Upcoming Programs

Marijuana, Adolescent Brain Development and Teen Risk-Taking: What Parents Need to Know
When: Tuesday, March 6, at 7 PM
Location: Concord Middle School, Sanborn Building, 835 Old Marlboro Road, Concord
Learn More

Edibles, Vaping & Under-aged Drinking; Understanding the Effects of Alcohol, Marijuana and Tobacco on the Teenaged Brain
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 
Learn More

SIMPLICITY PARENTING: Free Parent Workshop – for parents of children from very young through high school age. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. Reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need
March 15, 2018  at 7pm.
Location:  Willard Elementary School

Learn More

First Connections Program

“Parenting the Challenging Child” Aged 3-6 years old
A Free 6-Week Workshop
Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, LICSW
Location: First Connections
6 Friday morning from 9:30-11:00, beginning April 27, 2018, PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS REQUIRED

Learn More

INSPIRE : A free 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents of children with special needs (4-9 years old)
The sessions run from 9:30 to 11 AM on 6 Monday mornings. Offered in a convenient Concord location.
Winter Session Learn More 

Spring Session Learn More

What Parents Say
“Excellent, sensitive insight into individual issues each parent/family faces ……. Material was well suited to immediate and long term needs.”

“…workshop had a direct impact on my parenting..”

“The subject matter was so relevant to my life and challenges as a parent.”

“The material was clear and concise and really helpful. ….comfortable atmosphere for all and to be able to hear what other parents were experiencing.”

“..changed the way I see my child and has been much calmer and peaceful at home.”


Parents find our programs to be very helpful in offering guidance and skills on the many challenges they face. Issues such as ever-changing technology (how do I keep my child safe on social media sites?), substance use/abuse ( how do I guide my child away from smoking, alcohol and drug use?) and relationship guidance (is my child being bullied?  How can I help?)  are topics addressed through our programs.  Read the feedback, listed below, from parents who attended our programs.