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.

 

Free Parenting Programs, Workshops & Community Resources:

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

Our service area is Jackson and Josephine counties in Oregon. Please click here to find the OPEC parenting hub for a different county.

Attending 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

👀 📅 See it first, our FULL 2023-24 Program Year Printable PDF

Pre-register for Spring 2024 programs:

💻 Active Parenting 4th Edition© – 8 sessions
For parents of children ages 5 – 12
April 1 – May 20, 2024Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm on Zoom
RSVP: tinyurl.com/yy63ta4a

💻 Active Parenting of Teens© – 8 sessions 
For parents of tweens & teens
April 2 – May 21, 2024
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm on Zoom
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCparentingyourteen

💻 Cooperative Co-parenting & Blended Families© – 10 sessions 
For parents of all ages of children
April 3 – June 5, 2024Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm on Zoom
RSVP: tinyurl.com/y57j7s7d

Family Hui© in-person 12 sessions in Grants Pass
For parents of children ages birth to 5+
Please sign up if you’re interested in attending in the future, the original April 2024 program had to be canceled due to no registrations. We will reach out to coordinate a time when there is enough interest.
Growing Together Family Community Center
310 SW H Street, Grants Pass
*Snacks and attendance gifts available
RSVP: https://forms.gle/SUrbFbb8Th6y888X7

Register for 2023-24 Workshops:

💻 Monthly Parenting Workshop
6:30pm – 8pm PST on ZOOM
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCworkshop
May 9 – Positive Discipline
June 13 – School Readiness
Zoom.us Meeting ID: 881 4007 8844
Passcode: TFC23

💻 & IN PERSON Boot Camp for New Dads Workshop
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

💻 “Perspectives of Children’s Behavior” Virtual Monthly Workshop
3rd Monday of each Month
6pm-8pm on Zoom
RSVP: tinyurl.com/3kv276vb
5 themes to broaden your perspective on Behaviors:
Feb 19- Core principles for a general audience.
Mar 18- Behavioral issues in the family, including blended/co-parented families.
April 15- Neurodiverse populations – Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, etc.
May 20- Childhood trauma, foster parenting, adoption – behavioral issues in kids who have been through a lot.
June 17- Behavioral issues in the classroom.

💻 “Help for the Helpers: Workshops for Parents and Educators Under Stress” (Adult Mental Health)
Everyone is dealing with the fallout of several years of constant toxic stress. How do you not just survive, but thrive, in this kind of environment? This workshop will give you the knowledge, tools, and self-awareness to help you keep stress levels manageable so you can stay balanced and keep helping others without burning out yourself. This workshop is appropriate for parents (of children ages 0-18) and professionals working with families.
– May 15, 2024   6pm-8pm on Zoom
RSVP: tinyurl.com/3dazyhtk

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

Community Resources – Jackson & Josephine Counties

2024 Community Resources by categories and agency

Southern Oregon Social Emotional Wellness Network

Jackson Youth System of Care

Connect Oregon Unite Us Self-Referral – All Counties Choose Group 1

211info.org

Help Me Grow Oregon (for families of younger children)

Youth Era – Local Resources for Parents of Teens

Additional Resources (Self-Paced Programs):

Online EvidenceBased Parenting Programs we recommend that will result in a Certificate of Completion. Some have a fee, some do not. Many have a Spanish learning option.

Collaborative Problem Solving® (8 sessions online) – many times and days to choose from
High Conflict Parenting Solutions
NAMI Basics OnDemand – Mental Health Focus
North American Learning Institute
Active Parenting 4th Edition (school-age) Online Parenting Group
 Children In Between: A Co-Parenting Program
 Co-Parenting – Florida State University
 A Blue Print to Parenting Children 0-7
New Beginnings Parent Enhancement Program
 Parenting Wisely – Young Child 
 Parenting Wisely – Teens
 Parenting The First Three Years Use password: Gift
Hand in Hand Parenting Events & Workshops

Previous Family Connection Workshops (1.5 hours each)

 “Attachment Theory and Parenting”    Click to watch: http://tinyurl.com/4e33kcfu

 “Support Systems for Children with Mental Health Needs – Jackson/Josephine Counties” 

Click to watch: https://tinyurl.com/yc27suyp

PDF Handout: Children’s Mental Health Supports PDF Handout

 “Parenting the Positive Discipline Way: Behaviors, Goal Charts, & Sibling Rivalry”   Click to watch: http://tinyurl.com/52a7y6bc

 “Conscious Discipline: Safety, Connection, Problem Solving”   Click to watch: http://tinyurl.com/mcbpefpy

 “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

Conscious Discipline Mini-Sessions by Southern Oregon Head Start

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.

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Young Parents Night – Medford

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Trauma Informed Parenting – Online

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Active Parenting 4th Edition© – Virtual

6 events,

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Collaborative Problem Solving® – Online

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Free Play & Learn Groups – Jackson & Josephine

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Free Parent Child Playgroups – Grants Pass

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Leer, Jugar, y Charlar en Español – Grants Pass

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Active Parenting of Teens© – Virtual

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Active Parenting 4th Edition – Providence Online

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Asante Moms Support Group – Ashland, Grants Pass, Medford

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Moms Groups at Doulas&Company – Medford

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Parent to Parent Support Group – Medford

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Providence New Parents Group

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Family Hui© in-person – 12 sessions in Grants Pass

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No Cost Farmers Market – Medford, Talent, Eagle Point

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Growing Together Free Groups & Classes – Grants Pass

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

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2 events,

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Young Parents Night – Medford

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Active Parenting 4th Edition© – Virtual

8 events,

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Collaborative Problem Solving® – Online

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Free Play & Learn Groups – Jackson & Josephine

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Grandparents Support Group

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Free Parent Child Playgroups – Grants Pass

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Leer, Jugar, y Charlar en Español – Grants Pass

7 events,

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Active Parenting 4th Edition – Providence Online

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Asante Moms Support Group – Ashland, Grants Pass, Medford

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Moms Groups at Doulas&Company – Medford

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Parent to Parent Support Group – Medford

4 events,

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Providence New Parents Group

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Family Hui© in-person – 12 sessions in Grants Pass

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No Cost Farmers Market – Medford, Talent, Eagle Point

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TFC Virtual Workshop – Various Themes

2 events,

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Growing Together Free Groups & Classes – Grants Pass

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Reach Out Oregon Support Group

1 event,

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Boot Camp For New Dads® Workshop – Medford, Grants Pass, Online

0 events,

2 events,

Featured - Event Series

Young Parents Night – Medford

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Active Parenting 4th Edition© – Virtual

7 events,

Featured - Event Series

Collaborative Problem Solving® – Online

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Free Play & Learn Groups – Jackson & Josephine

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Free Parent Child Playgroups – Grants Pass

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Leer, Jugar, y Charlar en Español – Grants Pass

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Bonding & Attachment (2 parts) – Online

8 events,

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Active Parenting 4th Edition – Providence Online

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Asante Moms Support Group – Ashland, Grants Pass, Medford

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Moms Groups at Doulas&Company – Medford

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Parent to Parent Support Group – Medford

3 events,

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Providence New Parents Group