News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Palo Alto Police Present New Parenting Skills Program
Contact : Agent Donna Arndt, City of Palo Alto, Police Department    650-617-3100, ext. 1321
Palo Alto, CA - The Palo Alto Police Department in partnership with the Department of Community Services is proud to present the Parent Project, a nationally renowned parenting skills program specifically designed for parents with strong-willed or out of control adolescents.

The Parent Project has won three state awards in California and has been adopted for use by public safety agencies and community-based organizations throughout the nation because of its success in preventing, identifying, and intervening in the most destructive of adolescent behaviors. 

The Parent Project addresses the critical issues parents face and offers practical "no nonsense" solutions. It is the only program of its kind designed specifically to address the most destructive behaviors of high-risk adolescents. It is supported by over ten years of development, research and real-life experience.

The Palo Alto Police Department obtained a community policing grant to bring this program to the community.  Agent Donna Arndt and Officer Melda Christmas are the certified facilitators who will be teaching the course. The 13-week fall session starts on September 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Cubberley Community Center. The cost of the program is $59.00 for residents and $68.00 for non-residents.  In addition, there is a $35.00 materials fee for the workbook. Interested parents can sign up at four Palo Alto locations including Lucie Stern Community Center located at 1305 Middlefield Road. For more information on registration locations and times call 650-463-4900.

For additional information, contact Agent Donna Arndt at 650-617-3100, ext. 1321 or by email at Internet users can access additional information via the Palo Alto Police Department’s official website at