Meghan is the Early Childhood and Family Specialist for Florence Crittenton. Meghan earned a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Montana-Western and is finishing her MA in Educational Counseling from Montana State University-Northern, as well as having a Montana Teaching Licenses with the State of Montana. Prior to coming to Florence Crittenton, Meghan was an elementary teacher teaching grades ranging from 1st -4th. She has worked closely with low income and migrant families throughout her time in the classroom and understands the importance of building positive relationships. Meghan is excited to be able to combine her two passions, education and therapy, into a role that supports and advocates for young women and families.
Upcoming Parenting Classes & Groups
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Florence Crittenton is delighted to offer a wide range of parenting classes to all parents and caregivers in our community. These classes are an excellent opportunity to learn some great skills and understand your child’s developmental stage and their needs.
Love & Logic for All Ages
Love & Logic is a relationship-based, natural consequences approach to parenting. This is a video-based curriculum facilitated by our parenting educator which will provide discussion, tools and tips to try with your own family.
Next Sessions: January 16-February 20, Thursdays, 5-7 pm
April 6 – May 11, Mondays, 5.30 – 7.30pm
June 18 – July 23, Thursdays, 5 – 7pm
Circle of Security®
Circle of Security® Parenting is an attachment-based nurturing approach to understanding children’s needs.. The program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.
Next Sessions: January 27-March 23, Mondays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
April 9 – May 28, Thursdays, 5 -6.30pm
June 15 – August 3, Mondays, 5 – 6.30pm
Loving Your Baby from the Inside Out
A nurturing prenatal baby-focused course, designed to empower and prepare young pregnant mothers for bonding throughout pregnancy, for labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.
This class is ongoing, join at anytime during your pregnancy
Class time: Ongoing on Mondays from 3 – 4pm
Services for Families with Substance Use:
Nurturing Parenting Classes
Florence Crittenton is delighted to be offering Nurturing Parenting Classes for adults who are in treatment and/or recovery for substance use problems, and who are in parenting relationships with children. It is also useful for partners of parents with substance use problems and extended family members who are parenting the children of adults with substance use disorders.
This unique curriculum is taught by 2 Master Nurturing Parenting trainers, 1 who is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor.
Next Session: Thursdays January 9 – April 30 – 3:15-4:45 PM & Mid June – October
Community Substance Use Group Therapy Sessions
Substance Use Groups are ongoing and are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Groups are an open format and are influenced by cognitive behavioral interventions with the hopes of identifying goals and ambitions for clients and how to reach those goals and how continued substance use could impact them reaching those goals.
Groups are open to parents and caregivers of all ages and both mothers and fathers are welcome.
How to register:
Please email our Admissions Coordinator Isabelle Hunt to register for one of our groups and classes.
All classes are billable to insurance, Medicaid or private payment. Scholarships available for those unable to pay.
Community Outreach Center at 901 N Harris, Helena, MT 59601.
Childcare is available if required.