Champions offers a series of classes in both English and Spanish using the nurturing Parenting Program and the Strengthening Families curriculum that help families build a stronger connection with each other. In these classes, participants learn about child development, how to communicate physical and emotional needs, establishing routines for regular family activities, and building family togetherness. 

The goal of Champions Parenting Program is to improve parenting practices as well as children’s resilience.  Depending on the course, classes meet one night a week for 16 weeks for 2 ½ hour.  Champions staff and volunteers facilitate the class and provide a light dinner and childcare for all participating families. 

Class includes a family meal, childcare for children ages 0 to 4, and educational materials.


Nurturing Parenting Program - FREE

Improve parenting skills, promote child development and healthy bonding, enhance parent child relationships to improve treatment outcomes & reduce risk of relapse, reduce developmental or abuse/neglect risks to children, strengthen relationships, and teaching appropriate parenting skills and techniques. 

Held on:  
Tuesday and Thursday (Hanford) 
Wednesday (Avenal)

Strengthening Father Involvement - FREE

Reduction in aggression and impulsivity in the parenting role, increased participation in the parenting role and responsibility taking, a greater empathy and moral sensitivity for their children, increased ability to cope with life stressors, increased support of the child's needs, decrease in child abuse and neglect, reduction in intergenerational criminality and violence, and a reduction in recidivism rates for men (including absence from children’s life or poor role modeling). 

Held on: 
Tuesday (Hanford) 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – FEE

Treatment for parents and children to help improve the parent-child relationship by teaching the parent skills to manage their child’s challenging behavior problems. PCIT is for parents who are, overwhelmed, depressed, stressed and unsure how to deal with their child’s challenging behaviors. PCIT are for children who are between 2 and 8 years of age, Behavioral problems such as difficulty in school, preschool, daycare, aggressive behaviors towards parents, siblings, teachers, and other children, sassing, refusal to follow directions, temper tantrums, swearing and defiance 

Held on:  
Thursday and Friday (Hanford) 
Thursday (Avenal)

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) – FREE

MDFT is an effective family-centered treatment for youth. Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is an integrated, comprehensive, family-centered treatment for youth problems and disorders. MDFT prevents out-of-home placement. MDFT focuses on key areas of the adolescent’s life and provides an effective and cost-efficient treatment. MDFT addresses a range of youth problem behaviors – substance abuse, delinquency, antisocial and aggressive behaviors, school and family problems, and emotional difficulties. It can be implemented in substance abuse and mental health treatment, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems, including detention centers and juvenile drug courts. 

Held on:  
Thursday (Avenal)

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Celebrating Families - FREE

Offers a 16-week skill building educational program for ages 4 - 17 and their parents and caregivers. It incorporates addiction/ recovery concepts with healthy family living skills. Each session is fully –scripted with age appropriate exercise, handouts and activities sheets. 

Held on:  
Tuesday and Wednesday (Hanford) 
Thursday (Avenal) 

Child Abuse Treatment – FEE

A 52– week group that is court order child abusers’ treatment program. Which utilizes evidence based curriculum and a specific format pursuant to the California Penal code for males and females. The curriculum will touch on child abuse & family violence, child abuse & neglect, and Responsible parent and drug use, abuse and addiction. 

Held on:  
Monday, Tuesday and Friday (Hanford) 
Wednesday (Avenal)