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  (210) 222-1294 | 202 W. French Pl., San Antonio, TX 78212
  Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parent Talk is a voluntary, group-based parenting and life skills education program for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 17. Born out of a simple conversation addressing the needs of parents on San Antonio’s east side in 2011, United Way and Catholic Charities partnered to create this interactive program for parents and caregivers of children residing in the East-side Promise Neighborhood.

How We Help
Not your typical parenting class, Parent Talk utilizes discussion groups to educate parents through open dialogue. Parents and caregivers learn from one another under the guidance of a parent group facilitator. Weekly group sessions are two hours in length for a total of 10-12 sessions and are offered in English or Spanish. Classes are located at community centers, schools, churches and apartment complexes.

Utilizing the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum as a guide, the program strives to increase the family’s protective factors by:

  • Promoting healthy parenting practices;
  • Educating parents on appropriate developmental expectations;
  • Exploring ways to develop empathy;
  • Utilizing positive discipline techniques;
  • Providing techniques for appropriate family functioning and parental resiliency;
  • Increasing social connections;
  • Developing nurturing skills; and
  • Building attachments between parent and child.


Facilitators will encourage parents to engage in positive interactions with their children as well as help parents understand how they influence their child’s development through every day exchanges. Role play will be used during sessions to encourage parents to try new strategies and reinforce learning.

Who qualifies for our program?
Parents or caregivers of children ages 0 to 17 who reside within the East-side Promise Neighborhood.

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