What’s this program about?
The ACT Parenting Program is a combination of 10 group and 5 in-home family sessions designed to meet your parenting interests and needs. Group Sessions are held in various locations in Manatee County. They are a fun and social way to help with the day-to-day issues of parenting. Topics include temperament, development, communication, discipline strategies, parenting styles and others that the group may want addressed. Family Sessions are individual, personalized meetings with your Parenting Educator and can be held in the comfort of your home or another location of your choice.
The groups are offered locally in neighborhood
centers or schools.
Who can participate?
The ACT Parenting Program is available in both
English and Spanish to families of children up to
age 17 residing in Manatee County.
How does it work?
Parents participate in 10 weekly, 90 minute group sessions where a group of up to 12 parents discuss general parenting topics and topics parents request. In addition, every two weeks, parents and their children are able to meet either in their home (or another location of their choice) for 1-hour with the group parenting educator to work on issues specific to their family.
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?
You will learn strategies that will enable you to parent more effectively and successfully by increasing family bonding activities and positive discipline skills. You will learn the reasons why children act as they do and unlock the “secrets” to getting their cooperation. You will also be able to spend time with other parents in a group setting to problem solve mutual problems and discuss common issues. With one-on-one personal coaching on the strategies you are learning, you will be able to engage in specific problem solving for your family.