Parenting Plus

At Families First we believe that parenting makes a big difference in the life of children, especially parenting that is positive, supportive and encouraging.  We offer several classes and trainings that fit any family situation for parents, guardians, and children in Metro-Atlanta.

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Parenting Classes

For: Parents & Guardians of children and teenagers

We utilize the Active Parenting curriculum for children to teach effective ways to open lines of communication, encourage school success, teach responsibility and courage, and stimulate independence as your child grows older.

The Active Parenting curriculum for teens teaches skills for clear and honest communication, methods of respectful discipline, how to be an encouraging parent, and other issues like online activity, bullying, and depression.

Parenting Time

For: Parents & Guardians

This is a 90-day program for people with an active child support case that includes both educational seminars and case management services to assist custodial and non-custodial parents to work together in the best interest of their child or children.  The goal of the program is to increase access and visitation with their children.  In addition to visitation, Parenting Time provides mediation services and educational sessions. All participants MUST have an active child support case with the Office of Child Support Services.*

Note: For those ineligible for the Parenting Time program who do not have an active child support case, we  offer the 90-day PAVE program at an hourly rate.

Contact Families First at 404.853.2844 to schedule to attend a Parenting Time Seminar or find our more about PAVE.

Counties Served:

Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Fannin, Forysth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, Pickens, Newton and Rockdale


CO-Parenting Experience

For: Parents

Co-Parenting Experience (formerly known as Transparenting) is an interactive educational seminar designed to teach effective parenting during the transitions of divorce and parental separation.  The seminar addresses the developmental and emotional needs of children and emphasizes each parent’s responsibility to provide a nurturing and non-threatening environment for the child.  The seminar is offered in 30 states as well as online in select counties. To find out more, contact 404-853-2844.

If you are a licensed organization in need of training to teach the Transparenting seminar curriculum more effectively, please fill out THIS FORM to register for one of our upcoming presenter trainings.


For: Children, ages 5-17

Most children of separating and divorcing families experience isolation, fear, and loss. Through group discussion, structured exercises and therapeutic games, RollerCoasters helps children, ages 5-17 to verbalize their feelings and learn coping skills. For more information, please call 404-853-2844.


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about a specific parenting program, please contact us: