Free Sherwood Parenting Workshop Offered in Spanish, 10/18/16

I am happy to share with you that Youth Contact in partnership with the Sherwood School District will be offering a parenting education workshop for Spanish-speaking families on October 18, 2016.  Parents will learn about routines, expectations and behaviors that can help their children succeed in school. Registration for this workshop is now open, but note that spaces often fill quickly and are limited to 20 families.  Once a program is full, we add interested parents to a waitlist and call them as spaces become available. Often, we have cancellations close to the start date.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“How to Help Your Child Succeed in School”

A Nurturing Parenting Workshop for parents with children ages Pre-K to 5th grade – Delivered in SPANISH

-SHERWOOD AREA-

  • Where:  Sherwood Family Resource Center | 21970 SW Sherwood Blvd. Portable #46 |Sherwood, OR
  • When:  Tuesday | October 18, 2016
  • Time:  Dinner at 6:00 PM | Workshop and Childcare from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Cost:  FREE!  Includes dinner and childcare (for children ages 3-10).
  • Who:  Recommended for parents with children ages Pre-K to 5th grade
  • Language: SPANISH only!

HOW TO REGISTER: 

Contact Claudia Adler, Program Coordinator at (503) 846-0665 | cadler@youthcontact.org or

Maria Quinones, Early Learning Coordinator at (503) 825-5482 | mquinones@sherwood.k12.or.us

Registration is required for this workshop.  To sign-up, please review the details listed above. You can also call Youth Contact Family Education at (503) 846-0665 for more information.

I have attached a flyer in both English and Spanish.  Feel free to share this message and the attached documents as you are able!

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Thank you for your support of these important community resources!

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Kids’ Turn and Parenting Education Coordinator

Youth Contact

(503) 640-4222, ext. 713

(503) 640-0334 (fax)

 

Free Nurturing Parenting Classes

I am excited to announce that Youth Contact in partnership with the Beaverton School District will be offering a series of parenting classes beginning October 24, 2016. Classes will run once a week on Monday nights for seven weeks. Parents will learn strategies for effective problem solving, ways to establish discipline, tips for setting age-appropriate expectations and much more! Registration for this series is now open, but note that spaces often fill quickly and are limited to 20 families.  Once a program is full, we add interested parents to a waitlist and call them as spaces become available.  Often, we have cancellations close to the start date.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“The ABCs of Parenting”

A Nurturing Parenting series for parents and children ages 5-8 – Delivered in ENGLISH

-BEAVERTON AREA-

  • Where:  McKinley Elementary School | 1500 NW 185th Ave | Beaverton, OR 97006
  • When:  Mondays | October 24, 2016 – December 12, 2016 (skipping October 31, 2016)
  • Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM | Classes and Childcare from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Cost:  FREE! Includes dinner and childcare (for children ages 2 and up)
  • Who:  Recommended for parents and children ages 5-8. Separate classes are provided for parents and children.
  • Language:  ENGLISH

 HOW TO REGISTER: 

Contact Claudia Adler, Program Coordinator at (503) 846-0665 | cadler@youthcontact.org or

Karol Aragon, Family Resource Manager at (503) 601-9373 | karol_aragon@beaverton.k12.or.us

Registration is required for this workshop.  To sign-up, please review the details listed above. You can also call Youth Contact Family Education at (503) 846-0665 for more information.

I have attached a flyer. Feel free to share this messageand the attached document as you are able!

Thank you for your support of these important community resources!

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Kids’ Turn and Parenting Education Coordinator

Youth Contact

(503) 640-4222, ext. 713

(503) 640-0334 (fax)

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Free Parenting Workshop Offered in Spanish

I am happy to announce that Youth Contact will be offering a parenting education workshop this October in partnership with the Beaverton School District.  Registration for this workshop is now open, but note that spaces often fill quickly and are limited to 20 families.  Once a program is full, we add interested parents to a waitlist and call them as spaces become available.  Often, we have cancellations close to the start date.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“Positive Praise and Discipline”

A Nurturing Parenting Workshop for parents with children ages 4 and up – Delivered in SPANISH

-BEAVERTON AREA-

  • Where:  Greenway Elementary School | 9150 SW Downing Drive | Beaverton, OR 97008
  • When:  Monday | October 17, 2016
  • Time:  Dinner at 6:00 PM | Workshop and Childcare from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Cost:  FREE!  Includes dinner and childcare (for children ages 2 and up).
  • Who:  Recommended for parents with children, ages 4 and up.
  • Language:  SPANISH only!

 

HOW TO REGISTER: 

Contact Claudia Adler, Program Coordinator at (503) 846-0665 | cadler@youthcontact.org or

Elena Pineda, Family Resource Manager at (503) 277-0484 | zoilaelena_pineda@beaverton.k12.or.us

Registration is required for this workshop.  To sign-up, please review the details listed above. You can also call Youth Contact Family Education at (503) 846-0665 for more information.

I have attached a flyer in both English and Spanish.  Feel free to share this email and the attached documents as you are able!

Thank you for your support of these important community resources!

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Kids’ Turn and Parenting Education Coordinator

Youth Contact

(503) 640-4222, ext. 713

(503) 640-0334 (fax)

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Now Registering – Hillsboro Parenting Class!

Youth Contact is now registering for one (1) parenting education class that will begin in Fall 2016.  This series will be offered through our continued partnership with the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, as well as our new relationship with Tuality Health Alliance.  Check out the details below for more information, and be sure to review the bilingual program flyer for a detailed list of topics that will be covered in the series!

 Program Title:   Nurturing Hope”

  • A 12-Week Series for Parents and their Children with Special Needs and/or Health Challenges, Ages 5-8 (Part of the Nurturing Parenting Program)

When:  Tuesdays | September 20, 2016 – December 6, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:  Tuality Health Education Center | 334 SE 8th Avenue | Hillsboro, OR  97123

What’s included?

  • FREE class is provided for parents.
  • FREE class is provided for children, ages 5-8.
  • FREE childcare is provided for children, ages 2-4.
  • FREE dinner is provided each night to ALL participants.

Who should attend?

  • Parents with children, ages 5-8, who have unique needs or health challenges.
  • Parents who want to build community with others in similar situations.
  • Parents who want their children to learn new skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Language:  Spanish only.

Program Flyers:

Nurturing Hope Flyer – Tuality Health 2016 – English

Nurturing Hope Flyer – Tuality Health 2016 – Spanish

Registration Details:

  • Registration is required for this program. To sign-up:
    • Call Youth Contact Family Education | 503-846-0665
      • If we do not answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number. We can only return calls to participants who leave a message.
    • Email Claudia Adler, Parenting Education Coordinator | cadler@youthcontact.org

We are excited for this new programming year and look forward to serving you!

Parenting Resource – Emotional Literacy

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Oregon Parenting Educators Conference at Oregon State University.  Throughout this event, experts from across the state presented on a range of topics that facilitators encounter as they work with and support families.  One workshop that I found to be especially insightful focused on emotional literacy and how we can assist parents in making it a part of everyday parenting.  Dr. Ann Corwin, a noted expert in parenting and child development education, shared with us how feelings drive the behaviors that parents see in their children – and how those emotions can be identified, understood, and managed in healthy and productive ways.  We call this emotional literacy.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning defines emotional literacy as “the ability to identify, understand, and respond to emotions in oneself and others in a healthy manner.”  Research has shown that children who have a solid foundation in emotional literacy tolerate frustration better, engage in less destructive behaviors, are less impulsive, and have greater academic achievement.  The ability to label emotions is a developmental skill that is not present at birth—it must be learned.  This is where parents come!

Below, you will find two resources that can assist parents in helping children to identify, understand, and manage their feelings in healthy ways:

Article Link: “Teaching Your Child to Identify and Express Emotions”

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/documents/teaching_emotions.pdf

This article provides parents with detailed information on how they can help their children to identify and manage emotions, including step-by-step guidelines, fun activities, and a list of common “feeling” words that can be taught, modeled, and reinforced.

Article Link: “Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers”

http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/social-emotional-development/books-that-support-social-emotional-skills.html#feelings

Books can be powerful tools to help young children make sense of their feelings.  To help parents and caregivers support children as they deal with challenging feelings and experiences, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families created a list of books on a variety of topics, including anger, self-control, and friendship!  This is definitely a list you’ll want to keep handy!

Curriculum Snapshot – Nurturing Parenting

Nurturing Parenting is an evidence-based program that aims to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect for all families by helping parents to learn positive parenting skills and behaviors.  The model has demonstrated an effect on protective and risk factors, including an increase in positive parenting attitudes and behaviors, parental empathy, and knowledge of child development, as well as a reduction in harsh and excessive discipline and parent-child role reversal.

During the 2015-16 school year, Youth Contact will offer two (2) Nurturing Parenting programs using the “ABCs for Parents and Their Children Ages 5-8” curriculum.  Each series will span seven (7) weeks in length, and provide separate classes that meet concurrently for parents and their children.  Topics covered in the parent program include:

  • Positive discipline
  • Ways to support children in school
  • Effective communication
  • Strategies to help children express their feelings
  • Ways to promote positive self-worth and personal power

In the children’s group, young learners acquire comparable skills at age-appropriate levels through puppets, role-play, music, art activities and leader-led discussions.

This is a great short-term series for parents and children to learn and grow together!  Stay tuned for information on future class offerings and how you can get registered for a program!

Parenting Resource – “Just In Time Parenting” Newsletters

During the early childhood years, we experience many joys (and frustrations!) as parents.  Children undergo rapid changes in their behaviors, skills, and feelings – and those developmental milestones can sometimes leave us in a state of wonder and awe.  We want so much to be able to understand and support our children every step of the way, but there are certainly moments when we are left wondering, “What more can I do!?”

One way to better understand your child is to know more about child development.  With advances in brain science, we are learning more about how a child develops and the importance of good early experiences.  The more you know, the more you can help your child, so here is a resource to get you started:

Check out this fabulous newsletter called “Just In Time Parenting” – an Extension publication that is compiled and distributed by educators and researchers from land-grant universities across the country.

Each newsletter features:

  • Information on how your child is developing
  • Tips on raising a healthy, happy child
  • Tools for solving common parenting problems
  • Strategies for coping with the challenges of raising children

This resource is age-specific, so you can select the one that best meets your parenting needs!  Follow the link below to discover this great resource!  Oh, and be sure to subscribe on the webpage, so you can receive the most current newsletters by email!  Happy reading!

“Just In Time Parenting” – An Extension Newsletter:

http://jitp.extension.org/