As a parent or guardian, receiving a call or visit from DCFS can be concerning. DCFS is there to help ensure that your children are safe, and MIRACLES Counseling Center is here to help you get the knowledge and support you need to succeed as a healthy family.
DCFS promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families, keeping children at home whenever possible, and connecting them with stable, loving homes in times of need. MIRACLES Counseling Center proud to support you while you meet your requirements.
We welcome people of all genders, identities, and orientations who need court-ordered services.
About the class
The Miracles Counseling Center’s Trauma Recovery Center is offering the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP). NPP is a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.
Our Nurturing Parenting Treatment Programs are designed for families referred for parenting education by the Department of Children and Family Services/Social Services/Mental Health for child abuse and neglect and/or family dysfunction. Our classes are tertiary level programs that focus on treating abusive and neglecting parent-child or parent-teen dysfunctional interactions through a process called “re-parenting.” In re-parenting, parents increase their understanding of the abuse and neglect they experienced as children and how these parenting beliefs and patterns were passed on to their children.The class sizes are small so we can focus on the challenges that you are facing in your co-parenting relationship.
What do you have to do?
These classes work best when you have a desire to change, a willingness to do a little homework, the ability to be part of the group, and some curiosity to try new ways of behaving. If this sounds like you, I hope you’ll join one of the classes.
You will learn how to:
• Communicate and stay connected throughout a conflict with your child.
• Build stronger relationships with your children.
• Set clear, respectful limits for your children.
• Icebreaker and Check-In
• Nurturing Self Activities
• Snack Time
• Parenting and Communication Skills
• Home Practice Assignments
• Evaluation and Closing
COURT ORDER REQUIREMENTS
• Sign in at the beginning of every class/group meeting. Attendance will be recorded.
• No more than 3 absences per class/group or you must re-start the program. You must call if you are going to be late or miss class.
• Participation required while in class/group. No phone use is allowed.
Progress Reports delivered in person must be requested 1 week before meeting with your DCFS social worker. Your social worker can request a progress report from MIRACLES Counseling Center.
We DO NOT provide letters on the same day as requested. Letters for progress in groups can only be given after you have attended 3 sessions.
We are approved service providers by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and by Los Angeles County Family Courts.