We know that parenting is a challenging job, so our parent education programs support parents in their efforts to raise happy, healthy children. We lead, coordinate, connect, support, educate, and advocate to provide opportunities for parents to reach their goals. Learn more about our Parent Education programs below.
To support you as you raise your children, Yolo County Children’s Alliance has created parenting materials just for you and your family.
We hope the information in these guides will give you ideas about how to nurture your child, weather emotional storms, take care of yourself, and enjoy time with your child, while also helping you feel empowered and closer to your child. Click on one of the guides below to learn more:
In partnership with Yolo County birthing hospitals, YCCA, as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), distributes Period of PURPLE Crying materials, which educate new parents about Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma, baby safety, dealing with crying babies, and self-care during the stressful first months.
YCCA wants to support parents as they raise and nurture their children. The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered trauma-informed course designed to build nurturing parenting skills and child-rearing practices. The sessions feature activities to teach positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to support positive brain development in children birth to 18 years. Parents attend group classes that are designed to do the following:
Play School Experience (PSE) provides parents and/or caregivers of children 0-5 years an interactive play environment in which they learn parenting skills and develop confidence in their abilities to be their child’s first teacher. Activities in PSE support children’s development and strengthen families through supporting protective factors.
Foster Parent Recruitment, Education and Retention
Yolo County Children’s Alliance administers a collaborative program to recruit, retain, and support foster families within Yolo County. Yolo County has one of the most robust and well regarded foster family education and support programs within the State. This is a result of the partnership between Yolo County Child Welfare Services and its partners, and because of the support and education that is provided through Woodland Community College’s Foster Kinship Care Education program and the Yolo Crisis Nursery.