The Exchange Club Family Skills Center offers the following services in the Birmingham/ Jefferson County area:
Parents As Teachers Program!
Positive Parenting Groups
These are education/support groups which are open to the community and ongoing. They meet weekly throughout the year, with the exception of holidays. These are best suited for parents who need more flexibility with their attendance. There are several classes for parents to choose from including one for parents of teens.
Parent Aide Program
Home based parent education that matches a parent to a parent aide. Parent Aides serve parents of children ages birth to twelve (you must have custody of the child and he/she must live with you). Parent Aides work with families for about one year.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home based parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child turns three years of age.
All of the above programs provided by the Exchange Club Family Skills Center are free of charge.
This program is an 8 week curriculum based course that is offered 5 times a year for adults 19 years old and older. This group is designed to both develop and enhance strong, loving relationships between parents and their children. Parents learn to understand what causes anger and the problems that can result if you are unable to control it. The group also helps parents learn ways to mange and express anger appropriately. This group if a FEE based group.
Teen Anger Management Groups
The Teen Anger Management Group is designed to educate and empower youth from ages 13-18 to deal with their anger, to use anger management and problem-solving skills, and to discover the coping skills they need to manage their anger appropriately. This group is curriculum based and offered 3 times a year. This group if a FEE based group.
This is an eight- ten week fee based parenting course utilized in partnership with other community agencies in the Jefferson County Area. For more information contact the Community Based Program Manager at the Exchange Club (205) 801-5151.
This is a service that provides seminars to civic organizations, church’s, youth groups, schools, daycare’s, social service agencies or other groups about various topics related to positive parenting skills, life skills and/or child abuse prevention throughout the State of Alabama. This service has a $50 honorarium for Jefferson County; outside Jefferson County $50 + mileage. Honorarium is subject to change.