Community Support and Education

Positive Parenting Classes

Positive Parenting classes are presented by the staff of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County. This is an 8 week program providing information and skills to address a range of common parenting issues.


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    All classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 – 7:30 pm.

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    All sessions last for 8 weeks.

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    Child care will be provided.


Adolescent Group

Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm

This group is trauma focused for teens who are looking for ongoing support and practical skills to deal with a wide range of traumatic experiences.

Some of the topics that will be addressed are: Trauma and Abuse, Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, Coping Skills, Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Self-esteem building, Problem solving, Decision Making Skills, Goal setting, Relaxation Skills and more.

Please call Anna  at 903.567.1212 for more information or to enroll.


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Awareness Presentations

The Children's Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County is available for faith-based, educational, community, and civic organization presentations that address awareness and prevention of child abuse.  We use The Play it Safe!® program which uses age-appropriate materials to speak to children Pre-K through high school in ways they can best learn and respond. Scripts and movies are developed through our evidence-informed approach to teach children how to reduce their risk of sexual and physical abuse by recognizing potentially abusive behavior, responding appropriately to threatening situations, and reporting abuse to a trusted adult..

Since 1983, more than 1.5 million children in North Texas have learned about personal safety from The Women’s Center Play it Safe!® program

For more information, contact Jourdan Lathem at 903-567-1212.

Community Support and Education