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Youth & Family Services Education and Classes

Education/Classes

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc. offers a variety of education workshops covering topics from parenting to anger management to domestic violence intervention. All of our classes are taught by highly qualified facilitators. Participants are issued a Certificate of Completion at the completion of each education workshop. Class times, locations, and dates may vary and are held based on the number of participants. Pre-registration for classes is required. Please call 757-456-2366 to find out more information and register.

Adult Anger Management

Hurt, fear and frustration … these are the emotions that trigger anger. Learn strategies during the four-week program to feel more in control of your anger. The program meets the requirements for Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and Circuit Courts. This is a four session course. Classes are held on Wednesdays on the south side. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $80/person for the four session class. Call 757-456-23667 to register.

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Cooperative Parenting

Cooperative parenting is a four-hour course primarily for parents or guardians who are parenting from separate homes. The emphasis is on cooperating as parents/guardians to benefit children and to minimize the impact of ending a relationship, separation, and divorce. Cooperative Parenting is a Virginia Supreme Court-approved course for compliance with Juvenile & Domestic Relations court orders. The class is designed for parents prior to attending mediation. This is a one session course. Classes are held on Saturdays on the south side. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $40/person for the class. Call 757-456-2366 to register.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is an education program that provide group discussion for men who have used physical and verbal abuse and threatening behavior against their partner and/or children. An individual assessment/orientation is required prior to starting the group. This program is certified by the Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Certification Board and successful completion of the program satisfies court orders. This is a 19 session course. Classes are held on Tuesdays (south side) and Thursdays (peninsula). Pre-registration is required. The assessment/orientation fee is $35/person. Each group session is $20/session. Call 757-456-2366 to register.

teenangerTeen Anger Management (Choices)

Anger is a powerful but natural emotion we all feel from time to time. Often, we find teen anger escalating or out of control. Adolescent Anger Management is a six-week program designed for 13 to 18 year olds. The program meets the requirements for Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts. This is an eight week course. Classes are held on Wednesdays on the south side. Pre-registration is required. This is a free course. Call 757-456-2366 to register.

Grandparents as Parents Support Groups

We have support groups designed specifically to provide help, advice, and support and to lend a listening ear to family members who are raising their grandchildren or the children of other relatives. Together, we address the unique issues and questions, needs and obstacles of parenting a relative’s child. Our groups provide a place to openly express your feelings, gain a positive focus, receive emotional support, and share information on community resources and social activities. We invite you to join us to explore the joys and challenges of raising the children of relatives.

Currently, we offer support groups at the following locations:

James Monroe Elementary
520 W. 29th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508
2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

Little Creek Elementary
7900 Tarpon Place
Norfolk, VA 23523
2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Coleman Place Elementary
2445 Palmyra Street
Norfolk, VA 23513
2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Support Groups are free. Please call us at (757) 456-2366 for more information.