Parenting Resources

Programs designed for parenting struggles

City Impact, Inc.

City Impact, Inc.  offers parenting support opportunities from counseling to parenting classes.  Two programs are described below:

The Parent Project focuses on issues parents face with teens.  The program addresses the critical issues parents face and offers no-nonsense solutions.  Class sessions are 10 weeks long and are offered in English and Spanish.

The Positive Parenting Program, also known as “Triple P” is being offered throughout Oxnard to help parents better manage their children’s behavior.  The program is proven to decrease parents’ stress and provide them with practical step-by-step approaches to parenting.   Ventura County Behavioral Health and Ventura County First 5 have partnered to fund these services free of charge to parents of children ages 1-12 throughout Ventura County.  Services are provided through City Impact in Oxnard at schools, churches, Family Resource Centers, and in homes.  Parents who have completed the modules report that their improved skills have dramatically changed their children’s behaviors.

Address:    829 No. A St., Oxnard, CA  93030

Phone:       (805) 983-3636


Interface Child and Family Services, Inc.

Focusing on youth development is a core part of the Interface mission.  With youth in mind, our services are integrated throughout the focus areas of Mental Health, Family Violence Intervention and Family Strengthening.  Many of the youth-focused services and activities are provided in partnership with the Specialty Juvenile Courts, Ventura County Probation Agency, Ventura County Children Family Services, foster family agencies, group homes and other community based organizations. Funded through publicly funded contracts, foundation grants and community donations, youth are provided with a lifeline to healthy development.

Address:    4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93012


Phone:        (805) 485-6114

Partnership for Safe Families & Communities of Ventura County (countywide)

Partnership for Safe Families & Communities of Ventura County, the Designated Child Abuse Prevention Council, providing resources in helping children and families at all stages of the life span. The mission of the Partnership is “to promote a community committed to safe, healthy and peaceful families.”

Phone: (805) 482-4403

The Parent Project

This is the program that started it all. A Parent’s Guide to Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior (CDAB) is the only parent training program that addresses the MOST destructive of adolescent behaviors. Now in its eleventh edition, CDAB has become the program of choice for parents raising difficult or out-of-control teens. The American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, named the Parent Project the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country. With a focus on improving both school attendance and performance, CDAB has become a favorite of middle and high school educators as well.

✔ Affordable: At $20 per family, CDAB is the least expensive of all practical intervention models.

✔ Effective: Using a behavioral model, CDAB addresses the critical issues parents face today and offers concrete, step-by-step, solutions, not theory.

✔ Need-based: CDAB is the only curriculum actually created by parent questions. Over 500,000 parents of high-risk youth helped to develop this unique program.

✔ Easy to Teach: The Teacher’s Guide is the most comprehensive in the industry. Icon driven, the guide walks teachers through visuals, lectures, and group activities that help to provide parents with a smooth process for change.

✔ The Best Teaching Strategies: CDAB is an activity-based curriculum built on cooperative learning norms. Parents work in groups to brainstorm, practice applying new ideas, and build support. The “magic” happens at the tables.

✔ Parent Support: CDAB uses the UCLA self-help support group model to create on-going, parent-led community support groups.

Phone (800) 372-8886