Parent Education & Training

Building Skills, Confident & Communication


Parent education programs and trainings focus on strengthening families through parenting classes, family assessments and support services. The goal is to improve communication between family members, stabilize the family, and reduce child abuse and neglect.


Supporting Parents

Here are the parent education options currently offered by Great Circle.

Parenting Life Skills Center (PLSC) – Based in Springfield, PLSC provides parent education, assessment and support services to nearly 100 at-risk families each year in southwest Missouri.

  • Parent education: Through weekly classes, the emphasis is on improving parenting and discipline techniques, learning about child development, and connecting families to community resources to improve stability. Parents can self-refer or may be referred by Missouri Children’s Division, local courts or other child/family-focused agencies.
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Triple P allows parents to customize their learning based on needs, through a variety of seminars, self-help books, DVDs, intensive group courses or individual counseling sessions.

Here are the parent training options currently offered by Great Circle.

Parenting Alliance for Understanding, Support and Education (PAUSE) – The 12-week program uses pre-test/post-test design, group discussion and weekly homework assignments to help parents address potentially destructive beliefs and child-rearing practices. It is available to families in western and south central Missouri. Click here for more program details.


For more information about parent education and training, click on the links provided or contact Great Circle at 1-844-424-3577.