On June 28, the DHS Parenting Collaborative celebrated 10 years of providing parenting education as a means to prevent child abuse and reduce the need for child protective service interventions. The innovative public-private partnership uses parenting education to reinforce supportive behaviors of parents, enhance parenting skills and teach alternative approaches to child rearing. Since its creation in 2001 by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services' Community-Based Prevention Services (CBPS), thousands of Philadelphia parents, stepparents, grandparents and other caregivers have learned hands-on nurturing and positive parenting techniques from a network of community-based parenting programs. DHS Parenting Collaborative operates through the support of PHMC, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Institute for Family Professionals and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.