The Arc of South Florida provides group parenting program services for at-risk families with children birth to 12 years of age who are experiencing early signs of problem behaviors and/or more likely to experience social, behavioral or health problems based on social, educational, economic or environmental factors. The program primarily serves children with disabilities and offers fitness, social skills, family engagement, academic support activities and a unique entrepreneurship program; also offers enrichment activities focusing on visual, performance and music arts. The parent group sessions are delivered in English and Spanish with child care and supper services provided during sessions to participating families.
Serving families with children ages 3-16, this 14-week community-based, culturally sensitive program helps parents develop stronger parenting skills and empowers them to be an effective advocate for their families. Specifically, the program provides guidance for parents to develop a better understanding of their children, new techniques to better nurture them and create stronger family bonds. Additional supportive services - including information and referrals needed to overcome any financial, emotional and educational needs they may have - are also available. Sessions offered year-round and are available to children with disabilities.