What’s this program about?

This is a 12-week, 18-hour evidence-based parenting program for parents recovering from substance abuse.

Who can participate?

To be eligible a parent must be a Manatee County resident of children ages 0-17, and be sober/clean and remain so during the time in group.

How does it work?

Parents must be referred to the program by a case manager.

How much does it cost?

There is a $10 registration fee for this program. That is the only charge due to generous contributions grants and private donations.

How will it benefit my family?

If you join this group, you will be among parents who share very common issues and concerns related to past mistakes and future dreams. You will learn the dynamics of substance abuse and its impact on your family, especially your children. You will learn to set goals, talk appropriately with your kids about past issues, and problems solve to move forward with optimism. You will be will be challenged to work on your own self -esteem and encouraged in all your efforts by the group and a Parenting Educator with 20 years experience in this field.

How do I get started?

If you are required to attend this program by another agency, you must have a referral from that agency. If you are joining on your own, you may call the office to join.