Parenting Classes/Nurturing Parenting


The Parent Stress Training Program (PST) seeks to: reduce parent stress, which is known to be a contributing factor to impulsive abuse of children; provide alternatives to corporal punishment for disciplining children; and encourage supportive parent networks. PST implements “Nurturing Parenting,” an effective tool for parenting children of all ages. Caregivers are taught the following: stress management, ages and stages of child development, brain development, understanding feelings, building self-worth, praise and encouragement, communicating with respect and other alternatives to spanking. Our purpose as a non-profit agency is reaching out into the serviced communities with needed resources and tools in order to prevent child abuse. Our goal is for caregivers to implement the new skills in order to deal with their children and life stress in healthier ways without acting impulsively or over disciplining.

Eligibility Requirements

PST classes are available to all serviced counties in the TN Valley Region. The P.S.T. classes are for all Care Givers with children. briL.I.F.E. provides services to these 11 counties without any restrictions: Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Grundy, Marion, Franklin, and Hamilton. PST classes are offered for free.

We are affiliated with Youth Counseling Service that offers Outpatient counseling and psychotherapy to children, teenagers, and adults. Under our E.S.C.A.P.E. (Essential Strategies for Child Abuse Prevention and Education) program we offer the following classes: ABC (Anti-bullying campaign), Anger Management, LAMP (Lifetime Affect Management Program), Legacy Academics, Matrix Drug Program, and SWAG (Students Winning Against Grief). Through our affiliation with Family Matters Bradley program we offer Supervised Visitations (SV) and Safe Exchanges for families. This program is a pro-child community agency dedicated to enriching family life by providing support, education, and resources to families, and through partnerships with other marriage and family coalitions. 

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Ages Served

  • Full Family Support
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