CFGC believes the family structure is the single greatest influence on an individual’s overall health, development, and well-being.
We believe when parents/caregivers are provided a safe, non-judgmental environment where knowledge and skill development is encouraged and confidentiality is protected, they will have the capacity to become healthier human beings and better parents/caregivers.
The encouragement, safety, and accessibility of our family education services will allow parents/caregivers the chance to improve their lives and effectively contribute to the well-being of their children and family.
To inquire about any of our Family Education Services, please fill out our appointment request form, call 903-893-7768, or come by our office during business hours Monday through Friday.
Family Empowerment Program (FEP)
Caregivers are provided support and resources by working directly with a master's level intern to help them learn about their child's diagnosis, emotional and behavioral problems, parenting skills assistance as well as their own mental healthcare needs.
Parent Support Program
The Parent Support Program is for parents of children age 0 (pregnant moms) to 2 years. The program is designed to support parents facing challenging parenting and family situations. The program is based on SAMHSA approved parenting curriculum and includes 8 weekly sessions with a therapist, resource materials, and a 48-hour simulation experience with a RealCare Baby™. Clients meet once per week for 8 weeks at $45 per session.
Online Parent Empowerment Class
Our parenting class curriculum is based on SAMHSA approved Nurturing Parenting and Parenting Wisely, along with RealCare Babies™. Our class is a 12 week curriculum and is intended to:
- Improve parenting knowledge and skills
- Reduce child behavior problems
- Reduce delinquency and substance abuse among adolescents
- Strengthen the relationship between child and parent
Important Information Regarding Online Parenting Classes
Classes are held every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm via an online classroom. The cost is $12 per class and participants must register for class each week on the CFGC website (registration form below).
Registration closes at 4:00 pm every Wednesday after which, participants will receive an email with the classroom link and the class packet. Participants must be on time as the online classroom link will be locked promptly at 5:05 pm and participants will not be permitted to enter after that time.
All 12 classes must be completed to receive a certificate. Class qualifies for double community service hours as approved by the probation office. If 2 classes in a row are missed, the participant will need to start classes over to earn a certificate.
Should you have questions, concerns, or miss a class that you paid for please contact Lindsey Hughes at Lhughes@cfgcenter.org.