Parent Support Programs

CAN Council offers a variety of parent support programs at no cost. For program schedules, please call us, email us or check our Calendar of Events.

Baby Academy

Each year, the CAN Council hosts the Baby Academy as a community baby shower for expectant mothers and caretakers of infants. The event features prevention education seminars and various giveaways from our community partners. Preregistration is required, and participation is limited to the first 200 to register.

Interested in helping sponsor the Baby Academy or donating a giveaway item? Please contact the CAN Council office in your county.

Make Parenting a Pleasure

16 sessions; 2-hour sessions; for highly stressed parents of children 0-8 years old

  • Getting Started
  • Nurturing/Taking Care of Ourselves
  • Understanding Stress
  • Stress & Anger/Management & Techniques
  • Managing Anger/Modeling Alternatives
  • The Dance of Communication/Nonverbal Communication/Listening Skills
  • Child Development/The Basics
  • Discipline: Laying the Foundation
  • Discipline: Parents’ Toolbox
  • Discipline: Changing Behavior


Funded in Partnership with:

Children Trust Michigan

Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Project Safe Neighborhood

The Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations

United Way of Saginaw County