Parenting Classes

H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves Parent Effectively) is an 8-week program designed to help expectant mothers and fathers prepare for the care of their newborn, as well as for parents with preschoolers.   The H.O.P.E. classes are offered three times a year: winter, spring and fall on Monday evenings from 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM.   Seating is limited.  Call 513-753-HELP to be placed on the Sign-Up List.  There is no cost involved.

Participants have the opportunity to earn while they learn. Graduates of the program choose between a new crib or a new infant car-seat and also receive a bountiful layette of brand new baby items from the Center’s H.O.P.E. Boutique.  Parents of preschoolers are able to earn a brand new five-point car seat that will accommodate a child from infancy up to 40 pounds OR a booster car seat.  Other items may also be available for parents of preschoolers that complete the program.

We are blessed to have a diverse panel of guest speakers from the community committed to teaching the classes. All speakers have been carefully selected with expertise in the topic(s) they each present on.   Class modules include:

  • Keeping Your Unborn Baby Healthy
  • Baby Basics – Caring for a Newborn
  • SIDS Education
  • Prevention of SBS
  • Anger Management
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Infant CPR
  • Potty Training & Personal Hygiene
  • Building Character & Prevention of Bullying
  • Preparing Your Child for School
  • Loving Discipline
  • Teaching Your Child Manners & Responsibilities
  • Effects of Parental Behavior in Children
  • Providing Nutritious Meals & Snacks on a Budget
  • Financial Life Skills