Families & Parents


Learn more about The Family Connection:
Welcome/Training video – https://tinyurl.com/9688u5ps

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! The Family Connection Parenting Programs are self sign-up class series with no eligibility. It is a free service to all families in southern Oregon.

Pre-register for Summer 2021 Programs:

💕 Mothers, Babies & Toddlers© Program
6 sessions – Free Parenting Program & play-dates via ZOOM
for pregnant and parenting moms of infants & toddlers in Jackson and Josephine Counties
July 14 – August 18, 2021
Wednesdays 8:30am-10am
RSVP: tinyurl.com/mothersandbabies

💕 Boot Camp For New Dads©
2nd Saturday of each month
9am – 12pm on ZOOM
RSVP: gpbootcampfornewdads.com

💕 Active Parenting: First 5 Years©
(for parents of children ages 0-5)
4 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
starting August 2021 – Date and Times TBA
Pre-RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCparenting

💕 Hacer de la Paternidad un Placer©
(for Spanish speaking parents with children ages 0-10)
12 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
Dates and Times TBA
RSVP: tinyurl.com/claseparapadres

💕 Kindergarten Readiness Boxes
Sign up today: tinyurl.com/r5rntc8z

 


MUST have a child aged 3-5 living in your household to participate and meet one or more of the criteria below:

I live in a rural or underserved area of Jackson or Josephine County.
My preschooler did NOT receive a preschool experience or a very limited one this school year.
 My family is diverse.

Programs that started April/May 2021:

Make Parenting a Pleasure© – FULL Accepting Waitlist
(for parents of children ages 0-10)
12 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
April 13 – June 29, 2021
Tuesdays 6-8pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCparenting

Nurturing Parenting© Parenting in Recovery
(for parents in recovery with children ages 0-10)
12 sessions on ZOOM
April 8 – June 24, 2021
Thursdays 6-8pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/624549yp

➡ Boot Camp For New Dads©
2nd Saturday of each month
9am – 12pm on ZOOM
RSVP: gpbootcampfornewdads.com

➡ Fatherhood: The Art of Being DAD
Every Tuesday April, May & June
7pm-8pm on ZOOM
RSVP: clackamasparenting@gmail.com, 971-990-5677

Learn Infant Massage© – FULL Accepting Waitlist
(for parents of non-mobile infants)
5 sessions on ZOOM
May 7 – June 4, 2021
Fridays 5:00 – 6:30pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/85aabjyp

Strengthening Families Program©
(for families of tweens & teens)
10 sessions on ZOOM
May 24 – June 24, 2021
Twice a week
Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/strengtheningfamilies-atw
Previously Recorded “Distance Learning & Parenting” Workshops:
Staying Connected
 
Stress Busters & Parenting Strategies
 
Behavior is Communication
 
En Español: La Comunicacion: Estableciendo y Manteniendo Limites
haga clic para ver: https://tinyurl.com/35c2cky3
 
Jackson and Josephine Counties Resource Guide (updated Feb2021): click here

 

Have our programs already started and they’re half over?
Do you need a Parenting Program RIGHT NOW!?!

Online Evidence-Based Parenting Programs we recommend that will result in a Certificate of Completion:

Click on each image to learn more:

Online Parenting Resources and Supports:

Online Resources for Activities with Children at Home:

→Did you know? OHP customers can use TransLink and ReadyRide as non-emergency transportation to The Family Connection’s free parenting programs. Please confirm with each program regarding scheduling procedures.

Family & Parent News


Classes Available to You


This series is culturally appropriate for Spanish-speaking clients with an emphasis on accessing affordable healthcare, engaging in your community, and raising healthy children. This series focuses on positive parenting, community involvement, and learning about local resources for families to better their lives. For parents of children ages 0-10

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

2 events,

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Baby Steps Support Group

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Strengthening Families Program©

4 events,

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Grandparents Support Group

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Childbirth Preparation Workshop

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Make Parenting a Pleasure©

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Fatherhood Support Group

1 event,

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Strengthening Families Program©

5 events,

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Parents at the Park – Meet Up

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Breastfeeding Preparation Workshop

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Strengthening Families Program©

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Nurturing Parenting© Parenting in Recovery

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Breastfeeding Workshop

1 event,

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Learn Infant Massage©

0 events,

0 events,

2 events,

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Strengthening Families Program©

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Baby Steps Support Group

2 events,

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Make Parenting a Pleasure©

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Fatherhood Support Group

2 events,

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Newborn Care Preparation Workshop

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Strengthening Families Program©

4 events,

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Parents at the Park – Meet Up

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Breastfeeding Preparation Workshop

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Strengthening Families Program©

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Nurturing Parenting© Parenting in Recovery

0 events,

2 events,

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Boot Camp For New Dads® Workshop Online

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Childbirth Workshop

0 events,

1 event,

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Strengthening Families Program©

4 events,

-

Childbirth Preparation Workshop

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Make Parenting a Pleasure©

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Fatherhood Support Group

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Grandparents Support Group

2 events,

-

Newborn Care Preparation Workshop

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Strengthening Families Program©

3 events,

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Parents at the Park – Meet Up

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Strengthening Families Program©

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Nurturing Parenting© Parenting in Recovery

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

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Strengthening Families Program©

3 events,

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Childbirth Preparation Workshop

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Make Parenting a Pleasure©

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Fatherhood Support Group

1 event,

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Strengthening Families Program©

3 events,

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Parents at the Park – Meet Up

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Strengthening Families Program©

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Nurturing Parenting© Parenting in Recovery

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

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New Parents Support Group

2 events,

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Make Parenting a Pleasure©

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Fatherhood Support Group

0 events,

1 event,

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Parents at the Park – Meet Up

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,


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Resources


  • 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!
  • 211info Local Resources FormClick 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.
Changing Brains
Online videos revolving around human brain development from the University of Oregon Brain Development Lab.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
Just in Time Parenting Information
Newsletters designed for the specific age of your child.
Zero to Three
An organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
PBS Parents
Parenting resources from a friendly and inviting site.
Family Fun Magazine
Fun things to do for the whole family from Family Fun Magazine!
Ready at Five
Parenting tips to promote school readiness.
MVParents.com
Information and support to help your kids grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible adults.
The Parenting Doctor
Information and advice for parenting from the first year to teen years.
Ages & Stages
Ages and Stages questionnaires for children ages birth to 6 years of age.
Parents Know
Trusted parenting information, resources and activities to help your children grow, develop and learn from birth to high school.
Is Your Child Ready?
Information about Kindergarten readiness.
Don’t Shake
Information about Shaken Baby Syndrome as well as links to The Period of Purple Crying videos and resources.
Technical Assistance on Social Emotional Intervention
Free products and resources to help improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities.
Health Finder
This website helps answer your questions about everything health related from A-Z. Find local health services and information, search for health related topics, and get personal health tools. Information available in Spanish also.
Family Friendly Recipes
Family friendly and health conscience recipes to help you stretch your food budget. Spanish version also available.
Food Insight
A nutrition and food resource website. Everything you want to know about the foods you are eating, the environment, and how it affects your lifestyle and family.
Oregon Health Authority
Any information you might need concerning the State of Oregon health organizations – prevention & wellness, diseases, emergency preparedness, etc. – you will find here.
Center for Parenting
Looking for specific parenting information? Over 800 tip sheets designed for parents.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on child development, health screening and positive parenting tips.
Oregon’s Legal Guide for Grandparents & Other Relatives Raising Children
A guide to legal topics grandparents and other relatives need to know when caring for a young child.
Autism Society of Oregon
Support and resources for families affected by autism.
Stop Bullying website
An excellent site for anti-bullying resources.
School Readiness Interactive Learning Tool
This tool is designed to help parents and caregivers encourage their young children\\\’s early learning.
A Grandparent’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
This link connects you to a document for grandparents and other caregivers of disabled children. It is an extensive list of information to answer many of the questions you have about raising a child with disabilites.
FACT – Family & Community Together
Resources for families with children who have emotional, behavior, or physical disabilities. Webinars, newsletters, and other information available.
Parent Toolkit
This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers & Preschoolers
This website has everything you need to know for parenting toddlers and preschoolers; videos, handouts, and additional links for more information.
Childhood Nutrition Guide
This website offers tips on encouraging kids to eat healthy, balanced diets.
Internet safety
A guide for parents on how to protect their children on the internet.