Family Resource Center

Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Family Resource Center (FRC) was established in March, 1997 with funding from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. The FRC serves as a liaison between the families of Baxter County, service agencies, government agencies and civic organizations.

The primary goal of the Family Resource Center is to provide the families of north central Arkansas with educational and informational tools in an effort to strengthen the family unit; regardless of their economic level, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity or social status. These tools come in the form of printed materials/brochures, parenting classes, educational forums, workshops and support through rescources referrals.

Free child care is available by reservation for all FRC classes.

The Baxter County Family Resource Center is a division of the Baxter County Juvenile Services Office. For more information regarding the programs below, as well as other programs offered through the center, contact Angie Dalton at 425-3840 or click here to email.

Family Dynamics/Active Parenting 12-17

Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Classes are $18/series per person. Attendance of all six classes is required to receive certificate.

The focus of this six-week program is on training parent and teen to work together, directing family energy into positive communication; improving the at-risk child's overall school performance; empowering the parents to become the leaders in the challenges of helping their child; and in helping increase the self-esteem of both parent and child. Two series are conducted concurrently, each group meeting once weekly.

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Teen Substance Abuse Awareness

Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Classes are $18 per series.  Attendance of all six classes is required to receive certificate.

This group meets weekly and is open to all teens to come and talk about their problems. Although the group is not involved with the AA/NA organizations, the program is based on the twelve steps of recovery by addressing issues and concerns linked with substance use. This program is also utilized through the Baxter County Juvenile Services office for clients who have been court ordered to attend a susbstance support group. 

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Active Parenting Birth through age 4

Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Classes are $18 per series. Attendance of all six classes is required to receive certificate.

This course teaches parents how to develop positive characteristics in their children; including courage, responsibility, cooperation and self-esteem. Through "Active Parenting" and "Right From Birth" curriculums, this class gives parents helpful tools that they can use daily to help with parenting their child. A workbook is distributed to all parents that they can take home to study and use as a reference manual. The instructor gives a weekly homework assignment for the families to be shared at the next session. This course provides participants with viable tools in order to help prevent the deterioration of the family unit.

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Active Parenting Age 5 through 11

Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Classes are $18 per series. Attendance of all six classes is required to receive certificate.

This six-week class is for parents of children ages 5-11. The class meets one night per week for six weeks. Parents learn skills that help families with communication, recognizing feelings, problem solving, anger management, limit setting and more.

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Coping with Character

Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Classes are $24 per series. Attendance of all eight classes is required to receive certificate.

The focus of this eight-class series is on providing the attendees with tools and strategies for managing anger issues. Instructors are certified counselors who provide curriculum for these classes from their private practices. The class topics include, among others, triggers of anger and dealing with your anger. The instructor provides materials for the participants to work from and take home. This class also performs psychodrama with interactive learning techniques. The classes meet weekly. 

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Adult Anger Management for Men and Women

Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Classes are $35 per series. Attendance of all thirteen classes is required to receive certificate.

The focus of this thirteen-class series is on providing the adult attendees with tools and strategies for managing anger issues. Instructors are certified counselors who provide curriculum for these classes from their private practices. The class topics include, among others, triggers of anger and dealing with your anger. The instructor provides materials for the participants to work from and take home. This class also performs psychodrama with interactive learning techniques. The classes meet weekly.

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