Register for our Parenting Class

Classes meet Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Each course is FREE and includes 8 sessions.

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MECKLENBURG COUNTY

Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Southside Behavioral Health Admin Building
143 Industrial Parkway, Clarksville

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HALIFAX COUNTY

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
820 Bruce Street, South Boston

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 4, 14, 21, 28

Southside Behavioral Health
Adult and Child & Family Services
2087 Lawrenceville Plank Road, Lawrenceville

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About the Course

In this series, parents will identify their own discipline styles and learn strategies to be in relationship with their children, even while setting clear and consistent boundaries.

Classes will cover:

  • Parenting styles
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Emotional regulation
  • Brain and child development
  • Avoiding conflict
  • Maintaining a balance
  • Connecting with your child

Course content based off the work of Dr. Daniel Siegel, neuropsychiatrist, and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, parenting expert.

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Course Instructor

Ruth Ann Ott

Divisional Director of Children and Family Services

Ruth Ann Ott has been working in the mental health field for the past 25 years in various capacities with families, children, adolescents, and adults. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Southern Utah University and Masters Degree of Science in Mental Health Counseling through University of Phoenix.

Ruth Ann’s professional focus has been in trauma informed care. She has attended trainings from leading researchers and developers in the trauma field such as Bessel van der Kolk,MD, Stephen Porges,PhD, and Daniel Seigel, MD. She is certified in Brainspotting and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing