Funded by an Impact Polk grant by the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation

Parenting with PRIDE is an exciting program within Peace River Center using the evidence-based practice known as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in a “play laboratory” where parents and children learn positive interaction from playing together under the direction and coaching of a therapist.

PCIT is used to treat children, parents, and the dynamic between them. It is very effective for treating children and adolescents affected by abuse and harsh parenting, at-risk children, disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, and other troubling behavior disorders and corrects parents with abusive tendencies. Amazing success is possible in surprisingly short periods of time. Funding will provide for therapist training, equipment, and supplies to create a “play laboratory.”

About Impact Polk 2017

Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. Learn more about Impact Polk.

About Peace River Center

Every year, Peace River Center (PRC) provides over 11,000 of our neighbors (most of whom reside in Polk County) with mental health, substance abuse, primary care, 24-hour crisis response, rape crisis, and domestic violence services. To learn more about Peace River Center, visit