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24-Hour Helplines

Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

 

…because every family deserves a better relationship.

 

Most of our parenting is learned through our experiences as children. Sometimes, those experiences are not positive, and we learn behaviors that are not the best for our children. The purpose of our program; is to provide alternative approaches to parenting that may differ from what we learned as children. It is designed for parents to learn some positive parenting tools and add their parenting skills set.

Skillful Parenting

Skillful Parenting is a weekly course offering parents and guardians practical skills to develop better relationships with their children – at all ages and stages of development. Certifications received upon course completion.

Lessons include:

  • Self Esteem
  • Ages & Stages (Growth & Development)
  • Boundaries

See Skillful Parenting Curriculum for full list and details.

 

Over the years we have witnessed the devastating effects of divorce and parental separation has on families. During separation, divorce, custody battles and visitation these effects are magnified by pain, anger and lack of knowledge regarding how to support their children during the process. Often times parenting skills may be compromised, needs overlooked and parent’s personal issues are not focus on their children’s needs.

Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting is a weekly course offering comprehensive strategies to support the development of children – at all ages and stages – and to redefine relationships after separation or divorce to maintain focus on child’s needs. Certifications received upon course completion.

Lessons include:

  • Self Esteem
  • Ages & Stages (Growth & Development)
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Self-Focused vs. Child Focus

See Co-Parenting Curriculum for full list and details.

 

Parent Academy is open to all San Joaquin County residence. No referrals needed. Referrals from Family Court mediators and judges are welcome.

 

Courses Schedule

Please call in advance for availability of courses.

Skillful Parenting Courses – Stockton

Mondays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WCYFS San Joaquin Office
620 N San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202

Curso disponibles en español.

Lunes, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oficina en la calle San Joaquin
620 N San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202

For more information please call (209) 941-2611



Co-Parenting Courses – Stockton

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCYFS San Joaquin Office
620 N San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202

Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCYFS San Joaquin Office
620 N San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202

Curso disponibles en español.

Jueves, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Women’s Center-YFS Main Office
620 N. San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA 95202

For more information please call (209) 941-2611

 

Co-Parenting Courses - Lodi 
Fridays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hope Harbor Shelter
622 North Sacramento Street
Lodi, CA 95240

For more information please call (209) 941-2611

 

 

More Info

Learn more about our Skillful and Co-Parenting Courses.

 

WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community, supporters, clients and team. Due to rising concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations from government agencies, we have made changes to ensure the safety of everyone.

Effective immediately, the following programs, services and events are limited, postponed or cancelled:

 

In-Person Services are Limited 

  • Our 24-Hour helplines are available for over the phone crisis services.

24-Hour Helplines 
Domestic Violence | (209) 465-4878 
Sexual Assault | (209) 465-4997 
Youth/Human Trafficking | (209) 948-1911 

  • Client appointments are available by phone.
  • Court accompaniment will be on a case-by-case basis at this time. 
  • We are still available to assist with any urgent temporary restraining order (TRO) needs over the phone during business hours (209) 941-2611.

Locations Open

  • San Joaquin Street Office
  • California Street Office
  • Shelters
  • Youth Drop-In Center

Locations Closed Until Further Notice 

  • Lodi Office

Postponed until further notice

  • WCYFS Annual Luncheon

Cancelled until further notice 

  • Support Groups
  • Parenting Courses 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support! Please call us at (209) 941-2611 or check back for any new updates.