The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana offers a variety of parenting workshops, seminars, and training sessions for educators, childcare workers, custodial and non-custodial parents, extended family members and community volunteers throughout the northeast region.By understanding the growth and development stages of children (infancy through adolescent), parents and professionals are able to model and teach new skills and behaviors, encourage good behavior and most importantly promote a healthy sense of self-worth.


“Parents have the most important role in assuring that children thrive.  The parent education focus area provides family support and empowerment through evidence-based parent education programs.”

-Gatha Haynes, Parenting Coordinator



Family Resource Center for Northeast Louisiana

The Family Resource Center for Northeast Louisiana is a comprehensive parent support system that provides parenting classes and visit coaching that meet mandated requirements for Department of Children and Families and Families in Need of Services. The center also has parenting and life skills classes for all parents and foster parents, and 180 families are served through this program.




Especially for pregnant teens and teen mothers, this community-based program meets the needs of teens in our community by providing school-based parenting and empowerment sessions that support young mothers as they continue their education. Each week this program serves 52 pregnant teens. To sponsor a pregnant/parenting teen mom or school group, click the box below. 


Parenting for All

Providing and supporting ongoing groups of parents, grandparents and fathers throughout the region using evidence-based programs. Group and individual sessions in Nurturing Parenting and Triple P are available upon request by calling the Children's Coalition office at 318-323-8775. 



To learn more about setting up a professional training for your organization, church, or school,
please contact the Children’s Coalition at 318-323-8775
or email our Parenting Coordinator, Gatha Haynes, at [email protected] .

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Gatha Haynes
Parenting Coordinator
[email protected]