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

Food Drive - April 30

As part of the Samaritan Center’s “Attitude of Gratitude” program, we are collecting non-perishable food items on April 30 for our community partner, House of Hope, for distribution to needy families throughout our community.  Click here to learn how you can help by contributing and spreading the word!

The Samaritan Center will once again participate in the annual "Great Give," which will be held from midnight to midnight on May 17th.  This 24-hour online giving event (led by United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County) is designed to raise as much money as possible for local non-profits in a single day. When you contribute to the Samaritan Center on May 17th through the Great Give web site, your donation will be multiplied by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by United Way of Palm Beach County.  Visit our donation page here, or click here to learn more.  

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