The Parent Project® was created for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescents between the ages 11 and 19. Parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviors - truancy, alcohol and other drug use, gangs and other criminal behavior, running away, violence and suicide. Parents are self-referred or can be referred to Parent Project classes by officers in the field, juvenile detectives, diversion programs, court systems, mental health professionals and school officials.
This program is available locally in various Ventura County locations. Many programs are free or charge only a small fee for a Parent Project workbook. Sessions generally are 10 weeks.
Some upcoming local Parent Project classes as of August 2015 are below. Providers and costs vary. Click the link above to register online for most classes, or call the phone numbers below.
- Simi Valley: Simi Valley Police Department is offering a 10 week session on Tuesday nights that began 7/7/15 through 9/15/15. Call 805.583.6219. Free ($20 deposit)
- Camarillo: Camarillo Police Department is offering Tuesday night sessions beginning 9/26/15 through 12/3/15. No charge for sessions. Workbook $20. Call 805.388.5131.
- Moorpark: Moorpark USD is offering Spanish language classes - 8/15/15 through 12/15/15
Additionally, Loving Solutions is a program designed for parents of 5-10 year olds with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). The Moorpark USD is offerining Loving Solutions classes on Thursday nights beginning 8/27/15 through 12/17/15. $35 for materials; classes are free. Call 805.558.5151. Classes also currently offered on Monday nights in Ventura for a fee. Call 805.794.0646. There are also Wednesday night Spanish classes in Oxnard.
Previous sessions have also been offered in Oxnard, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Westlake Village. For more details about the Parent Project program, visit www.parentproject.com.