"When we started this whole thing, I really felt deeply like I had this vision of these two children in my heart," Willow said. "We are the ones who believe we're lucky. They're doing more for us than we're doing for them. It's not just us doing the giving. They bring so much joy and so much laughter. We're definitely enriched."

Successful adoptive parent

Parent Education Classes

Parent Education Classes:

Beginning in 2006 and continuing to-date, Judson Center has contracted with DHHS to provide group-based Parent Education Classes to Macomb County families who have substantiated allegations of abuse or neglect or children at risk of maltreatment.  Classes are two and one-half hours in length and run for 15 consecutive weeks. The program utilizes the evidence-based Bavolek Nurturing Program Curriculum to increase paretning skills around age-appropriate positive discipline, empathy, child development, family roles, and child indepence.

Parents are referred to the program through the Macomb County Department of Human Services. 

Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.