Parent Project ®

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Parent Project ®

Non-Traditional Parenting Classes

The Parent Project® is a parent training evidence-based program for parents with strong-willed children ages 12-17 that have out-of-control behavior. The award winning published curriculum teaches parents specific interventions for the most destructive adolescent behaviors such as running away, truancy, drugs, angry outbursts, and gang behavior. 

Parent Project Meeting

What is the structure of the class?

  1. Class is curriculum-based and fast-paced with a combination of presentations and exercises among parent participants.
  2. Each participant is required to purchase the workbook, Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior to be used at home and during the class.
  3. Parents are taught practical strategies for the most destructive adolescent behaviors such as gang involvement, depression and suicide, sexually acting out, substance abuse, and violent and defiant behaviors.
  4. Parents go on to form their own support groups after graduating from the Parent Project® utilizing the tools that they learned from the program.
  5. Parent Project® is an evidence-based program with proven results such as reduced expulsions, juvenile crime, and improved attendance.

When is the class held?

Horizons conducts two Parent Project® programs per year.  Our English Parent Project® runs from October to January and is held at Livermore Adult Education, 1401 Almond Avenue, Livermore.  Our Spanish Parent Project® runs from March to May and takes place at Del Valle Continuation High School, 2253 Fifth Street, Livermore.  Pre-registration is required and slots fill up quickly.  Please contact
Horizons at 925-371-4747 if interested in learning more or signing up for our next class.

How long are the classes?

The English & Spanish-Speaking Parent Project® are both 12 weeks in duration.  Each weekly session is three hours  – a total of 36 hours of parent training.  The classes are held on Tuesdays from 6-9 PM.

Who teaches the classes?

The classes are a collaborative effort – facilitators from the Livermore Joint Unified School District, the Livermore Police Department, Horizons Family Counseling and other community agencies.  A licensed mental health professional from Horizons Family Counseling will be the lead facilitator. All of the facilitators are certified Parent Project® facilitators and have completed the mandated 40-hour training course.  

What is the cost?

The cost is $250 per couple ($125 per parent) or $175 for one parent.  Scholarships are available for single parents and couples who qualify.  Dinner and the workbook are included in the cost.  To research more about the Parent Project®, their Web site is