Parent Services

Samaritan Center provides training, education, emotional support and encouragement - not only to the boys in our program, but to their parents, extended families and guardians, as well. Parents are required to attend parenting classes and can also take advantage of our counseling programs, support groups and workbook/video training.

Samaritan Center's five-day residential program returns the boys to their homes on weekends and holidays and throughout summer vacations. With our behavior system using earned merits and demerits, the boys learn self-accountability and respect for those in authority. They also develop better social skills, discipline and strategies for conflict management.

In our classes, we teach parents how to employ our behavior system in their own homes.  Parents and family members learn how to better communicate with their child, about healthy boundaries, essential life skills, and discipline alternatives that encourage their child in a more positive and constructive environment.  By “working the program” at home the boy - and often his siblings - learn to behave well and eliminate destructive patterns.  Arguments, temper tantrums, door slamming, yelling and other detrimental behaviors become things of the past.

Our Parenting Classes help families to:

  • Understand the emotional needs of their child
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Teach their son - and other family members - that success comes down to making good choices in life and owning the outcome of their choices
  • Learn effective discipline methods
  • Strengthen their effectiveness in nurturing and teaching to the individuality of their child
  • Enjoy their child again
We are also working to expand our parenting classes to provide the greater community with resources that parents and guardians can use to strengthen their families and instill a healthy dynamic in their relationships.

Spotlights

Help Us Raise the Roof!

The Garden Cottage, Samaritan Center’s largest residence, needs a new roof as soon as possible to meet insurance requirements.  Click here to learn how you can help.

Samaritan Center's Golf Tournament Set for October 26

Join us for our annual golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting the Samaritan Center Scholarship Fund.  This year is particularly special, as we're celebrating our 50th year and holding the tournament at a new and exciting venue:  The Fox Club in Palm City.  Learn more here.

Benefit Concert: An Evening of Sinatra and Motown

Experience the voice that won America’s hearts as he performs an array of favorites from the Great American Songbook.  Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. won the sixth season of America’s Got Talent, and has gone on to hit the top of the Billboard charts and sell out concert halls across three continents. And he's coming to the Lyric Theatre on November 11 to perform a benefit concert for the Samaritan Center!  Learn more and get your tickets here.  

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