Parenting Education Centers and Support Resources

This page offers information about education centers, support resources, special resources for fathers in the Pittsburgh area, and a CCAC parenting course.

Parent Education Centers

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - The Community Education Program

Provides parenting and health related classes for adults and children throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Classes include:

  • Alone at Home
  • Avoid Power Struggles with Your Kids
  • Baby Basics for Expectant Parents
  • Babysitting 101
  • CPR:  Infant, Child, and Teen
  • Discipline Doesn't Have to Hurt
  • Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!
  • First Aid for Kids
  • Parenting Your Adolescent
  • Raising Responsible Kids
  • Setting Successful Limits
  • Taming Your Toddler
  • Tech Smart 4 Kids:  Internet Safety
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block™
  • We Can!  A Parent's Guide to Family, Fitness, and Fun!

Scholarships to cover the cost of classes are available to those who meet the qualifications.

For more information, you may contact the program by phone at (412) 692-7105, by e-mail, or refer to the program's website.

Please note that these classes do not meet the qualifications for those ordered by the court to attend parenting classes.

Parent Support Resources

Family Resources of Pennsylvania Parenting Warmline

Provides a free, confidential hotline for parents and caregivers with non-medical parenting concerns and questions.  The Parenting Warmline is also able to provide you with referrals.

The Parenting Warmline answers calls from 9 AM to 9 PM, Monday - Friday, and 1 PM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  You may also leave a confidential voicemail message and a trained counselor will return your call as soon as possible.

To contact the Parenting Warmline use one of the phone numbers below.

  • Main Number:  (412) 641-4546
  • Inside Allegheny County:  1-877-WARMLYN (927-6596)
  • Outside Allegheny County:  1-800-641-4546

You may also refer to the Parenting Warmline website for more information on the services provided.

Father Resources

Goodwill Single and Custodial Father's Network

Provides education, support groups, advocacy, mentoring, and referrals for single fathers in Allegheny, Armstrong, and Westmoreland Counties.

For more information, you may contact the program by phone at (412) 390-2368 or (412) 670-8475.

Hill House Association Parenting (Non-Custodial Employment - Fathers Program)

Provides employment assistance and training services to young fathers from 17 to 25 years of age living in Allegheny County.

Services include:

  • Career development and counseling
  • Customer service training
  • Drug and alcohol assessment
  • Employment assistance
  • Intense case management
  • Job readiness skills
  • Parenting/life skills
  • Post-secondary education/training

For more information, you may contact the program by phone at (412) 392-4483 or (412) 697-4681, or refer to the program's website.

CCAC Parenting Course

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) offers a course entitled "Parenting" which provides information on multiple parenting issues as well as information on how to find and obtain resources. 

For more information on this course, please refer to the CCAC website.