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Parent Connection Sponsored classes

Parenting Sober Support Group- Cindy DuSair

Sat, 1/6-4/21 10:30a-12:00p Build Your Nest, 6613-B Bay Laurel Dr., Avila Beach No Charge
Wed,1/17-4/25 5:30-7:00p Build Your Nest, 6613-B Bay Laurel Dr., Avila Beach No Charge

Open forum meeting for parents at any stage of recovery who want to get a grip on parenting and stay sober in the process! This group is designed to align parenting foundation principles with 12-step principles so that parents can enjoy both living sober and parenting successfully. For more information call (805) 550-5865.


Compassionate Communication- Rick London

Thurs, 1/18-3/1 No class 2/8 (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p Del Mar Elem. Library, MB $25

What’s making you angry? Ten steps to transforming anger so everyone wins, based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication and The Surprising Purpose of Anger. Childcare-see below.*


Disciplina Positiva Positive Discipline in Spanish- Bessy Hoffman

Wed, 1/24-2/14 (4 nights) 6:00-8:00p Los Osos Middle School Library No Charge

Learn how to problem solve, improve communication skills and responsibility, and increase motivation to change. This class will provide an opportunity for parents to share similar problems and work together to increase their family happiness. Childcare see below.*
Aprenda a resolver problemas, mejore las habilidades de comunicación y la responsabilidad, y aumente la motivación para el cambio. Esta clase brindará una oportunidad para que los padres compartan problemas similares y trabajen juntos para aumentar la felicidad familiar. Cuidado de niños -mira abajo.*


Thursday February 22nd, 2018 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 2850 SCHOOLHOUSE LN. CAMBRIA, CA 93428 

Learn how to handle stress, manage anxiety, recognize symptoms of depression and find treatment resources.  To sign up for this class, call Danilda at (805)927-3693.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid- Amy Waddle

Tues, 2/6-2/27 (4 nights) 5:00-7:00p SLO Adult School, Rm.B3 No Charge

Learn how to help an adolescent with mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. For parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens.


Love & Logic- Tim Ross 

Tues, 2/20-3/27 (6 nights) 6:00-8:00p CL Smith Elem. Library, SLO $25

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices. Learn the Love and Logic process of building relationships discipline. Childcare see below.*

Active Parenting Preschoolers- Julie Ashworth

Wed, 2/21-3/14 (4 nights) 6:00-8:00p SLO Adult School Rm.B3 $15

Learn skills that help develop cooperation, responsibility and good character in your children. Explore positive discipline techniques to avoid those all-too-familiar power struggles. Childcare see below.*
*Childcare is provided for a nominal fee although parents are strongly encouraged to provide their own. Call the Adult School office at (805) 549-1222 to register your child(ren).
Parenting Support Group- Gwendolyn Garcia
Starting in March Every other Thursday 10:30- 11:30 am
An ongoing support group to help parents learn parenting strategies, education, and have social connections.  This class focuses on the protective factors and parent education that parents need to be the best parents they want to be.  This class recognizes the strengths and builds on what is going right already.
To learn more about this class call Gwen at 805-543-3700.


The Parent Participation Program enhances parenting skills through classroom discussion, interaction and observation. Parent and child (age 0-6) attend class once a week. Curriculum includes teacher-led discussions on parenting techniques and strategies for creating a healthy family environment. Parents share their challenges and successes while children enjoy age-appropriate play indoors and outdoors, circle time, and songs. Interacting with other parents and children while participating in the classroom environment gives parents a greater understanding of the needs and abilities of their children.

Parent participation instructors hold California teaching credentials.

Please visit for a complete list of parenting classes and online registration.


  • Infants
  • Cookin’ & Bookin’
  • Young Ones & Young Toddlers
  • Fizzle Pop 1-2-3
  • Older Toddlers
  • Kids in the Garden
  • Two and Three Year Olds
  • Strolling to Fitness
  • Preschoolers
  • Tiny Hikers

Dates: A year round program. Families may join a class at any time on a space available basis.
Times: Morning and afternoon, times vary.
Locations: Classes available in San Luis Obispo, Los Osos and Morro Bay.
Tuition: Classes run for 10 weeks and price ranges from $67-$90. Scholarships are available for families in need.
Eligibility Requirements: Parents, grandparents or caretakers in a parenting role attend with the child age 0-6.
Contact: San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie Street, Room H2, SLO, (805) 549-1222.
Register: online, over the phone or in person.

ACT for Depression and Anxiety


A six week group devoted to changing your relationship with the issues you struggle with in order to pursue a more meaningful life.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worry mind etc.

Facilitated by Elizabeth Karsh on Wednesdays from 5pm – 6:30pm.
The cost for the series is $240.00

Please contact Elizabeth for more information and to learn when the next 6-week group starts. 805-316-4567 or


The CAPSLO Parent Education Program provides the opportunity for parents who are referred to the program (through DSS) to learn better ideas, to hear suggestions and generate solutions in becoming an Active Parent, through in-home parent education. Parent Educators have been trained in the Active Parenting, Positive Discipline and Nurturing Families curriculum.
CONTACT: If you are a parent with a CWS social worker or a CalWORKS worker, please contact Melinda Sokolowski at (805) 544-4355/extension 216.
For Spanish-speaking assistance, please call (805) 474-2024.

Online Parenting Classes

If you are mandated to complete a parenting class, verify approval of an online class (rather than a traditional class) with the  mandating agency. Each state, county, and individual judge may dictate different requirements. If you are court ordered to take a co-parenting class, it is always best to check with your county court of record to verify their acceptance of an online parenting class. 
Each state, county, and individual judge may dictate different requirements. 

Enjoy the opportunity to complete a parenting course at your leisure – anytime, day or night!
Certificates of Completion are provided after the class is finished.
Visit The Parenting Center for a list of current classes.
Visit for a list of current classes.