Positive Solutions for Families

FREE Parenting Workshop

Positive Solutions for Families is four, two-hour weekly sessions that will provide information to families on how to promote their children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behavior, and use positive approaches to help their child learn appropriate behavior.

The goal of this evidenced-based, parent training is designed to promote positive and effective parenting behaviors which will in turn promote children’s social and emotional development and address the challenging behavior and mental health needs of children in Head Start and child care programs.

Throughout this parent education program participants will learn how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior.  These sessions will give parents with general information on key strategies that may be used with all children; however sessions are not designed to offer parents specific advice for their child’s individual issues.  At the conclusion of the 4-week program, parents will be offered a routine guide that  provides advice for supporting their children across common family routines.

Here is a brief summary of the sessions:

WEEK 1: Session 1 – Making the Connection!
Identify the importance of building positive relationships with children. Discuss the “power” of using positive comments and encouragement with children.

Session 2 – Keeping it Positive
Learn to use playful interactions to strengthen the relationship with your child by understanding the meaning of challenging behavior, and using positively stated directions.

WEEK 2: Session 3 – Behavior Has Meaning
Learn how to determine the meaning of your children’s behavior and then be a behavior detective so you can develop and teach them rules.

Session 4 – The Power of Routines
It’s all about setting up successful routines and transitions and using prevention strategies.

WEEK 3: Session 5 – Teach Me What to Do!
Learn about emotional vocabulary, anger management, and problem-solving skills.

WEEK 4: Session 6 and Session 7
Session 6 – Responding With Purpose
Learn how to respond to challenging behaviors.
Session 7 – Putting It All Together With a Plan
Learn how to develop a behavior plan to use during daily routines.

This workshop is offered twice a year – in the fall and spring.  Below is the Spring 2024 schedule:


Fountain Springs  & Shenandoah Centers
(at Fountain Springs Center)
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mahanoy City Center
3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pottsville  & Pottsville 2 &
Sch. Haven Centers

(at Pottsville Centr)
4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
(Families from our Pottsville 2 and
Sch. Haven Centers can attend here.)

St. Clair Center
3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Tamaqua Center
3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
10:00 am – 12 noon

All sessions are

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Positive Solutions for Families is made possible through a grant from Schuylkill County Drug & Alcohol.

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