Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services offers bi-annual
parenting classes through our Parent Project to the
families we serve and to the communities of Highland
Park and the Antelope Valley. Our parenting group is
certified by all Los Angeles County Foster Care court
systems as a Certified Parenting Class which meets the
requirements of court ordered parenting classes.
The class focuses on difficult children and is both a
prevention and intervention program. The class offers
skill building workshops with added emotional and practical
support for parents and/or caregivers. This is done by
offering behavioral approaches that include: love and
affection, clear rules, consistent consequences,
structure, and active supervision. The class also
shows participants how to find help, communicate values/standards, emphasizes family unity and
builds positive self-concepts that are individually tailored to each family system.