Southaven | FamiliesFirst for MS


DeSoto County

5847 Getwell Road, Bldg. B, Suite 3 Southaven, MS 38672

Please call (662) 404-6030 before starting a class.


Monday Classes

Effective Parenting, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Life Skills, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Conflict Resolution, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Healthy Relationships, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Infant & Toddler Development, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NLRO Computer Lab Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Regional Coordinator

Christi McCafferty:


We Also Serve: Tate County

First and Third Tuesday Classes

Effective Parenting, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Department of Human Services/Child Protection Services Office 

                   1428 Browns Ferry Rd. 

                   Senatobia, MS 38668

Healthy Relationships – Topics include effective communication, problem-solving, family 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.

Responsible Fatherhood – Classes tailor-made just for dads providing innovative strategies that encourage and strengthen fathers and families.

Infant & Toddler Development - Topics include styles of parenting, ages and stages of development, bonding with your child, positive discipline, choices and consequences, and the power of encouragement. 

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.  

10 hours required for a certificate

* Classes are offered to support the entire family and 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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