Free Back to School Supplies

Saturday, August 26th from 1-4PM

The Back-To-School / Regreso a Clases event provides youth and parents with valuable information about community resources and provides students with school supplies for the upcoming school year. Join us in this fun learning experience for youth and parents. Also, enjoy live local entertainment!

Sábado, 26 de agosto de 1-4PM

El evento “Regreso a Clases” proporciona informacion valiosa a padres y estudiantes sobre los recursos disponibles por parte de la comunidad, además de proveer utiles escolares para el año escolar. El evento tambien ofrece informacion sobre la importancia de continuar los estudios motivando al estudiante a no dejar la escuela. ven y disfruta con nosotros de este evento lleno de informacion y entretenimiento.

Free Parenting Workshop 6/14 – SPANISH

I am happy to share that Youth Contact, in partnership with Tuality Healthcare, will be offering a parenting workshop on June 14th. This event lasts only one night and is focused on serving Spanish speaking families. 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:

Tuality Education Center

334 SE 8th Ave

Hillsboro, OR 97123

When:

Wednesday, June 14th

from 5:30-8PM

Cost:

FREE! Class, dinner and childcare (for ages 2 and up) 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

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Nurturing Parenting Training Opportunity

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Greetings all,

I am excited to share this unique opportunity for service providers or engaged community members who work with families and are looking to provide extra support in regards to helping those families develop parenting skills. At Youth Contact we use this training for home visiting and also for group parenting classes. The curriculum for both is well planned out, evidence based, and culturally inclusive. Nurturing Parenting is the model we most frequently rely on to show OPEC that parents are learning and applying what we are teaching to create a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

Parents get a lot from the curriculum! Last quarter they were saying

“I have more empathy towards my children. My daughter is communicating better and we talk things out now.”

“Me ayuda a profundizar mas acerca de la manera de educar a mis hijos”

“It was so great. I really enjoyed the experience!”

If you have any questions about group discount rates, the curriculum, or program implementation, please do not hesitate to send me an email at scordua@youthcontact.org or give me a call at (503)640-4222 x 713.

Warm regards,

Sarah Cordua

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