Parenting Skills program provides Parent Aide services for individuals and families who are in the process of investigation or resolution of issues related to DCS involvement.
Parent Aides are either Bachelor’s level or experienced technicians. All parent aides receive DCS directed training. They work with families in the Parenting Skills office, in the DCS office, in the community or in client homes.
Parent aides use and build on family strengths to help family members maintain their identity as a family and their family relationships during separation.
Parent aides often transport children to visits with their families and create progress notes about the nature of the parent-child interaction. They also assist families in identifying and accessing community resources in order to ameliorate the conditions that contribute to families living apart.
Parent aides disseminate information on parenting and effective individual functioning. Parent aides also prepare monthly written reports that are submitted to DCS. These reports are used to help make decisions about permanent plans for children.
This 10-week class session is held on Thursday evenings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 2131 E. Broadway, Suite 14, Tempe, AZ 85282. Phone: (480) 967-6895. Located on the SW corner of the 101 Freeway (Price Road) and Broadway Road.
Once an entire 10-week session has been completed and all the fees paid, participants may take an unlimited number of classes at no cost. Participants must attend the same class and sign in and out each week in order for attendance to count towards their certificate. Certificates are issued after the completion of 20 hours (10 required classes).
FEES: Classes are $15 each week per person or $100 prepay per person (this saves you $50.00). Prepay will only be accepted on or before the participant’s first day of class. We accept cash or money orders only. Minimum enrollment payment is $15.
New participants are welcome to begin any week.