Parent Education & Support

Parent Education & Support

We understand that being a parent can be challenging, but Landmarks’ parents are not alone. We are here to provide you with the resources, education, and support you need to cultivate healthy family bonds.

Landmarks for Families offers a variety of workshops, groups, and one-on-one support to caregivers and families seeking knowledge, support, and skill building. Whether you are a new parent or have years of experience, we are committed to helping you become the best parent you can be.

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Strengthening Families Program

Landmarks for Families is a proud partner and provider of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for families with children ages 6-11 and families with children ages 12-16. These groups, held in community centers, schools, and churches, are designed to help families:

  • Develop positive discipline practices
  • Stay resilient in tough times
  • Reduce conflict
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Assist children with social skills, relationships, and school performance

All of these factors play an important role in keeping families strong, safe, and connected while protecting them from behaviors that could result in potential abuse or neglect and adverse childhood experiences.

The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, weekly program. Each session typically lasts 1½ hours and includes parents and children meeting separately to work with group leaders before coming together for shared activities. Participants who successfully complete the 14-session program graduate in a celebratory style.


All families with children ages 6-11 or children ages 12-16.

Circle of Parents Support Group

Circle of Parents is a national support network for anyone in a parenting role who is seeking to find and share support. Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment facilitated by trained staff but led by parents and other caregivers. Circle of Parents is a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. Group topics focus on all things related to raising kids, including household structure, healthy discipline, school, health, communication, and safety.

Information shared in the group is confidential – within the limits of the law.

All parents in need of support, advice, and encouragement.

People participate in a support group session

Keep Connected Workshops & Groups

Keep Connected is a research-based, family engagement program that gives parents and teens an opportunity to learn about positive family relationships during their transition to adolescence.

Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being. These relationships build strong social and emotional foundations that teens will use throughout their lives. These relationships are important and take effort!

Keep Connected workshops offer ideas, activities, and experiences that help build strong family relationships, tools to enhance positive family bonding, and new ways to stay connected as teens grow up. The workshops are for families of pre-teens and teens between the ages of 10 and 17.

Keep Connected workshops include time for:

Parents to explore challenges and strategies with other parenting adults
Youth to explore family relationships with other youth
Parents and youth to explore their relationships together
Strategies and tools to connect and build trust with their families


All families of pre-teens or teens between the ages of 10 and 17.

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Family Success Coach Program

Family Success Coach Services is a post-permanency support program that offers guidance, education, and enhanced case-management services for families who have experienced foster or kinship care. The Family Success Coach will work with the family to problem-solve, improve relationships, advocate for resources, build resiliency, and keep families together.

Children who have experienced foster or kinship care due to abuse or neglect continue to have risks that negatively impact their well-being after they exit care. As a result, Success Coaches work with these children and families to provide them with tools proven to increase their protective factors and mitigate their risk factors.

What can the Success Coach assist with?

• Social/emotional support
• Behavioral/mental health concerns
• Educational support/advocacy
• Parenting skills/discipline
• Family communication
• Financial planning
• Connections to benefits/resources
• Employability/career resources


Services are offered to families who have a child for a permanent placement from the foster care system. This includes reunified, kinship, and adoptive families.

Reunified Families or Kinship Placement:

Child must have exited foster care before the age of 16 and be under the age of 18 at the time of the Family Success Service engagement.
Families with older children may still receive services if there is another child(ren) living in the home who exited foster care and is under the age of 16.
Child must have been in the custody of the SC Department of Social Services (SC DSS).
Child must currently reside in either Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County.
Family has a closed case with SC DSS or is in the process of having their case closed.
Adoptive Families:
Finalized adoption has occurred through foster care, stepparent, internationally, or privately.
Child must be under the age of 18 at the time of the Family Success Service agreement.

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CYDC is now Landmarks for Families!

For more than 230 years, we have guided neighbors toward stronger, hopeful futures and now we’re evolving too. We’re grateful to enter this new chapter with you. Welcome to Landmarks for Families!