THE PARENTING CENTER

Providing children with the childhood they deserve.

Fort Worth, TX   |  www.theparentingcenter.org

Mission

Provide family members and professionals with resources, tools and services to build successful families.

Ruling year info

1975

Principal Officer

Paul Gravley

Main address

2928 West 5th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107 USA

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EIN

23-7454254

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 2018, the Texas DFPS reported 5,842 confirmed cases of child abuse in Tarrant County. For the last 3 years, Tarrant County has ranked as one of the highest counties in Texas, however, the efforts of organizations like The Parenting Center have helped to make significant strides in eradicating this issue and other adverse childhood experiences. In recent years, the CDC released information on a long-term research project highlighting the importance of childhood experiences and its effects on adulthood. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study revealed that child abuse has fundamental effects on children that are immediately felt and others that only reveal themselves in adulthood. The Parenting Center believes that through programs that provide affordable and accessible counseling, parent education, safety information and relationship support for families of all income levels, the risk of child abuse and other ACEs can be significantly decreased in the community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Life Education

The Family Life Education program is one of the key ways The Parenting Center maintains its mission to build successful families. We do this through offering more than 50 transformative topics and through a number of programs, including our Parenting Workshops, Family Transitions and Parenting Education Program in Schools.

Parenting Workshops – these workshops range from basic parenting skills to complex issues and span from birth through teen years. Workshops are offered at The Parenting Center, online and throughout the Metroplex.

Family Transitions – comprehensive and hands-on support for families raising children between homes or currently going through the transition. This support is offered to parents, blended families and other family members and include educational classes, consultations, mediation and co-parenting coaching.

Parenting Education Program in Schools – taught throughout high schools in our community, parenting experts educate students on healthy relationships.

Population(s) Served

We offer individual, family, and couples counseling.  Counseling ranges from general assistance to help for abused and neglected children.  For children between the ages of three and eight, the counselor may use play therapy as a way of helping a child address and resolve problems.  The Parenting Advice Line (PAL) is available as a free service to parents and caregivers who need answers to questions about caring for children.  Trained staff help callers develop a plan or share ideas to resolve concerns.  They may also make recommendations to other services which can provide additional tools to succeed.

Population(s) Served

This comprehensive program is designed to strengthen families through marriage skills training for couples.  They are also provided with case management services that include job skills, budget training, parenting education, and other services as needed.  When families are healthy and strong everyone benefits.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

2013 Best Practices Award 2013

Texas Association for Parenting Education

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to provide family members and professionals with the tools, resources and services to build successful families. This is achieved through four main services, including Family Life Education, Empowering Families Program, Nest Program, and Clinical Counseling.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THE PARENTING CENTER

Board of directors
as of 9/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jessica Morrison

Thompson & Knight LLP

Term: 2018 - 2019

Jessica Morrison

Thompson & Knight LLP

Willie Houston III

Satori Capital LLC

Bill Foust

BNSF Railway

Debbie Cooley

M-Pak, Inc.

Karen Mallett

Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

Tom Massimi

Weaver

John Gerdes

Comerica Bank

Dr. Diane Arnaout

Cook Children's Forest Park

Cory Boggess

Texas ReConstruction

Trudy Corbitt

Cisco Systems

Tricia Carter Wood

Haber Wealth Management

TJ Hutchings

Higginbotham

Jason Jones

Legacy Financial Services

Justin Malone

Lacy, Lyster, Malone & Steppick PLLC

Karen Telschow Johnson

Telschow Johnson Law PLLC

Jerry Thompson

Inwood National Bank

Regina Vasquez-Espinosa

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Karen Vermaire Fox

Quindigo Management

Evan Troop

JP Morgan Bank

Leslie Wilson

Frost Bank

Evan Troop

J.P. Morgan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No