Suggestions to help you make the right choice
Dr. Michael J. Bradley captivates guests with his knowledge, experiences and understanding of the adolescent brain.
ECP Welcomes Barb Blynn, Board Chair
REGISTER NOW. 12-Week Parenting classes starts April 23 thru July 16, 2013
Check out the many scary and not so scary faces of the children and parents who attended ECP's Halloween Party.
"AND BABY MAKES THREE..."
"ECP teaches you different ways to raise your child and how to build better relationships."
"It costs approximately $130,000 to keep one teenager in a Pennslvaynia juvenile detention center for one year." It will cost less than $200 per year to fund Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP).
Thanks to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation ECP is able to expand its services to youth.
A video about the lives of parenting youth
Educating Communities for Parenting
Breaking Cycles - Building Futures
Educating Communities for Parenting offers a variety of programs and services to nearly 500 clients annually at over 25 sites including traditional, alternative, charter, and disciplinary schools; foster care residences, homeless shelters, recovery facilities, and childcare centers. ECP works with a diverse range of populations including teen and adult parents; adjudicated delinquent youth; young adults aging out of the foster care system; preschoolers, and children at grave risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. Workshops and programs are customized to meet the specific needs of the populations we serve.
All programs are designed to help participants:
- Increase personal responsibility and healthy behaviors
- Understand the need for self-care and self-sufficiency
- Understand the impact of negative behaviors
- Recognize and communicate that violence is a public health issue
- Increase use of creative intelligence in problem-solving, decision making and goal setting
- Increase a sense of empowerment and well-being