Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Parenting Education: What We’re Doing and What We’ve Accomplished April 2012

Parenting PhotoOur vision

DeKalb County adults participating in continual learning to improve themselves, their families and their community.

What we’ll accomplish

Increase the number of DeKalb County adults who participate in learning opportunities to enhance their parenting skills.

Data we’re using to measure progress

Annual number of DeKalb County teen and adult participants registered in activities and programs developed to enhance parenting skills.




Baseline: See chart at top right.

  • 2013: Increase participation in parenting classes by 10%.
  • 2015: Increase participation in parenting classes by 15%.
Current statusApril 2012 Parenting Chart
  • 12.5% of DeKalb County’s children live in poverty (American Community Survey 2010).
  • According to the most recent Census data, the fastest growing DeKalb County household is the male householder with family, no spouse (American Community Survey, 2010).
  • 24 organizations are providing 37 learning programs and services that address parent skill training in DeKalb County.
  • Need remains to publicize parenting resources and supports available to DeKalb County parents.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of parenting resources and supports in DeKalb County.
  • Partnering with Lakewood Park Church youth group to create a video about communicating with your young teens.
  • Two websites are added to the Parent Resources brochure: (for divorcing or divorced parents) and (for unmarried parents).

Parenting Education Road Map PDF