Help Lines

North County Classes


Support Group & Parenting Classes:

Tuesdays from 5-6:30 PM

  • 8/1/2017
  • 8/8/2017
  • 8/15/2017
  • 8/22/2017
  • 8/29/2017
  • 9/5/2017

Location: The LINK Family Resource Center
6500 Morro Road Suite A,  Atascadero

Contact: 466-5404 (for more information)

For additional information about resources in North County contact:
The LINK Family Resource Center
6500 A Morro Road, Atascadero
(805) 466-5404
Hours: 9AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday


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.

PAPAS Workshops for Fathers

PAPÁS offers a parenting-based communication workshop for fathers. 

Goals of the program include: 2016 PAPAS offers fathers flyer- updated 2.0 - Copy - Copy

  • Strengthening family communication
  • Increasing positive father-child involvement
  • Identifying family stressors
  • Improving the quality of the relationship between father and mother to benefit the well being of the child

Participation is FREE!  A group is available in English or Spanish.
Workshop Groups Lead By 
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 2016 PAPAS flyer in Spanish
1 Evening Per Week. Free Child Care & Meals Provided

To sign up for groups 805-544-4355 x219 Devin Solomon or Inez Gonzalez 805-544-4355 x120. 

PAPAS offers fathers flyer SPANISH

PAPAS offers fathers flyer-English



Parenting class offered by CWS for those who have had CWS involvement. Probation and court-referred parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The eight-class series will focus on identifying challenging behaviors in both infants & children and how you can effectively parent children with behavioral issues. Parents may start attending at any point in the 6-session series; attendance does not need to start with Session #1. Classes will focus on: nurturing a strong bond between you & your infant, how to comfort a low-threshold infant, helping your school-age child succeed, and effective & positive discipline.
DATES AND TIMES: Ongoing classes (weekdays and evenings), see flyer for specific dates and times
COST: FREE and childcare is provided
Certificates at the completion of the course.
Reservations required. Call Lynn Juel at 805-781-1705 with your name, phone number and who will be attending.