Mission, Goals and Objectives

The mission of The STPH Parenting Center is: To promote confidence and competence in parenting, encourage optimal child development and to enhance the well-being of the family as a whole.

As a department of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, the Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of children and parents. The purpose of this program is to provide a center where parents, through the help of professionally trained staff, can develop parenting skills, thereby maximizing their child’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and educational development.

The Center provides on-going education and also works to prevent child abuse through outreach programs. A sampling of education classes include: Nurturing Skills for Families; Safe Sitter Training for Students ages 11 yrs. and up; Bullying and Cyberbulling; Children in the Middle, a co-parenting program for the parent going through a divorce or separation; 1,2,3,4 Parents; Stewards of Children;  Managing the Behavior of the Noncompliant / Explosive Child;  Teens & Boundaries; Sex, Drugs & Rock-N-Roll; Talking About Sexuality with your Pre-Schooler; Sibling Rivalry; Dealing with Difficult People; Study Skills; New Baby Support Group, Mom to Mom Program; Your Baby Can Sign; Brain Development; Infant / Child CPR; Nice Parents Get Angry. Most programs are either free or have a nominal fee.  Call 985-898-4435 for more information.