Parenting Classes


Our parent education curriculum includes evening classes, as well as lunch and learn classes. We are available to provide private classes/workshops on a contract basis for your group or organization!  We welcome the opportunity to meet with your school, church, or small group of friends who desire to become better parents.  Please contact us to find out more about these services.  We hope to help your family grow through parental participation in a class.


ACTIVE PARENTING For Family Stabilization:  Divorce and Separation Class

This class is for parents who are required to take a court ordered or DHS recommended parenting class.  In addition to teaching basic parenting skills, this one time, two-hour class focuses on how children are affected by divorce and separation.  Topics covered include co-parenting skills, parenting styles, problems solving, anger management, communication and coping skills for both parents and children. 

Monday evenings from 6-8pm

April 3, May 8, June 5

$10 per person per class


ACTIVE PARENTING For Family Stabilization:  Trauma and Reunification Class

This class is for parents who are required to take a court ordered or DHS recommended parenting class. 

This one time, two-hour class teaches basic parenting skills to parents who have been separated from their children and need support before, during, and after family reunification. Topics covered will include: parenting styles, teaching responsibility, cooperation, respect, problem-solving, anger management, coping skills, for parents and children, and effective communication skills.

Monday evenings from 6-8pm

 April 10, May 15, June 19

Cost:  $10 per person per class



Learn how to set limits, reduce power struggles, and understand your strong willed child in this 4-week class. Parents will learn to recognize what triggers misbehavior and how to foster a relationship that will make their child more compliant.  This class is geared toward children ages 4-18

DAY OPTION::  Thursday Mornings from 10 am -12 pm  •  July 6, 13, 20

Cost is $30 per family 

Instructor: Beth McAlpine



Designed for parents of children age 4 years + with an ADHD diagnosis. This class helps parents gain a better understanding of ADHD and learn proven strategies to help the behavior and attend of a child diagnosed with ADHD. 

Wednesday Evenings     6pm - 8pm

June 7, 14, 21

Cost is $30 per family

Instructor:  Beth McAlpine



For parents of children ages 5 through eighteen. In this five-week course you will learn the “love and logic” approach to encouraging mutual respect, good decision-making and responsible behavior.

Thursday mornings  10:00am - 12:00 pm

June 1,8 15, 22, 29

Cost:   $50 per family

Instructor:  Wendy Wood


Streengthening Your Stepfamily 

Theis trhee week class helps families understand the changes and feelings children experience as their family dynamics change. Topics covered include effective communication and coping skills, recreating roles and relationships, establishing sound diiscipline, co-parenting, and sibling relationships.  Instructor: Beth McAlpine

Wednesday evenings  6pm - 8pm

July 5,12,19

Cost is $30 per family 




All Classes are Held At:

The Parent Center / Richard HIll Conference Room 
Centers for Youth and Families - Access, Elizabeth Mitchell Adolescent Center Building
6501 West 12th Street 
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 664-4268


Please stop by, call, mail or e-mail if you have questions or would like to register for a class.

Course fees are as follows, unless otherwise noted:

1 week course  - $10 per person 

3 week course - $30.00/ person/ family

4 week course - $40.00/ person / family 

6 week course - $60.00/ person / family 

Make checks for class fees payable to: Centers for Youth and Families/The Parent Center



Classes are subject to change due to enrollment.  Please call in advance to register for classes.

 For more information or to register for classes, email:

or call 501-666-6833, ext. 3202