ESCT Parent Support and Training Program (PST)
The Parent Support and Training program allows the agency to provide more in-depth wraparound services for new and existing clients. All parenting programs are free offer parent training classes and support groups for persons in Travis County.
The PST program includes weekly parenting classes, support groups, workshops and structured monthly play groups. Some examples of parenting classes include Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) or short-term workshops on topics such as Nurturing Your Child, Discipline that Makes Sense, or Encouraging Your Child and Yourself. Specialized workshops on different parenting topics will also be offered.
In addition, monthly playgroups for children will be held on our indoor playground. There are two kinds of playgroups for children: Playgroups for infants and toddlers 0-3 years and Play and Learn groups for children ages 3-8 years old. Play and Learn groups are slightly different from general playgroups in that they provide structured activities such as Sing-A-Longs, reading, or a puppet show. Both types of groups offer socialization opportunities for children in a supportive environment.
There are some eligibility requirements, please contact staff for more information:
Shireen Connor, LMSW, Parenting and Socialization Program Manager
Addie Wieland, LMSW, Bilingual Service Coordinator