Parenting Plus is a FREE 12-session parenting education series (based on the Strengthening Families Curriculum) for parents with mental health issues or diagnoses. 

  • Sessions are provided in small groups in a nurturing environment, with a trauma informed facilitator. 
  • Topics include, setting limits, parenting styles, managing anger, ages and stages of development.  
  • Classes are open to parents, grandparents or kinship caregivers whether or not they are actively parenting. Parents who need parenting certificates to satisfy court orders or other mandates or just because they want to hone their skills are all welcome.  We do not need proof of anyone’s diagnosis just acknowledgement.  Mothers, fathers and couples are all encouraged to attend.
  • Class materials, SEPTA tokens & refreshments are provided to all parent attendees.  Certificates and gift cards are provided to graduates. 

A series can also be held at a community location where at least 10-15 parents confirm registration.  These can be open (anybody in the community can register) or closed (just your folks are eligible).  The day and time would be determined at the group’s convenience.

For more information, to register yourself or parent/participants or to set up your own series call GINA CARUSO at 267-507-3872 or

MHA, 1211 Chestnut Street ,Suite 1100 ,Philadelphia, PA 19107           Phone: 215-751-1800            Toll Free: 800-688-4226