California Parenting Institute Expands with SCAYD Merger

On October 15th, California Parenting Institute (CPI) expanded its services by completing a merger with Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development (SCAYD) in Rohnert Park.

Santa Rosa, CA, November 18, 2013 --( Since May 2013, CPI and SCAYD have been working with a merger team that included board and staff members from each agency along with community members and legal counsel. This merger effectively added SCAYD to the CPI family of services, and the site will now be known as the Rohnert Park Family Resource Center.

The Rohnert Park Family Resource Center (RPFRC) offers counseling services for children and families on a fee for service basis, and with referrals from Child Protective Services. It also provides Resource Assistance for families with specific needs, as well as Girls Circle and Interactive Journaling for youth referred by Probation. CPI will offer a variety of parenting classes including the Safe Kids Workshop, which has already been scheduled at the RPFRC for December 3rd. Most programs and classes will be available in both English and Spanish.

James Gattis, the previous Executive Director of SCAYD, now the Program Manager of the Rohnert Park Family Resource Center states, “When SCAYD originally formed, our mission and goals revolved around child abuse prevention. By merging with CPI, we are coming back into our core foundation. I see this as an opportunity to expand and continue services for youth and families of the Rohnert Park/Cotati area, and the merger of our two agencies makes this possible.”

Robin Bowen, Executive Director of the California Parenting Institute states, “We could not have asked for a better partnership, and we are excited at the opportunity to provide more services to the Rohnert Park/Cotati area.”

CPI’s next step will be to work on a business plan for the Rohnert Park Family Resource Center, which includes input from community leaders and educators on what services will be offered.

California Parenting Institute (CPI), founded in 1978, is resolute in its mission to “end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents and families.” CPI has a strong history of community engagement and advocacy for children and families. We are a recognized provider of effective parent education programs and children’s mental health services. Last year, more than 3,000 families received our services.
California Parenting Institute
Tiffani Montgomery