Education for Parents

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.
- Psalm 127:3

Parenting Support

And, as parents, it's our job to do all that we can to make sure they are safe, loved and handled with care from conception, through the teen years and into adulthood. Join us at Alternatives for classes that will enrich your parenting experience and enhance your skills for life.

Parenting Class Offerings

Parenting for Life (PFL):  8 Week Course

This 2-hour class meets weekly and is designed to increase parent-child connectedness by examining parenting styles, effective communication techniques and fundamental needs of children that must be provided in the home.  A 1-hour, 12 week class is also offered at some locations.

Building Family Connections (BFC):  10 Hour Workshop/Course

This course is designed to increase communication between parents and their teens regarding sexual health, resulting in a delay in the age of sexual debut.

Turn Down the Volume (TDTV):  ReGen Next™ Workshops

Offered community-wide, these educational workshops for parents cover a variety of topics. Titles include: Great Parenting, Understanding Child Development, Effective Communication, and Discipline for Children. Please contact the Educational Outreach Department for a complete list of topics and pricing or to schedule a workshop for your organization.

Upcoming Classes

Parenting for Life - Battle Creek and Kalamazoo

ONLINE - Summer 2020 PFL  (8 weeks)

Evening session begins Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 6-8pm

Day session begins Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1-3pm

 For more information contact Alternatives:
269-345-1740 or Email

Parenting for Life - Kalamazoo


Due to COVID-19

Apr. 16, 2020
Thursdays, 1-3 pm, 8 weeks


For more information: 

Call 269-345-1740 or Email

Please note:   In order to accommodate the changing schedules of registered participants who are being called back to work, a daytime and an evening session are being offered for this new summer online course. The content for
both weekly sessions will be the same, just offered at 6pm on Tuesdays and 1pm on Thursdays.

We hope to continue in-person classes at our local offices in the fall; however, that will depend upon the 
regulations in place at that time.  Until then, we look forward to engaging with you in our virtual classrooms.

Wear a mask. Stay safe. Be well.

AlternativesCC, Educational Outreach