What We Do
We work to raise awareness and help people affected by our cause.
Our success is measured in the number of people we can help with the quality of programs and services we provide. These programs are fueled by our dedicated staff, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.
Classes are available throughout the year in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County. Class offerings change each quarter and are generally posted a couple of months in advance, but check back as new programs may be added. View list of current classes here.
For more information about or to be put on a waitlist, please call 541-389-5468 or click here.
Make Parenting a Pleasure is a 10-week program for parents with children ages 0 to 8.
Class Details: Identify your strengths as a parent, take better care of yourself and discover new ways to make parenting easier. Develop a better understanding of your child's behavior. Learn ways to discipline that fit your child's age. Class uses activities and video clips and there is plenty of time to talk with other parents. Available in English and in Spanish as "Haga de la Paternidad un Placer".
Nurturing Parenting is a 12 week program for parents of children 0-12.
Class Details: Build skills to nurture your child better through empathy and positive communication. Learn about stages of child development so you know why your child behaves the way she does. Explore what types of discipline will work best at different ages, including alternatives to spanking. Each session includes a different topic based on the philosophy of nurturing parents. Available in English or Spanish as "Crianza con Carino".
ABC’s of Parenting is a 7 week program for parents with children 4-7.
Class Details: Families with children about to enter or in kindergarten meet at a local elementary school where parents gather with other parents to get ideas on how to encourage school & life success while children enjoy games, activities, and puppets designed to help them adjust to the fast pace of school. Children close each session proudly displaying their projects while marching in a parade! Available in English and Spanish.
Parenting Now! is a 7-week program for parents with children ages 0 to 6.
Class Details: This class helps parents build long lasting and healthy relationships with their children. Explore new tools and techniques to make parenting young children easier and more enjoyable. Sessions include skill building topics in effective communication and interaction, realistic expectations, positive discipline, and new ways to handle challenging behaviors and situations.
Active Parenting of Teens is a 6 week program for parents of tweens and teens.
Class Details: The challenge of helping children navigate the teen years has always been among parents’ hardest achievements. So how can you ensure that your teen develop the skills and character they need to not only survive but to thrive? Active Parenting of Teens provides the guidance and support you need to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth! Available in English and Spanish.
Staying Connected With Your Teen is a 5-week program for parents with children ages 10 to 17.
Class Details: Parenting adolescents and teens can be challenging. Join other parents to learn about strengthening family bonds and connections during the teen years. Topics include improving family management skills, decreasing family conflict, and effective strategies for better communication and limit setting.
Focus On Parenting is for families referred to parenting classes by other agencies. This is a 12-week program for parents with children ages 0 to 11.
Class Details: Start class with a questionnaire to assess your parenting beliefs and strengths. Working with participants, the instructor then chooses lessons to meet the group's needs. Topics include developing expectations based on your child's age, building empathy and positive communication, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments, alternatives to spanking, deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child's growing independence, and more.