School-Based & Community Education


Parenting Collaborative

The Parenting Collaborative is a group-based parenting education program that is committed to reducing child abuse and maltreatment. Using the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum, our program staff have expertise in serving specialized populations such as incarcerated women, families in shelters and parents transitioning from drug treatment programs.

Program components include:

  • Group-based parenting education at locations across the city
  • Referrals to community resources
  • DHS approved certificate upon completion

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Parenting Education

This program is a classroom excursion into teen pregnancy and parenting for middle and high school Health and Child Development classes. This is an action-oriented program that uses attention-grabbing tools, including the Empathy Belly Pregnancy Simulator:

The students will:

  • Understand physical and emotional effects of pregnancy and the dramatic challenges of parenting.
  • Examine how to make informed decisions
  • Learn about living with the consequences of their decisions
  • Learn how to counter the impact of peer and relationship pressures that can lead to poor decisions.

Building the Family

Building the Family (BTF) is a group-based parenting support program offered at six locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Parenting groups meet monthly in the evening and welcome pregnant and parenting families with children up to age 5. The groups focus on healthy child development and positive parenting practices, opportunities for families to engage in activities that promote positive parent-child interactions, and support to address parenting challenges and barriers. Each meeting provides critical information and education, vital social connections, and hands-on support to parents.

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Contact Info

  • Bucks County
  • 204 N West St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-9770