probation Services is offering an 11-week program for parents of strong-willed and out-of-control children. The Parent Project is designed to curb destructive teen behaviors like poor school attendance, alcohol and drug use, runaways, and violence.
“Kids don’t come with instruction manuals,” says Rob Evans, a probation officer and class instructor. “That can leave parents feeling frustrated and helpless especially when it comes to modern problems like cell phones, social media, on-line schooling, and designer drugs. We are here to help.”
The Parent Project has been proven to reduce juvenile delinquency and has helped over 100,000 families nationwide. It uses a support group model to allow parents to learn from each other as well as the curriculum and provides parents concrete prevention and intervention strategies that can be put into immediate use within the home.
“Parents of strong-willed children often question their ability to parent effectively,” Evans adds. “This program will help them identify the off-putting behaviors, empower them to take back their homes, and improve their relationship with their child. We have been providing this class to Hamilton County for over 15 years and know it can change the course of a family.”
The Parent Project requires 33 hours of online classroom work. The next class begins Tuesday, June 7th at 5:30 p.m. Parents meet one night a week for approximately two and one-half to three hours. The program fee is $80 per family. Visit https://bit.ly/3GYK6jG to register.