Consider the Children (Divorce/Separation)

The divorce/separation of one’s parents is a major event in the life of a child. Consider the Children is a 4-hour parenting class focused on strategies to support children who live separately from one or both parents.

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

This 4-hour class designed to assist parents in supporting children who have witnessed, or have been affected by domestic violence. Classes are gender specific

Parenting & Family Values (MRT)

Our 14-week, evidence-based class for parents uses the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Curriculum, supplemented with discussion and presentations. It is designed to address past parenting behaviors, present family interactions, and assist parents in planning for a healthy family future. 

Parenting Inside Out (PIO)

Parenting Inside Out (PIO) is a 14-week, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral parent management skills training program created for criminal justice and systems involved parents. The curriculum is very interactive and takes a step-by-step process highlighting how to be an effective parent

QPR Suicide Prevention

Our QPR Suicide Prevention course provides practical and proven suicide prevention strategies and is taught in a clear, concise format. The course takes approximately 90 minutes and will be valid for three years from the date of training.

Guiding Good Choices

This free 6-week evidence-based training series for parents and caregivers is designed to help families guide children through success at home, school and in life.

Financial Education Program

In partnership with the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County and O’Bee Credit Union, Family Education and Support Services will host free virtual financial education training for local families in need of help in navigating the new financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Parenting During Difficult Times – Training

Topics of the training include: How taking care of you is taking care of your kids. How to break tough tasks and challenges into small manageable steps. How to become a problem solving family that works together even during the toughest of times.



Basic Needs Navigation

Every family’s needs are different. The Basic Needs Navigator at Family Education & Support Services helps families to meet their basic needs through a variety of direct assistance services. 


When fathers are actively involved in their children’s lives, the whole family thrives. Our Fatherhood Program works to advance activities and trainings that support fathers, their families, and the professionals who work with them.


Our Kinship Navigators Program works to advance activities and trainings that support Kinship care providers, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

Parent for Parents (P4P)

P4P is an evidence-based model that provides early outreach and education that helps shift parental attitudes from anger and resentment to acknowledgment and acceptance and enhances parent’s engagement in their court-ordered plans.

Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

Maternal alcohol/drug abuse puts children at risk because of possible effects of prenatal exposure on the child’s health and because these mothers are likely to provide a compromised home environment. These problems are preventable by helping the mothers build healthy and independent lives.