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Parenting Education


Free childcare for children under 12 years of age during in-person classes. Pre-registration required. Register below or call CAPS.
Zoom classes are recorded and available for viewing 30 days after session for pre-registered participants.

Internet Safety: Child Predators in the Mobile Age

Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:30pm
September 8, 15 and 22

How to keep your kids safe from the ever-changing internet.

Join Eliza Hemmer, CAPS Forensic Interviewer, and Bridget Goodness, CAPS Victim Advocate, as we delve into the dangers of: cyberbullying, sextortion/sexting, online grooming, social media and gaming apps.


Con Amor y Lógica, Crianza de los Hijos®

Lunes por la noche, 6:00-8:00pm
Septiembre 13, 20 y 27; Octubre 4, 11 y 18

Este taller gratuito de 6 sesiones se basa en el programa para padres de Jim Fay. Críe niños que tengan confianza en sí mismos, estén motivados y estén listos para el mundo real en este enfoque de crianza de los hijos en el que todos ganan. ¡Con Amor y Lógica, Crianza de los Hijos® devuelve la diversión a la paternidad!

Cuidado de niños gratuito para niños menores de 12 años durante las clases presenciales. Se requiere preinscripción.


Cooperative Parenting in Divorce

Monday nights, 6:00-8:00pm
September 13, 20 & 27; October 4, 11, 18 & 25

Join Katy Vinson, CAPS Parent Ecuator, for a 7-session course that will assist divorcing or divorced parents in reducing parental conflict and improving their child’s post-divorce adjustment.


The Parent Project®

Thursday nights, 5:30-8:30pm
September 16, 23 & 30; October 7, 14, 21 & 28; November 4, 11 & 18

This free, 10-week series is designed for parents raising difficult or out-of-control adolescents, ages 10 and up. The Parent Project® provides concrete, no-nonsense solutions to even the most destructive of adolescent behaviors.


Helping Children Deal with Loss – The Grief Recovery Method®

Tuesday nights, 6:30-9:00pm
September 21 & 28; Oct. 5, 12 & 19

For adults to help children deal with death, divorce, moving and other forms of loss. There are many myths about dealing
with sad emotions that confuse children, like, “Time heals all wounds,” and, “Be strong for others.” In this program you will
learn how to replace these myths with practical guidance for your children.


Oscuridad de la Luz Mayordomos de los Niños®

Lunes y Miércoles, 6:30-8:00pm
Septiembre 27 y 29

Oscuridad a la Luz Mayordomos de los Niños® es un programa de capacitación de prevención basado en evidencia que enseña a los adultos cómo prevenir, reconocer y responder responsablemente al abuso sexual infantil. Ofrece capacitación práctica en prevención con un enfoque conversacional y del mundo real. Imaginemos un mundo donde el abuso sexual infantil no existe, porque los adultos han formado comunidades orientadas a la prevención que protege el derecho del niño a una infancia saludable.

Cuidado de niños gratuito para niños menores de 12 años durante las clases presenciales. Se requiere preinscripción.


Darkness to Light Stewards of Children®

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
September 29

Darkenss to Light Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach and covers the following topics:
• Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse
• The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
• The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to act responsibly
• Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
• The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults

Limited enrollment


The Explosive Child
or Raising Human Beings

Monday nights, 7:00-8:30pm
October 25; November 1, 8 & 15

“Kids do well if they can – if the kid could do well, the kid would, because doing well is perferable.” -Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D, Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Green’s two books that title this class are based on his extensive work with families, schools and therapeutic facilities. If your child lacks the skills to be flexible, handle frustration and solve problems, this class is for you.


How to Make it Calmly Through the Holidays
Mindfulness & Relaxation

Thursdays, noon-1:00pm
December 2 & 9

LoreJoin Megan Coberly, MS, Salina Community Theatre Education Director to learn about four categories of mindfulness in two sessions: gratitude, self-regulation, self-compassion and decompression.

In these sessions, you will learn how to not only survive your day, but thrive in it. With these tools, you will be able to peacefully maneuver through the chaos of your life and the holiday season.