Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)

The Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) is an approach to strengthening foster care by refocusing on excellent parenting for all children in the child welfare system. When parents can't care for their children, the foster or relative family must be able to provide the loving, committed, skilled care that the child needs while working effectively with the system to achieve the best possible permanency option for that child. When QPI is successful, caregivers have a voice, not only in issues that affect the children they are caring for, but also in the way the system treats children and families.

Caregivers, agency staff and birth parents work as a team to support children and youth. Caregivers receive the support and training they need to work with children and families and know what is expected as well as what to expect. Systems are then able to select and retain enough excellent caregivers to meet the needs of each child for a home and family.

Visit the Quality Parenting Initiative website for more information.



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Parent Education Program

The Parent Education Program serves and supports Calaveras parents providing parenting classes throughout the year. This program is adapted by the Nurturing Parenting Program and includes curriculum from Strengthening Families and Protective Factors. This evidence based parenting program is designed to build nurturing skills for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. These classes are for parents, caregivers and the public. Childcare is not provided.

Weekly Classes on Wednesdays from 1pm - 3pm and 6pm - 8pm.

Classess Offered

  • Child Development
  • Family Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • The Impacts of Domestic Violence
  • Positive Discipline for Children
  • The Effects of Trauma
  • Substance Abuse and Parenting
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Priorities in Parenting
  • Nurturing Parenting
  • Parenting Difficult Children

For more information call (209) 754-6452 or (209) 754-6617.