New and informative classes designed to support thriving families are introduced throughout the year. Once they are scheduled, our events page lists the dates and times of upcoming classes. Below is a sampling of classes available to the community (in alphabetical order):

Active Parenting of Teens

This is a comprehensive six-week interactive parenting course that examines the complex realities of raising pre-teens and teens. This video and discussion program by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin, will show you how to bring harmony and stability to your family. Each session is packed with activities, discussion, real-world examples and proven techniques to help you make positive changes in your family. Cost: $35 per person.

Boundaries Class

This compelling 13-week DVD study will help define and maintain the clear personal boundaries that are essential to a healthy and balanced life.  Based on the bestselling book, Boundaries, this video study features Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, who uncover the secrets to setting healthy boundaries that provide the framework for rich, productive relationships.

Healthy Cooking on a Budget Workshop

This workshop will teach participants how to maximize their food budget to prepare easy, healthy and delicious meals! Workshops will be scheduled throughout the year at the Family Resource Center. Stay tuned to our events page for upcoming cooking workshops.

How to Nurture Yourself and Others

A 17-week course designed to help families in substance abuse recovery and treatment. Please Note: These classes cannot be joined after the first week.

Let’s Talk! – An Open Discussion Group
Every Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm

The community is invited to join us on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth! This ongoing discussion group is based on the book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW (Book will be available for purchase at class for $13). Adult survivors of difficult childhood experiences will receive a complimentary copy. Join at any time! See details.

Life Skills for Thriving Families

The community is invited to these free one-hour classes that will be offered regularly. Each class covers one topic and will be taught by a specially trained instructor. Topics will include: how to bathe a baby, safe sleep for baby, car seate safety, space heater safety, purple crying and many more. Keep an eye on our events page to see all future classes.

Mandated Reporter Training

It will take just one and a half hours for you to learn how to better recognize the indicators of abuse and neglect, understand your role in responsible reporting, and identify the groups of children that may be at a higher risk of being abused or neglected.

Music & Movement for Children (Ages 2-10)
Every Monday, 6:15-7:00 pm

Childhood development experts, researchers, and scientists agree that learning through music can set a child up for success in school and in life. This 45-minute weekly music therapy is offered to children who have been exposed to difficult childhood experiences. See details.

Nurturing Parenting Classes

These classes are open to the community and are designed to build nurturing parenting skills and positive child-rearing practices. Stay tuned to our events page for upcoming classes. Please Note: Cannot be joined after the first week of class.

Parent Cafés

This is more of a support group than a class, but is designed for parents to meet each week or month to connect and learn strengthening factors that empower them to be the very best parent for their child. Parents meet every Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Family Resource Center ANNEX (191 Jefferson Street in Clarkesville). Parents can also meet at Habersham County Headstart, Rabun County Head Start or Stephens County Head Start (see times and addresses here). Contact Maddie Ash for details at 706-778-3100 ext. 102 or email her at

Positive Parenting Program

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential. Check our events page to see when this free 8-week class will begin.

Prenatal Education Workshop

A judgement-free zone to ask questions about your pregnancy, baby care, WIC, Medicaid, insurance, staying healthy and more! Keep an eye on the events page to see when another workshop will be held.

Stewards of Children Training Class

A two-hour training that empowers adults through awareness and education to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Classes are offered throughout the year.