Parent Empowerment Institute
The mission of the Parent Empowerment Institute (PEI) is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of parents and caregivers in order to sustain in families and prevent child abuse/neglect in our community.
PEI will provide workshops on a wide variety of skills to support parents, grandparents, foster parents, and other caregivers, with the goal of preventing child abuse before it occurs. These programs are particularly helpful for caregivers coping with the challenges of parenting children with few community programs or resources available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PEI program is part of LCCS’ strategic plan, which includes a commitment to reducing the number of children in foster care.
Week 1: Saturday, October 2, 2021 • 10-11:30am
Juvenile Court System
Join us to learn about the Juvenile Court System.
Topics will be a general overview of operations within the court system.
Week 2: Saturday, October 9, 2021 • 10-11:30am
Dual Juvenile Justice System & Child Protective Service Cases (Part I)
Join us to learn about the Juvenile Justice System
and Child Protective Service Cases. Topics include dual JJS/CPS cases, when and how CPS works with law enforcement, and who are parties to the cases.
Week 3: Saturday, October 16, 2021 • 10-11:30am
Dual Juvenile Justice System & Child Protective Service Cases (Part II)
Join us for the continuation of the Juvenile Justice System and Child Protective Service Cases. Topics include dual JJS/CPS cases, when and how CPS works with law enforcement, and who are parties to the cases.
Resources & Support Series
Week 1: Saturday, November 6, 2021 • 10-11:30am
Intro to Resources & Support
Join us to learn about Resources & Support in the community. Topics will include identifying and accessing various services within the community that can assist families.
Week 2: Saturday, November 13, 2021 • 10-11:30am
Join us to learn about Local Resources. Emphasis will be partners within Lucas County. However, virtual participants can still benefit by learning about programs that may be offered within their communities.
Week 3: Saturday, November 20, 2021 • 10-11:30am
“QPR” Question, Persuade, and Refer, Suicide Prevention for Gatekeepers
Join us to learn about Self-Care and Mental Health resources. Emphasis will be on Suicide Prevention.