Parenting for Prevention

Parenting comes with its unique challenges accompanied with enjoyable moments. As no two families are alike, CDAC has several programs that are designed to help parents with their specific needs. These free, evidence-based parenting programs address these specific needs based on the ages of their children, and are provided on an individual and group basis:

Active Parenting: This program is designed for families struggling with adolescents ages 9 to 15. Parents learn about issues facing today’s youth and are provided with the tools and resources to approach teens about these challenges.

Circle of Security: An 8-week class for parents or caregivers of infants and toddlers birth to 3 years of age that helps parents understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem and their desire to be secure.

The Incredible Years: This program is for parents of children ages 2 to 8. Combining information with hands-on experiences, parents learn how child-led play, specific praise, setting appropriate limits with rules and routines, and appropriate discipline strategies can provide a strong foundation in a young child’s life, allowing them to establish behavior patterns early on.

For more information on any of the above parenting programs, contact Medena Williams at or 850-434-2724.