Classes provided by Parent Connection

For information on registering for the below classes call 805-543-3700.

Our classes our now all online via zoom!
Learn how to join a zoom meeting here.
Learn what to do during a zoom meeting here.

Parenting Sober Support Group


1st & 3rd Thursdays- 8/6 to 6/3 – Ongoing Sessions – 9-10:30 am & 5:30-7 pm

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 foundational principles and tools with 12-step principles so that parents can begin to enjoy both living sober and parenting successfully. This support group is funded by Parent Connection. Group meets online via Zoom. Class meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:30 A.M. and the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 P.M. 

Register: New participants need to register by contacting the instructor via phone, text, or email at (805) 550-5865 or

TMHA- El Programa Servicios de Familia - Ofrece grupo de apoyo semanal a través de Zoom y teléfono


Lunes 5pm- 7pm

Apoyamos en momentos críticos y damos información sobre comportamientos para el bienestar de sus hijos.

Nuestro programa de apoyo familiar brinda compasión, asistencia informada a padres y cuidadores de niños que exhiben comportamientos sociales y emocionales difíciles. Nuestro objetivo es brindarle servicios prácticos y emocionales, apoyar y proporcionar recursos útiles y consejos que le fortaleceran para manejar estos comportamientos en el hogar. Los grupos de apoyo ofrecen una oportunidad única para experimentar un sentido de comunidad con otros padres y cuidadores que entienden por lo que estás pasando. Comuníquese con nosotros hoy.

Español grupo de apoyo por Zoom o teléfono

Zoom o teléfono solo en este momento.
Se requiere registro. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Jorge Huerta 805-458-2596 o

TMHA's Family Support Program- Weekly Zoom and Phone Support Groups


Wednesdays, 9am-11am

Receive critical support and learn about behaviors that provide insight into your children’s well being.

Our family support program provides compassionate, informed assistant to parents and caregivers of children who exhibit difficult social and emotional behaviors.  Our goal is to provide you with practical and emotional support and provide helpful resources and coping tips to manage these behaviors in the home.  Support groups offer a unique opportunity to experience a sense of community with other parents and caregivers who understand what you are going through.  Reach out to us today. 

English Youth Zoom or Phone-in Support Group

Zoom or phone-in only at this time. 

Registration required: contact Melanie Davenport, Family Support Specialist at 805-509-0009

TMHA - Triple P Positive Parenting Classes


Wednesdays from 4-6 pm starting September 23rd.  (10 week group)

Recieve critical support and learn about behaviors that provide insight into your children’s wellbeing.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. One of the few based on evidence from ongoing scientific research, it has been tested with thousands of families through more than four decades.

• Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children, and to build stronger family relationships.
• Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children, and to build stronger family relationships.
• Triple P helps parents manage misbehaviour and prevent occurring problems• Triple P doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

Space is Limited. To Reserve Your Spot Call:
Zandra Alfaro-Olea at 805-458-5487 or email:

Active Parenting of Teens


Thursdays- 9/10 to 10/15 – 6 Sessions – 7-9 pm

The challenge of successfully ushering children through their teen years has always been among parents’ hardest-won achievements. Today’s children seem to become adults overnight, and where they make more mature decisions before they understand the consequences, a parent’s job is more important than ever.  You can create harmony and stability in your family while raising your teens to be responsible, courageous, and prepared for independent life. You will learn a proven approach to parenting, plus indispensable techniques, and insights for overcoming obstacles, that will bring happiness and harmony in your family’s’ daily life.

This class will help parents learn:

• Methods of respectful discipline

• Methods of respectful discipline

• Skills for clear, honest communication

• Concrete strategies to prevent risky behavior

• How to be an encouraging parent

• How to be an encouraging parent

• And much more, plus insight into important issues such as teens online, bullying, and depression.

Register here: registration closed after session 2

Grupo de Apoyo para Padres


Viernas- 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 – 5 Sessions – 3:30-5:30 pm

Conéctese con otros padres en la Comunidad Océano y explore
maneras de apoyar la estabilidad y el éxito de su familia.
Este grupo de apoyo es facilitado por Maria Patino. La Sra. Patino es Una Promotora, líder y voluntaria en la comunidad de Océano, y voluntaria para el Distrito Escolar Unificado Lucia Mar. Es madre de cuatro hijos y ha estado casada con su marido durante veintidós años. La señora Patino es una apasionada de su familia, su cultura y su comunidad. Ella ha sido una participante de clases de crianza y grupos de apoyo en Océano durante varios años y está emocionada por la oportunidad de facilitar este grupo, compartir lo que ha aprendido, y reunir a los padres de una manera positiva.

Para registrarse, llame a Monica Villegas al 805-474-3690 o

Active Parenting: 5-12 year olds

Tuesdays – 9/15 to 10/20 – 6 Sessions – 7-8:45 pm

Embrace the joy of parenting! Active Parenting will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying, family life, and help your children achieve greater happiness and success. Written by Dr. Michael Popkin, one of the nation’s foremost experts on parenting education, this course will show you a proven-effective approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children. You’ll learn 7 strategies for school success, along with positive discipline and communication techniques to help your family run more smoothly. This online class format will be facilitated through Zoom. Each session will include lectures, videos, parent sharing/discussion, and activities.

Register here:

Foro Sobre La Sexualidad de Adolescentes


Martes – 9/29 – 1 Sessions – 6:30-8 pm

Únase con nosotros en este foro que explora cómo hablar con sus adolescentes sobre relaciones, identidad de género, seguridad personal, sexo y sexualidad.
Puede ser difícil y confuso encontrar la manera correcta de hablar con su adolescente sobre las relaciones, la sexualidad y la identidad de género. Este foro ayudará a los padres a encontrar la manera correcta de platicar estos temas con sus adolescentes. El instructor probara recursos e información precisa para informar sobre la importancia de estas conversaciones en su hogar. Las implicaciones culturales relacionadas con las relaciones y la sexualidad se explorarán en el foro. Además, el instructor identificará cómo nuestras propias experiencias de nuestra infancia y las relaciones íntimas pueden impactar la manera en que nos comunicamos con nuestros adolescentes en estos temas importantes.

Para registrarse, llame a Monica Villegas al 805-474-3690 o

Love & Logic


Wednesdays – 10/7 to 11/4 – 5 Sessions – 7-8:45 pm

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 through discipline as we simultaneously create a space to support parents while they raise children and learn to take care of themselves.This unique online class format will be comprised of:Lectures, Individual/partner activity, discussion question and answer. Session Special topics of interest will include the impact of discipline during COVID-19, social/racial justice, and healthy relationships between parents and children. PowerPoint presentations of class lectures and activities will be shared with the participants via email at the end of each class meeting. Class will be facilitated via ZOOM. An email with a link to join the class will be sent after registration is complete. System requirements: computer with camera and microphone, tablet, or smartphone.

Register here:

Active Parenting: 1-4 year olds

Tuesdays – 10/27 to 11/17 – 4 Sessions – 7-8:45 pm

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. This online format will be facilitated through Zoom. Each session will include lecture, videos, parent sharing/discussion, and activities.

Register here:

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