The Parent Place utilizes peer education — meaning our professionally trained staff are parents themselves and quite often their gender, life experiences or ethnicity is specific to the clients they are serving.
A court advocate is available to assist any relative caregivers in obtaining Legal guardianship of minor children in Sangamon County. The Advocate is at the courthouse on Mondays 8:45 -10:15, and is available for appointments/walk-in clients, Monday-Thursday until 3:00 at The Parent Place Office. This service includes information and referrals for other caregiver resources and is provided free of charge.
Relatives As Parents Network (RAPN)
Educational support group meetings for all relative caregivers of minor children, Including free dinner and children's program
2nd Tuesdays of each month from 6-8pm
Springfield Church of Christ, 3253 S. 4th
St. Southern View
RSVP @ 753-8730 x103
Why should you join us for at a RAPN meeting? Here are ten of them!
1. Education and discussion on topics relevant to
2. Referrals to community resources
3. Professional speakers
4. Entitlement education and assistance
6. Children's support services
7. Practical answers and discussion on common parenting
8. Peer interaction
9. YMCA youth scholarships
10. Holiday Adopt-a-Family program
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President Barack Obama, Carol Burnett, Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell, Curtis "50 Cent" Jacksons, Willie Nelson, Al Pacino, Gregory Peck, Isaac Newton, Lou Rawls, Sir Walter Scott, and Tammy Wynette.
They were all raised by their grandparents!
Please don't go through this challenging time without reaching out!
A two week class which focuses on getting children to stop specific behaviors (tantrums, whining, pouting and fighting) and provides practical & simple tools to use when disciplining children ages 2 - 10. Call The Parent Place for registration.
Individualized Family Coaching (IFC)
The Parent Place offers Individualized Family Coaching (IFC) to parents searching for a service that is focused on their family and it's specific needs. IFC allows the professional staff at The Parent Place to design individualized education and support services based on a family's unique challenges. All parents experience conflict within their family. Additional stressors, such as developmental stages, divorce, loss of a loved one, transitions, medical situations, etc. greatly impact the day to day life of family members. IFC gives parents the tools to guide their families through difficult times.
IFC sessions are one hour long and are facilitated by professional parent educators. IFC is not mental health counseling it is an educational/support service. Individual or co-parenting sessions are available. The Parent Place offers a diverse staff of men and women to meet the needs of our clients. The fee for services is $55 per hour. Insurance plans are not accepted.
To schedule an IFC session please call The Parent Place at 217-753-8730.