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Parents and Caregivers

Parents & Caregivers of Youth

Parenting can be a complex journey, especially when dealing with mental health concerns affecting your family. If you notice a change in the mood or behavior of a child in your care, reach out for help sooner rather than later to help any symptoms or challenges from getting worse or developing into something more serious. 

The resources available here can provide support, guidance, and assistance for parents and caregivers looking to build their skills in parenting and addressing the mental and social and emotional needs of diverse children and youth:

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

An 8-week parent education program for parents and caregivers of children age 2-12 and adolescents age 12-16. Caregivers learn a variety of parenting skills and how to promote their child’s development.


Provider: The Carolyn E. Wylie Center

Serving: Western, Mid-County and Desert regions

Contact: Hilary Hui

(951) 683-5193

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Strengthening Families Program

This is a 14-week program for parents and families with children ages 6-11. The focus of the program is to help prevent teen problem behaviors and substance abuse, strengthen parenting skills, and build on family strengths. You can register by reaching out to the program provider in your Riverside County service area. 


Program Provider: MFI Recovery

Riverside County Service Area: Western region (Eg. XXX and XX)

Contact: Julianna Hernandez


Program Provider: Riverside Latino Commission

Desert region (e.g. XX and XX)

Contact:Alan Mora-Lopez


Program Provider: California Family Life Center (

Mid-County (E.g. xX and XX)

Contact: Mary Jo Ramirez, Executive Director.

Keeping Intergenerational Ties in Ethnic Families (KITE)

This is a 10-session parent education groups for Asian-American Pacific Islander parents with school-aged children and adolescents (6-17). The goal of the program is to improve the intergenerational relationship of families by increasing parents’ sense of self-efficacy and effective parenting of their children.  Additionally, the provider offers a variety of parent workshop topics that parents can attend.


Program Provider: Special Services for Groups

Western and Mid-County regions

Contact: Karen Lim

Celebrating Families! Strengthening the Circle

This program is designed for Native American families and consists of an 11-week class designed to work with every member of the family (ages 3 through adult). It integrates traditional Native American teachings to foster the development of safe, healthy, fulfilling and addiction-free individuals and families. Additional support is available to participants through time-limited Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions.


Program Provider: Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.

Western, Mid-County and Desert regions

Contact: Julie Andrews

Mamás y Bebés (Mothers and Babies)

An 8-week individual or group support program that is a mood management course provided during and after pregnancy for women at risk of postpartum depression.


Program Provider: Riverside Community Health Foundation 

Mid-County region

Contact: Terri Akens


Program Provider: Reach Out

Western region

Contact: Alejandra Arias


Program Provider: California Health Collaborative

Desert region

Contact: Vanessa Ramirez

Building Resiliencey in African American Families (BRAAF)

An afterschool Rites of Passage program for middle school youth (ages 11-13) that is based upon the Nguzo Saba and RIPSO principles. This nine-month program will meet with the youth 3 days per week, for 3 hours per day. It also includes a parent component with a 5-week parenting class, ongoing parent support groups, and monthly parent empowerment meetings. A clinical component of CBT-based interventions is also offered for youth and their families as needed.


Program Provider: Sigma Beta Xi, Inc.

Western region

Program Offered: Boys Program

Contact: Montrel Lawrence, AMFT, BRAAF Program Director

(951) 902-3746


Program Provider: Families Achieving Success

Mid-County region 

Program Offered: Boys and Girls Program

Contact: Ms. Katie M. McClendon, BA, CPLC, CDVC

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OFFICE: (855) 978-3278 ext. 1

FAX: (800) 317-1490


Program Provider: Family Health and Support Network

Desert region

Program Offered: Boys and Girls Program

Contact: Tanaya Hall, Program Director

(760) 409-5537