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The Family Connection is funded by a large grant from Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative. We partner with other Jackson and Josephine county organizations to provide free parenting education classes, workshops, and events for families. Our target audience is all parents or guardians from all socio-economic demographics. Our mission is to decrease adverse childhood experiences by normalizing parenting education. Our desired outcome is that families are supported in learning the skills to raise happy, healthy, school-ready children. We actively seek partner organizations serving parent or child populations to help us implement our mission.

Our mission is two fold: We coordinate free parenting classes for any parent or family member to attend, and we also have been charged with professionalizing the career of “Parenting Educator” by offering many training and job opportunities. Learn more about Parenting Education.


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What The Family Connection Can Do For Your Organization:

  • Train your staff to teach an evidence-based curriculum to your clients at little cost to you. Your staff, along with their ORO professional development, can apply on www.orparenting.org (ORpen) to continue their professional development as a Parenting Educator (one who teaches parents best practices and gives evidence based advice about parenting).
  • Allow for partnership with a positive local organization doing passionate, important work in the Southern oregon community. Centrally located between Jackson and Josephine counties in Central Point, Oregon, we are in the perfect position to serve both greater Medford and Grants Pass, as well as all outlying locations. All of our work is evidence based and supported by OPEC (Oregon Parenting Education Collaboration) with a scientific base out of Oregon State University.
  • Offer additional services to your staff and/or clients that you may not provide due to finances or staffing constraints.
  • Open up opportunity for a wealth of resources to parents/guardians and Parenting Education professionals.
  • Provide courses on evidence-based curricula to your clients, staff, or others in your sphere of influence.  

It is our hope that normalizing Parenting Education as a community effort will be the first defense in preventing adverse, traumatic events in a child’s life. It is also our hope that parents that do not “have a village” can feel supported and empowered in this community to raise well-adjusted, ready-to-learn children. Parents have what it takes!

Your “Yes” is the first step to healing our community by teaching parents how to positively parent their children.

What You Can Do For The Family Connection:

Say “Yes” to a beneficial partnership!

What Our Parent Education Classes Include (with your partnership):

  • Certified Parenting Educator
  • Free Meal
  • Quality Childcare
  • Incentive Giveaways
  • Parenting Workbook
  • A fun, supportive atmosphere to talk about real parenting!

Series to Choose From


We’d love to sit down and talk with you about which class series would be suitable for your staff or clientele or we can also accommodate topical workshops. Please contact us at: 541-734-5150 x1042, Patricia.Foster@socfc.org

This series is culturally appropriate for Spanish-speaking clients with a healthcare component and flexible and colorful curriculum. This series focuses on positive parenting, community involvement, and learning about local resources for families to better their lives.
This curriculum is very easy to follow and flexible—partner organizations are encouraged to add relevant mini-presentations from healthcare professionals, social service workers, and other community workers with local resources available for their families. This series focuses on positive parenting, community involvement, and learning about local resources for families to better their lives.
A straight forward curriculum focusing on parent self-care, positive parent and child interactions and early childhood development information, with room for mini-presentations from community partners on health, nutrition, and mental health awareness.
A shorter series that captures Make Parenting a Pleasure’s main points. A straight forward curriculum focusing on parent self-care, positive parent and child interactions and early childhood development information, with room for mini-presentations from community partners on health, nutrition, and mental health awareness. 
A versatile curriculum with many offshoots that include Parenting Teens, Teen Parents and Grandparents as Parents. The workbook holds a lot of information for parents to refer back to. Its core base focuses on parent self-care, positive parent and child interactions and early childhood development information, with room for mini-presentations from community partners on health, nutrition, and mental health awareness
A condensed Nurturing Parenting curricula focusing on early childhood development and how to positively interact with a 0-4 year old developing child.
A support class specific to males with a trauma-informed, therapeutic curriculum that helps heal “father-shaped holes; “promotes healing through knowledge and self-care so participants can be positive male role models for children.
This curricula is specific to grandparent/caregiver relatives that are guardians of children or teens. Topics include information about child development of all ages and stages (ages 0-18), discipline and guidance, caring for yourself as a caregiver/guardian, rebuilding a family, living with teens, legal issues, and advocacy. 
These 12 weeks focus on preparing new teen parents. The series focuses on the importance of positive parent-child interactions starting at infancy. New teen parents are encouraged to pay close attention to the social, emotional, and physical development of their child. Attention is also focused on parent self-care, local resources for wrap around support, and early childhood development information, with room for mini-presentations from community partners on health, nutrition, and mental health awareness.

If you are interested in implementing a class here, please contact us for a meeting:

Trisha Foster, Program Coordinator
541-734-5150 x1042
patricia.foster@socfc.org
1001 Beall Lane, Central Point, OR 97502