Parent/Caregiver Services

Filial Parenting Program

CCTC’s Filial Parenting Program works to strengthen a parent/caregiver’s relationship with their child using play, the natural language of children.

This program combines aspects of Filial Therapy and the Incredible Years Program. The Filial Parenting Program is based on a research-supported model that emphasizes the parent-child relationship as a means of alleviating child and family difficulties. Through this model, parents/caregivers learn to be more aware of their children developmentally, emotionally, and relationally. The Incredible Years parent training intervention is a series of evidenced-based programs focused on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parents’ involvement in their children’s activities in order to promote children’s behavioral and emotional well-being.

The program focuses on play as the primary way that children learn and communicate. Children respond positively to the play sessions and often ask their parent for their special play time at home. The parents enjoy the group as well, and many form lasting, supportive relationships with other parents in the program.

CCTC hosts three 14 week cycles per year in the Fall, Winter and Spring. At least one cycle is held in a community location and is presented in English and Spanish.

Philadelphia
Contact: 
Belinda Patrone, Parent/Caregiver Coordinator
Email: Belinda.Patrone@cctckids.org

 

Parent/Caregiver Workshops

CCTC’s Parent/Caregiver workshops focus on providing education and support to parents and caregivers on a range of relevant topics related to parenting, child development, children’s mental health diagnoses and children’s behavioral health challenges. Workshops are 2 hours long and held monthly. Some workshops are also held in various Philadelphia Public Schools in an effort to reach as many, CCTC and non-CCTC, parents and caregivers as possible. Workshops include presentation of verbal and printed materials and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

Philadelphia
Contact: 
Belinda Patrone, Parent/Caregiver Coordinator
Email: Belinda.Patrone@cctckids.org