Parenting Program

Please join us for our FREE Parenting Classes on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The classes are conducted on WebEx video chat. Email Cristina Bearden to make a referral or to register.

We’re also still conducting appointments by phone. Feel free to email to set an appointment, or call 303-271-4284. 

We’ve also added a virtual support group just for Moms! The group meets on Webex from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Wednesdays. Please contact us if you’re a Mom or Step-mom interested in participating.

We know that times are uncertain for all of us. We also recognize that when social distancing becomes a matter of survival, it’s essential to have a network of support. The opposite of addiction and isolation is connection. We are here to connect with and support parents in any way that we’re able. As parents, you can’t do this alone. As long as we’re around, we hope you know that you don’t have to!

Here’s what parents have to say about the program:

“Thank you for helping me become a more conscious parent, a more communicative and empathetic co-parent, and just a healthier version of myself. You have helped restore my hope in the healing of my family and all it’s complex dynamics.”  -Carrie L.

 “The things that these men have taught me has helped me make good choices, they have showed me in so many different ways that I am a good person. They have not given up on me. They have shared tears with me, they have hugged me, but most of all, they have given me purpose to live life to the fullest once again. I can’t express enough the gratitude I have for them.”-Troy T

Becoming a Nurturing Parent...

The purpose of the Responsible Fatherhood Program is to provide education and coaching for mothers and fathers who want to support the best interest of their children. Through our classes and services, we provide peer-based engagement, motivation, and on-going support for the parents in our community.

As part of the Responsible Fatherhood Program, dads and moms are educated about practical parenting styles and skills, self-awareness, and constructive communication techniques for everyday problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the critical need for parents to develop solid strategies for self-care so that they can serve the best interests of their children.

Using a case-planning process, we help moms and dads to identify and use their own strengths, in order to overcome barriers they face in maintaining an active role in their children's lives. Through our network of community resources, parents can build strong, healthy, and nurturing relationships with their kids.

Best of all, services are free.

Finding Fatherhood Documentary Video

Watch the Finding Fatherhood documentary video on YouTube from the PBS Colorado State of Mind program about collecting child support and how it's handled by Jefferson County Human Services' Responsible Fatherhood Program.

For more information call 303-271-4284 or contact Human Services.