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The Triple P Parenting Program

Programs and Services

Anger Management

Twenty-six week anger management for adult and/or teens: Recognize and normalize anger, gain better understanding and control of self. Learn different ways to manage stress and improve emotional intelligence and communication. Class overview

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

We provide Triple P Positive Parenting Program, a parenting curriculum that has years of research and evidence proving it helps in the prevention and treatment of behavioral, emotional and developmental problems with children by increasing knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. Parents of difficult to manage children who are demanding, disobedient, defiant, aggressive or generally disruptive are likely to benefit. Program overview

Parent Education Classes


Supporting Father Involvement (SFI)

C.O.P.E. Family Support Center recognizes the importance of the father’s role in their child’s life. Based on research evidence that father involvement emerges in the context of a system of relationships, each group meeting will emphasize one of these central aspects of family life.

Discussion will include:

Individual adjustment (self-confidence, depression, anxiety).

Increase parents’ ability to work together to problem solve and decrease conflict (co-parent relationship quality).

To increase fathers’ involvement and the use of age appropriate parenting strategies (skills and confidence in parenting).

Find ways to break negative cycles of intergenerational cycles of harsh treatment, neglect and abuse (three-generational family patterns).

Develop strategies for coping with stresses on the family including work, support or lack of support from friends and family, and family-relation policies in the surrounding community and state agencies (external stressors).  Class overview


Bullying Program

School Staff/Teacher support in identify and intervene in bullying behavior as well as create a positive climate in the classroom.  Class overview

Parent Workshops teach strategies and support parents of children involved in any aspect of bullying or in need of general information. Class overview

Additional Parenting Tools

C.O.P.E. 2nd Annual Fundraising Event

Spotlights Extraordinary Parent / Caregiver’s Compassion for Medically Fragile Infants

The Counseling Options and Parent Education (C.O.P.E.) Family Support Center  honored Kris Gery, as our Uplifting Families in Our Community Hero, at its fundraiser, on April 18, 2015 at Contra Costa Country Club.


Kris Gery, a Foster Family Network Vice President and foster mom to over 25 medically fragile foster children, most were drug exposed and medically fragile at birth.  Kris maintains contact with most of her foster children throughout her 16 years in Contra Costa’s Foster Parent program.  Kris and her husband, Michael hosted many gatherings at their home for the children and their families throughout the year.  Sadly Kris lost her husband of 42 years this past October.

C.O.P.E. Family Support Center provides parent support to approximately 600 families in Contra Costa County.   The C.O.P.E. mission is to prevent child abuse and strengthen families through parent education and counseling services to foster healthy relationships and cultivate nurturing environments for both parents and children.  C.O.P.E., honors community advocates who make a difference in the lives of children and families by providing support and education.

A Special Thank You to the Tapestry Vocal and Handbell Ensemble for their fund-raising concerts during the month of May in support of C.O.P.E. Family Support Center.

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