CPI parent educators are often out in the community, connecting in homes of parents who can not attend parenting classes. Many of these parents are at risk of child abuse and neglect. They often face barriers such as lack of English skills or transportation, or even fear of being in a group setting. The CPI educators do more than coach in parenting skills. They provide referrals to critical services, and the support of a caring and trusted friend. In-home consultations are available to any parent who has a concern and would like to learn new parenting strategies.
CPI offers parenting classes to mothers and fathers incarcerated in Sonoma County jails. For many of the inmates, it is the first time they have been educated about parenting. This allows parents to break the cycle of drugs and illegal activity, so that their children have a better chance at a good life. Some classes that are provided by CPI staff: Anger Management, Parenting, and Life skills at the Main Adult Detention Facility and the North County Detention Facility.
CPI has been a community leader in offering parenting support to both custodial and noncustodial fathers. Integrated throughout CPI’s parenting services is acknowledgement of the important role fathers play in the lives of their children. Fathering is fundamental to CPI’s parenting curriculum and all parenting services incorporate a focus on a father’s role in parenting.
Child Development for Professionals
CPI offers training and consultations for doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals who provide services to children and families. We are an approved provider of continuing education units for MFCs and LCSWs. We also provide training in the nationally regarded 'Touchpoints' child wellness program.