FREE! Parent Plus Program

Jewish Family Service is very pleased to host the popular Parent Plus Program, now in its third year, for any couples and families who want to strengthen their family relationships. 

FREE program including:

  • Family Dinner
  • Relationship Strengthening Workshop for Adults
  • Parenting Workshop for Adults
  • Enrichment for Children (ages 0-12 only) offered concurrent with the workshop

Who: Any parenting couple — pre-engaged, pre-marital, married, committed, partners, co-parents, guardians, primary caregivers, grandparents, empty-nesters — all are welcome. Jewish Family Service and the Parent Plus Program are open, inclusive, and non-denominational. 

What: FREE program based on empirically validated research
Gottman's Seven Principals Program format
Skills-based learning environment
Personal issues not disclosed
Participants must commit to all six sessions

When: Weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings
5:30 - 6:00  Dinner as a family
6:00 - 7:30  Program for Adults, Enrichment for Children (0-12 only)
Two consecutive Sundays
10:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch and all-day Enrichment for Children (0-12 only) included)

Where: Jewish Family Service
1111 East Brickyard Road (3300 South) #218
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Free parking
Click HERE for directions/map

Why: You wish to enhance a good partnership, need better conflict management tools, and desire to gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems to improve your relationship and your parenting.   

How: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Space is limited, reserve your spots now! - Contact Facilitator Amy Edwards, ACMHC, NCC, Certified Gottman Educator, at or 801.746.4334.

Spring-Summer 2017 Sessions:

The Parenting Workshop - Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
Wednesdays, January 11 - February 15
March 19 & March 26, 10 am - 4 pm*
Sundays in June/July/August (dates to be determined)*

* The course meets for two full days instead of six evenings. The same material is covered, meals and enrichment for children are also offered.

Relationship Strengthening Workshop
February 22 - March 29
April 19 - May 24
August 30 - October 4


Two workshops for Adults:

Relationship Strengthening Workshop
Based on Gottman’s 7 Principles Program
Both partners must be present
Do not need to be married

Parenting Workshop
Based on Gottman’s Emotion Focused Parenting
Helpful to have all parents present

Both workshops include:

Enrichment for Children
Activities and projects that are age appropriate
Two educators
Parents will be asked to take care of feeding and diapering

AND, Family Dinner every week (at 5:30 immediately preceeding the sessions) or Family Lunch on the consecutive Sunday sessions.

Funded by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.