Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors)

Abriendo Puertas is the nations first evidence-based comprehensive training program, founded by Sandra Gutierrez and developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0 to 5 years old. It uses the Popular Education approach to engage parents in 10 interactive sessions that reflect the culture and life experiences of the parents in the room and incorporate data about local schools and communities. Abriendo Puertas curriculum helps Latino parents understand their important role in the development of and the long-term impact on their children’s educational outcomes.

Haga de la Paternidad un Placer (Make Parenting a Pleasure)

 Haga de la Paternidad un Placer is an evidence-based program designed by Parenting Now! for parents of children from 0 to 8 years old. It utilizes a group dialogue methodology which respects the skills of the parenting educator, empowers families and can be adapted to suit a wide range of environments and populations to improve outcomes. The parenting educator acts as a guide to help the families discover unrealized parenting knowledge. This approach raises the confidence of parents as they discover that they already possess the capabilities necessary to achieve their family goals. The program’s key topics include self care, stress and anger management, understanding child development, communication skills and positive discipline.