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: fb.com/wwwthefamilyconnectorg.com/events

Fall ’21 Parenting Programs:

Programs this year are virtual (in real-time) on ZOOM. 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.

Crianza de los Hijos Ahora© – En Espanol
(para padres de habla hispana con niños de 0 a 6 años)
7 sesiones de dos horas en ZOOM
30 de septiembre – 11 de noviembre, 2021
Jueves 6-8pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/claseparapadres

Este es un programa de crianza basado en la evidencia de 7 sesiones para padres de niños de 0 a 6 años que se enseña en español. Gane una caja de diversión familiar con su asistencia. ¡Únase a nosotros para aprender disciplina positiva, reglas y rutinas apropiadas, comunicación familiar y más! La crianza de los hijos es una habilidad aprendida… ¡Ven a aprender a ser el mejor padre que puedes ser!

Start Strong: Conscious Discipline©
5 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
(for parents of children ages 0-3)
October 25 – November 15, 2021
Mondays 6-8pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/6my9hync

Start Strong: Conscious Discipline© is an evidence-based parenting program for parents of children ages 0-3 that teaches positive discipline, brain and cognitive development, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) foundations and resiliency in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Boot Camp For New Dads©

2nd Saturday of each month

9am – 12pm on ZOOM

RSVP: gpbootcampfornewdads.com
Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their partners and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

Active Parenting© Father’s Edition
6 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
(for fathers of children ages 5-12)
October 5 – November 9, 2021
Tuesdays 6-8pm
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCdads

This evidence-based parenting program teaches parents of kids ages 5 to 12 to raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive. An emphasis on child development and parenting skills, such as emotion training, parenting values, and positive discipline make this a popular program. This special “Father’s Edition” version includes some of the most popular exercises from Nurturing Fathers® which is also an evidence-based parenting program. This is a program for Father-Figures only.

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action©
6 two-hour sessions on ZOOM
(for parents of teens ages 11-16)
October 13 – November 19, 2021
Wednesdays & Fridays 6-8pm
*Teens will meet Wednesdays, Parents will meet Fridays.
RSVP: tinyurl.com/TFCparentingyourteen

There’s no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds—but it doesn’t have to be that way. When parents and teens learn together, they will have a common language and skills for a smoother ride through adolescence. This evidence-based parenting program gives families critical tools for the challenging teen years: communication, conflict resolution, encouragement, and more.

Additional Resources:

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

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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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Online Autism Parent 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.