Family First Resource Center

The Northtown CDC is a Family First Resource Center. We see the family as society’s primary unit for raising children and are here to provide the support all families need. We instill values such as respect, responsibility, perseverance, caring, honesty, compassion and hard work.  To help meet these ideals, we offer the following courses at our Family First Resource Center.


Parent Education

Our parent education workshops are based on the Total Transformation by James Lehman.
This workshop focuses on:

  • How to work with teenagers who are mouthy, disrespectful and resistant to authority
  • Changing unwanted behavior.
  • Taking back control of your family.
  • How to stop arguments with your kids instantly.
  • How to defuse temper tantrums.
  • How to get your child to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility.
  • How to get a child with a behavioral diagnosis to perform.
  • How to get a child to follow directions without screaming, punishing, pleading or negotiation.

Starting November 6th, 2008 parenting program will be every Thursday from 6p.m to 7p.m with support group meetings afterwards. If you would like to have a workshop at your site please contact us.


Responsible Fatherhood Training

We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. Our Responsible Fatherhood Program will inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need.


Healthy Marriage Training

Our workshops will give you simple skills to save your marriage.
Our sessions will touch on:

  • Boring sex life? Get back the passion and romance.
  • Stop arguing about money.
  • Are parenting problems hurting your relationship?
  • Falling out of Love? Can’t get your husband to open up?
  • What does love mean to you?
  • Has there been an affair? Considering divorce? Wait! Your marriage isn’t over.

“Wait Training” Pregnancy Prevention

Ages 10-29

Teens and young adults have both the ability and the opportunity to choose what their future will look like.
Our “Wait Training” will cover:

  • Increase the age of onset of sexual activity.
  • Increase the number of teens who are willing to commit to abstinence.
  • Increase the number of previously sexually active teens who are now choosing abstinence.
  • Reduce sexual Activity.
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge of how to recognize a positive health partnership.
  • Inspire a positive attitude about abstinence until and in preparation for marriage.
  • Articulate an intention to remain abstinent until marriage.

Key parts of the training include:

  • The focus on reducing sexual behavior.
  • Clear message about sexual activity and its consequences.
  • Accurate information about risks.
  • Skill building and tools to help student avoid sexual behavior.
  • Addressing social pressure on sexual behaviors.
  • Addressing critical thinking skills around the media and cultural messages.
  • Incorporation of behavioral goals, teaching methods and materials that are culturally competent, age-appropriate and medically accurate.

How “Wait Training” works:

  • Holds marriage up as the ideal.
  • Includes a pledge to abstain from alcohol, drugs, and premarital sex.
  • Includes effects of drug and alcohol use on decision making.
  • Includes character, relationship and marriage preparation education.
  • Includes many messages about starting over.
  • Includes a parent component.