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 assessment, psycho-educational parenting groups (parenting classes), parent-child observations, parenting-related individual/family counseling sessions, intensive case management/advocacy, and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. Services are offered various times throughout the week.

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 receive your official recommendations within 7 business days.

 

Court-Ordered & Voluntary  

Positive Parenting for Success (PPFS) is a 12-week open group parenting class for voluntary or court-ordered individuals. These classes aim 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.

How to Enroll

For availability of services, please contact Ashley Muns at 405-364-1420 or amuns@ccfinorman.org.


CCFI's Parents Assitance program is funded in part by the Oklahoma District Attorney's Council Office through a U.S. Department of Justice Victims of Crime Act  (VOCA) fund.

These funds are awarded to support direct services to victims of crime. The funds are generated through federal criminal fines, penalties and assessments and do not include general tax revenue.

The most common crime victimization among families served by CCFI is child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.