Focus On Renewal Positive Parenting Family Fun Night

Family Support Centers use evidence-based curriculum. Through their involvement in PAT, parents work with a parent educator to gain knowledge that will help ensure that their children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. In addition to our home visiting program, all Centers host classes and support groups where parents can share their experiences, learn about healthy child development, and explore positive parenting techniques.

For More Information Call Us @ 412.331.1685 x115 or x244


Positive Parenting Focus On Renewal Adrienne

We realize every family is different and every family’s needs are different. We work with families at your comfort level. Some programs are organized by parents, are parent driven, and parent run. The name Positive Parenting can be deceiving, we do not offer parenting classes. This program is part of the Allegheny County Family support program Hays, Meyers Ridge, and Ryan Arts Center, part of the office of child development.

Adrienne Roberts, Director - Positive Parenting Program

Drop-In / Open Play Time HOURS*:

Mondays & Fridays: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:00am - 6:00pm

*Please Note: Hours are subject to change due to staffing and off-site field trips/events. Please call us, below, to ensure we can best assist you! Thank you!

Office CONTACTs:

Chrissie Bupp, Family Engagement Specialist: 412.331.1685 x115

Ryan Westwood, Program Assistant: 412.331.1685 x244

Family Support Programming

Family Support programs are based on the philosophy that the most effective way to ensure the healthy development and growth of small children is by supporting the families and communities in which they live.  They are designed to increase the strength and stability of families, to increase parents' confidence and competence in their parenting abilities.  

Family Support programs not only represent a place where parents can come together to share, support each other, or learn about and benefit from their community's resources but they also represent a community process -  anew way of doing business.  All segments of the community come together as partners and begin the process of identifying and achieving mutual goals and objectives.

Providing Parenting Education & Support Through:

-Home Visits

-Parent Groups

-Parent Child Interaction

-Child Development Screenings

-Kindergarten Readiness

Center Services Focus On:

-Parent Engagement & Leadership

-Assist in connecting families to needed and wanted services

-Quality Standards for Family Strengthening and Support

-Home Visiting

-Center-Based Activites


  • Social & Emotional competence of children 

  • Parent Resilience

  • Social Connections

  • Concrete Supports for Parents

  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child/Youth Development