Nurturing Hope

It is so hard to be a parent- to love unconditionally, to be attuned to your child’s needs 24/7, to recreate your identity- and to enjoy what you have while you have it. It is especially difficult to be a parent of a child with a chronic or terminal illness- to be absolutely overwhelmed as a parent, to want to hold back and feel guilty for doing so, to forget how to have fun- and there is very little support or awareness in our society about this.

Youth Contact does offer a free Nurturing Hope parenting class for parents of children with a chronic or terminal health diagnosis. Our current class, offered at Tuality Community Hospital, has just reached it’s 6 week halfway point. These mothers and fathers are brave people committed to being the best parents they can be. They are opening up the discussion of what it means to nurture a child with additional barriers.

If you want to learn more (and you should, regardless of whether you have children or if your kiddos have health concerns), watch this 10 minute video about how a couple dealt with the diagnosis of cancer in their newborn son. These parents processed their grief in a way that is real, sorrowful, and inspiring at the same time.

If you are interested in signing up for future classes, please call or email Sarah Cordua at (503)640-4222×713 or scordua@youthcontact.org

Somali Parenting Class FULL

Due to the hard work of several of our community members, the Somali Nurturing Parenting class Youth Contact is offering is completely full! We have over 65 participants signed up to attend this compendious 7 week series.

Thank you Kaltun Caynan, Elena Pineda, and Leslie Moguil for all your hard work getting the word out. Without your support we would not be able to do what we do. What a difference we can make together!

Warm regards,

Sarah Cordua

 

Free Parenting Class Series in Sherwood

I am happy to share that Youth Contact in partnership with the Sherwood School District will be offering a parenting education series from April 13th – May 25th. This class meets once a week every Thursday for 7 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 workshop is now open, but note that spaces often fill quickly and are limited to 20 families.

Program Details:

Where:

Sherwood Family Resource Center

21970 SW Sherwood Blvd. Portable #46

Sherwood, OR 97140

When:

April 17th-May 25th

Thursdays from 6-8PM

Cost:

FREE! Class, dinner and childcare are provided at no cost.

Who:

Parents of children ages 3-8

To Register Contact:

Sarah Cordua

Program Coordinator

(503) 640-4222×713

scordua@youthcontact.org

or

Rebeccah Wagner

Family Resource Manager

(503) 825-5486

rwagner@sherwood.k12.or.us

 

Free Parenting Workshop in Sherwood, January 31

I am happy to share that Youth Contact in partnership with the Sherwood School District will be offering a parenting education workshop for Spanish-speaking families on January 31, 2017.  Parents will learn how to effectively communicate with schools, teachers and children. 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:

“Effective Communication with Schools, Teachers and Children”

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 | January 31, 2017
  • 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
  • Language:  SPANISH

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.  np-workshop-flyer-sherwood-january-2017.

Thank you for your support!

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Parenting Education and Kids’ Turn Coordinator

Youth Contact

cadler@youthcontact.org

office: (503) 640-4222 x713

fax: (503) 640-0334

www.youthcontactparents.wordpress.com (Family Education Blog)

www.kidsturnwaco.com (Kids’ Turn Website)

 

The ABCs of Parenting: a free parenting class in Hillsboro, beginning 1/12/17

Hello all,

I am happy to share information about a series of parenting classes that Youth Contact, OPEC and Tuality Health Alliance will be offering beginning January 12, 2017. Classes will take place on Thursdays and will run 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.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“The ABCs of Parenting”

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

-HILLSBORO AREA-

  • Where:         Tuality Health Education Center | 334 SE 8th Ave | Hillsboro, OR 97123
  • When:          Thursdays | January 12 – February 23, 2017
  • 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 2-4)
  • 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 

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. np-abcs-flyer-new-tuality-2017

Feel free to share this information and the attached document as you are able.

Thank you for your support!

 

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Parenting Education and Kids’ Turn Coordinator

Youth Contact

cadler@youthcontact.org

office: (503) 640-4222 x713

fax: (503) 640-0334

www.youthcontactparents.wordpress.com (Family Education Blog)

www.kidsturnwaco.com (Kids’ Turn Website)

The Incredible Years: a free parenting class offered in Spanish

Hello everyone,

I am happy to share information about a series of parenting classes that Youth Contact and Washington County Health and Human Services will be offering beginning January 9, 2017. This series is called The Incredible Years, and it is for parents and children ages 3-8. The series will be offered in Spanish and classes will take place on Mondays and will run for fourteen weeks. Parents will learn how to strengthen their children’s social and emotional regulation skills, ways to manage and redirect misbehavior, strategies for setting clear routines, limits and expectations, how to strengthen the parent-child bond through play 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.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“The Incredible Years”

A program for parents and children ages 3-8; Delivered in SPANISH

-BEAVERTON AREA-

  • Where:      Elmonica Elementary School | 16950 SW Lisa Street | Beaverton, OR 97006
  • When:         Mondays | January 9, 2017 – May 8, 2017 (skipping January 16, February   20, March 27 and April 3)
  • Time:           Dinner at 6:00 PM | Class 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 3-8.
  • Language:   SPANISH

HOW TO REGISTER: 

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

Registration is required for this series of classes.  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 English and Spanish. iy-program-flyer-eng-elmonicaiy-program-flyer-sp-elmonica

Feel free to share this email and the attached documents as you are able.  All program information is also listed on our blog:   www.youthcontactparents.wordpress.com.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Warmly,

 

Claudia Adler

Parenting Education and Kids’ Turn Coordinator

Youth Contact

cadler@youthcontact.org

office: (503) 640-4222 x713

fax: (503) 640-0334

www.youthcontactparents.wordpress.com (Family Education Blog)

www.kidsturnwaco.com (Kids’ Turn Website)

 

Free Nurturing Parenting ABCs class in Tigard, starting 1/10/17

Hello all,

I am happy to share information about a series of parenting classes that Youth Contact and Washington County Health and Human Services will be offering beginning January 10, 2017. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and will run for seven weeks. This series is recommended for parents with children ages 5-8. 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.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

“The ABCs of Parenting”

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

-TIGARD AREA-

  • Where:       Metzger Elementary School | 10350 SW Lincoln Street | Tigard, OR 97223
  • When:         Tuesdays | January 10 – February 28, 2017 (no class January 17, 2017)
  • 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 2-4)
  • Who:            Recommended for parents and children ages 5-8.
  • Language:   ENGLISH

HOW TO REGISTER: 

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

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.

Please see attached flyer. np-abcs-flyer-metzger-2017

Thank you for your support!

 

Warmly,

Claudia Adler

Parenting Education and Kids’ Turn Coordinator

Youth Contact

cadler@youthcontact.org

office: (503) 640-4222 x713

fax: (503) 640-0334