Families & Parents


Parenting is hard work! As Southern Oregon’s Parenting Hub, the The Family Connection and The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) were founded to help. Please take advantage of our parenting classes, workshops, and events! Great parenting doesn’t happen in isolation… Let’s get connected!

Not sure where to start? You are in the right place! Please visit our Facebook page for events, too.

Winter ’22 Parenting Programs & Community Resources:

Programs this year are virtual (in real-time) on ZOOM. Some are in-person as described. Please click on the title of the program to see more about it and find a printable flyer for your business, agency, classroom and parents.

Parents will receive a FAMILY FUN BOX mailed to their house filled with parent-child interactive items, games, their parent workbook, handouts, community resources, children’s books and so much more! Late Registers Okay!

Si necesita clases crianza para padres en español, regístrese aquí: tinyurl.com/claseparapadres

 Parenting Workshops
3rd Monday of the Month
6:30pm – 8pm PST on ZOOM
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCworkshop

Zoom.us Meeting ID: 840 3707 4428
Passcode: TFC21

November 21st – Sibling Rivalry & Family Conflict
December 19th – Self Care and Boundaries

Boot Camp for New Dads Workshop Online & IN PERSON
For father figures expecting newborns
2nd Saturdays every month from 9am-12pm on ZOOM
Zoom.us Meeting ID: 816 9625 5545
Passcode: BCFND
In-person @ Grants Pass Women’s Health Center or Medford’s La Clinica Wellness Center (in person meetings are placed by facilitator).
Please RSVP: gpbootcampfornewdads.com

Healthy Routines & Picky Eating
Parenting Workshop for Parents of Children ages 0-3

Jan 17, 2023 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Feb 8 & March 8, 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm
In-person @ Doulas & Company
Family Community Center
305 N Bartlett St, Medford

*Refreshments and attendance gifts! Children’s Area for older kids to keep busy during class.

RSVP: tinyurl.com/22vrz3zc

En Espanol – Rutinas Saludables y Alimentación Exigente

Taller de crianza para padres de niños de 0 a 3 años
(basado en una sesión de Crianza Activa Primeros Cinco Años)

18 de enero, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm
15 de febrero y 15 de marzo de 2023 5:30pm-7:00pm
En persona @ Doulas & Company
Centro Comunitario Familiar
305 N Bartlett St, Medford

*Refrigerios y regalos gratuitos para la asistencia.

* Los niños mayores pueden jugar en una zona de juegos.

RSVP: tinyurl.com/3wrtadcd

Pre-register for our Winter 2022 programs:
For parents of children ages 11-18
Jan 9 – Feb 27, 2022
Every Monday 6:30-8:00pm PT on ZOOM
For parents of children ages birth to 5+
Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2022
Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm PT on ZOOM
For parents of children ages 5-13
Jan 18 – Feb 22, 2023
Every Wednesday 6pm-8pm PT on ZOOM
Active Parenting First 5 Years© (8 sessions) IN-PERSON
For parents of children ages birth to 5
In-person at Growing Together Family Community Center, Grants Pass
Dates, Times TBA


Infant Massage(4 sessions in English)

For parents of non-mobile infants
Jan 3 – Jan 24, 2023
Every Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:45pm
In-person @ Doulas & Company
Family Community Center
305 N Bartlett St, Medford

*Refreshments and attendance gifts! Children’s Area for older kids to keep busy during class.

RSVP: tinyurl.com/85aabjyp

En Espanol – Masaje Infantil (4 sesiones en Español)

Ene 4 – Ene 25, 2023
Todos los Miércoles
5:30pm – 6:45pm
En persona @ Doulas & Company Centro Comunitario Familiar
305 N Bartlett St, Medford

*Refrigerios y regalos gratuitos por la asistencia. Los niños mayores pueden jugar en una zona de juegos.

RSVP: tinyurl.com/yf85b7r5

⇨ Si necesita clases crianza para padres en español, regístrese aquí: tinyurl.com/claseparapadres

Community Resources – Jackson & Josephine Counties

2022-23 Community Resources by categories and agency

Connect Oregon Unite Us Self-Referral

211info.org

Additional Resources (Self-Paced Programs):

Online EvidenceBased Parenting Programs we recommend that will result in a Certificate of Completion

 High Conflict Parenting Solutions
 Children In Between: A Co-Parenting Program
 Co-Parenting – Florida State University
 A Blue Print to Parenting Children 0-7
 Parenting Wisely – Young Child 
 Parenting Wisely – Teens
 Parenting The First Three Years Use password: Gift

Previous Family Connection Workshops (1.5 hours each)

Pre-register for Workshops: tinyurl.com/TFCworkshop

 “Staying Connected”   Click to watch: https://tinyurl.com/y55qmknj

 “Stress Busters & Parenting Strategies”   Click to watch: https://tinyurl.com/yyky9ybd

 “Behavior is Communication”   Click to watch: https://tinyurl.com/y3xhhdz4

➼ En Español: “La Comunicacion: Estableciendo y Manteniendo Limites”   Haga clic para ver: https://tinyurl.com/35c2cky3

Family & Parent News

Classes Available to You


We implement a variety of parenting programs specific to the early years that focus on adult mental health (cognitive behavioral therapy), child brain and cognitive development, positive discipline, the importance of routines and nutrition and much more! Look for: Infant Massage, Strong Start: Conscious Discipline, Active Parenting: First 5 Years, Mothers & Babies Program, and Boot Camp for New Dads.

Calendar of Events

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Young Parents Night

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Pregnancy 101 – Grants Pass

4 events,

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Virtual Baby Connection

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Free Lactation Consultations – Medford

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Active Parenting: Cooperative Parenting and Divorce© Online

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NAMI Family Coping Skills – Medford

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Providence New Parents Group

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24/7 Fatherhood Program – Grants Pass

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

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Young Parents Night

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Grandparents Support Group

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Virtual Baby Connection

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Free Lactation Consultations – Medford

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Charlas y Conexiones Comunitarias – Medford

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NAMI Family Coping Skills – Medford

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Autism Resources in Oregon Workshop

3 events,

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Providence New Parents Group

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24/7 Fatherhood Program – Grants Pass

1 event,

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

1 event,

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Boot Camp For New Dads® Workshop Online

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1 event,

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Young Parents Night

0 events,

4 events,

Featured - Recurring

Virtual Baby Connection

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Free Lactation Consultations – Medford

Featured - Recurring

NAMI Family Coping Skills – Medford

3 events,

Featured - Recurring

Providence New Parents Group

Featured - Recurring

24/7 Fatherhood Program – Grants Pass

1 event,

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

1 event,

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Parent + Autistic Teen Online Social Group

0 events,

2 events,

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Young Parents Night

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TFC Monthly Workshop on ZOOM

1 event,

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Grandparents Support Group

5 events,

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Virtual Baby Connection

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Free Lactation Consultations – Medford

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NAMI Family Coping Skills – Medford

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Jackson Care Connect Member Meeting

4 events,

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Providence New Parents Group

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Access Healthy Mobile Pantry – White City

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24/7 Fatherhood Program – Grants Pass

1 event,

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

1 event,

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Online Autism Parent Group

0 events,

1 event,

Featured - Recurring

Young Parents Night

0 events,

3 events,

Featured - Recurring

Virtual Baby Connection

Featured - Recurring

Free Lactation Consultations – Medford

Featured - Recurring

NAMI Family Coping Skills – Medford

3 events,

Featured - Recurring

Providence New Parents Group

Featured - Recurring

24/7 Fatherhood Program – Grants Pass

1 event,

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

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Resources


  • Monthly OPEC and The Family Connection newsletters: click here
  • TFC Virtual Classroom with additional resources: click here
  • TFC Parenting Handouts ’21-22: click here
  • “Healthier Kids, Together” Handouts PDF by Providence:  click here
  • A Families’ Guide to Starting Kindergarten by SOELS & CCRN: click here
  • Sesame Street in Communities: click here
  • Top 35 Parenting Podcasts: click here
  • Just in Time Parenting: click here
    • Ages and stages newsletter and information about children’s development & needs.
  • PBS Parents: click here
    • Find videos and articles on: Children and Media, Raising Boys, Raising Girls, and Expert Parenting Tips and Advice.
  • Download Daily Vroom: click here
    • This is a free app that will send you a personalized daily reminder to positively interact with your child. Every activity is free and can be worked into your daily routine. Please try it for a few weeks and let us know how you like it!
  • Jackson and Josephine counties community resources PDF: click here
  • 211info Local Resources Form: click here
    • Please use this form to find local childcare, local free preschools, housing assistance, food banks, and other resources for your family.
    • If this form is confusing, you may quick dial 2-1-1 on any phone and be greeted by a caring, empathetic professional to help you find the local resources your family needs.