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Parent Plus Program

Jewish Family Service's Parent Plus Program  is for couples and families who want to strengthen their family relationships, in keeping with our mission of preserving families. Jewish Family Service and the Parent Plus Program are open, inclusive, and non-denominational.

It is a FREE program, including:

  • Family Dinner and Childcare (ages 0-12 only )
  • Relationship Strengthening Workshop for Adults
  • Parenting Workshop for Adults
  • Enrichment for Children

Who: Any parenting couple — pre-engaged, pre-marital, married, committed, partners, co-parents, guardians, primary caregivers, grandparents, empty-nesters — all are welcome

What: FREE program based on empirically validated research
John Gottman's Seven Principals Program format
Skills-based learning environment
Personal issues not disclosed
Participants must commit to all six sessions

When: Weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings
5:30 - 6:00pm  Dinner as a family
6:00 - 7:30pm  Program for Adults, Enrichment for Children
OR
10:00am - 4:00pm  Workshop for Adults, Enrichment for Children (0-12, ONLY) Light Breakfast & Lunch

Where: Jewish Family Service
1111 East 3300 South #218
Salt Lake City, UT  84106
Free parking
Click HERE for directions/map

Why: You wish to enhance a good partnership, need better conflict management tools, and desire to gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems to improve your relationship and your parenting.   

How: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED  - Space limited, sign up today!
Contact Facilitator Amy Edwards, ACMHC, NCC, Certified Gottman Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 801.746.4334.

SCHEDULE FOR 2017

The Parenting Workshop - Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child 

August 6 & 19 OR October 1 & 8, 2017

Two consecutive Sundays, 10:00am-4:00pm

Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Enrichment for children (0-12, ONLY)

Relationship Strengthening Workshop

April 19 - May 24 OR August 30 - October 4, 2017

Weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings

5:30 - 6:00pm  Dinner as a family
6:00 - 7:30pm  Program for Adults, Enrichment for Children

FORMAT

Two Workshops for Adults: Relationship Strengthening Workshop
Based on Gottman’s 7 Principles Program
Both partners must be present
Do not need to be married Parenting Workshop
Based on Gottman’s Emotion Focused Parenting Program
Helpful to have all parents/primary caregivers present Both Workshops include: Enrichment for Children
Activities and projects that are age appropriate
Two educators
Parents will be asked to take care of feeding and diapering
JFS's parent Plus program is funded by a Utah Department of Workforce Services grant.

Testimonial of a participant in both workshops:

"Don't wait until you have troubles! Just come in to the class. You are going to learn such valuable things, even if you think you don't need it."  - S.F.