Parenting Programs

We offer several researched and evidence-based programs to support parents and soon-to-be parents as they work to give their children the safe, caring environment they deserve. All programs are provided free of charge to any Rowan County resident.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program gives caregivers of children from 0 - 16 yrs of age the skills to manage misbehavior and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Think of Triple P as a toolbox of ideas. You choose the tools you want to make your family life better. From toddler tantrums to teen disrespect, Triple P helps you work through things that affect families everywhere.

And Triple P only gives you the amount of help you really need. Choose from a one-hour seminar, an hour-and-a-half workshop, personal support, detailed group classes, or a short series of sessions on co-parenting. You can be confident that Triple P works. It has more than 30 years' ongoing scientific research to back it up and is used in 25 countries around the world.

Learn more about Triple P or enroll in their free online course here if you need more flexibility than we can provide. It's worth a try!

Partially funded by Smart Start Rowan and by Rowan County.

When Baby's Home - Expectant Parents Program

Designed to help first-time parents prepare for the challenges of caring for baby in the first year of life. Learn research-based ways to:

  • Soothe a crying infant
  • Help baby learn language
  • Help baby develop patience and self-control
  • Know when to call the doctor
  • Feed, bathe, dress, and hold baby
  • Care for yourself and your relationship

Baby's Home - Parenting in Baby's First Year

Learn techniques that research shows will help you handle some of the difficulties of the first year of life with a baby:

  • What babies understand (and what they don’t)
  • How to keep from “spoiling” a baby
  • Positive discipline skills
  • Managing sleep problems, developing routines
  • Caring for yourself and your relationship
  • Teaching through the everyday & play


To enroll or request more information, fill out the form below or contact Margaret Stridick at 704-431-2015 (cell phone), email, or check out options here. To fax a referral instead, please click here. Fax #: 704-642-1755

All programs are being done via videoconference with phone call follow-ups