Hernando | FamiliesFirst for MS


DeSoto County

3246 HWY 51 S. Suite 1 Hernando, MS 38632

Please call (662) 912-5900 before starting a class

Childcare is offered to participants at no cost

Regional Coordinators:

Abby De Oto | adeoto@frcnms.org

Christi McCafferty | cmccafferty@frcnms.org


Monday Classes

Effective Parenting 9:00 am -   10:00 am

Workforce Development / Life Skills 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Conflict Resolution / Healthy Relationships 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Thursday Classes

Workforce Development / Life Skills 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Effective Parenting 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conflict Resolution/ Healthy Relationships,  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NLRO Computer Lab Hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Tate County

Available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

Special Programs

ESL - new classes starting August 2019. Schedule TBD.

Location: Horn Lake Libray 2885 Goodman Rd., Horn Lake, MS 38637

Effective Parenting – Topics include child safety, appropriate discipline, effective communication, child development, family conflict, etc.  Participants will be introduced to skills that will contribute to building a healthy family.  

Healthy Relationships – Topics include effective communication, problem-solving, addressing conflict, etc.  Participants will be introduced to skills and tools to build a strong and healthy relationship.  Domestic violence education is also offered during this class.

Conflict Resolution – Topics include anger triggers, healthy expression of emotions, problem-solving, etc.  Participants will be presented with tools and techniques to identify anger triggers, illustrate a healthy display of emotions and to resolve the conflict.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills – Topics include skills that promote good work ethic such as professional communication, goal setting, social skills, and effective coping skills, as well as resume building, dress for success and interview preparation.  Participants will receive information to help them build positive self-esteem, and learn coping skills to deal with everyday life and work situations.  

Life Skills – Practical, module-based lessons for relationships, financial literacy, time management, nutrition, and health. Multiple sessions.

Cooperative Parenting – The Co-Parenting class covers a wide variety of topics that include anger management, conflict management, effective communication, how divorce affects your children, how to facilitate open conversation with your children, and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your co-parent.

10 Hours required for the certificate

*Classes are offered to support the entire family to assist with everyday needs. Each participant will have an interview with a field educator to discuss concerns and an individualized plan will be tailored to fit their needs. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of 10 hours of classes.

© FFFM is a service provided by Mississippi Community Education Center & Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

Mississippi Community Education Center

2525 Lakeward Dr. Suite 200

Jackson, Mississippi 39216

O: (601) 366-6405


Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

425 Magazine St.

Tupelo, MS 38804

O: (662) 844-0013


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Families First For Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, or age in the administration of any of its programs or in the employment of any staff.