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Understanding Generational Patterns of Parenting

Parent Connection is excited to present a professional workshop on:
Understanding Generational Patterns of Parenting
The impact of trauma on caregiver/child relationships and attachment

This training will be on Friday September 22, 2017  from 9 am to 4 pm. San Luis Coastal Adult School, Room J2 1500 Lizzie St. San Luis Obispo.

Ron Huxley, LMFT will be the training instructor he is a noted child and family therapist, speaker and blogger who helps families in need of hope and restoration in his San Luis Obispo County.

This training will have Board of Behavioral Sciences 5 Contact Hours.  (This only applies to Therapists and Social Workers)

For more information:  Flyer

Late fees apply starting 9/11/2017-9/15/2017

Register Today

Questions? Contact Gwendolyn Garcia at or 805-543-6216



Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education is committed to bringing the finest speakers and courses in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy to parents in San Luis Obispo County. For a current list of parenting classes, please visit

Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education, Inc.
PO Box 4037
San Luis Obispo
(805) 996-0899

Strategies 2.0 Case Management Essentials

Case Management Essentials

Case management can no longer be viewed as simply providing direct services to individuals. In order to support long-lasting change, it is imperative for staff to work collaboratively with individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the communities in which they reside.

In this full day training, you will develop an understanding of the key elements for building strong families and communities.

Date: October 6th, 2017

Cost: Free

Register on our website:
Because we are committed to providing our services to the prevention field at little or no cost to participants, we do not provide food or coffee during our trainings.

To Learn More click here: Flyer – CME SLO Cuesta


Strategies 2.0 Learning Communities

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*We have added additional remote locations

Who should attend? Professionals from social service, health, mental health, child care, child welfare, housing, veterans service, education, family resource centers, law enforcement, and other helping agencies.

Advocates, parents, & community members who want to learn and make a difference for children and families in their region.

Valley Learning Community Convening:
Trauma Informed Care in the Central Valley
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 9:30am-3pm in Fresno and *Bakersfield

Sierra Learning Community Convening:
Collaborating to Strengthen Families in the Sierra Nevada Region
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 9:30am-3pm in Jackson, *Bishop, and *Loyalton

Northern Learning Community Convening: 
Networking to Achieve Positive Change
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm in Ukiah, *Eureka, and *Susanville

SoCal Learning Community Convening:
Engaging Uncommon Partners Towards a Common Purpose 
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 9:30am-12pm, in Santa Ana and *Atascadero

Bay Area Learning Community Convening:
Today’s Immigration Climate and How It Impacts the Delivery of Services
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 9:30am-2pm in Salinas and *Santa Rosa

Capital Learning Community Convening:
Nuts and Bolts of Successful Family and Community Engagement
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm in Sacramento and *Oroville

*remote locations

Learn more and register here.

Strategies 2.0 Professional Trainings

Trauma-Informed Care imageTrauma-Informed Care
This full-day training is intended for family strengthening professionals that work with children and families who may have experienced trauma. By the end of the day, participants will be able to define the types of trauma, describe the impact of trauma on children, adults, and family support staff, and identify strategies for responding to trauma and resisting re-traumatization.
Register for Trauma-Informed Care trainings on: 10/3/17, 11/29, or 11/30.

Culturally Proficient Professional:
10/24/17 in Sacramento
11/14/17 in Sacramento

Case Management:
10/6/17 in San Luis Obispo

Protective Factors:
8/31/17 in Lamont
9/21/17 in Mammoth Lakes
9/28/17 in Sacramento

Case Management:
10/6/17 in San Luis Obispo

Home Visiting Essentials:
8/23/17 in Arroyo Grande

Register for these trainings.

Strategies 2.0- Webinars

Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10 am to 11:30 am

Join this webinar to learn specific parent coaching strategies that can be woven into everyday conversations with parents. Gain insight on conversations that foster greater self-awareness, increase family well-being, and introduce new ways to think about parenting challenges.

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Presenter: Michele Gordon Johnson,
Parent Educator & Parent Coach

Michele has taught Early Childhood & Family Studies courses at the college-level for over 22 years. For over a decade Michele has facilitated parenting groups and provided individual parent coaching. She was also a preschool teacher.

To register for this event click here.

Surviving the most grueling years of parenting – for teens and parents

Although toddlers can be physically demanding and emotionally frustrating – the years spent raising teens can bring us to our knees. But time with our teens can often be engaging, enlightening and fulfilling. Tune in for a conversation about balancing the joys and sorrows of raising teens with Parent Educators, Michele Gordon Johnson and Bill Spencer. Listen to the show

TMHA Group Facilitator Training

Crisis Prevention Training

Training includes:
  • Ways of staying calm and focused during a crisis
  • Communication tips & tools
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Quick tips to calm people who are becoming agitated
  • Crisis resolution

WHEN: 2017 Training DATE

  • Oct 27, 2017

* These trainings fill up fast, rsvp in advance. Open to the public.

WHERE: Transitions Medical Health Association, 784 High Street, SLO
TIME: 9:00-3:30 pm
Lunch Break: 11:30-12 pm
2017 Crisis Prevention Training

For more information and to RSVP contact Amy Waddle or (805) 540-6577

Group Facilitator Training 2017:

A 2.5 hour presentation/workshop for anyone who
facilitates a group or is interested in facilitating.
Open to All!

This training is a good resource for people:

  • New to facilitating groups
  • Veteran facilitators looking for fresh ideas, support, and inspiration.

The topics we will discuss include:

  • Maintaining control of a group
  • Coping with personal anxiety of facilitating
  • Working with critical, dominating, or monopolizing group participants
  • How to practice active listening while facilitating
  • Working with participants not engaging in the group
  • Maintaining the balance of facilitator/peer role


  • Nov 13, 2017

2017 Trainings held at

TMHA – 784 High Street, SLO
RSVP to Amy Waddle


2017 Group Facilitator Training