We believe in the power of parents and we are here to help you create the family you envision. We provide a variety of services and programs to meet your needs, from individualized parent coaching and home visits to group based classes, workshops, and support groups.
Programs & Services are available throughout the year for any parent or caregiver living in Crook, Deschutes, or Jefferson Counties. Offerings change each quarter and are generally posted a couple of months in advance, but check back as new programs may be added. Click here for our most current offerings!
Once you've decided the best fit for you and your family, please click below to sign up and be added to the registration list. Or give us a call (541) 389-5468!
Classes typically run from 6-12 weeks. Currently, all classes are offered virtually through Zoom. You'll meet weekly with the instructor and parenting peers to move through a curriculum that covers age appropriate material for your children. You'll meet fellow parents, learn strategies for coping with parenting challenges, and make connections that will continue to support you long after class ends!
Workshops vary in structure. Some are offered as a single webinar, others may be once a week for up to 3 weeks. Think of workshops as your own professional development or training that you might take as a refresher about handling age-specific behaviors. For example, a workshop on your child's use of screentime and social media would offer you evidence-based information and resources to support your family as you navigate the benefits and challenges of technology together.
Groups have changed since we went virtual. Each group is a little different. Some follow a structure while others may be more casual, serving as a place to gather with other parents and share ideas and helpful tips. All provide a network of support and resources.
The majority of our home visitation families are referred to us through our partnership with the Family Support and Connections Program offered through TANF. If you would like additional information or believe you could benefit from having the support of a home visitor, please call our office.
Parent coaching is an option for those that may need to focus on specific issues or have a schedule that prevents them from attending classes or groups. Parent coaches provide help with a wide range of parenting challenges, but do not provide therapy. Here are a few ways a parent coach might support you:
- Parenting questions: Answer a variety of questions regarding best parenting practices.
- Stress-related parenting issues: Find ways to take care of yourself and manage your stress.
- Behavior problems: Help you find effective ways to address issues such as aggression, sibling rivalry, and defiance.
- Developmental activities: Strategies that support your child’s physical, emotional, and social development.
- Parenting during transition or crisis: Help you be the best parent you can during a crisis or hardship, such as divorce or loss of a loved one.