Community Education and Outreach Programs


Our Community Education and Outreach programs equip parents in Dallas and Collin Counties with the tools they need to build healthy, stable families. Our staff teaches parents how to practice effective parenting skills, build positive relationships with their children and increase support networks. We provide Child Abuse Prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Unidentified Infant Death/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome classes as well as Car Seat Safety. We also hold classes mandated by the Dallas County courts to help parents understand the effects of separation and divorce on children and promote positive parenting during this critical time.

Bringing Families Together (BFT)


The BFT program utilizes a community-based strategy to implement proven effective curricula to reduce the risk of child abuse and promote healthy, stable families. The goal of BFT is to prevent the cycle of abuse for vulnerable families in transitional and permanent supportive housing complexes of Dallas County. The program reduces family and parental isolation, increases support networks, teaches positive parenting skills and provides access to critical community resources. BFT consists of evidence-based curriculum Triple P Level 2 and Triple P Group Level 4. Please contact Sheryldine Samuel for more details and/or to enroll.

H.O.P.E.S (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support)


H.O.P.E.S is a community-based program which provides child abuse and neglect prevention services that target families with children between 0-5 years of age in targeted zip codes in Dallas County. Services are provided with nationally accredited Triple P parenting program: Level 2 Seminar Sessions, Level 3 Individual Sessions and Level 4 group. Please contact Sheryldine Samuel for more details and/or to enroll.

Triple P- Parent Education Class:


Triple P Parenting Program is an international program that has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found to decrease substantiated child maltreatment, child out-of-home placements and child maltreatment injuries in a randomized control study. The program seeks to create a stable, supportive and harmonious family, encourage positive child behaviors, deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behavior, build positive relationships between parents and children, so that conflict can be resolved and there is a promotion of self-care of the parent.

Cost per class is $75 per couple and $50 per individual. Refund and/or credits for non-attendance are not available.

To make payment by check or money order, click here to download the registration form and mail your payment.

To register online. Click here. For more information, contact Sheryldine Samuel or call 214-370-9810.

Community Education


Family Compass offers an educational series of classes to help prevent child abuse that includes: Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SUID/SIDS) and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Family Compass provides these educational classes to students, professionals, day care providers and parents/guardians. For more information or to schedule a class, please contact Sheryldine Samuel.

Car Seat Safety


Car seat distribution and education program helps to ensure that all children, ages 0-8 years old, are riding safely in an appropriate car seat that is installed correctly. To schedule a car seat check, installation of a free car seat or car seat safety class, please contact Sheryldine Samuel or call 214-370-9810.