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 October 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.



TargetsParenting Graph

Baseline: See chart at right.

2013: Increase participation in parenting classes by 10%.

2015: Increase participation in parenting classes by 15%.

Current status
  • 18.6% of all residents without a high school diploma live in poverty; 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).
  • 26 organizations are providing 38 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
  • Creating a video series to direct parents to DeKalb County resources.
  • Added two resources to Parent Resources brochure: (1); and (2) First Steps of Northeast Indiana.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of parenting resources and supports in DeKalb County.

Parenting Education Road Map PDF