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.

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

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

 

Community Events – Library Programs for Parents and Children

One of the things I love about our local library system is that they offer a wide range of activities for parents and children.  These programs are often no/low-cost, highly engaging and exciting, and educational – which is why I love recommending them to families who are looking for a way to spend some quality time together.

In browsing their latest selection of activities, I came across a few gems that sound particularly fun for families.  Check out my list below, and then follow the link to their online calendar to see all of their program offerings!

Standout Programs for Families and Children:

Read to the Dogs

Young readers develop reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs during private 20-minute sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.  The first session begins at 4:30 pm.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion.  Registration is required by phone or at the Library.  For children ages 6-12.

Toddler Time

Stories, songs, finger plays and plenty of group participation in 20 minute sessions followed by playtime and an opportunity for adults to socialize.

Spanish Book Club (Circulo de lectura)

El círculo de lectura se reúne dos veces al mes para una conversación alrededor de lecturas comunes.  El enfoque del grupo son los cuentos de Latinoamerica.  El grupo es para personas de por lo menos 15 años de edad y en español.

Winter Nature Walk Program

Bundle up for a walk to see how plants and animals are coping with shorter days and colder weather.  For children in grades 1-3.  Registration is required online or at the library.

Washington County Cooperative Library Services Calendar of Events:

http://calendar.wccls.org/MasterCalendar/MasterCalendar.aspx