Parenting Classes

Family Law CASA does not support or endorse any of these agencies; the information is provided simply to assist those seeking resources. The list may not be complete and does not include those in private practice.

*To see a list of these and other date specific, on-going, and special interest parenting classes, visit the Puget Sound Adlerian Society website at


Atlantic Street Family Resource Center
5150 S. Cloverdale Place
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-723-1301
Email: (see “Programs” tab on website for more information)

Cost: FREE

Parenting Classes: Positive Discipline (recommend for 5-12 years old), Guiding Good Choices (recommended for 9-14 years old), Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities (Birth to 18 years old), Teens as Parents Program (TAPP). Call or email for dates and times.

Focus: Teaches parenting skills and proper interaction techniques appropriate with different age groups.

Additional Information: There is limited provision of childcare and transportation. There is also a light dinner for the parents and children a half an hour before the class starts. Please call to register ahead of time.

Break Through Learning Center
9500 Roosevelt Way NE #205
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-931-6510

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment

Cost: Intake fee of $75 due day of interview. Materials fee. It is $36 a week for 12 weeks. Discounts are available when referred by Family Law CASA.

12-Week Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!) Parenting Course (ongoing):

Anger management for parents is about managing all emotions. It is not about being angry or upset all the time, but rather what triggers our emotional regulation and our actions. After all, anger is a normal, healthy emotion. How we INTERPRET any given situation makes the difference in how we REACT. To complete this course, parents are required to attend Class on Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm, participate in class discussion, complete in-class and weekly assignments and keep attendance. Parents enroll online, schedule an initial consultation and join class upon enrollment.


12-Week Parenting Dignity: A Breakthrough Parenting Approach (ongoing):

The 12-week, court-recognized blended learning approach that explores democratic parenting practices. Parenting skills include physical/emotional development, stress management, navigating high conflict separation and divorce, co-parenting/parallel parenting, brain development, and effective communication. To complete this course, parents are required to attend Class on Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm, participate in class discussion, complete online, weekly assignments and keep attendance. Parents enroll online, schedule an initial consultation and join class upon enrollment.

Bright Beginnings
Deborah Riehl
1906 Pacific Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-259-6716
Fax: 425-374-4163
Services: Supervised Visitation, Exchanges, & Parenting Classes
Hours: Open and flexible
Mobile and Onsite services

Catholic Community Services

Tacoma Location
1323 S. Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
Catholic Community Services offers ongoing Positive Parenting classes. There is a six week Thursday afternoon class 1:00-3:00 pm. for $50.00; and a nine week Thursday evening class 6:00-7:30 pm. for $50.00. Clients must pre-register and pay nonrefundable $50.00 fee several days before beginning class. Registration and class located at Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma 98405.
Participants must attend entire class session to receive credit for attendance, no late entry to class; class for parents only, no child care provided. Participants must comply with class guidelines in order to receive certificate of completion.  
For more information contact (253) 502 2696, or (253) 502 2652 for afternoon class facilitator, (253) 502 2728 for evening class facilitator

Snohomish County Family Center
1918 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Additional information: offers Early Family Support Services (EFSS) and pregnant/Parenting Women Supportive Housing (PPW). Call CCS for more information.

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Child and family support, services, and advocacy
King County locations:

Administrative Offices
3300 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-695-3200
Toll free: 1-800-456-3339
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Auburn Branch
Auburn Family Resource Center
4338 Auburn Way N
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: 253-854-0700
Offers Early Learning and Family Support

Green River Child Development Center
31715  124th Avenue SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: 253-939-7400
Early Head Start and Head Start programs for low-income families; daycare services as well.

Kent Branch
Kent Child Development Center
212 5th Ave S.
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: 253-850-2582
Early Head Start program for low-income families with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Children are then assisted in entering Head Start programs when they are old enough.
Additional information: the Center also houses the Therapeutic Foster Care Program, for children placed by the Department of Social and Health Services. Places children in foster homes and supports foster families.

Seattle Branch
Cobb Center for Youth
3300 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Out-of-Home Care including therapy for boys ages 6 – 16 who have been forced to leave their homes. Through the Department of Social and Health Services. The aim is to return them to their families (birth or foster).

Circle of Security Parenting Program at Valley Medical Center
Valley Medical Center Medical Arts Center (MAC), Room B (first floor)
4033 Talbot Road South, Renton
Phone: (425)-656-3291
Email Contact: Sandra Renner at
Cost: Free; pre-registration required

This program is an evidence based program, focused on the building of attachment between parent/guardian and child. It consists of eight 1-hour sessions. Adults only. Childcare is not provided but there is a play area where another caregiver can be with a child. Register at

Free garage parking with 3rd floor access to MAC building skybridge.


North Seattle Family Center
3200 NE 125th St., Suite 2
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: 206-364-7930
Family support programs include parenting classes, playgroups, support groups, home visitation, programs for teen parents, and health programs. The Center also hosts several community events a year.

1407 Boalch Avenue Northwest
North Bend, WA 98045
Phone: 425-888-2777 or 1-888-410-5905
Fax: 425-888-2010
TTY: 1-800-833-6388
Email: info@encompassnw.or
Cost: $85 per session; sliding fee scale available.
Duration: 12 to 14 weeks.
Time: 1 hour sessions once a week with daily 5 minute homework.
Additional Information: Offers numerous Parenting Classes. Call or visit website for details.

Family Works
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-694-6727
Fax: 206-694-6777
Hours: Monday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm; Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; Friday 9:30 am to 1 pm.

North Seattle Branch
3200 NE125th Street
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: 296-694-6729

Food bank and family center; family playgroups offered (see website for schedule); teen parenting/young parent support group. The playgroup/support group for teen parents is located at the North Seattle location.
Cost: Payment for textbook at approximately $10, some scholarships available.
Duration: 1 day or up to 6 weeks - depends on age group of children. To register call 206-694-6727.
Time: Call for schedule information.
Focus: STEP (Systemic Training for Effective Parenting) curriculum for toddlers, school-aged children, and teenagers.
Additional Information: Check calendar on website for exact dates of classes. Offers childcare during classes.

Friends of Youth
414 Front Street North
Issaquah, Washington 98027-2914
Phone: 425-869-6490
Fax: 425-391-4971
Parenting programs:
Hours: Appointments are on Mondays-Fridays, 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Cost: Depends on program. Sliding fee scale; accepts Medicaid and insurance, see website or call for more information.
Additional Information: There is an initial appointment for intake; services are for youth ages 2-18 and their families that live in Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and Duvall

Duvall Branch
2633 Northeast Valley, Suite 1
Duvall, WA 98109
Phone: 425-844-9669

Issaquah Branch
414 Front Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 425-392-6367

Redmond Branch
Family Resource Center Campus
16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-6
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-869-6490
Snoqualmie Branch
7972 Maple Avenue Southeast
Snoqualmie, WA 98068
Phone: 425-888-4151

Programs: Based on STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens) curriculum
Duration: Varies.
Focus: Teens age 13-19. Teaches enhancement of parents’ communication with teens. Also offers parenting classes for parents of children ages 2 – 12.

HCSATS: Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
401 Broadway, Suite 2075
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-744-1600
Fax: 206-744-1614
TTY: 206-744-1616
Cost: Accepts children’s medical coupons if child is not in counseling elsewhere, and accepts private insurance; call for exact fees if not using medical coupons or insurance.
Duration: Approximately 14-18 weeks.
Time: By appointment only during Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm, with some evening appointments.
Additional Information: Offers family/individual counseling for abuse victims; medical exams for victims of child abuse/sexual assault; foster care assessment program; Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) for families involved with Child Protection Services.

16120 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA   98008
Phone: 425-653-4302
Cost: Free
Duration: 10 weeks
Additional Information: Classes offered 4 times per year focusing on children ages 2-12. Classes offered in English in the evening and also in Russian (including teenage focus) also in the evening. Classes offered in Spanish during the day. Certificate of attendance provided upon completion. Can also do free one on one consultationong with instructor. Monthly support group in English offered in evenings for graduates of the class.

North Seattle Family Center
3200 NE 125th Street, Suite 2
Seattle/Lake City, WA 98125
Phone: 206-364-7930
Fax: 206-367-3199
Program: Fatherhood Group
Cost: FREE
Duration: 12-14 weeks.
Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Additional Information: Essentially a support group for fathers who are going through divorce, separation, and custody issues. Allows fathers to share experiences with one another as well as teaches child development, nutrition, and safety/CPR. There are also activities for the fathers and children to engage in together for bonding.

Northshore Youth and Family Services
Main Office:
10309 Northeast 185th Street
Bothell, WA 98041
Office Phone: 425-485-6541
Hours: Appointments are within normal business hours of Monday-Thursday 9:00am-
7:00pm and Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Sliding fee scale based on income and family size; accept medical coupons from clients of King County
Additional Information: Clients need to do a request for service and set up an intake where information is obtained from the client and given to the clinical director to set up an appointment with a counselor. Services are for people of all ages, and for couples, marriage, and parenting issues.

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (Children’s Hospital)
2101 East Yesler Way, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-987-7200
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Cost: Accepts private insurance with a flat fee scale of $93-$148 depending on insurance; accepts medical coupons; has a financial aid program available.
Additional information: PCIT is a program offered as part of therapy services and is only available to those who are receiving mental health counseling.

Open Arms Perinatal Services
2524 16th Ave South, Suite 207-A
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: 206-723-6868
Fax: 206-257-4146
Services: Doula Services, New Mother Support Groups

Parenting Program: “Parenting and Recovery”
Parenting Program Phone: 425-486-2655
Parenting Program Location:
Kenmore Community Church
7504 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028
Cost: FREE
Duration: Every Monday for 12 weeks - the 12 weeks is required to obtain a certificate of completion.
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Focus: Teaching parenting skills to parents who are in recovery of substance abuse and/or there is some sort of court or CPS involvement in the family due to substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. The idea is to help parents, who are in specific need, with their parenting skills and styles. However, all parents are welcome. Classes are for parents of children of all age groups- the class is adapted to the ages of the children of the currently participating parents.
Additional Information: The program is supported by King County Community Organizing Grant. The instructor is an experienced Social Worker and worked for DSHS for 27 years. There is open enrollment into the classes, so a parent can begin anytime. Please call to enroll.

Parent Trust for Washington Children
2200 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 233-0156
Fax: (206) 233-0604
Family Help Line 1-800-932-4673 (Also available in Spanish)
General E-mail:
Additional Information: Materials available online on parenting questions/topics; developmental screening services; Parenting Coach available by phone Monday-Friday 9:00am to 10:00pm & Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Rainier Beach Family Center
4730 32nd Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-723-1301
Website: (see “Programs” tab on website for more information)
Cost: FREE
Classes: Birth to age 6; Teens as Parents Program (TAPP). Call or email for dates and times.
Focus: Teaches parenting skills and proper interaction techniques appropriate with different age groups. Additional Information: There is limited provision of childcare and transportation. There is also a light dinner for the parents and children a half an hour before the class starts. Please call to register ahead of time.

Southwest Youth and Family Services
4555 Delridge Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: 206-937-7680
Fax: 206-935-9967
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm; Friday 9:00am-3:00pm and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Offers counseling, education, and family support, as well as assistance to immigrant and refugee families in general. Parenting classes also offered (Parent Child Home Program – promotes literacy by working with young children and their parents at home).
Cost: Some counseling requires a fee; sliding scale. Accepts medical coupons and some insurance.
Additional Information: Multilingual services available, in English, Spanish, Arabic, Samoan, Cambodian and Somali. Also offers ESL classes. Counseling is available in English or Spanish; case management available in English or Samoan. Also offers SMEC: Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Communities and Families curriculum. Classes offered in English, Spanish, Cambodian and Somali.

Other programs: support for Native American youth through the Native American Advocate Program (for males ages 11-19 and their families).
The Iraqi Community Center provides support and advocacy to Iraqi refugees and assists with resettlement.

S.T.E.P. (Student Teen Employment Preparation): Job readiness program for youth.
Odessa Brown Clinic
2101 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA. 98122
Phone: 206-987-7200
Cost: $5 per person.
Duration: Six week program once per week, evenings. Call for dates and times.
Focus: Model on need of group, positive discipline, nutrition, discipline, child development, some parents are court ordered, dealing with stressful parenting. Instructors: Elizabeth Thomas, ARNP and Shirley Caldwell, MSW.
Additional Information: Call for details.

United Indians of All Tribes
3801 West Government Way
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: 206-285-4425
Cost: No cost if clients qualify for Medicaid.
Additional Information: Every family and child it met from a respectful and supportive place. Your child's needs are assessed, and services are based on the individual needs of the family and children. Alesek Institute offers a variety of services based on what your family and/or child(ren) need. These may include: individual and family counseling; child therapy; parent-child educational sessions; traditional Native American drumming or music; workshops; cultural events; smudging; sweats; and connecting with elders.

Other programs: The Cradleboard Institute: 8-week parenting group (contact Tina Fox at or call 206-723-2825 x111 to register).
Class location:
3712 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA 98118.

Also see website for information on Women’s Healing Circle (group sessions for Domestic Violence victims).

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation
Phone: 253-939-4055
Cost: Accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, private pay, and offers a sliding fee scale depending upon availability.
Additional Information: Individual mental health counseling for adults and children and adolescents and their family. Clients need to call and have a phone screening to set up intake appointment.

Auburn Branch
Administration and Comprehensive Services
2704 'I' Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
Access: 253-939-4055
Staff: 253-833-7444
Fax: 253-833-0480
TTY: 253-735-3354
Hours: Monday 8:30am to 6:15pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 am - 6:45 pm, Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm

Federal Way Branch
Comprehensive Services/Youth and Family Services
33301 1st Way South, Suite C-115
Federal Way, WA 98003
Hours: Monday 8:30 to 7:15; Tuesday 8:30 to 6:15; Wednesday 8:30 to 6:15; Thursday
8:30 to 6:15; Friday 8:30 to 5:15

Family Support Center at Laurelwood Gardens Apartments
29505 21st Ave. South #4
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 253-945-7108
Fax: 253-839-4965
Cost: Free, with a book donation of $15
Focus: Love and Logic teaches parents how to use love and logic in their discipline and guidance. It helps the parents feel fewer obligations for control over their children so that the children are able to gain a sense of responsibility for their behavior. This also lets the children live and learn and the parents teach them along the way. SMEC: Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Communities and Families. Taught in English, Spanish, and Russian. This is an on-going class.
Additional Information: Dates, times, and locations for Love and Logic are subject to change. Please call to verify.

Kent Branch
Comprehensive Services
325 West Gowe Street
Kent, WA 98032
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:15pm and Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Renton Branch
923 Powell Ave SW, Suite 100
Renton, WA 98057

Seattle Branch
Homeless Families
655 S. Orcas Street - Suite 122
Seattle, WA 98108

Vashon Youth and Family Services
On the Vashon High School Campus
20110 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
Prevention Coordinator: 206-463-5511, ext. 231
Phone: 206-463-5511
Fax: 206-463-5513
TTY: 206-463-7575
Cost: Sliding fee scale based on income; accepts medical coupons; accepts only Group Health insurance.
Duration: One or two sessions.
Time: One hour each.
Focus: The program is called “Parent Consultation” which is the parents meeting with parent educators that give support information, ad strategies for parenting skills. Help resolve specific challenges such as: child’s sleeping issues, homework struggles, develop clear expectations, effective limit setting, building positive relationship between parent and child, discipline issues, and parental stress management.
Additional Information: Call or go online for more information.

Wellspring Family Services (formerly Family Services)
Phone: 425-450-0332 
Reflective Parenting Classes which run eight weeks are designed for parents of children ages 1 and ½ to 4. The cost is $200. The class is offered a few times during the year. Call for more information.

Youth Eastside Services (YES)
TTY: 425-747-4937
Hours: See individual location information. Additionally, some evening appointments are available.

Bellevue Branch
999 164th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-747-4937
Fax: 425-957-0351
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm; Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kirkland Branch
11829 97th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 425-827-4937
Fax: 425-827-7047
Hours: Monday – Thursday 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Redmond Branch
Family Resource Center
16225 NE 87th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-869-6036
Fax: 425-869-6037
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Sliding fee scale based on family size and gross annual income.
Additional Information: Services are for children only; parents are included in conjunction with the child’s therapy.

YES also has offices at other community centers:
 Crossroads Community Center: 425-641-6006
 Firehouse Teen Center: 425-556-2399
 Kirkland Teen Center: 425-822-3088
 Ground Zero Teen Center: 425-637-7927