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Parent Enrichment Classes Brochure

All class times are 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are held at Acorn Community and Family Services building located at 101 Live Oak. Please call Donna Knight at 972-617-4658 or email to reserve your spot for a class.

Child care is available. Please RSVP no later than one week prior to the class.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00 PM

Six Weeks Courses

For 2017-2018, the Six Weeks Courses will held in the Fall and Spring.

Wk 1 

Mar. 26

Who's in the Driver's Seat?

Establishing Authority as a Parent. In this session, we will view the importance of balanced authority within the family and develop tools for establishing or re-establishing appropriate boundaries.


Wk 2

Apr 9

Communicating When It’s Hard

Expressing/Communicating Feelings and Emotions. In this session, we will explore feelings and emotions, and how we communicate them and develop skills in helping our own child acknowledge, understand, and express his/her feelings and emotions. We will identify styles of family communication and develop personal communication strengths.

Wk 3 

Apr 16

Family Feud

Dealing with Anger in the Family. In this session, we will learn techniques for resolving anger in the family and gain tools for helping our children learn to express anger in a healthy manner.

Wk 4 

Apr 30

Choosing Effective Discipline Techniques

In this session, we will develop skills for successful conflict resolution and recognize that conflict and resolution must take place in order for growth to occur.

Wk 5 

May 7

Building Trust

Developing, Maintaining, & Rebuilding Trusting Relationships. In this session, we will look at the importance of parent/child relationships and the impact they have on trust, and understand that it is never too late to build or rebuild trust.

Wk 6 

May 14

Home and School: What a TEAM!!!

In this session, we will recognize the powerful role parents play in a child’s education, and develop strategies for promoting positive homework attitudes and habits in the home.

Anger Management

This session will work on strategies to help control anger issues. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this class together. If court-mandated, the cost is $50. Certificates can be issued for those attending from the Court of CPS.

Jan. 30  |  Feb. 20  |  Mar. 27  |  Apr. 24  |  May 15

(Southwest Autism Parent Educator Group)

This is a group of parents and professionals with a common goal: supporting children with autism to be all that they can be! Organized by several school districts in the Southwest Dallas & Ellis Counties, the meetings are a combination of social time, sharing resources, and hearing from invited speakers. Free childcare by sitters trained in the field of autism is provided.

Participating schools include: Cedar Hill ISD, DeSoto ISD, Ellis County Co-Op, Lancaster ISD, Life School, Midlothian ISD, Palmer ISD, Red Oak ISD, and Waxahachie ISD.

*6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 23  |  Feb. 13  |  Apr. 10

"There’s an APP for that!”

Many teens are using lots of different apps to share secrets, follow friends and crushes and post selfies anywhere. Even though teens are only sharing day-to-day moments with their social groups, there can be unintended consequences when teens think their messages and posts disappear forever or when they make negative comments under cover of anonymous apps, not to mention what teens may be exposed to from other users within these apps.

Presenter: Laura Kelly, Red Oak ISD

Feb. 20

Family Time: Cooking with Natasha

This session is for families to learn to make delicious snacks, and take them home to share. Cookies, cake balls, and popcorn snacks. This class makes a great family time event.

Presenter: Natasha Spivey, ROISD Student Nutrition Catering Coordinator

RSVP to or 972-617-4658 to save your spot.

Feb. 8

Those Who Host

This session will go over the laws of alcohol. Parties are sometimes held in homes and parents do not realize the consequences that can be put upon the one who host the party in their home. Impact Communities will present the facts and how you can become involved in your community to prevent underage drinking.

Apr. 2

Domestic Violence 102

To provide a better understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, the variety and complexity of obstacles faced by victims and the different types of relief and resources to those affected.

Presenter: The Family Abuse Center

Apr. 12


GED/ESL Adult Classes

GED/ESL classes will be offered through Navarro College at Acorn on Monday and Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact:

Leslie Hayes
Director of Adult Education


Kevin McFarland
Program Coordinator








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