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Free Parenting Classes for Families in Crisis

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Established in 1981, NorthCare exists to promote recovery and independence to Oklahomans in need. Each year, NorthCare serves approximately 13,500 Oklahomans experiencing emotional, trauma-related or substance abuse issues, including over 2,000 children impacted by abuse and neglect.

NorthCare offers services for families in crisis, including individual therapy, group therapy, crisis services and parenting classes. “All our parenting classes are offered at no cost to the community,” explains Sarah Rahhal, LCSW and Clinical Director at NorthCare. “They share great information and tools, such as positive parenting, how to get your children to listen, the benefits of taking care of yourself as a parent, the value of positive reinforcement and more.” Preregistration is required for all classes.

Free classes include:

  • Down to Earth Parenting—Simple Strategies for Successful Parenting, held on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00pm at NorthCare’s Child Outpatient Office (4436 NW 50th). This eight-week course offers a different topic each week on a rotating schedule, and parents can attend any or all of the classes.
  • Circle of Security parenting group—which meets on Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm, and focuses on building secure relationships with children ages 0 – 5. Group sessions meet for eight consecutive weeks and new groups form at the end of each session.

For more information or to preregister for a parenting class, call 405-858-2700 or visit

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