Parents Assistance

The Parents Assistance (PA) program helps parents create and sustain healthy, safe, and nurturing relationships with their children, and serves families who are struggling with difficult family dynamics. Many families are referred by the child welfare system or the court system, but families may also attend on a voluntary basis.


Child Welfare Referrals 

PA services for families referred by the child welfare system include group and individual counseling, parent education, case management, and advocacy. Services are offered at various times throughout the week and will be assigned at the time of assessment.

How to Enroll:

Step 1: Stop by Center for Children and Families to complete a PA enrollment form [offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.].

Step 2:  Once your enrollment has been processed, you will be contacted via phone to schedule an assessment.

Step 3: After you’ve completed an assessment, you will be invited to join various parenting groups within 4 weeks.


Court-Ordered & Voluntary  

Positive Parenting for Success (PPFS) is a 12-week parenting class for voluntary or court-ordered individuals. This class aims to promote connection and empowerment as the foundation for positive parenting. Our class places respect and empathy at the center of parenting decisions and promotes healthy families by teaching specific parenting skills in multiple content areas. A sample of topics include: positive discipline, child development, giving choices, reasons for misbehavior, and supporting healthy emotional development.

*Final approval for enrollment is contingent on results of an OSCN background check.

Class Dates:

July 10 – September 18, 2017 (Mondays only)
Class will not be held Monday, September 4, 2017.

Class Details:

  • All classes are held at CCFI from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Mondays (July 10 – September 18, 2017)  
    • $300 class fee (covers entire 12-week course)
    • Payments may be broken down into $25 increments, payable (in person only) over 12 weeks
    • If paid in full at the time of enrollment, you will receive a discounted rate of $275
  • No child care is provided

How to Enroll:

Registration is based on a first come, first paid basis and can be done online, in person or by faxing a completed registration form to the Center for Children and Families at 405-364-1433. 

NOTE: If you are registering in person or by fax, the first $25 payment is required to reserve your spot. Online registration requires full payment of the discounted $275 rate.

For more information, please contact Ashley Muns at 405-364-1420 or