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Parenting With Hope©

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021


Parenting With Hope© for Parents of Children Experiencing Disability and Behaviors
(12 sessions) Mondays 6-7:30pm
January 11 – March 29, 2021
RSVP: tinyurl.com/PWHparenting

As parents, it can be scary when your child is first diagnosed or showing signs of autism, neurodiversity or extreme behaviors. Instead of being scared, we should be jumping on the bandwagon to help our children as early as possible with or without a diagnosis and with or without a therapy team. Parental involvement is critical. We’re seeing a lot in the literature about parent-mediated interventions and parents being empowered to support their child’s development. That doesn’t mean they become their child’s primary therapist. We certainly don’t think that’s the case. But I do think that there’s a lot of research showing that parents who are able to learn a lot of the strategies that are going to help their child be successful, are more empowered, have higher self-efficacy, and have less stress. So the more parental involvement there is, the better the outcome. Then we see better outcomes for kids because they have parents who are able to support their communication development all day long instead of just the 10 or 15 hours of therapy time that they’re getting. Professionals and parents need to partner together. Parents with effective advocacy achieve this team dynamic!

Join us to learn more about parenting a child experiencing neurodiversity and behaviors. There will be special guest speakers from the disabilities community such as Early Intervention of Jackson and Josephine counties, School behavioral specialists, representatives of FACT Oregon and Bridging Communities, and more!

A Family Connection Parenting Educator will send you an email with more information, such as a welcome email reminder, an online access code / link, weekly topics and can answer any questions you may have.

The Family Connection parenting programs are free to any southern Oregon family who wants to participate. Feel free to share this free resource with a friend.

Where is the advertising for these programs? On The Family Connection’s Facebook and “Families-Parents” pages.
Who can attend? ANYONE.
Do parents/grandparents have to attend the whole program or can they tune in for a weekly topic? Weekly topics will be advertised. ANYONE can attend any weekly topic.
Session 1: Introduction and overview, Getting to Know You
Session 2: Brain Development; Ages and Stages; Comfort and Calming
Session 3: Ages and Stages; Personality and Family Structure; Grief and Loss
Session 4: Praise, Personal Power; Independence
Session 5: Discipline
Session 6: Family Rules
Session 7: Health and Healing
Session 8: Feelings and Needs
Session 9: Helping Children Cope, Socialization, Sibling Support
Session 10: Stress and Humor/Play; Specific Health/Special Needs (E.g. Autism)
Session 11: Ice Breaker and Home Practice Review; Communication – I statements and You
Session 12: Closure and Celebration of Special Needs (fill out exit survey)

*Our only ask is that if Jackson/Josephine parents are court-mandated, that they let the Parenting Educator know so our organization can track attendance and give a certificate of completion for the attendee’s records. TFC is not a DHS program.

More information: Diana Bennington | dbennington@socfc.org | 541-734-5150 x1050 (the TFC office is inside of Head Start, the message will be an automated Head Start message)

Eligible for 18 Parenting Education hours (1.5 x 12)

For Spanish-speaking families:
Inscríbase en un programa para padres que se imparte en español 


March 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Diana Bennington


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