shutterstock_66705034After over 100 years of residential care, we are delighted to be able to offer our expertise to young families of all ages in the community. Our therapists are experts in their field and provide a warm, friendly, supportive environment within our purpose-built community outreach center.

Florence Crittenton’s Community Outreach Center is located at 901 North Harris, Helena, Mt, 59601

For Reservations for all classes call 442 6950 x252 

COMMUNITY CLASSES

Loving Your Baby from the Inside Out Classes

A group designed specifically for pregnant moms aged 14 to 18 that provides a loving, relaxed, encouraging atmosphere. Classes are focused on preparation for motherhood, childbirth education and designing an individual birth plan that honors each mother’s wishes.

  • Weekly: Tuesdays, 3.30-4.30pm – ongoing class runs throughout the year
  • Pregnant moms may join at any stage of their pregnancy

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™–A multimedia curriculum for training parents with children of all ages.
The Love and Logic approach is fun; using plenty of real life stories, examples and humor, the authors make this a program that parents really enjoy. This curriculum provide parents the skills required to feel more relaxed, hopeful and positive about their children. As they learn more, they’ll discover that parenting really can be enjoyable…and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their children’s love.

  • Parents will learn how to:
  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
  • And much more!

Call for dates of next six week class: 406 442 6950 x252

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun™ -- For Parents with children Ages Birth to Six.

The Love and Logic® approach is fun! This is the Love and Logic® curriculum designed for early childhood. Using plenty of real life stories, examples, and humor, the authors make this a program that parents really enjoy. This curriculum provides parents the skills required to feel more relaxed, hopeful and positive about their children. As they learn more, they’ll discover that parenting really can be enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their children’s love. Through the use of multimedia we will coach parents of young kids in skills that will give them:

  • Happy, fun families
  • Toddlers who go to bed the first time
  • Tots that learn whining and arguing does not work
  • Meals without the battles
  • Discipline without losing their love
  • Great comebacks all parents need to know
  • Youngsters that grow into safe, smart, confident teens
  • And so much more!

Call for dates of next five week class: 406 442 6950 x252 

Parents As Teachers™ Monthly Family Activity Groups

Evidence-based curriculum that assists parents to be the best teachers they can be for their children. Monthly family activity groups are available to all families in the community with infants and/or toddlers.

  • Groups meet approximately once a month
  • Location and times vary depending on activity

Circle of Security® Parenting classes

An 8 week, evidence-based class which helps parents understand and practice attachment parenting, the need for a strong bond between themselves and their child and teaches ways of enhancing that bond.

  • Suitable for parents with children of all ages

Call for dates of next 8 Week Class: 406 442 6950 x252

Strive to Reach Independence, Values, & Education - S.T.R.I.V.E.

S.T.R.I.V.E. is a group designed specifically for young moms up through age 18. The group offers a supportive, relaxed, encouraging atmosphere where young moms can meet and support one another in achieving success in parenting, relationships and in their education. Attendees are paid $10 per week to attend the group and $100 on completion of a 25 week series.

  • Classes are ongoing, held on Wednesdays; 5 – 6:30pm

SPECIALIZED THERAPY

Parent/Child Dyad Therapy/ Individual Child Therapy (for children aged 0-5 and their caregivers)

Sometimes children, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help children and their caregivers develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Our therapists can help children and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.

Videotaped Parenting Coaching/Relational Attunement Therapy

Using split screen technology, videotaped interactions between moms and babies can be an incredible teaching tool to help parents attune to their baby’s cues.

Early Childhood Social Emotional Assessment & Consultation

Our expert clinician will carry out a developmental and social-emotional screening for children from one month to 5 ½ years of age. Using the highly acclaimed Ages and Stages Questionnaire we will look at strengths and trouble spots, educate parents about developmental milestones, and incorporate parents’ expert knowledge about their children. These screenings are highly reliable and valid.

Lactation Support

Our Certified Lactation Consultant is a professional breastfeeding specialist trained to help mothers understand the fundamentals of lactation, as well as provide lactation counseling and support. We believe in empowering mothers with the idea that they are not only nourishing their babies, but to encourage them to view breastfeeding as an opportunity to develop a warm and loving bond, and to help mothers and babies succeed in having an emotionally gratifying breastfeeding experience.

Family Therapy

Bringing people together in a safe and supportive atmosphere can often help to improve communication and allow a better understanding of each other. Our focus is on helping families move forward although sometimes it is important to think about past events and their impact on the present and future.

Fatherhood Support Services

Florence Crittenton loves to work with Dads! We support fathers in having healthy, nurturing and ongoing relationships with their children by providing them with coaching, counseling and education.

Fatherhood Support Services will help Dads engage fully, effectively, and responsibly in their children’s lives. We will help build relationships between fathers and their children that are healthy, nurturing and ongoing.

Supervised Visitation/Parenting Support Services

Florence Crittenton provides supervised visitation services to ensure that children can have safe, conflict-free access to parents with whom they do not reside. Some of the children who need these services live in foster homes or with relatives. Some live with one parent who is estranged from the other.

CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER

Our facility houses a fabulous child enrichment center where babies are cared for while parents are at school or work. As well as caring for the babies of the young moms living in our residential program, the Center also cares for a number of children from families in our community.

Staff at the CEC are highly trained to continue our nurturing philosophy of care and along with our incredible team of volunteers, close relationships are built ensuring that little ones feel safe, secure and happy.

Staff to baby ratio’s are very low insuring that each baby is given as much consistent love, attention and encouragement as possible during these crucial first few months of their lives.

Developmental milestones are monitored for each baby and additional work and encouragement will be given to the mom and baby to overcome any delays. Dealing with any issues early as well as engaging the mom in working out a plan for her baby is vital in the emotional and physical well being of the child.

For more information or to take a tour call Denice Wells 442 6950 x211 or email denicew@florencecrittenton.org

TRAININGS & CONSULTATIONS

Florence Crittenton offers an array of trainings and consultative services, tailored to your specific needs. For more information please contact Elizabeth Flynn at 406 442 6950 x209 or email elizabethf@florencecrittenton.org