Parenting Classes

Positive Parenting Group

Positive Parenting Group (PPG)

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups. The groups meet weekly, with the exception of holidays and office closures. These groups are best suited for parents who need more flexibility with scheduling. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers.

Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in order to build healthy relationships with their children. Group facilitators will provide information that is useful in helping parents/caregivers work toward improving their parenting skills.
* All Participants will only have to complete 12 classes within 4 months to receive a certificate of completion.  
*No credit will be given for duplicate topics.
* All Participants must attend at least 1 Child Abuse Awareness class and at least 1 Discipline class.
*Participants may only attend 1 Open Discussion class.
*The Center will require 3 business days to complete all attendance checks & letters.
*Original Certificates must be picked up at our office or mailed.
*Duplicate Certificates or topic books will cost $5.00.
*Classes are FREE (donations are encouraged)
*Children May Not Attend, Childcare is not provided.

The locations listed are meeting sites only.

Promptness is essential, and all classes start ON TIME.

In case of severe weather only please check this Website for group cancellations. We will attempt to notify CBS, Fox 6, ABC or NBC – school’s closing tracker. You may also check our Facebook page *Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center*, Twitter page @ExCCAPC or our Google Plus page. As a general rule if Birmingham City, Jefferson or Shelby County Schools are closed due to the weather only, we will also be closed. In cases when Birmingham City, Jefferson or Shelby County Schools are delayed by 2 or more hours ALL 10am classes will be cancelled. For Saturday Class Cancellation due to weather it will be important to check the Center’s Website and or Social media sites. Your safety should always come first!

If you have questions about these classes, please call the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center at (205) 801-5151.

Schedule

 

PPG CLASS SCHEDULE

November-December-2017-calendar

click link above to download our calendar

Monday | 11am-12pm Smithfield Library
1-8 Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
This class targets issues important to parents with children ages 0-12 only.

Tuesday | 10am-11am
Shelby County DHR
987 Alabama 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
This class targets issues important to PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AGES 0-12 only.

Tuesday | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center
2300 10th Court South
Birmingham, AL 35205
This class targets issues important to parents with children ages 13-17 only.

Thursday | 1pm-2pm
Don Hawkins Recreational Center
8920 Roebuck Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35206
This class targets issues important to parents with children ages 0-12 only.

Friday | 10am-11am
Lawson State Community College – Bessemer Campus
Center for Community Development
1094 9th Avenue SW, Bessemer, AL 35022
This class targets issues important to parents with children ages 0-12 only.

Saturday | 10am-11am
Birmingham Public Library – Central Branch
2100 Park Place – First Floor Conference Room
Birmingham, AL 35203
This class targets issues important to parents with children ages 0-12 only.
***This group is limited to 15 participants (first come, first serve). Please check in with security when you arrive.***

Directions

Group Directions

These location are meeting sites only, please call the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center at (205) 801-5151 if you have any questions.

The Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center
2300 10th Court South
Birmingham, AL 35205

From Hwy 31N/ Hwy 280W: Take Highland Ave./Arlington Ave. exit. Turn right on Highland Avenue South. Take immediateleft on 23rd Street South. House is on the corner at the stop sign.
From I-20E/I-59N: Merge onto Hwy 31S/Hwy 280E. Take the University Blvd. Exit. Turn right on University Blvd. Make a left at 23rd Street South. House is on the left at the stop sign.
From I-65N: Take the University Blvd. Exit. Merge onto University Blvd. Make a right at 23rd Street South. House is on the left at the stop sign.
From I-65S: Take the 4th Ave. South exit (UAB exit) which exits to the right and circles back under the interstate. Keep going east until you get to 18th Street, turn right on 18th Street. Go to University Blvd. (8th Ave. South) and turn left. Take a right onto 23rd Street South. House in on the left at the stop sign.

Smithfield Library
1-8th Ave. W
Birmingham, AL 35204

From I-65: Take the I-20E/I-59N exit towards Atl/Gadsden. Take the 17th St exit, EXIT 125A, toward Downtown. Turn right onto 17th St N. Take the 1st right onto Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd / 8th Ave N. Continue to follow 8th Ave N. Smithfield Library (1- 8TH AVE W) is on the left.

Shelby County DHR
987 Alabama 70
Columbiana, Al 35051

From Birmingham: I65S- Take exit #238/US-31/Alabaster/Saginaw. Turn left onto Montgomery Hwy (US-31S) (2.1 mi). Turn left onto CR-26(9.1 mi). Turn left onto AL-70 (0.4 mi)

Don Hawkins Recreational Center
8920 Roebuck Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35206

From I-59N: Take the US-11n/Al-7N via EXIT132. Drive approx 1.4 miles. Turn slight left onto Roebuck Blvd (near the golf course before Suzuki car dealership). Recreational Center immediately on your left)
Also From I-59N: Take 4th Avenue South Exit #133. Take a left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto 4th Avenue South. Take a sharp right into Roebuck Boulevard.
From I-59S: Merge onto AL-75 N / Roebuck Pky via EXIT 134 toward US-11 / Center Point / Jefferson State College. Turn left onto US-11 / Gadsden Hwy / AL-7. Drive approx 1.1 mi then make a sharp right onto Roebuck Blvd. Recreational Center immediately on your left)

Lawson State Community College – Bessemer Campus
Center for Community Development
1094 9th Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
From I 20W/ I-59S from Birmingham: Take exit 110 toward Alabama Adventure Pkwy 0.3 mi, Turn left onto Alabama Adventure Pkwy 0.4 mi, Turn right onto 9th Ave SW (US-11). The Building will be on your right in 0.7 mi.
From I20E/ I 59 N toward Birmingham: Take exit 108 toward AL-5 N/Bessemer onto US-11 N (Academy Dr) 0.3 mi, Turn left onto 9th Ave SW (US-11 N) toward AL-5 N/Bessemer. The Building will be on your left in 0.9 mi.

Birmingham Public Library – Central
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203

FROM I-20 EAST: Take I-20 E/I-59 N toward Birmingham. Ramp toward Art Museum and Civic Center (22nd Street). Turn right on 22nd Street North. Turn Right on to Park Place. Library on Park Place.
FROM I-59 SOUTH: Take I-59 S toward Birmingham. Take the 22nd Street exit. Turn Left on to 22nd Street North. Turn Right on to Park Place. End at 2100 Park Place.
FROM I-65 NORTH: Take I-65 N toward Birmingham. Merge on to I-20 E/I-59 N toward Atlanta/Gadsden. Take the 22nd Street Exit. Turn Right on to Park Place.

PPG Workshops

PPG Workshops

PPG Workshops are opportunities for Parents & caregivers to complete 3 of their required  Positive Parenting Group (PPG) classes in one day for a low cost of $25. The topics covered in PPG Workshops will only be covered in the workshops and not regular group meetings.
• Classes are open to the public & to parents with kids 0-17 years old.
• Seating limited to 20 participants.
• No partial credit will be given; you must stay for the entire workshop.
• All fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to the workshop. No money will be accepted the day of the workshop.

Upcoming Dates

12 pm-3 pm Door open at 11:45 am

Saturday, Jan, 21, 2017                     PPG Workshop: Family Morals & Values; Personal Power

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017                     PPG Workshop- Healthy Relationships 101 & 102

Saturday, March 18, 2017                 PPG Workshop- Separation, Visitation & Reunification

Saturday, April 22, 2017                   PPG Workshop- Bullying 101 & 102

Saturday, May 20, 2017                    PPG Workshop- Internet Safety 101& 102

Saturday, June 17, 2017                    PPG Workshop- Co-Parenting 101 & 102

Saturday, July 15, 2017                     PPG Workshop: Family Morals & Values; Personal Power

Saturday, August 19, 2017                PPG Workshop- Healthy Relationships 101 & 102

Saturday, September 16, 2017          PPG Workshop- Separation, Visitation & Reunification

Saturday, October 21, 2017               PPG Workshop- Bullying 101 & 102

November                                         No Workshop

December                                         No Workshop

WHERE:
Exchange Club CAP Center
2300 10th Court South, Birmingham, Al 35205

2017 PPG Workshop Flyer

Introducing Online Fee Payment! Simply select the workshop you would like to register for, enter your email address, and select “Pay Now” to checkout.

Please print out your Paypal receipt and bring it with you to the workshop.

**ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & CAN NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER WORKSHOP**

10/21/2017 Bullying 101 & 102 - $25
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 Teen Anger Management School Based Program

Teen Anger Management

Teen Anger Management School Based Program

Do you know of any teens that have difficulty controlling their anger? Do they explode with anger, rage or unreasonable stubbornness? Are they “mean” to others? Have they alienated friends and become unpleasant to be around? Do you worry that “anger” will jeopardize their future? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center is here to help.

Why Teen Anger Management? The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry reports that in a national survey of nearly 6,500 teenagers, almost two-thirds admitted that they had experienced at least one outburst that resulted in violence or property destruction. National statistics on teen violence indicate that aggression takes a severe toll on Americans between the ages of 10 and 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that over 700,000 young people in this age group received emergency medical treatment for injuries related to violence in 2011. Anger has also been linked to a higher rate of risk-taking behavior and suicidal ideation among teens. If we can teach our teens how to manage their anger now, they can become more productive citizens later.

The Exchange Club CAP Center offers the only Teen Anger Management Group (TAM) in the Birmingham/ Jefferson County area. Our Teen Anger Management Group is an educational program designed to educate and empower youth from ages 13-18 to deal with their anger, to use anger management and problem-solving skills, and to discover the coping skills they need to manage their anger appropriately. The teens in our community today are the parents of tomorrow. If we can help our teens learn to manage their anger today, we are hopeful that we can protect a child of tomorrow from being a victim of abuse at the hands of an angry adult; thus strengthening our mission to prevent child abuse.

A major focus of the Teen Anger Management Group is that anger is a natural emotion and that anger is not the problem; it is how you respond to anger. Anger management skills not only help teens avoid the dangerous consequences of aggression; they can help them avoid substance abuse and lead healthier lives. By controlling strong emotions, teenagers improve their relationships with family, peers, teachers and employers. They can also lower their risk of injuries, altercations and motor vehicle collisions. As they mature, Teens who can deal with anger in healthy ways may avoid the serious health problems associated with an explosive temper, including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and addiction.

The Exchange Club has been conducting Anger Management Groups for approximately 7 years and our Teen Anger Management Groups for 3 years. We recently piloted our Teen Anger Management Program at Tarrant Middle/ High School in the Spring of 2015. Impressed with the program they have scheduled us well into the 2016-2017 school year. We would like to provide your students with the same opportunity.

Benefits of our program:
1. Our Teen Anger Management Groups are facilitated by a certified Anger Management Specialist.
2. We offer several options in order to bring the program to you. TAM is an 8 hour curriculum based   program and can be taught in a number of ways:

a. TAM can be offered at your school over a period of 2 days approximately 5 hours each day allowing for a lunch break for the Teens and the facilitators (i.e. Wednesday 9am-2:30pm & the following Wednesday 9am-2:30pm ).

b. TAM can be offered at your school for 8 consecutive weeks during student’s study hall period or a time selected by you.

c. TAM can be offered as a possible after-school program for 8 or 6 consecutive weeks. For an 8 week  course the group would meet for an hour. For a 6 week course the group would need to meet for 1.5 hours.

d. We are also open to discuss other options.

3. Several assessment tools will be used. Pre and Post test will be administered.
4. TAM is an interactive program.
5. Teens will receive a 61 page workbook.

If you are interested in bringing our Teen Anger Management School Based Program to your school, please contact Stacy Hopkins at shopkins@4cap.org.