Our Educational Programs

Parenting Fundamentals

Parenting Essentials

ParenTeach has three primary products that are aimed at increasing awareness and practices by parents all over the country: our ParentABLE program, our Parenting Fundamentals program, and our Parenting Essentials program.

After over 25 years of community education efforts and tracking data, we have learned that:

• Early parenting education can reduce child abuse and neglect rates.
• Early parenting education can create a level of comfort in seeking future parenting resources and support.

• Early parenting education can break the cycle of harmful parenting.
• Early parenting education can increase students' SEL competencies.

ParentAble teaches high school educators how to deliver parenting fundamentals to their students, helping them develop a foundational understanding of positive parenting practices. The ParentAble curriculum includes information about the effects of harmful parenting, the consequences of adverse childhood experiences, along with the power of resilience and positive parenting. The 5-10-unit course aims to reduce child abuse and neglect rates, break the cycle of harmful parenting, create a level of comfort with seeking future parenting resources and support, and increase students’ Social Emotional Learning Competencies.

To apply for ParentABLE at your school, please click the button below.

ParentABLE Application

History of ParentABLE

ParentAble started as a student-driven initiative at Evanston Township High school in Illinois. A group of students from the C.A.R.E Club (Child Abuse Recognition Evanston) advocated for parenting education to be included in the wellness course required for graduation and they succeeded.

Parenting Fundamentals

Parenting Fundamentals trains and certifies agencies, educators, health professionals, and individuals to prepare them to deliver an innovative, universal evidence-based positive parenting education program for current parents/caregivers. Those who receive the training qualify to teach child development, problem-solving skills, non-violent discipline, and positive parent-child communication in order to promote the social-emotional development of children, strengthen families, and improve school readiness and achievement. Classes are broken into four different developmental stages; 0-4, 4-8, 8-12, and 12-18 in English and Spanish.

Parenting Essentials

Parenting Essentials is adapted from Parenting Fundamentals, an evidence-based parenting education program founded in 1996. Parenting Fundamentals promotes the social and emotional development of children, prevents child abuse, strengthens families and supports school readiness and achievement.

Parenting Essentials is a series of 9 parenting videos that provide useful tips and tools that caregivers can put into practice immediately. Parenting Essentials is web-based and parent self-guided with flexible implementation.