Parent Connection Sponsored Classes

Curious Parent Forum-

The Curious Parent Forum is a one hour forum that provides parents the opportunity to get answers to questions they may be curious about. Parenting is far from easy and often times there is so much information at our fingertips that it can be confusing and overwhelming. The C.P.F. allows parents the opportunity to ask local experts direct questions about relevant parenting topics. Come join us at the local Arroyo Grande Library for this month’s guest expert!

For more information call: Rubi Cuevas 805-474-3000 ext. 1229

For more information click here. Flyer.

Raising Bright, Kind, Courageous & Strong Children with Dramatic Play: Pyjama Drama Training for Parents.
Sarah Rijnen-Director, Pyjama Drama Learning

Learn the value of interactive play in your child’s growth and development. Explore ways you can foster your child’s imagination and foster their love for playtime.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 – 11 am to 12 pm
Arroyo Grande Public Library
800 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

For more information click here. Flyer.

Oral Health
Barbara Morrow, Registered Dental Hygienist

Do you have questions about your child’s oral hygiene or other dental issues such as thumb sucking, flossing, gum care, tooth grinding, or bad breath? Come to our Curious Parent Forum covering the topic of pediatric oral health care!

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 – 11 am to 12 pm
Arroyo Grande Public Library
800 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

For more information click here: Flier

Why Reading Matters and How to Get Your Kid to Love It
Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer, MLIS, Coordinating Librarian Youth Services, County Libraries

Learn how reading and literacy positively impacts your child’s development. Explore ways to engage your child in reading and foster a love for story time!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019 – 11am – 12pm
Arroyo Grande Public Library
800 W. Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

For more information click here. Flyer.

Repairing The Ruptures of Trauma: Empowering Caregivers
Betty Gillespie, Behavioral Health Clinician 

Thursday:  April 11th
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Grover Heights Elementary

For more information call: Rubi Cuevas at 805-474-3000 ext 1229

Trauma Focused Support Group

Jackie Llmas, MA


Many parents or caregivers have experienced trauma in their own childhood or their adult life. This can impact their parenting and their relationships with their children. This group is for parents or caregivers, who are impacted by trauma in any way. This group will give them an opportunity to find support within their own community from those who are experiencing similar challenges in their life. Engaging in a support group can help parents and caregiver to not feel so alone and open them up to new strategies for coping and parenting.

April 2nd, 2019- 6-8 PM
June 4th, 2019- 6-8 PM
Nipomo Elementary

(Forum Held in Room 14, Childcare held in Room 15)

Please arrive at 5:45 to enjoy dinner, group will start at 6.

For registration, please call SAFE Nipomo Family Advocate-
Karina Ayala at: 805-474-2033 or send email to:
**Childcare & food free of cost**

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Grupo de apoyo para Padres y cuidadores centrados en trauma

Jackie LLamas, MA

Muchos padres o cuidadores han experimentado traumas en su propia infancia o en su vida adulta. Esto puede afectar su crianza y su relación con sus hijos. Este grupo es para padres o cuidadores, quienes se ven afectados por el trauma de cualquier manera. El grupo les dará la oportunidad de encontrar apoyo dentro de su propia comunidad de aquellos que experimentan desafíos similares en sus vidas. Participar en un grupo de apoyo puede ayudar a los padres y cuidadores a no sentirse tan solos y ver nuevas estrategias de crianza.

El 2 de abril, 2019, 6-8 PM
El 4 de junio, 2019, 6-8 PM

Nipomo Elementary
(Foro celebrado en la habitación 14, guardería en la habitación 15)
▪ Por favor, llegar a las 5:45pm para disfrutar de la cena antes del comienzo del grupo.
▪ El grupo comenzara puntualmente a las 6:00pm.

Para el registro, llame a SAFE Ayudante de Familias de Nipomo-
Karina Ayala a 805-474-2033 o envié in correo electrónico a
**Cuidado de niños y cena ligera**

For more information click here. Flyer.