Children?s Crisis Treatment Center Filial Parenting Program

Posted by on August 13, 2007

CCTC offers Parenting Class

Children?s Crisis Treatment Center is offering its Filial Parenting Program to parents of children with behavioral challenges aged 3-9.

The Filial Parenting Program is a psycho-educational method that combines play and family support to address parent-child challenges. Through one-on-one play sessions parents learn techniques that will improve parent-child communication, strengthen parent?s ability to set limits and provide structure, increase the parent?s ability to understand their child?s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, increase child?s ability to problem solve, and help diminish child?s negative behavior.

The play sessions allow parents to interact with their children in a setting that is natural, comfortable and supportive. This process helps parent?s to gain more realistic expectations of their children as well as a better understanding of child development. Parents are given the opportunity to work with other parents with similar experiences as their own. Parents who have completed the program report that the Filial Parenting Program is very effective in helping them parent their children. Children respond very positively to the idea of having a special time when they know they are going to meet with their parents for a positive and fun experience.

The program runs in 12-week cycles. It is held on Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 pm at 1823 Callowhill St. Snacks are provided as well as SEPTA tokens. Upon completion of the program, parents are given a kit made up of equipment and resources valued at $100.00 and a program certificate.

The next cycle begins in September. For information or to register call Mel Pratt at 215-496-0707 ext 1446 or email

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