Parent Training Project
MVBCN funds a variety of parent training programs using evidence-based practices targeted to specific audiences across our region.
• The Incredible Years is recognized by SAMHSA's National Registry of Effective Programs as showing evidence of effectiveness for mental health promotion and reduction of conduct problems. The focus is on parents of children ages 3 to 8.
• Making Parenting a Pleasure is designed for new parents.
• Strengthening Families has demonstrated positive results in increasing resilience and reducing risk factors in high-risk 10-14 year olds, and is delivered in partnership with alcohol and drug prevention programs.
• A training for foster parents and other caring for traumatized children builds on elements of Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Classes are delivered in community settings in partnership with other agencies serving families, including Head Start, community colleges, elementary schools, churches, etc. Referrals come from a wide variety of local partners.
For the 2009-10 school year, we delivered 49 group series. Of the 507 parents enrolled, 397 completed 70% or more of the classes. For the 2010-11 school year, we have funded 59 group series. Outcomes and parent satisfaction data are analyzed and communicated through the annual parent
Contact numbers for information about classes available in each county are listed below:
Linn Benton Community College (Incredible Years)
541-917-4899 or 1-800-845-1363
Linn County Mental Health (Trauma-based CBT)
541-967-3866 or 1-800-304-7468
Lutheran Community Services NW (Incredible Years)
Prevention Program House (Strengthening Families)