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Parents Forever™ in-person course – Stearns County

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Taking a Parents Forever™ course will help you learn valuable skills and tools. This will help to reduce the effects of the family transition on yourself and your children.

After completing a Parents Forever™ course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the family transition journey and how each family member will be affected.

  • Recognize the role of self-care, parent-child relationships, and co-parenting in child well-being.

  • Identify internal and external resources and strategize how to leverage these resources to promote resilience for all involved.

Upcoming class dates

Month Number of class sessions Class session dates Class session times
December 2018 2 December 4 & 11 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
January 2019 1 January 12 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
February 2019 2 February 12 & 19 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
March 2019 1 March 9 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
April 2019 2 April 9 & 16 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
May 2019 1 May 18 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
June 2019 2 June 11 & 18 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
July 2019 1 July 13 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
August 2019 2 August 13 & 20 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
September 2019 1 September 14 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
October 2019 2 October 8 & 15 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
November 2019 1 November 9 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
December 2019 2 December 3 & 10 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.


All classes take place at the Caritas Mental Health Clinic (911 18th Street North, St. Cloud, MN, 56303).


The registration fee for the entire Stearns county Parents Forever™ program is $100.

If you have an Order for Protection, In Forma Pauperis, or any other special circumstance, please contact 320-650-1660.

About the facilitator

Caritas Mental Health Clinic, part of Catholic Charities, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, is hosting this program.

More information

The course is offered as a one- or two-day class session series. If you are court-ordered by a Minnesota court to take a course like Parents Forever™, you need to complete all class sessions a course series.

For more information on this program contact Jane Daffinrud (JDaffinrud@ccstcloud.org; 320-650-1660).

After you register, be sure to mark your calendar for the class dates you are registering for and note the location (listed above)

For more information about this course in general, see Parents Forever™ in-person courses.

Register now

Register by phone: 320-650-1660.

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