The Parent Project

Providing solutions and skills for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescents ages 11-19

Why should a parent attend the Parent Project®?   You will find some useful skills & solutions for you and your family.  You aren’t alone.  Over 500,000 parents before you expressed the same feelings of frustration, hopelessness, despair, anger and pain.  Not everyone’s child is the same.  What works for one child will not always work for another.  The Parent Project is based in part from the input of those 500,000 parents who have gone before you.  Would you be willing to  invest 24 hours, just one day of your time for the opportunity to improve and change your family’s life?  Let’s make it happen.  Parent Project Brochure

For questions about The Parent Project®, call 775.353.2299 or Send us a message

How the Program Works

  • Sign up for The Parent Project®
  • 10 weekly sessions
  • Parents work in “learning pods” of 4-5 parents
  • Units 1 thru 6 are 3 hour sessions
  • Units 7 thru 10 are 2 hour sessions
  • Parent Support Group Work

Solutions and Skills

  • The Dynamics of Change
  • Managing Conflict in the Home
  • Teen Sleep and Diet Habits
  • Building Positive Self Concepts
  • Parental Consistency
  • Expectations, Standards and Values
  • Promoting Family Unity

Program Goals

  • Reduce Family Conflict
  • Reduce Juvenile Crime/Recidivism
  • Improve School Attendance
  • Higher Graduation Rates

Topics Include

  • Arguing & Family Conflict
  • Poor School Attendance &
  • Performance
  • Teen Alcohol and other Drug Use
  • Active Supervision & Media Influence
  • Runaways
  • Early Teen Sexuality
  • Youth Gangs
  • Teen Violence & Bullying
  • Teen Suicide (Threats and Signs)

For More Information or to Register

Call: Support Services 775.353.2299

Message: Send us a message

Online: The Parent Project

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Notice regarding COVID-19

In an attempt to provide the best service we can to our community, the Sparks Police Department will be implementing several preventative measures to help reduce or prevent the exposure and spread of Covid-19. These changes will begin 11/16/2020. This temporary altering and or reduction in services is only temporary and is designed to help reduce exposure to both our community and our employees. The Sparks Police Department is committed to placing our community first and this is an effort to keep our staff healthy and available to assist our community’s emergent needs. These changes in services are only temporary. Non-Essential Services will be suspended until further notice. All Work Permits Fingerprint Cards Additionally, the following services will be provided online or via mail only until further notice: Criminal History Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Case Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Convicted Persons Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Sex Offender Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Our front desk will be open by appointment only. We ask for your patience during this time as there may be longer than usual waiting times. For more information please contact the Records Department at (775) 353-2279.

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