Great, free, & virtual learning opportunities for parents, families, & caregivers

Our partners at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have some great, FREE, and virtual learning opportunities for parents, families, & caregivers. *Foster parent credit available.

The Science of Parenting: Understanding Research and Reality

  • 1-hour virtual workshop on Feb. 24
  • Free
  • Learn about how parenting realities are different, and be introduced to five helpful tools and techniques.

The Science of Parenting: Positive Discipline

  • 1-hour virtual workshop on Mar. 3
  • Free
  • See positive discipline as an opportunity to build positive parent-child relationships.

Helping Families interACT*

  • 6-week virtual program starting January 31
  • Free
  • Families with children third through sixth grade
  • Learn tools to improve your family relationships and help your personal growth.

Our Bookshelf

  • Four 30-minute virtual programs
  • Free
  • Variety of dates found on website
  • Parents learn about a technique called dialogic reading and get ideas on how to make reading fun at home.

ACT Raising Safe Kids*

  • Nine-week evidence-based virtual program
  • Feb. 3 (Spanish), Feb. 17 (evening), Feb. 18 (daytime)
  • $40 with coupon codes available
  • Families with children 0 to 8
  • Learn about positive parenting practices that help create stable, safe, healthy, and nurturing environments and relationships.

ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level

  • Four-week virtual program starting March 23
  • $99 per individual or $175 per couple
  • Learn and practice seven skills essential to maintain a healthy and stable relationship.

Healthy Relationship Education Training

  • Two half-days virtual
  • Mornings of March 10 and March 11
  • $149
  • Professionals who work with families
  • Professional development credit for social workers, counselors, and marriage/family therapists available
  • Tools to teach couples and families relationship education skills that support strong and stable couple relationships for healthy and safe children and families.