Raising children has moments of joy and challenge for everyone. Family Services’ parent education programs are designed to give parents the knowledge, skills, and support they need to navigate the challenges, raise healthy children, and care for themselves amidst all the challenges that may arise.
Strengthening Couples Program
Family Services’ Strengthening Couples Program (SCP) is a group class for low-income couples raising children in Greater Lawrence, MA. The 8-week program focuses on building health relationships between parents to improve family functioning, parent-child interactions, and economic stability. Weekly topics include: communication, understanding differences, conflict resolution, managing anger, parenting together, and family finances. Childcare, transportation, and dinner are provided to couples participating in the program.
Young Parents Program
Family Services supports young parents (up to age 24) from the Greater Lawrence area with individual and supportive case management that helps parents of all genders raise healthy children while pursuing their personal, academic and career goals. The goal of the program is to collaborate with parents to prevent a second pregnancy during adolescence, ensure young parents pursue an education and have the skills to care for their children.
Family & Community Resource Center
The Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC) provides a host of programs for families in Greater Lawrence with children ages birth to age 18 at 1 Union Street, Suite #104, in Lawrence. The FCRC also have specific services for families with children who may be frequently absent or have serious problems at school, at home, or have run away from home, or being exploited. Current programs include: Parenting Wisely, Fitness Saturday, Parents Helping Parents, All Babies Cry, ESL Classes, My Loving Parents, Grandparents Group, Parenting Journey, Play Groups.