Puget Sound Adlerian Society

An Affiliate of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

The Parenting Calendar

Spring 2018

April, May, June (revised Apr. 9)

For People in the Central Puget Sound Area Who Live or Work with Children and Youth

Our mission is to nurture dignity for all

by encouraging democratic relationships and a sense of belonging.

206-527-2566    psas@att.net    psasadler.org

To sponsors and presenters:  If you have information to add to this issue, please let us know (PSAS@att.net).  We’ll add it right away.  Also please let us know about corrections.  We try not to make mistakes, and we apologize for any that occur.  As Adler’s col­league Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs said, “We must have the courage to be imperfect!” 

Click here for pdf version of the calendar.

Contents

Part 1.  Overview ~ The Parenting Calendar, Effective Parenting, and PSAS     3

What Is The Parenting Calendar?     3

What Is Effective Parenting?     3

What Is the Puget Sound Adlerian Society?     3

How to Search     4

Part 2.  Parenting with PSAS     5

            What Is Adlerian Psychology?     5

                Improving Family Relationships     5

                Mutual Respect     6

                Adlerian-Based Parenting Courses     6

                PSAS Resources     7

Part 3.  Courses, Lectures, Webinars, Conferences, & Workshops    8

                Online Events, Resources   8                 

                Seattle North of the Ship Canal, & Bainbridge Island     10

                Seattle South of the Ship Canal, & West Seattle     11

                Mercer Island & the East Side     13

                North King County & Snohomish County     14

                South King County     15

                Pierce County     16

                Kitsap County    16

Part 4. One-on-One ~ Parent Coaching, Mentoring, Family Advocates, Family Help

        Lines     16

Part 5.  Special Topics     19

                ADD/ADHD/Challenging Child     19

                Addiction/Recovery     19

                Adoption     20

                African-American Families     20

                Anger Management     20

                At-Home Mothers     20

                Child Safety     20

                Chinese Families     20

                Court-Referred Parents     21

Custody   21         

Dads     21

                Daycare     22

                Deafness, Sign Language     22

                Disabilities     22

                Divorce     22

                Domestic Abuse     22

                Foster Parenting, Grandparenting, Parenting Children of Relatives     23

                Health & Safety     24

                Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers     24

Interfaith Parenting     28

Japanese Families     28

                Jewish Families     28

                LGBT Families, Youth     28

Military Families     28

                Muslim, Iraqi Families     28

Nutrition   28       

Parenting Plans     28

                Preparation for Parenting     29

                Russian Families     29

School Engagement     29

Sexuality     29

                Single Parenting     29

                Social Skills, Emotion Management Skills     30

                Spanish-Language Families     30

                Special Needs     31

                Teenagers     32

                Teen Parents     33

                Twins & Multiples    33

Part 6.  Ongoing Support Groups (listings are by day of the week, and then by area)     34

Part 7.  Training for Parent Educators     45

 

Part 1 

Overview ~

The Parenting Calendar, Effective Parenting, and PSAS    

What Is The Parenting Calendar?

Thanks to the Horizons Foundation, this grant-funded calendar lists all the parenting courses, lectures, workshops, con­ferences, parent coaches and men­tors, support groups, and facilitator trainings that we are aware of in the central Puget Sound area, as well as online resources.  We also list par­enting resources for special topics, such as “Adoption,” or “Spanish-Language Families.”   

We publish the calendar quarterly and update it frequently between issues.  If you teach parenting, let us know and we’ll list your courses, Adlerian or otherwise. 

We are most famil­iar with Adlerian-based events and services, which appear in shaded boxes throughout the calendar.  We do not endorse specific events other than those we sponsor, and we encourage you to check the approach and qual­ifica­tions of specific presenters. 

Our goal is to help people improve their family relationships so that family life will be more satisfying and individuals in the family will have an improved sense of well-being.  We hope you will find The Parenting Calendar useful and will let others know about it!  

What Is Effective Parenting?

We particularly encourage you to select a course or support group that focuses on improving family relation­ships, not a course focusing on “behavior management” (reward and punish­ment).  Adlerian-based courses, and some others, help parents “work WITH” their children, rather than “do TO” them. 

Research is showing that children who are raised respect­fully (without reward and punishment) tend to have many few­er men­tal and physi­cal illnesses in later life and to live longer.  See “Improv­ing par­enting:  the why and the how,” download­able for $20 at http://adc.bmj.com/content/93/2/102.full (it’s well worth it!)The author is Dr. Sarah Stew­art-Brown, a physician, researcher, and director of a university school of pub­lic health in the UK.  Improv­ing parenting is part of her country’s “respect agenda.” 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Pre­vention, in collabora­tion with Kaiser Perma­nente’s Health Apprais­al Clinic in San Diego, has found that childhood traumas “are major risk fac­tors for the leading causes of ill­ness and death in later life as well as poor quality of life in the United States.  Pro­gress in preventing and recov­ering from the nation’s worst health and social prob­lems is likely to benefit from the understanding that many of these prob­lems arise as a conse­quence of adverse child­hood expe­ri­ences.”  (From the ACE Study, “one of the larg­est investi­ga­tions ever conducted on the links between child­hood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.”  (cdc.gov/needphp/ACE/)

What Is the Puget Sound Adlerian Society?

The Puget Sound Adlerian Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.  We offer Positive Discipline and Disci­plina Positiva (free, donation- and grant-funded parenting courses) and free monthly First Fri­day Forums for coun­selors, therapists, and anyone else who is interested in human relation­ships and well-being.  We also co-sponsor train­ings for parent educa­tors and for teachers.  We wel­come membership inquiries and visitors to our free library.  See Par­ent­ing with PSAS (p. 5) for more informa­tion about Adlerian parent­ing.  For our calendar of PSAS events, please see psasadler.org/education.pdf.

How To Search

If you are looking for a particular type of course or support group, use the “find” or “search” function in your com­puter and the Key below.   (We have plans to make the calendar “searchable.”)

For example, to find events for parents of young children, click “con­trol-F” (in Word), enter PY and click your way through the whole docu­ment.  Or you can use “con­trol-F” and enter “SN” (for Special Needs), or “Span­ish,”  “Auburn,” an agency’s name, a presenter’s name, or any other cate­gory you wish.  You can also scroll through courses or groups checking the font color for a particular ethnicity.

Key

C   For caregivers

For dads

FP   For foster parents

FT   Facilitator training (to lead parenting courses)

G   For grandparents or guardians

P   For all parents

M  For moms

PE   For parents of elementary-school-age children

PI   For parents of infants

PR   For parents in recovery

PS   For parents of spirited children

PT   For parents of teens

PY   For parents of young children

S   For stepparents

SC   For school counselors

SN   For parents of special-needs children

SP   For single parents

T   For teens

TP   For teenage parents

Spanish-language courses, groups, and books are shown in red,

Native American in blue,

African-American in plum,

Iraqi & Muslim in orange,

Russian in brown,

Chinese in violet,

Japanese in pink,

Jewish in green, and

Self-designated multicultural or multi-ethnic


 

Part 2 

Parenting with PSAS

A nonprofit educational organization founded in 1975, the Puget Sound Adlerian Society offers information, referrals, workshops, lectures, courses, and other resources and support to parents, parent educators, teach­ers, counselors, so­cial workers, work­place managers, and other people who are inter­ested in mutually respect­ful, coopera­tive relation­ships—commu­nity-building—in families, classrooms, workplaces, and everywhere else. 

Parent education has been an important focus for many years.  We help parents choose attitudes and actions of respect for their children and themselves—attitudes and actions that strengthen a child’s sense of belong­ing and improve fam­ily relationships.  Kids don’t come with instructions:  it is all too easy to put children, family relations, and marriages at risk when parents just need some new skills and posi­tive expectations.

What Is Adlerian Psychology?

Alfred Adler, M.D. (1870-1937), a Viennese physician and psychiatrist, was the first in his field to note the rele­vance of social relationships to mental and physical health, and to emphasize the cru­cial impor­tance of nurtur­ing our innate abil­ity to cooperate as equal human beings and to encourage one another and ourselves.  Adler came to believe that “Gemeinschaftsgefühl”—caring for the cares of others—could help transform people and the world.  Lecturing and teaching in Europe and Amer­ica, he worked hard to help parents, teachers, stu­dents, and his clients develop a more democratic mindset and a stronger sense of community.  He called his approach “Individual Psychol­ogy,” “indi­vidual” meaning “holis­tic” in the Ger­man sense of the word.   He wrote:

         Individual Psychology instructs in self-understanding, the understanding of others, independence, and encourage-

         ment. . . .  Its foremost task is to establish among the broad masses of the people a firm basis for a sound, optimistic

        view and conduct of life, promoting the welfare of all.  Born from good common sense, it returns to the people in

        purified and practically applicable form what it has received from them.  It feels at one with the noblest striving and

        the most sublime peaceful ideals of humanity freed from hatred. . . .  We have the firm conviction that along our way

        a happier future for humanity can be found.

Choos­ing mutual respect, cooperation, and contribution is a choice for healthy families and healthy communities and is relevant to all cultures with democratic values.  Many of the world’s religions express this same sense of mutual respect in some form of the Golden Rule.

Improving Family Relationships

In culture after culture around the globe, authoritarian methods in governments are fading and being replaced by more democratic governments.  In this country, the democratic evolution has reached women and is reach­ing chil­dren.  More and more families want to help children to live responsibly in a democra­tic, not authoritar­ian or permis­sive, setting—for the sake of our families and for the sake of living our lives as caring and effective citizens in the broader community.  Democratic parents are authoritative and set clear, nonnegotiable limits in matters of safety, health, and mo­ral­ity (for example, requiring your young child to hold your hand while crossing a street, or requiring your mid­dle­schooler to let you know where he/she is).  For other matters, we work out guide­lines, choices, and solu­tions, often together in family meetings. 

We chose to encourage children and help them learn to solve prob­lems rather than to order, reward, and punish them as in authori­tar­ian models.  Barbara Coloroso, author of Kids Are Worth It!, calls this “giving your child the gift of inner discipline,” or helping our children learn how to think, not what to think.  Alfie Kohn, author of Uncondi­tional Parenting, calls this “working with,” rather than “doing to,” children.  Some parents have revol­ted against author­i­tarian methods and have chosen permissive­ness, which leaves children unclear about what behavior is accepta­ble (respectful) and what is not, there­by jeopardizing the children’s sense of belonging and contributing.  Adle­rian par­enting offers effec­tive, family-building choices that also engen­der peace­ful communi­ties.

Mutual Respect

We believe that the kind and firm attitudes and actions of mutual respect are teachable and learn­able.  Adler­ian par­enting courses for parents of young children address everyday challenges such as getting the kids off to school in the morning, homework, chores, fighting, bedtime, and finding time together—with­out ourselves yelling and fighting or being otherwise disrespectful.  Children and youth may still make some poor choices (we are all fallible human beings), but if we parent our chil­dren with respectful guidance while they are young, they are less likely to be at risk in their youth. 

A Stan­ford University study shows that youth raised in democratic families do better in school.  Univer­sity of New Bruns­wick researchers say that how you bring up your children affects their future more than how much money you earn.  They recommend providing a warm and caring environ­ment and encourag­ing independ­ence.  The ACE Study (noted on p. 1) and a great deal of other research suggest there are immense health and mental-health bene­fits from raising children who feel cared for and respected.  

Adlerian-Based Parenting Courses

Adler’s colleague Rudolf Dreikurs, MD, and several other teachers and counselors have developed par­enting courses based on Adlerian Psychology.  Millions of parents of various cultural and ethnic back­grounds in this coun­try and else­where have taken these courses through schools, churches, family cen­ters, the military, com­mu­nity colleges, and other providers.  This calendar shows current Adlerian-based courses in shaded boxes, like this.  Many other parenting pro­grams have been influenced by Adlerian Psy­chol­ogy. 

We would be happy to refer you to Adlerian instructors if your organization wishes to spon­sor parenting courses.  Be­low are some Adlerian-based books for parenting courses.  (Spanish-language courses and books are shown in red through­out the calendar.)  We usually have grant funding to co-sponsor Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva courses with other nonprofit organizations—call us!

·         Active Parenting 4th Edition, Padres Activos de Hoy, Active Parenting of Teens 3rd Edition, Paternidad Activa de Ado­les­centes, 1,2,3,4 Parents,1,2,3,4, ¡Padres!, and Padres a Bordo, a video-based program by Michael Popkin, PhD, and others, ActiveParenting.com

·         Developing Capable Young People, by H. Stephen Glenn, PhD, CapabilitiesInc.com

·         Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery, by Jane Nelsen, EdD, store.PositiveDiscipline.com.

·         Positive Discipline, Disciplina Positiva, Positive Discipline for Teenagers, and other books in the Positive Discipline series by Jane Nelsen, EdD, and others, store.PositiveDiscipline.com.   An online version is also available--Positive Disci­pline:  Creating Respectful Relationships in Homes & Schools,  onlineclass.PositiveDiscipline.com/(P, $99 for 1-year access, $69 special)

·         The STEP series:  Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (school-age STEP), Guia para los padres, Parenting Teen­ag­ers (STEP/Teen), and Parenting Young Children (early childhood STEP), STEPpublishers.com.

 

 

 

 

PSAS Resources

First Friday Forums.  Members and friends are welcome to our free First Friday Forums (usually the first Fri­day of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.), with presentations and discussions on various topics including parenting and coun­seling.  For dates and topics, please see psasadler.org/education.pdf, or call 206-527-2566.

The Parenting Calendar.  Four times a year, PSAS posts its grant-funded Parenting Calendar online at psasadler.org/calendar.pdf.  The 50-some-page calendar lists all the parenting courses, lectures, workshops, confer­ences, parent coaches and mentors, sup­port groups, and facilitator trainings that we know of in the central Puget Sound area.  We update each quarterly issue as new infor­mation be­comes available.  If you teach parenting, let us know and we’ll list your courses.

Parenting Courses and Facilitator Training.  For 30 years PSAS co-sponsored the award-winning Sanity Circus lecture courses with PTAs, schools, family centers, and churches, and now we offer the experiential courses Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva, co-sponsoring them with other nonprofit organizations.  We co-sponsor Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way with Sound Discipline and the Positive Discipline Association. 

Continuing Education for Mental-Health Professionals.  Our Certificate Program for Professional Studies in the Psychology of Alfred Adler, offered for many years, is no longer being offered because of the passing of Robert Powers, one of the presenters.  Our First Friday Forums provide CE hours for mental-health professionals.

Continuing Education for Educators.  PSAS co-sponsors the course Positive Discipline in the Classroom (also with Sound Discipline and the Positive Discipline Association). 

Library. The PSAS library has a good collection of books on parenting, teaching, counsel­ing, and theory.  Library books are available without charge other than mail­ing.  Videos and DVDs may be rented for a small fee.  Please call ahead to visit (206-527-2566).   See LibraryThing.com/catalog/PSASlibrary. 

Bookstore.  We also offer parenting books, tapes/CDs, and videos/DVDs for sale. Please see psasadler.org/booklist.pdf.  A dis­count on quantity purchases (usually 15%) is available to schools and librar­ies and also to course instruc­tors for course books. 

Membership.  Please call or email us for a copy of the PSAS brochure and other mem­ber­ship infor­mation.  See psasadler.org/membership.pdf for the membership application form.  Mem­bers receive a 20% dis­count on most book, tape/CD, and video/DVD purchases for personal use.  Members are welcome at PSAS Board meet­ings, our win­ter holi­day dinner, and our annual meeting and dinner in the spring.

Referrals.  Please call PSAS, 206-527-2566, for referrals to Adlerian counselors, therapists, par­enting instruc­tors, and parent coaches.

Event Notices.  Please email us at psas@att.net to add you to our “Friends” email list.

Donations.  Donations are most welcome.  They can be earmarked for our Pay-It-Forward Fund for parenting courses if you wish. 

Our mission is to nurture the dignity of all

by encouraging democratic relationships and a sense of belonging. 

206-527-2566    psas@att.net    psasadler.org

Part 3 

Courses, Lectures, Webinars, Conferences, & Workshops   

April, May, June 2018

·         Register with the sponsor (not with PSAS, unless PSAS is the sponsor).

·         Childcare is often limited, so call the sponsor early!

·         To search, see p. 4.

·         Support groups with beginning and ending dates are listed here.

·         Ongoing support groups are listed in Part 6.

Adlerian parenting courses, and some others, help parents improve family relationships by “working WITH” rather than “doing TO” kids.  Parents learn to teach and model mutual respect, cooperation, and problem-solv­ing.  Behav­ior management programs “do TO” kids, with reward and punishment.  Research is showing that children who are raised with respect,­ without relying on reward and pun­ishment, tend to have many fewer mental and physi­cal illnesses in later life and to live longer (see What Is Effective Parenting?, p. 3).

Online Events, Resources

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

Scheduled

Apr. 2 – 6   Cara Harvey and 20 parenting advisors, A Purpose-Driven Mom Virtual Summit ~ Parenting with Grace and Intentionality.  24 sessions, live Q&A, lifetime access to all of the sessions.  Register:  cara-harvey.teachable.com/p/a-purpose-driven-mom-virtual-summit?affcode=147574_rpb62bhy(M, $39, or $46 with digital workbook)

Ongoing

Active Parenting Publishers, Active Parenting 4th Ed. (6-session course), Active Parenting of Teens (6-session course), Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce, (4-6-hr. seminar).  Also an online video library.  See ActiveParenting.com/APOG(P, /PT, $79.95)

ADD Resources.  Articles and a directory of resources.  See AddResources.org(SN)

Anya Manes, Talking to Kids about Sex, a free video interview series.  Sign up here.   (P, free)

Benaroya, Melissa.  Childproof Parenting.  See ChildproofParenting.com for online course.  (P, $)

Birds + Bees +Kids, Amy Lang.  Classes, webcasts, video library.  See BirdsandBeesandKids.com.  (PE, PT, free/$)      

Break Through Parenting.  Two 12-wk. courses available live or online:  Anger Management for Parents and Parenting Dignity:  A Breakthrough Parenting Approach.  Break Through Learning Cen­ter, Maple Leaf.  Information:  BTLC9500.com.  Regis­tration:  call or email 206-992-2831, BTLC9500@gmail.com.  (P, $)

Bright Horizons.  A childcare company with articles, webinars, blog.  See  BrightHorizons.comBlogs.BrightHorizons.com/familyroom(P, free)

Consciously Parenting, Rebecca Thompson Hitt.  Various resources, including courses and support through the Con­sciously Par­ent­ing Learning Center & Community, including tweens & teens classes.   See ConsciouslyParenting.com(P, weekly podcast, videos, PDFs, some free, pay what you can for course)

Connect with Kids.  Videos, books, and other resources, ConnectwithKids.com.   (P)

Contey, Carrie, PhD.   Monday-Friday emails (free), videos, coaching.  See CarrieContey.com(PY, $)

Cooperative Kids, Bill Corbett.  Newsletter, handouts, and other resources, CooperativeKids.com(P)

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, Inc.  Webinars.  See  CTInstitute.com/.  (P, free/$)

Families First Coaching, Toni Schutta, speaker, author, parenting coach.  See GetParentingHelpNow.com.  Free down­load of book 20 Great Ways to Raise Great Kids.  Great Parenting Book Club.  (P)  

Happy Parents and Kids, Beth Spicer.   The Art of Self-Care as a Parent.  See HappyParentsandKids.com(P, $97/mo.)

Joyful Courage, Casey O’Roarty.  See JoyfulCourage.com/online-offersChaos to Calm Video Training (P, 4 videos, free),.  Family Meeting Jumpstart Ecourse (P, on demand, 6-wk., weekly emails, starts at $19), Journey to Joy Ecourse (P, on demand, 3-wk., meditations, videos, eworkbooks, starting at $29), Centered Parenting Ecourse (P, on demand, 5-wk., au­dio medita­tions, videos, workbooks, starting at $69).

Kastner, Laura, PhD.  Wise-Minded Parenting Videos.  See ParentMap.com/category/video/(P, free)

MamaConMovement.  Newsletter, blogLeanne@MamaCon.net(P, free)

Manes, Anya.  Talking to Kids about Sex, a free video interview series.  Sign up here.  (P, free)

Neufeld Institute.  Many online courses and lectures.  See NeufeldInstitute.org

Parenting Network, Toronto.   Teleconferences, social media.  See ParentingNetwork.ca.    (P)                           

Parenting the Young Child, Bellevue CollegeCall 425-564-2365 or see BellevueCollege.edu/parented(PI, PY, 2 credits, quarterly, tuition) 

ParentNet Unplugged.  Articles on parent-school engagement, ParentInvolvementMatters.org.   (P)

Pirie, Sahara.   Facebook page with class information, links to articles, etc., “like” the page to view it:     Facebook.com/pages/Parenting-with-Heart-Soul/383945804969328.   (P)

Positive Discipline (6-wk.course).  Jane Nelsen, EdD, & Mary Nelsen Tam­borski.  PositiveDiscipline.com/products/ Posi­tive-Discipline-online-parenting-class.  (P, $69 special, download Positive Discipline Workbook, Positive Discipline E-Book, and Positive Discipline Parenting Tool Cards, available also in Spanish and Chinese)

Positive Discipline Association.  Webinars, nationwide course schedules, PositiveDiscipline.org(P)

Positive Discipline Blogs:  ThinkItThroughParenting.com, JoyfulCourage.com, PositiveParentingSolutions.com, ParentingFromScratch.wordpress.com, GrowParenting.com.

Positive Discipline Compass (an online magazine).  See PositiveDiscipline.com/articles/Positive-Discipline-ezine.

Positive Discipline Social Network.  Social networking site, PositiveDiscipline.ning.com(P)

Positive Discipline Virtual Study Group.  Facebook group beginning Jan. 8.  Register:   Virtual Study Group(P, teachers)

Priceless Parenting, Kathy Slattengren, courses for ages 5 & under, 6-12, & 13-18.  See PricelessParenting.com  (P, $, CE hours for mental-health professionals)

Savvy Parenting Support ~ Expert Tools for Gentle Parents. Moorea Malatt. See SavvyParentingSupport.com. (PI, PY,$)

Schafer, Alyson.  See AlysonSchafer.com for her books, advice.  (P)

Sky Valley Com­mu­nity Schools, Monroe School District, & Ed2Go.  Managing Life as a Single Parent, Navigating Divorce, Understanding Adolescents, and other courses, Call 360-804-2571 or see ed2go.com/SVCS.  Six-wk. series starts monthly.  (P, SP, $87)

Sound Discipline.   Website for parents and educators interested in Positive Discipline.  See SoundDiscipline.org.  Blog at SoundDiscipline.wordpress.com(P)

Sproutable & Positive Discipline, Julietta Skoog, Introduction to Positive Discipline, a 6-mo. online course for parents of children birth-5 yrs., two videos every two weeks, checklists, Q&A, live chats, downloads, available by mobile phone or computer. Register:  https://sproutable.teachable.com/p/sproutable (PY, $249 or $44/mo.)

STAR Parenting, Elizabeth Crary. 11-wk. North Seattle College course.  Email Elizabeth, Fam181@STARparent.com.  (P, $)

Stop It Now!  Information on sexual abuse.  See StopItNow.org.

Seattle North of the Ship Canal, & Bainbridge Island

Scheduled Events ~ North Seattle & Bainbridge

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

Any Tuesday:  Anger Management for Parents, 12 Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Break Through Learn­ing Center, Maple Leaf.   Registration:   BTLC9500.com.   Call 206-992-2831 for interview.  (P, Interview $75, course $500, online course availa­ble, may start any time)

Any Wednesday:   Parenting Dignity, 12 Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Break Through Learning Cen­ter, Maple Leaf.   Registration:   BTLC9500.com.   Call 206-992-2831 for interview.  (P, course $500, online course availa­ble, may start any time)

Mar. 28 – May 16   Julietta Skoog, Positive. Discipline 7-Week Series, 7 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Queen Anne.  Reg­is­ter:  besproutable.com(P, $249, $400/couple, scholarships: seattleclasses@besproutable.com)

Apr. 18   Lara Okoloko, Treatment Navigation, Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions, Wallingford.  Call 206-745-2381, email Lara.Okoloko@CaresNW.com, or see CaresNW.com(P or other loved one of per­son with an addiction, part of 3 workshops on family recov­ery based on CRAFT—Community Reinforcement and Family Training, $125/person, $175/2 attending together, sliding scale)

Apr. 30   Dr. Daniel Siegel, The Yes Brain ~ How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child, Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  ParentMap, Seattle Children’s, et al., at UW campus.   Tickets.  (P, $25, $30 at the door)

Apr. 17 – May 22   Sahara Pirie, Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline, 6 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Sound Discipline, at Lakeside School.  Registration:  SoundDiscipline.Evenbright.com(P, $185, $260/couple)

May 19   Lara Okoloko, Full Day Family Recovery, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Center for Advanced Recovery Solu­tions, Wallingford.  Call 206-745-2381, email Lara.Okoloko@CaresNW.com, or see CaresNW.com(P or other loved one of person with an addiction, part of a series of 3 workshops on family recov­ery based on CRAFT—Community Reinforce­ment and Family Training, $125/person, $175/2 attending together, sliding scale)

May 22   “Screenagers” ~ Growing Up in the Digital Age, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m., ParentMap et al., at Seattle Children’s, Laurelhurst.  Information:  events@parentmap.com. TICKETS(P, children age 12 and up with adult, $15, $18 at the door, Q/A)

May 22   Angst!  Raising Awareness around Anxiety documentary film), Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.  ParentMap et al., at Seattle Children’s, Lau­relhurst.  Informationevents@parentmap.com.  TICKETS.  (P, children age 12 and up with adult, $15, $18 at the door)

June 9   Julietta Skoog,   Positive Discipline:  The Early Years, Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Wallingford.  Register:  besproutable.com(P, $89, scholarships:  seattleclasses@besproutable.com)

Other Programs ~ North Seattle & Bainbridge Island

Many of these programs are offered very frequently or may have open enrollment.  Call, email, or see the websites.

Autism 101, Seattle Children’s Autism Cen­ter, Laurelhurst.  Call 206-987-8080 or see SeattleChildrens.org/classes-community/current-class-offerings/autism-101/. (P, C of chil­dren recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, free, follow-up classes available)

For Boys Only:  The Joys & Challenges of Growing Up, and For Girls Only:  A Heart-to-Heart Talk about Growing Up, 2 evenings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., or 1 Sunday 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Great Conversations & Seattle Children’s Hospital, Laurelhurst.   Register:  GreatConversations.com (P & son/daughter age 10-12, $80, $60/addi­tional child, scholar­ships, book Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?)

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789-0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

The Incredible Years, a course for parents of children ages 4-8 with challenging behaviors.  Brooks Powers Group, Westlake.  Call 206-801-1139 or see BrooksPowers.com(PS, $)

Life with Baby, 1 evening.  Parent Trust/Great Starts, at Northwest Hospital.  Call 206-789-0883, or see GreatStarts.org(PI, $40/couple, scholarships)

Neufeld Institute.  Many courses offered.  See NeufeldInstitute.org, FulfillingParenthood.com.  (P, $)

Nurturing Pathways, creative dance classes with emphasis on developmentally appropriate motor coordination with music, lan­guage, and social skills, Phinney Ridge.  See NurturingPathways.com/location/Phinney-Ridge-Neighborhood-Center.  (PI, PY & child, $)

Parenting the Love & Logic Way®.  Lorri Reynolds offers 6-wk. courses and two-day courses.  Call 206-200-8488 or see SweetiePieParenting.com.  (P, $)

Parents As Teachers, personal visits, health screenings, monthly group, information about and referral to com­mu­nity resources.  North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City.  Call 206-364-7930 or see CHS-WA.org.   (PY & child to 3 yr., free for eligible fami­lies, may start any time)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) offers many groups-- Newborn Groups, Baby Peppers, Second Time Around at various locations for expecting and new par­ents, and PEPS for Grandparents.  See PEPS.org.  (PI, PY, $)

Anger Management for Parents, 12 Tuesdays, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.  (P, $500 + $75 intake interview)Parenting Dignity:  A Breakthrough Parenting Approach, 12 Wednesdays, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.  (P, $500, + $75 intake interview).  Break Through Learning Cen­ter, Maple Leaf.   Registration:   BTLC9500.com.   Call 206-992-2831 for interview.  (Classroom and online formats, may start any time.)

Seattle South of the Ship Canal, & West Seattle

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

Scheduled Events ~ Seattle South of the Ship Canal, & West Seattle

Mar. 18 & 25   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the Love & Logic Way® in Two Sessions, 2 Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  Sweetie­Pie Par­enting, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com(P, $99/couple)

Mar. 22 – Apr. 19   Lorri Reynolds, Love & Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made FUN®, 5 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  SweetiePie Par­enting, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com(PY, $135/couple, no class May 28)

Mar. 26 – Apr. 30   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the Love and Logic Way®, 6 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $150/couple)

Apr. 3 –May 8   Selena Taylor, Love & Logic, 6 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach.   Call 206-723-1301 or see AtlanticStreet.org.  (P, free, childcare, supper)

Apr. 7 & 14   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the  Love and Logic® Way  in Two Sessions, 2 Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $99/couple)

Apr. 15 & 22   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the  Love and Logic® Way  in Two Sessions, 2 Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $99/couple)

Apr. 18   Tips for Raising Difficult and Oppositional Teens, Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Guided Pathways-Support for Youth & Families, at the West Seattle library.  Information:  call or email Julie Panick, JPanick@GuidedPathways.org or

253-236-8264.  Register Now!   (P, free)

Apr. 19   American Red Cross, Community Preparedness Education, Thursday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.   Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach.  Call or email 206-723-1301, CFSC@AtlanticStreet.org(P, free)

Apr. 26 – June 7   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the Love and Logic® Way®, 6 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  SweetiePie Par­ent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $150/couple, no class May 10)

Apr. 28 & May 5   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the  Love and Logic® Way  in Two Sessions, 2 Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $99/couple)

May 19 & June 2  Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the  Love and Logic® Way  in Two Sessions, 2 Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $99/couple)

June 12   Jessup Coffin, Conscious Fathering, Tuesday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach.  Call or email 206-723-1301, CFSC@AtlanticStreet.org(New D, free, childcare)

June 16 & 23   Lorri Reynolds, Parenting the  Love and Logic® Way  in Two Sessions, 2 Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon.  SweetiePie Parent­ing, Central Area.  Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com  (P, $99/couple)

Other Programs ~ Seattle South of Ship Canal & West Seattle

Many of these programs are offered very frequently or may have open enrollment.  Call, email, or see the websites.

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center offers a Parent Child Home Program, a school readiness program.  Rainier Beach.  Call or email Diesha Rodgers, 206-723-9000, DieshaR@AtlanticStreet.org(P & children 2-4 yr., free, books, toys)   

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789-0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

Harborview Hospital offers the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, and Alterna­tives for Families: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for parents and caregivers of elementary children and teens.  Seattle.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600.  (P, sliding scale)

Kids Club:  Helping Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Abuse, Seattle, 10-wk. series.  Jewish Family Ser­vice, with Wellspring Counseling.  Call or email Project DVORA, 206-461-3240, contactus@JFSseattle.org, or see JFSseattle.org(M & children ages 5-12 who have been affected by domestic abuse, free, childcare, all welcome, no reli­gious content)

New Moms Support Group, 8 wks., Swedish Hospital, First Hill and Ballard.  Call 206-215-3338.  (M & baby, $80)

New Parent Support Group, Swedish First Hill.  Register or call 206-215-3338. (PI, $)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) offers many groups--Newborn Groups, Baby Peppers, at various locations for   expecting and new par­ents, and PEPS for Grandparents.  See PEPS.org.

Seattle Central College offers classes for parents and infants, older infants, and toddlers.  Call or email Missy Chow, 206-587-6906, MChow@SeattleCentral.edu, or see SeattleCentral.edu/ParentChildCenter/classes.htm.  (PI, PY & children $122.50 per quarter, scholar­ships)

The Step-Up Program, 20-wk. ongoing program for teens who have used violence in the home, and their par­ents.  King County Superior Court, at the Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Valley.  Call 206-206-7841 for intake inter­view.  (PT, T, free)

Swedish Hospital offers The DAD Project, 5 Sundays, 2 hr. each, Swedish/Ballard, First Hill.  Call 206-215-3338 or see Swedish.org/classes. (D & baby, $80)

Visually Speaking offers Discover Sign Language at the Children’s Museum, Seattle Center, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon.  Register:  info@VisuallySpeaking.info or VisuallySpeaking.info.  (PI, $7.50)

Mercer Island & the East Side

(Bothell to Renton, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Duvall, North Bend, etc.)

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

Scheduled Events ~ Mercer Island & the East Side

Mar. 8 – Apr. 26   Jessica Hsieh, Positive Discipline (in Mandarin), 6 Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  Puget Sound Adlerian Society, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (R.O.C), & the Win-Win Association, at the Overseas Commu­nity Affairs Council, Bellevue.  Call Jessica, 206-527-2566.  (Mandarin-speaking P, free, no class Apr. 12, can register late and make up missed classes later)

Apr. 26   Every Child Resource Fair, Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  ParentMap et al., at the Kirkland Performance Center. (P, free, a resource fair for atypical learners, first 200 attendees receive a prize from Arena Sports)

Apr. 26   Chris McCurry, Ph.D.  The Rise of Anxiety and ADHD:  Solutions for Your Family, Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Parent­Map et al., at the Kirkland Performance Center.  Purchase Tickets.  (P, $25, $30 at the door)

May 6   MamaCon ~ Connection, Community, Motherhood (conference), Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  MamaCon, at Bellevue Embassy Suites.  Keynote:  Debrena Jackson Gandy, Be a More JUICY MAMA in Life and Love.  Get your ticket to MamaCon here!!  (M, $)

May 7 – July 16   Parenting Plus, 10 Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Kindering, Bothell.  Call or email Lois Ralph, 425-653-4302, Lois.Ralph@Kindering.org.  (P, free, no class May 28) 

May 10   Angst!  Raising Awareness around Anxiety, Thursday, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.  ParentMap et al., at Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center, Bellevue.  Informationevents@parentmap.com.  TICKETS.  (P, children age 12 and up with adult, $15, $18 at the door)

Other Programs ~ Mercer Island & the East Side

Many of these programs are offered very frequently or may have open enrollment.  Call or email or see the websites.

Alcohol & Drug Education Class, usually on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Sepa­rate, concur­rent classes for parents and youth.  Youth Eastside Services, Crossroads Park, Bellevue.  Call 425-747-4937.  (P & youth, $75 together, some sliding fee spots) 

Baby Signing Classes, Visually Speaking, Bellevue.  Register: info@VisiuallySpeaking.info or VisuallySpeaking.info(PI, $)

Balance after Baby, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Overlake Hospital, at PACCAR Education Center, Belle­vue.  Call 425-688-5259.  (New M, free, drop-in)

Bellevue College offers several special programs each quarter for parents and young children at various East­side loca­tions:  Parent-Infant and Parent –Toddler (birth through age 3), Creative Development Lab (art enrich­ment for ages 3 - 5, and parent ed, on campus) , Sammamish Art & Science Enrichment Lab (for ages 3-5, at Pine Lake Community Club), Discovery Lab (science enrichment for ages 5-7, parent ed, at Robinswood Park), Beyond Five – For Parents Only  (1 day/month, and Saturday Family Inventors’ Lab (for ages 3-6, on campus).  Call 425-564-2365 or see BellevueCollege.edu/ParentEd, or Facebook.com/BCParentEd.  (PY & child, tuition)

Bringing Baby Home, 2 or 3 Saturdays, Swedish Hospital, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  First Hill, Issa­quah, or Ballard.  (PI or pregnant, $160/couple).  Also:  2 Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Wellspring New Parent Ser­vices, Bellevue, 425-453-7890, education@wellspringfs.org(PI, $225/couple, scholarships)Also:  EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland, 425-899-3000.  2 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (PI or pregnant, $150/couple, bring sack lunches, babies welcome)

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789-0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

The DAD Project, 8 Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Various locations.  Register:  see Swedish.org/classes(D & baby, $80)  

EvergreenHealth Parent-Baby Groups, Kirkland.  Call 425-899-3000 or see EvergreenHealth.org/parent-baby(PI, PY, & baby, class for Snugglers 0-3 mo. free, other clas­ses through 15 mo. $110)

Great Conversations & Overlake Hospital, Bellevue.   For Boys Only:  The Joys & Challenges of Growing Up, and For Girls Only:  A Heart-to-Heart Talk about Growing Up, 2 evenings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., or 1 Sunday 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Register: GreatConversations.com.   (P & son/daughter age 10-12, $80, $60/addi­tional child, scholar­ships, book Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?)

Growing Up:  All About Puberty, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Swedish Issaquah.  See Swedish.org/classes or call 206-386-2502.  (P & son/daughter, $35, $5/additional child or adult)

Guiding Good Choices and Staying Connected with Your Teen, 5 evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Friends of Youth, several eastside locations.  Call or email Liana, 425-392-6367, ext. 103, liana@FriendsofYouth.org(PT, $50, $70/couple, scholar­ships)

Mindful Interactions with Your Baby and Mindful Interactions with Your Toddler are year-long courses.  Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island.  To join after start date, call or email Shan­non Cruzen, 206-526-9958, ext. 228, ShannonC@SJCC.org.

New Mom Support Group, 8 Fridays, 1:00 p.m.  Swedish/Issaquah.  Register:  Swedish.org/classes(M & baby, $80)

New Parent Support Group, Swedish Issaquah.  Register or call 206-215-3338. (PI, $)

Parent-Child Interaction Training, 12-14 wk., Encompass, North Bend; Virginia Mason, Issaquah; Youth Eastside Services, Bellevue.  Call 425-888-2777, ext. 1204.  (P & child 2-7 yrs., one-on-one parent coaching with child, $45/session, scholarships)

Parent Edge Roundtables, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. programs at elementary school libraries, Mercer Island Parent Edge.  See MIParentEdge.org(PE)

Parent Education Group.  Kirkland.  Offers programs for schools and other organizations.  See ParentEducationGroup.com or call 206-300-2550. (P, $).  Parenting Plus in Spanish, 6 wk., Kindering, Crossroads, Belle­vue.  Also Parenting Plus in Russian, 7 wk.  Call or email Lois Ralph, 425-653-4302, Lois.Ralph@Kindering.org(P, free)   

Parenting Your Toddler, 4 classes:  Development, Potty Training, Feeding, Discipline & Self-Esteem.  Evergreen Hospi­tal, Kirkland.  Call 425-899-2652.  (PY, $40/class, $40/couple)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).  Newborn Groups, Baby Peppers, Little Peppers, Second Time Around.  See PEPS.org(PI, PY, $, scholarships)

Promoting First Relationships, Youth Eastside Services, Bellevue.  10 home visits, 1.5 hr. each.  See pfprogram.org, call 425-747-4937.  (PI, $)

Reflective Parenting, 8 wk., Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island.  Call or email Shannon Cruzen, 206-232-7115, ext. 228, ShannonC@SJCC.org.  Also 8 wk., Well­spring Counseling, Bellevue.  Call 425-453-7890, ext. 268.  (PY, $)

The Step-Up Program, 20-wk. ongoing program for teens who have used violence in the home, and their parents.  King County Superior Court.  Bellevue.  Call 206-206-7841 for intake interview.  (PT, T, free)

North King County & Snohomish County

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.`

Scheduled Events ~ North King County & Snohomish County

Apr. 3 – May 15    Ximena Grollmus, Positive Discipline for Teenagers, 6 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Puget Sound Adler­ian Society  & the Shoreline School District, at Shorewood High School.  Information and registration:  call Amy Famelos, 206-393-4739, or Ximena Grollmus, 205-579-7066.  (P, free, childcare, no class 4/17)

May 7   Mary van Cleve, presentation on legal rights and resources for grandparents and kin raising the children of oth­ers, Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  United We Care Kinship Group, at the Shoreline Senior Center.  RSVP to Josee Perez, 206-920-5304 or JoseeFPerez@yahoo.com. (G, C, free)

Other Programs ~ North King County & Snohomish County

Many of these programs are offered very frequently or may have open enrollment.  Call, email, or see the websites.

Center for Human Services, Disciplina Positiva, or Parenting with Positive Discipline, Lynnwood.  Call or email Velia Lara, 206-631-8824, VLara@CHS-NW.org (Spanish), or Tanya, 206-631-8836, Tanya@CHS-NW.org.  (P, free, childcare)

Cocoon House.   Phone consultation services for parents of teens, parenting classes, support groups, parent-teen semi­nars.  Everett & elsewhere in Snohomish County.  Call 425-317-9898.  (PT, free)

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789-0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

Healthy Start.   In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.  (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free) New Dads.  Quarterly, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett.  Call 425-304-6047.  (D, $30)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Newborn Groups, Baby Peppers, Second Time Around.  See PEPS.org.  (PI, PY, $, scholarships)

Sibling Preparation, Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett.  Call 425-252-4979.  (Chil­dren ages 3-9, $20)

South King County

·         To search, see p. 4.

Scheduled Events ~ South King County

Apr. 4, Apr. 18 – May 30    Kristina Saelee, Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline, 4/4 Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (free intro); 4/18 – 5/30, 7 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Mount Rainier High School library, Des Moines.  Information:  206-841-7871.  Registration:  empoweredparentingsolutions@gmail.com,  (P, $85 -- $15 for the book & $10 per class)

Other Programs ~ South King County

Many of these programs are offered very frequently or may have open enrollment.  Call, email, or see the websites.

Big Brother/Sister, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup.  Call 1-800-342-9919.  (Expectant family with 3-7-yr.-old, $15) Circle of Security ~ Relationship-Building for Parent and Baby, 8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Valley Medical Center (UW), Renton.  Call Sandra, 206-484-4142.  (PI, PY to 2 yr., free, may bring child & sitter)

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789- 0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

PACE, a weekly parenting program, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  South King County Family Resource Center, Kent.  Call 253-854-0700.  (P, free, sign up by Monday noon for a Tuesday session) 

Parent-Child Education, several courses for parents of young children, Green River College, Auburn.  See GreenRiver.edu/academics.htm(PI, PY, $)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Newborn Groups.  See PEPS.org(PI, $160, $210/couple, scholarships)

The Step-Up Program, 20-wk. program for teens who have used violence in the home, and their par­ents.  King County Superior Court.  Call 206-296-7841 for intake interview.  (PT, T, free)

Pierce County

Big Brother/Big Sister, Tacoma General Hospital.  Call 1-800-342-9919.  (Expectant family with 3-7-yr.-old, $15/family)

Sue Comfort, Positive Parenting, 9-12 Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Catholic Community Services Southwest, Tacoma.  Call 253-502-2728, register at 5:30 before any class, cash only.  (P, $75/9 sessions)

Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads, 1 Saturday a.m.  Great Starts/Parent Trust, at various locations. Call 206-789-0883, email GreatStarts@ParentTrust.org, or see GreatStarts.org. (D, $40, scholar­ships)

Kitsap County

Scheduled Events ~ Kitsap County

TBA, The Par­enting Place, Kitsap Community Resources, Bremerton.  Call 360- 473-2134.  (P, $, scholarships & payment arrangements available)

Other Programs ~ Kitsap County 

PEPS:  Program for Early Parent Support:  Newborn Groups and other support for new moms, dads, and grandparents.  See PEPS.org(PI, PY, $, scholarships)

 

Part 4    One-on-One ~ Parent Coaching,

Mentoring, Family Advocates, Family Help Lines

Parent coaching is a fairly new professional category with certification available.  For information about licensed Adler­ian therapists and counselors who work with children and families, please call PSAS, 206-527-2566.

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian-based courses, groups, and services are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

 

Becker, Katie, MEd.  Katie founded Thrive, a parent coaching service, and works with families with young children to create solu­tions.  Seattle.  Call 206-909-9207 or see ChildrenThrive.com(P, $)

Benaroya, Melissa, MSW.  Melissa is a certified Gottman Educator and Positive Discipline Parent Educator.  Seattle.  Call 206-226-6707 or see Melissa Benaroya.com for coaching and ChildproofParenting.com for her online course.  (P, $)

Bennett, Barbara, MA.  Barbara is an educational therapist/consultant and has worked with parents and their children, teach­ers, and physicians for over 25 years, specializing in dyslexia, LD, AD/HD, language disorders, anxi­ety, and spe­cial educa­tion/504 consultation.  Seattle.   Call 206-325-2522 or email BB_EdTherapy1@yahoo.com.  (SN, $)

Caffee, Olga, Ed.S.  Olga is a school psychologist and a certified provider in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (devel­oped by Dr. Ross Greene).  She works with families who have children with challenging behaviors and offers a free half- hour initial consultation at her office in Green Lake.  Call 206- 432-0096 or see nocarrotnosticks.com.  (P, $)

Cocoon House, a nonprofit funded by Snohomish County, offers 90-minute phone consultations with par­ents of teens (as well as courses and seminars), Everett.  Call 425-259-5802.  For Spanish, call 425-39-4179.  (PT, free)

Contey, Carrie, PhD.   Monday-Friday (“bite-size”) emails (free), videos, coaching.  See CarrieContey.com(PY, $)

Crane, Margit, MA, MS, MEd.  Margit is the author of Gifted with AD/HD:  Insider Strategies to Increase Your Child’s Hap­piness and Suc­cess, publishes a free monthly newsletter, and offers an online ADHD Video Club.  Seattle.  See         MargitCrane.com.  (P, $)

Duffy, Roslyn Ann.  Roslyn is a parent educator, author, and speaker—locally, nationally, internationally.  She is a co-author of Positive DisciplineThe First Three Years, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, and Positive Discipline:  A Teach-er’s Guide, and au­thor of  Top Ten Preschool Parenting Problems, based on her parenting column “From a Par­ent’s Per-spective” in Ex­change Magazine.  Seattle.  See RoslynDuffy.com.  Call 206-527-9728.  (P, $)

Encompass, a nonprofit, offers 12-14 wk. of one-on-one parent-child coaching.  North Bend.  Call 425-888-2777.  (P & child /2-7 yr., $45/session, scholarships)

Family Advocate, FamilyWorks, Wallingford.  Tues., Thurs., Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Call 206-694-6727.  (P, free)

Family Helpline, Guided Pathways Support for Youth & Families, offers phone consultation Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  See GuidedPathways.org/resources/gps-family-helpline/.  Call 253-277-4052.  (P, free)

Family Help Line, Parent Trust, offers phone consultation Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Recorded infor­mation available 24/7.  Free parenting “Toolkit.”  See ParentTrust.org.  Call 1-800-932-4673.  (P, free)

Fussy Baby Network, Cooper House, offers in-home and clinical support.   Seattle.  Call 206-906-9622.  (PI, sliding scale) 

Fussy Baby Warmline, Cooper House, offers support and resources by phone.  Call 206-906-9622.  (PI, free)

Greene, Lisa, MA.  Lisa a certified parent coach, a Love & Logic specialist, and co-author of Parenting Children with Health Issues and Special Needs.  See ParentingChildrenwithHealthIssues.com, HappyHeartFamilies.com.  Bellevue.  Pre­fers coaching by phone.   Call 425-891-2842.  (P, SN, $)

Grollmus, Ximena.  Ximena is a certified Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva presenter and a school counselor.  Seattle.  Call 206-579-7066.  (P, $)

Guided Pathways ~ Support for Youth & Families, a nonprofit, offers one-on-one support to parents and youth, par­tic­u­larly to those who have behavioral, emotional, or substance abuse challenges.  King County.  Call 253-236-8264 or email GuidedPathways.org/resources/gps-family-helpline.  GPS Youth & Family Helpline, 253-277-4052, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (P, free) 

Harborview Hospital offers the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, and Alterna­tives for Families: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for parents and caregivers of elementary children and teens.  Seattle.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600.  (P, sliding scale)

Hughes, Mollie, EdD.  Mollie offers online parent coaching through the Break Through Learning Center in north­east Seattle.  Call 206-992-2831.  (P, $) 

McVittie, Jody, MD.  Jody is a certified Positive Discipline Associate, has taught Adlerian parenting for many years, and also trains parent educators and teachers.  She coaches by phone, primarily with parents who have already taken a par­ent­ing class.  Seattle.  See EncouragingSolutions.net, call 206-782-1595, or email Jody@EncouragingSolutions.net(P, $)

Mielenz, Cecile Culp, PhD.  Cecile is a parent coach and child development specialist and is co-author of Mentor Man­ager, Men­tor Par­ent:  How to Develop Responsible People and Build Successful Relationships at Work and at Home.  She is a recipient of the Outstanding National Educator award, teaches par­ent education for Shoreline Community Col­lege, and is director of the Woodinville Family Preschool.  Woodinville, 425-318-0062.  (P, $)

Miller, Melanie, MA.  Melanie is a school counselor and a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and also works with families and does home visits.  Kirkland, 206-579-2172.  (P, $)

Mama2Mama Coaching.  Leanne Kabat is on the Mamacon conference team and offers The Transformational Package (4 hrs. on one day) and The Summit Package (4 hrs. over a 4-wk. period).  Call or email her at 425-213-0863, Leanne@mamacon.net (M, $227)

Morales, Anita Garcia.  Anita is a certified Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva presenter and a retired secondary social studies teacher.  Seattle, 206-409-2120. (P, $)

Natkin, Sarina Behar, MSW.  Sarina is a certified Gottman Educator and Positive Discipline Parent Educator and works with fami­lies on a variety of parenting challenges.  Seattle, 206-795-2589, SarinaNatkin.com(P, $)

North Seattle Family Resource Center.   Parents as Teachers, personal visits, health screenings, monthly group, infor­mation about and referral to com­mu­nity resources.   Lake City.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY to 3 yr., free for eligible fami­lies)

O’Grady, Pennie.  Pennie is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator.  Seattle.  Email Pennielink@me.com.  (P, first coaching session free)

O’Roarty, Casey, MA.  Casey is a certified Positive Discipline trainer and a certified Life Coach.   Joyful Courage newslet­ter, coach­ing by phone, online courses.  Monroe.  See JoyfulCourage.com(P, $)

Parent Coaching Institute.  Offers parent coaching and Parent Coach Certification.  Bellevue.  See thePCI.org or call 425-449-8877.  (P, $) Reynolds, Lorri.  Lorrie is a Love & Logic presenter and coach.  Central Seattle.  Call 206-200-8488 or see SweetiePieParenting.com.  (P, PT, PY, $)

Sarina Natkin Parenting offers coaching and other parenting services by Sarina, MSW (Sarina@SarinaNatkin.com or Facebook.com/SarinaNatkinParenting) and Erin Bernau, MSW (Erin@SarinaNatkin.com).  (P, $)

Reynolds, Lorri.  Lorri teaches Parenting the Love and Logic Way in the Seattle Central Area, coaches parents, and gives free talks at schools, churches, etc.  Call 206-200-8488.  (P, $50/hr.)

Scribner, Mary, RN.  Mary is a certified parent coach with Sound Parent, coaches by phone, at her home office, or by home vis­its.  Bainbridge Island.  Call 206-855-9364 or see SoundParent.com(P, $)

Skoog, Julietta, MA.  Julietta is a school psychologist and a certified Positive Discipline trainer.  Seattle.  Skype, phone.  Call 206-714-3125 or email bespoutable.com/coaching(P, $)

Watanabe, Jennifer.  Jennifer is a certified Positive Discipline parenting educator and a certified parent coach.  Kirk­land.  Call 206-399-4355, see JenniferWatanabe@msn.com or Facebook.com/ResourcesforParenting.  (P, $)

Youth Eastside Services offers Promoting First Relationships (10 home visits for parents with children up to 3) and Par­ent-Child Interaction Therapy (weekly sessions, 3-4 months, for parents of children 3-7).  Call 425-747-4937.  (P, $)

 

Part 5

  Special Topics

The following organizations and presenters offer programs on special parenting topics.

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian offerings are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

ADD/ADHD/Challenging Child (See Special Needs, below.)

Addiction/Recovery (Alcoholism and/or drugs)

CARESNW (Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions Northwest), Lara Okoloko, Loved Ones’ Group for Addiction,  group for family members of adult children with addictions, Wallingford, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.  Call or email Lara, 530-436-5272, Lara.Okoloco@CaresNW.com,  (P & others, $50)  Also family workshops.

Changes Parent Support Network, weekly support meetings, potlucks, monthly speakers at several locations.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSN.org(PT, free)

Guided Pathways ~ Support for Youth & Families, one-on-one support, classes, social events.  Call 253-236-8264 or email info@GuidedPathways.org.  (P & youth, free) 

Jewish Family Service, Laura Kramer, Relationships with Addicted Loved Ones.   Capitol Hill, Seattle.  Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Call Laura, 206-861-8782.   

The Parenting Place, Kitsap Community ResourcesParenting in Recovery, Bremerton.  Call 360-473-2134. KCR.org (PR, $165)

Parent Trust for Washington ChildrenNorth Seattle Families in Recovery, Northeast Seattle, 1st & 3rd Wednes­days, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Call Sarah M., 206-233-0156, ext. 228.  (P & children, free)

 Recovery Café Parent Support Group, Recovery Café, Seattle downtown.  Thursdays, 7:00 -8:30 p.m.  Call or email Killian Noe, 206-374-8731, Killian@RecoveryCafe.org(P of children, teens, or adults involved with drugs, free)

SMART Recovery Family & Friends, Good Shepherd Building, Suite 347, Wallingford, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, noon – 1:30 p.m.  Email Jessie, MSW@JessieBrooksJanzen.com(P, free, free parking, drop-in)

SMART Recovery, weekly meetings. Mercer Island.  Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.  Email Melissa, StrongHeart@icloud.com(P, free, free parking, drop-in)

Treatment Research Institute, individual online or phone sessions with a CRAFT coach and access to an online skills training program, for parents of young adults (18-25 years of age) using drugs or alcohol and not in treatment.  Call or email Elena Bresani, 267-606-4953, EBresani@TResearch.org.  (PT, recruiting nationally for a study, free)

Youth Eastside Services, Crossroads Park, Bellevue:

·         Alcohol & Drug Education Class, usually on the 4th Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Sepa­rate, con­cur­rent classes for parents and youth.    Call Intake, 425-747-4937.  (P & youth, $75 together, some sliding fee spots, snack) 

·         AWARE Program, 6 Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Call 425-747-4937.  (Separate, concur­rent groups for P & youth with drug & alcohol issues, sliding fee, insurance, medical coupons.)

·         7 Challenges Treatment Group, Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Ten or more weekly sessions designed to help youth move into abstinence and recovery.  Call 425-747-4937.  (T, $, or medical coupons, insurance, private pay, sliding scale)

·         Alcohol & Drug Recovery Group, Monday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Designed to help youth maintain abstinence and make healthy life choices.  Call 425-747-4937.  (T, free)

Adoption

Adoption Resource CenterWorkshops on issues related to attachment.  Seattle.  Call 206-695-3233.

Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  Many resources, including workshops, for foster and adoptive parents and rela­tive caregivers.  Call or email Yolonda Marzest, 206-923-4955 YMarzest@uw.edu, or see AllianceforChildWelfare.org(P, FP, G, C, free)

FamilyWorks.  Americans Adopting Orphans.  Seminars and courses on adoption and parenting.  Seattle.  Call 206-524-5437.

Children Adopted from China Playgroup.  Wallingford, Seattle.  2nd & 4th Fridays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Call 206-694-6727.  (PY & young children, free)  

Great Starts Birth & Family Education.  Baby Care for the Adoptive Family, and Growth and Develop­ment of the Adop­tive Family.  Seattle.  Call 206-789-0883.  (P, $30/class, $50/both)

PEPS Network Groups.  Special focus groups for new parents.  See PEPS.org.

African-American Families

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center. Rainier Beach.  Call 206-723-1301. 

DADS Support Groups.  Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.   DADS, Rainier Valley.  Call 206-722-3137.  (D who are struggling, faith based)

Strengthening Multicultural Families and Communities.  Offered by various agencies for various ethnicities.  (Use the “search” or “find” function.) 

Anger Management

Break Through Learning CenterWhy Hold onto Anger?, or WHOA!  12 Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Northeast Seattle.  Call Mollie Hughes, 206-992-2831.  (P, $, can sign up anytime)

At-Home Mothers

MOMS Club.  For at-home mothers.  For information about a local group, email MomsClub@aol.com(M) 

Child Safety

Birds + Bees + Kids.  Amy Lang, Birds + Bees + Kids 101 Workshop.   Call or email Amy, 206-661-2245, Amy@BirdsandBeesandKids.com(P, $)

Great Starts Center for Strong FamiliesBabysafe. North Rainier Valley. Call 206-233-0156, or see GreatStarts.org. (PI, $)

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress.  Parent-Child Interactive Therapy for par­ents and care­givers of children ages 3 to 7, Positive Parenting Program for parents and caregivers of children and teens of all ages.  Pro­vided individually for each family.  Call Alison Sands, 206-744-1634.

Chinese Families

Chinese Information & Service CenterCaregivers Workshops.  Beacon Hill, Seattle.  Call206-624-5633, ext. 4300.  (C, P who speak Cantonese, free)

FamilyWorksChildren Adopted from China Playgroup.  Wallingford, Seattle.  2nd & 4th Fridays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Call 206-694-6727.  (PY & young children, free)

Hsieh, Jessica.  Positive Discipline courses in Mandarin.  Call 917-455-8966.

Court-Referred Parents

Many courses are accepted by the courts in fulfillment of court-ordered participation in a parenting course.  The follow­ing courses are specifically designed for court-referred parents.  Ask if a certificate of participation would be availa­ble before you take the course.

Break Through Parent Center, Parenting Dignity and Why Hold onto Anger! Maple Leaf, Northeast Seattle. See BTLC9500.com.  Call 206-992-2831 for monthly enrollment. (P, $)

Divorce Lifeline & Family Center of South Snohomish CountyFor the Kids’ Sake, numerous times each month, various locations.  Call 425-977-4767, see DivorceLifeline.org(P, sliding fee)

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress.  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for par­ents and care­givers of children ages 2 to 7, a 14-18-wk. program.  Accepted by the courts as a par­ent­ing course.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1634.  (PY, PE, $)  Also Alternatives for Families—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a 14-18-wk. pro­gram also accepted by the courts as a parenting course, for families with violence or intimidation or threat of vio­lence.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600.  (PE, PT, $)

The Parenting Place.  Helping Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence, Bremerton.  Call 360-473-2134.  (P who have been mandated by the courts to take a domestic violence parenting class, $250.  Separate clas­ses for perpetrators, survivors, $250)

Custody

Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class/201 Class/301 Class. For parents involved with CPS.  Various locations.  See WashingtonStatePAC.org/resources(P, peer-led, free)

Dads

Atlantic Street Family Resource CenterTeens As Parents.  Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Rainier Beach.  Call 206-723-1301.  (Moms group and dads group, free, dinner, childcare, resources)

DADS.  Courses and support groups for struggling fathers.  Call 206-722-3137, or email Marvin¬Pastor@msn.com, or see aboutDADS.org.  South Seattle.  (D, faith based, free) 

Fatherhood Engagement Groups for fathers involved with CPS.  Various locations.  See WashingtonStatePAC.org/resources.  (D, peer-led, free)  

Parent Trust for Washington Children.  Conscious Fathering:  Skills for New Dads.  (D, call for schedules & fees):

Auburn Regional Medical Center, 253-333-2522

EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 425-899-3000. 

Gracewinds Perinatal Services, 206-781-9871

Great Starts, 206-789-0883              

Highline Community Hospital, 206-439-5576

Northwest Hospital, 206-789-0883 (Great Starts)

Overlake Hospital, 425-688-5259

Swedish Medical Center, Ballard, 206-215-3338

Swedish Medical Center, First Hill, 206-215-3338

Tacoma General, 253-697-5300

The Parenting Place, Bremerton, 360-473-2134

Valley Medical Center, 425-228-3450

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).  PEPS for Dads.   Various locations.  Call PEPS, 206-547-8570, email Cari Morales, or see PEPS.org/programs/dads(D & baby 0-12 mo., $155, scholarships)

Providence Regional Medical Center.   New Dads.  1 evening (quarterly), 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Everett.  Call 425-304-6047.  (D, $30) Stay-at-Home Dads Group.  Weekly get-togethers.  See meetup.com/Seattle-Stay-at-Home-Dads-Group.  (D)

Swedish Medical Center.  The DAD Project.   8 wk. course.  See Swedish.org/classes.  (D & baby, $80)  

Washington Dads.   Support groups and retreats for dads of special needs children.  See wadads.org, or call or email Tim Schutz, 253-350-0981, TSchutz@WADads.org.  (SN, D, free)

 Washington State Fathers Network.  Educational and social events. See FathersNetwork.org/ or contact Louis Men­doza, Louis.Mendoza@Kindering.org.  (SN, D, $)

Wellspring New Parent ServicesFather’s First Steps:  Helping New Fathers Nur­ture Their Babies.  6 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Bellevue.  Call 425-453-7890, ext. 268 or see Wellspringfs.org(D & babies to 8 mo., $96, schol­ar­ships)

Daycare

Childcare ResourcesTraining for childcare providers in King County.  STARS hours available.  Call 253-852-1908, ext. 0 for application form.  Child Care Resources, Kent.  Call 206-329-5333 ext. 1.  (C, $, STARS hours)

Childcare Resource & ReferralTraining for childcare workers in Snohomish and Skagit counties.   Call 425-259-2973 (Snohomish Co.) or 360-416-8299 (Skagit Co.) for applica­tion form.  (C, $, STARS hours)

Deafness, Sign Language

Deaf Connection.  Capitol Hill, Seattle, 2nd Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon.  Call 206-547-8339 v/tty.  (P with deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind children, free)

Nancy Hanauer, Hop to Singaroo® Baby Sign Language, 4 1-hr. sessions.  See HoptoSignaroo.com.  Various locations.   (hearing PI & babies)

Visually Speaking.  Sign language classes.  Various locations.  Discover Sign Language, the Children’s Museum, Seattle Center, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon.  Register: info@VisuallySpeaking.info or VisuallySpeaking.info.  (PI, $7.50)

See VisuallySpeaking.info(P, children, $)

Disabilities (See Special Needs, below.)

Divorce

Family Support Center of South Snohomish County.  For the Kids’ Sake, 4-hr. court-mandated semi­nar for divorcing parents in Snohomish County.  Call 425-977-4767.   (P, sliding scale)

Samaritan Center of Puget SoundDivorce Lifeline. Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  8-wk. series for adults and/or 8 wk. series for children.  Northeast Seat­tle.  Call or email Rob Erickson, 527-2266, ext. 370, Sam@Samaritanps.org(P and/or kids, $50 intake interview, slid­ing scale for series)

Sky Valley Com­mu­nity Schools, Monroe School District, & Ed2Go.   Navigating Divorce and other courses.  Call 360-804-2571 or see ed2go.com/svcs.  Six-week series starts monthly.  (P, SP, $87, online)

Domestic Abuse

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress.  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for par­ents and care­givers of children ages 2 to 7, a 14-18-wk. program.  Seattle.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600. 

Jewish Family Service, in collaboration with Wellspring Counseling.  Kids Club:  Helping Children Who Have Wit­nessed Domestic Abuse.  Seattle, 11-wk. series.  For ages 5-8, series begins in October; for ages 9-12, Janu­ary.  Call or email Pro­ject DVORA, 206-461-3240, contactus@JFSSeattle.org.   (Mothers & chil­dren who have been affected by domestic vio­lence, free, childcare, no religious content)

Lake Stevens Family Center and Granite Falls Family Support Center, Domestic Violence Support Group.  Call Lake Ste­vens, 425-397-7433; Granite Falls, 360-386-9282.  (group & advocate)

New Beginnings.  Domestic Violence Parenting Class.  North Seattle.  Call 206-783-2848.  (P, child­care)

The Parenting Place.  Helping Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence, Bremerton.  Call 360-473-2134.  (P who have been mandated by the courts to take a domestic violence parenting class, $250.  Separate clas­ses for perpetrators, survivors, $250)

Foster Parenting, Grandparenting, Parenting Children of Relatives

Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  Many support groups and other resources, including Caregiver Core Training throughout the central Puget Sound area for potential foster and adoptive parents and rela­tive caregivers (24 hours, for locations and schedules see AllianceforChildWelfare.org).   A three-hour Orientation is recom­mended before attend­ing the Caregiver Core Training (call 206-923-4942 for schedule).   (C, FP, G, free)

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center.  Caregivers in Action¸ Rainier Beach, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call or email Shirley Smith, 206-723-1301, Shirley@AtlanticStreet.org. (G & other relatives raising children, free, child­care, light dinner)

 Casey Family Programs.  Call 206-322-6711 or see Casey.org(FP) 

Center for Human Services.  Caregivers Support Group, Shoreline, 3rd Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – noon.  Call Mechelle Elliot, 425-298-8523.  (G & other relatives raising children, free, potluck)

Childbirth Education AssociationGrandparents.  Northwest Seattle.  Call 206-789-0883.  (G, $20)

 Fostering Together.  Many support groups for foster parents, caregivers, adoptive parents.  Call 206-328-5270 or see FosteringTogether.org.  (FP, C, G, free) 

Grandparent/Kinship Caregivers in Action, Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-723-1301.  (G, C, FP, childcare, dinner, free)

Grandparents As Parents.  Everett.  Support and courses for grandparents raising grandchildren.  Call 425-353-6680, or see home1.gte.net/res02wo7/index.htm(G)

Greater Maple Valley Community CenterFoster Parent Support Group.  3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (FP, free)

Highline Community Hospital.  They Don’t Come with Instructions:  A Class for Grandparents, Fam­ilies, and Friends.  Burien.  Call 206-439-5576.  (G, $15/family)

King County Kinship Collaboration.  King County Kinship Support Groups.  Groups in Seattle, Shoreline, Belle­vue, and Kent.  Call the King County Kinship Navigator, Lulit Merid, 206-328-5951.  (FP, C, G, & other relatives or friends raising chil­dren, free, information on financial assistance)   

Kinship Caregiver Program of Snohomish County.   Relatives As Parents.  Support groups countywide.  For times and locations and other information, call or email Amy Dennis, 425-248-5516, kinship@StillycCenter.com.  (G & other rela­tives, free)

Kinship Navigator for King County Catholic Community Services.  Call or email 206-328-5951, KinshipProgram@CCSW.org(G & other kin, no meetings, information only, free)

Kinship Resources for South King County.  Call or email Kristie Lund, 206-371-6642, jazzsma@yahoo.com.   (G & other kin, no meetings, information only, free) Lake Stevens Family CenterGrandparents Raising Grandchildren.  2nd Thurs­days, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Call 425-397-7433.  (G & other relatives raising children, free, dinner at 5:00, childcare)

Overlake HospitalJust for Grandparents.  Bellevue.  Every other month.  Call 425-688-5259 or email Teresa.Botts@OverlakeHospital.org.  (G, $30/grandparent or cou­ple)

 Renton Area Youth & Family Services (RAYS).  Kinship Group and activities.  Seattle/Skyway/Renton.  Twice a month for the group, plus other times for other activities.  Call or email Helen Sawyer, 425-271-5600, helens@rays.org.  (G, C, free) Sound Mental Health.  Grandparents & Kinship Caregivers.   1st Thursdays or 3rd Thursdays, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m., Auburn.  Call or email Cathy Clem, 206-459-6467, CathyC@smh.org.   (G, C, free, RSVP for childcare & potluck)

Swedish Medical Center.   Grandparents.  First Hill, Seattle.  Call 206-215-3338 or see Swedish.org(G, $35/couple)

Valley Medical Center.  Expecting a Grandbaby.  Renton.  Call 206-575-2229 or see ValleyMed.org/services/healthwellness/birthprep.asp(G, $20, $30/couple)

Washington State Dept. of Social & Health Services.  Caregiver Support Meeting.  Monthly.  Lynnwood, 10:30 – noon.  Call or email Brenda Smith, 425-977-6688,SmithBL@DSHS.wa.gov(FP, C, G, free, Q/A, speakers)   See dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services-kinship-care/kinship-care.

Health & Safety

Call for information on many health and safety classes for parents, including childbirth and newborn clas­ses: 

Auburn Regional Medical Center, 253-333-2522

Columbia Health Center (Southeast Seattle), 206-206-4650, ext. 6052

EvergreenHealth (Kirkland), 425-899-3000

Good Samaritan Hospital (Puyallup), 253-697-5300

High­line Community Hospital (Burien), 206-439-5576

Highline Medical Center (Burien), 206-988-5793

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital (Tacoma), 253-403-1400

Northwest Hospital (Northeast Seattle), 206-368-1784

Over­lake Hospital (Bellevue), 425-688-5259

Parent Trust/Great Starts (Seattle), 206-789-0883

Providence Regional Medical Center (Everett), 425-304-6000

Seattle Children’s (Northeast Seattle), 206-789-2306

Swedish Medical Center (Central Seattle, Ballard, and Issaquah), 206-386-2502

Tacoma General Hospital, 253-697-5300

Valley Medical Center (Renton), 425-656-4006 

Also, family centers offer infant CPR classes. 

Healthy Start.   In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.    (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free)

Parent Trust/Great Starts.  Courses for expecting and new parents.   Call 206-789-0883 or see ParentTrust.org.

Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

See the Health & Safety section above for childbirth and newborn classes.

Attachment Parenting International, Seattle Chapter.  Meetings, 2nd Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon.  Phin­ney Ridge Neigh­borhood Center, North Seattle.  Call or email Sara, 206-323-7479, info@APISeattle.org, or see APISeattle.org.  (PI, PY)

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center.  Ages & Stages, 4-session presentations on what to expect, with separate series for expecting couples, new parents, parents of children under 3, and parents of children 3 to 5 years old.  Rainier Beach.  Call Tiara, 206- 723-1301, or see AtlanticStreet.org(Expecting P, PI, PY, free)

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center.  Parent Child Home Program.  Rainier Beach.  Call 206-329-2050.   (PI, PY, free)

Babies R Us.  Baby Basics.  Call 253-472-4441.  (PI, free)

Bates Technical CollegeInfants & Parents, Toddlers & Parents, 8 wks., various times at Bates’ South Campus, Tacoma. (PI, PY & children, $88/family, Kiwanis scholarships—call 253-680-7500).  Pre­schools in Tacoma, Burien, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Purdy, Puyallup, Milton, Bonney Lake, University Place (PI, PY).  Call 253-680-7500 or see Bates.ctc.edu/family.

Bellevue College.  Parent-Infant Class, Parent-Wobbler Class, Parent-Toddler Class, Coopera­tive Preschool in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Renton, Issaquah, Carnation.  Creative Devel­op­ment Lab (art enrich­ment for ages 3 -5, and parent ed, on campus), Sam­mamish Art & Science Enrich­ment Lab (for ages 3-5, at Pine Lake Community Club), Dis­covery Lab (science enrichment for chil­dren ages 5-7, parent ed, at Robinswood Park), Beyond Five – For Par­ents Only (one day/month), and Saturday Family Inventors’ Lab (for ages 3-6, on campus).  Call 425-564-2365 or see BellevueCollege.edu/ParentEd, or Facebook.com/BCParentEd(PI, PY & child, tuition)  

Campfire.  Play & Learn, Shoreline, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Call Maria, 206-826-8932 or 206-461-8550.  (Spanish-speaking PI, PY & children, free)

Center for Human Services. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Shoreline Family Support Center, Northshore Family Center, and Third Place Commons.  Call 206-362-7282.  (PY, Span­ish-speaking PY, free).  Also WIC, preschool for income eligible.

Children’s Home Society.  PACE, Auburn, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Call 253-315-0111.  (P, free)

Community of Mindful Parenting.  Offers Listening Mothers.  Call or email Jennifer Strophy, 206-829-2660, info@CommunityofMindfulParenting.com.

Edmonds Community College.  Center for Families, Lynnwood.  Parent Education - Morning Toddler Program. 10 Mon­days, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call425-640-1665, email fled@edcc.edu,or see EdCC.edu/ParEd/default.htmlSpring quarter begins Monday, Apr. 9.  (P, guardian, or caregiver & child 4 mo.-3 yr., day according to age group, $130, scholarships) 

Edmonds Community College.  The following affiliated preschools and co-op preschools offer parent education:  Center for Families Cooperative Pre­school, Edmonds Cooperative Preschool, Mill Creek Cooperative Preschool, Playful Learn­ing Cooperative Preschool, West Edmonds Cooperative Preschool, Snohomish Cooperative Preschool, Marysville Coop­erative Preschool, and Lake Stevens Cooperative Preschool.  See EdCC.edu/ParEd/default.html.  (P & child, $)  

EvergreenHealthParent-Baby Groups.  Kirkland.  Call 425-899-3000 or see evergreenhealthl.com/parent-babySnug­glers (0-3 mo.), Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Gig­glers (3-6 mo.) Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Movers (6-9 mo.), Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Explorers (9-12 mo.), Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Shak­ers (12-15 mo.) Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 (PI, PY, Snug­glers series free, others $110 each)Bring­ing Baby Home, 2 Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (PI, $150/couple)Back to Work Parent-Baby Group, 6 Satur­days (2 Saturdays/month), 10:00 a.m. – noon.   (PI, babies wel­come, $80, babies 3-9 mo. at start of series)      Ewa Health EducationHappiest Baby on the Block©, 2-hr., $40/couple, and Bringing Baby Home, two 8-hr. sessions, $150/couple.  Federal Way.  Call Jennifer Wojciechowski, 253-946-0136, or email EWAHealth@msn.com(PI)

FamilyWorksDrop-in Playgroups, Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.in Spanish, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m.-noon in English.  Wallingford, Seattle.  Call 206-694-6727 or see FamilyWorksSeattle.org(PI, PY, free)

Fussy Baby Network, Cooper House.  Seattle/King County.  Phone consultation and clinical services.  (PI, free by phone, sliding scale otherwise)

Good Samaritan Hospital.  Mom and Baby Support Group.  Puyallup.  Call 253-697-5366.  (PI, free)

Great Starts Center for Strong FamiliesChildbirth preparation, newborn care, breastfeeding, Babysafe, Con­scious Fathering, Happiest Baby on the Block, Sibling Adjustment for Kids/Parents.  Several locations in King, Snohomish, & Kitsap counties.  Call 206-233-0156, or see ParentTrust.org/classregistration(PI, $)

Green River Community CollegeCooperative Preschool Program, quarterly courses, 2 credits.  Kent, Coving­ton, Black Diamond, Auburn, Enumclaw. Call Family Studies Dept., 253-833-9111, ext. 2729.  (PI, PY, $)

Healthy Start.   In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.    (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free)

Hop to Signaroo (American sign-language classes for hearing parents and babies), Nancy Hanaeur.  Call or email Nancy, 206-789-7446, Nancy@HoptoSignaroo.com(PI, in-your-home series for groups, 2-hr. workshops for groups, or one-on-one sessions, fees variable, see HoptoSignaroo.com)

Highline Community College. Parent-Toddler Group & Cooperative Preschool, Tukwila.  Call Marlus, 206-768-2822.  (PY, $) 

Jewish Family Service.  Bringing Baby Home.  Seattle and Eastside.  Call or email Marjorie Schnyder, 206-861-3146, FamilyLife@JFSSeattle.org.   (PI, $, culturally sensi­tive con­text, home based)

Mommy Matters:  Program for Mothers of Toddlers/Preschoolers.  Melissa Benaroya & Robin Dowdy.  Seattle.  Call or email Melissa, 206-226-6707, Melissa@Beneroya.net, or see MommyMatters.com(M, $)

MOPS.  Mothers of Preschoolers.  Worldwide!  See MOPS.org.  (PI, PY including moms of kindergarteners)

Mothers & MoreMeetings, playgroups, book club, mom’s night out.  North Seattle.  Call Molly, 425-640-5705 or see MothersandMore.org. (PI, PY)

Neighborhood HouseEarly Head Start.   South Seattle, Tukwila, SeaTac, Skyway, Burien, West Seattle, Central Seattle.  Call 206-461-8430, ext. 2040, or see nhwa.org/earlylearning.  (Prenatal M, PY, home vis­iting for low-income families with children 0-3 yr.)

Neighborhood House.   Toddler Preschool.   New Holly.  Call 206-461-8430, ext. 2040, or see NHWA.org/earlylearning. (Low-income P of children ages 2-3 in South Seattle, monthly home visits, preschool classes two days per week)

North Seattle Family Resource Center.  Parents As Teachers.  Lake City.  Personal visits, health screenings, monthly group, infor­mation about and referral to com­mu­nity resources.  Also Play & Learn, several sites.   Call 206-364-7930 or see chs-wa.org.  (PY & child to 3 yr., free for eligible fami­lies)

North Seattle College.  Parent Education Cooperative Preschool Programs.  Various loca­tions.  Call Bob Ford, 206-934-6029, or see coops.northseattle.edu.  (PY and children 12 mo.-5 yr., 3 cred­its, lab fee, tuition)

Northshore Family Center.  Head Start Preschool.  Bothell.  Call 425-205-2004.  (P & children 3-5 yr., low-income families or families in kinship care)

Nurse-Family Partnership.  Home visits to first-time, low-income mothers and babies to 24 mo.   King County.  Call 206-296-3313.  (M & babies, free)

Nurturing Pathways.  Creative dance for parent-child bonding & body-brain develop­ment.  Phinney Ridge.  Call 425-280- 3805 or register at NurturingPathways.com(PI, PY, & 3 mo.-4-yr.-olds, $208-$241/10-wk. series, proratable)

Overlake Hospital.    Bellevue.  Call 425-688-5259 or see OverlakeHospital.org/classes.  Conscious Fathering Before Baby, every other month, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  (D-to-be, $30)  

After Baby Comes:

Moms & babies 0 - 3 mo. Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – noon or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  (M, free)

Moms & babies 3 - 6 mo. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (M, $60 one-time fee)

Moms & babies 6 -12 mo. Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.  (M, $60 one-time fee) 

Balance after Baby, 2nd & 4th Tues­days, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.(New M feeling stress, drop-in, free)

Parent-Child Home Program.  Various locations in Seattle and King County.  A school readiness home visiting program for low-income families with children ages 2 through 4, funded by the City of Seattle in partnership with United Way of King County.  Call Seattle Human Services Dept., 206-386-1017, or email ChildrenandFamilies@Seattle.gov.  For program at Atlantic Street Family Resource Center (Rainier Beach), call or email Diesha Rodgers, 206-723-9000, DieshaR@AtlanticStreet.org(P & children 2-4 yr., free, books, toys)   

ParentMap, Preschool Previews, see Preschool Previews.  (PY, free)

Parent Trust (Great Starts), several King and Snohomish County locations.  English & Latino groups.  Call Family Help Line, 206-233-0139 or 800-932-4673, or see ParentTrust.org/classregistration/(P)  Also free develop­mental screenings for children 1-6 months old.  Call Marni, 206-233-0156, ext. 225.

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).  Many support groups (Newborns, Baby Peppers, Little Peppers, Second Time Around, While You Are Waiting, Adjusting to Parenthood, PEPS for Dads, PEPS for Grandparents, and PEPS Network Groups).  See PEPS.org.  (PI, PY, G, free/$, scholarships)

Play & Learn/Jugando y Aprendiendo.  Parent-child support groups at many sites.  See Sup­port Groups section of this calendar.  (PY, free)

Providence Children’s Center.  Living with Baby, Living with Toddler, Living with Preschooler.  Ever­ett.  Call 425-258-7311 or 425-258-7012.  (PI, PY & child, $20/month, scholarships)

Providence Regional Medical Center.  New Dads.  1 Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Everett.  Call 425-304-6000.  (D, $30)

Seattle Central CollegeThe Parent Child Center & SCCC Cooperative Preschools.  Call 206-587-6902 or see SeattleCentral.org/ParentChildCenter(PI, PY & children, $122.50/quar­ter)

Seattle-King County Health Dept., Nurse-Family Partnership.  Ongoing coaching for expectant, first-time, low-income parents under 23, until their child is 2.  Call 206-205-7220.  (PI, free)

Shoreline Community College.  Parent Education/Parent Cooperative Preschool Program.  Infant, tod­dler, & pre­school programs, Shoreline, Bothell, Woodinville, Kirkland.  Call 206-546-4593 or see Shoreline.edu/ParentCoop.html(PI, PY & children, ongoing registra­tion, college credit, $)

Seattle Families of Multiples.  Support group for parents of twins, triplets.  Call 206-297-2628 or see orgsites.com/wa/nsfom  and related links.   (PY)

Seattle Holistic Center.  Adjusting to Parenthood (Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Mother’s Circle (last Tuesdays of the month, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.), and yoga, massage, and singing groups for mothers and babies.  Green Lake.  Call Colette Craw­ford, 206-525-9035.  (M, D, babies, $)

Shorenorth Parent Education Center and Cooperative Preschool.  Parent education classes.  Lake For­est Park.  Call 206-440-1411 or see Shorenorth.org(PI, PY to age 3½, $)

South King County Family Resource Center.  Several groups for parents, single parents, parents & children, and dads.  Kent.  Call 253-854-0700.  (P, D, SP, some free)   

Stroum Jewish Community Center Parenting Center.  Numerous programs.  Mercer Island.  Call or email Shannon Cru­zen, 206-232-7115, ext. 228, ShannonC@SJCC.org, or see CommunityofMindfulParents.com. (PI, PY & children, $)

Swedish Medical Center.  Bringing Baby Home.  Call 206-386-2502.  (PI, $150/couple).   Con­scious Fathering.  Call 206-386-2502.  (D, $45)Listening Mothers.  Call 425-450-033.  (M, $96/8 wk.)Moms & Babies Support Group, Edmonds.  Call 425-673-3352 (M & babies 0-6 mo.).  Grandparents.  Call 206-215-3338.  (G, $45/couple).  Gathering Moms Support Group(M, $15, Medicaid).

University Presbyterian Church.  Bringing Baby Home.  University District, Seattle.  Call Jenni­fer, 206-524-7301, ext. 192.  (PI)

UW-Northwest Hospital.  Life with Baby, Becoming Parents Program, Conscious Fathering, Sibling Prep­ara­tion, and Happiest Baby on the Block.appiest Baby on the Block.  North­gate Area, Seattle.  Call 206-789-0883 (Great Starts), or see ParentTrust.org/classregistration(PI, $)

Valley Medical Center.  Various courses, support groups.  Renton.  Call or email Great Starts, 206-789-0883, GreatStarts@ParenTtrust.org.  (P, $)

Visually SpeakingSign language classes.  Email info@VisuallySpeaking.info(P, children, hearing or not, $)

Wellspring New Parent Services, Wellspring Counseling:

--Bringing Baby Home, 2 Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Bellevue.  Call 425-450-0332, ext. 219.  (PI, $150, materials $30,     schol­arships)

--Father’s First Steps, 6 Saturdays, 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Bellevue.  Call 425-450-0332, ext. 219.  (D & babies to 8 mo., $115, schol­ar­ships)

--Listening Mothers, 8 wks. Call 425-450-0332, ext. 219.  (M & infants under 8 mo., $150, scholarships)

--Reflective Parenting, 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Bellevue.  Call 425-450-0332, ext. 219.  (P, $250, $300/cou­ple, schol­arships)

Wonderland Developmental CenterPlay groups.  Shoreline.  Call Gita, 206-364-3777.  (PI, PY & devel­opmen­tally chal­lenged chil­dren 18 mo.-5 yr., free)

Woodinville Family Preschool.  Woodinville. Call 425-481-9707 or see WoodinvilleFamilyPreschool.org(PY & chil­dren, $)

Youth Eastside Services, Bellevue.  Promoting First Relationships, 10 home visits, 1.5 hr. each. Call 325-747-4937.   (PI, $)

Interfaith Parenting

Jewish Family Service.  Programs for interfaith parents.  Seattle Central Area.  Call or email Marjorie Schny­der, 206-861-3146, FamilyLife@JFSSeattle.org.  

Japanese Families

FamilyWorks.  Japanese Playgroup.  Wallingford, Seattle, Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Call 206-694-6727. (PY & young chil­dren, free)

Jewish Families

Jewish Family Service.  Jewish Single Parent Family Program and other programs.  Seattle Central Area.   Call or email Marjorie Schnyder, 206-861-3146, FamilyLife@JFSSeattle.org

Stroum Jewish Community Center Parenting CenterNurturing New Families.  Mercer Island.  Play, singing, field trips.  Call Carla Hershman, 206-232-7115 x 304.  (PI, PY & children, all faiths, all ethnici­ties, $120/year).  Other programs also.

LGBT Families, Youth

PEPS Network Groups.  See PEPS.org.

P-Flag (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).  Several groups.  Call 206-325-7724.

Proud Parenting, Open Arms Campaign.  at Southwest Youth & Family Services, alternate Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Call toll free 1-877-534-1723.  (GLBT parents & children, potluck dinner, social activities)

Youth Eastside Services. LGBTQ Teen Support Group. Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Bellevue.  Call 425-747-4837.  (T, free)

Military Families

Navy Family Service Center.  Courses and support open to all military families. Everett area.  Call 425-304-3367.

Muslim, Iraqi Families

Southwest Youth & Family ServicesIraqi Family Activities.  West Seattle.  Call Muhamed Qatrani or Yahya Al-Garib, 206-937-7680. (P, free)

Nutrition

Shoreline Family Support Center & Public Health Seattle/King County.   Women, Infants, & Children (WIC).   Shoreline.  Call 206-363-6864.  (Pregnant women & M with children ages birth to 5 yr., income eligible, food vouchers, referrals)

Parenting Plans

Break Through Parent Institute.   Supervised visitation, mediation, and parenting plans.  NEt Seat­tle.  Call 206-992-2831. 

Preparation for Parenting

See listings under Health and Safety, above.

Russian Families

Federal Way Youth & Family ServicesStrengthening Multi-Ethnic Families & Communities.  Call Vera, 253-335-2480.  (Russian-speaking P, free to families who live in Federal Way)

Kindering.  Parenting Plus in Russian.   Bellevue.  Call or email Lois Ralph, 425-653-4302, Lois.Ralph@Kindering.org.  (P, free)

Northshore Family CenterRussian First Steps Play & Learn, Bothell, 10:30 a.m.-noon.  Call 425-205-2004.  (PI, PY & chil­dren 0-5, free)

School Engagement

North Seattle College, Seattle Public Schools, & other partnersFamily Connectors University.  10-wk. course.  See http://coops.northseattle.edu, or call or email Betty Williams, 206-934-4571, Betty.Williams@Seattlecolleges.edu or Chris Ray-Merriweather, 206-252-0996, ChRayMerriwe@Seattleschools.org(P in Seattle schools, 2 credits, $32, scholar­ships, childcare, tutoring)

Washington State Family & Community Engagement Trust.  A nonprofit “working to reinvent the way families, schools and communities partner to support student achievement and well-being.”  Family Engagement Cafés.  See  Sept. 23 conference listing for Snohomish County and WAFamilyEngagement.org(P, G, SC)

Sexuality

Anya Manes, Talking to Kids about Sex, a free video interview series.  Sign up here.   (P, free)

Birds + Bees + Kids, Amy Lang.  Seattle.  Call 206-661-2245, email  Amy@BirdsandBeesandKids.com, or see BirdsandBeesandKids.com.  (PE, $45, $80/2 for 3-hr. workshop scheduled at homes, or $45 or $80/pair for 1½ hr. workshop, webinars, recordings of webinars available, online course $9/mo. or $99) 

Great Conversations.  “Helping preteens and their families in conversations about body changes, sex, and other grow­ing up stuff.”  For Girls Only and For Boys Only.  Call or email 206-789-2306, GreatConversations.com(P, son or daugh­ter, $35)  ((ALL US AT

Planned Parenthood.  All About Puberty.  Call 206-328-7715.  (P & sons/daughters 10-12 yrs., $25/family, scholar­ships, snacks, call to co-sponsor with your group) Planned Parenthood.  Teen Speak.  Call 206-328-7715.  (P & sons/daughters 13-15 yrs., $25/family, scholarships, snacks, call to co-sponsor with your group)

Seattle Children’sFor Girls Only, & For Boys Only.  Seattle Children’s and Great Conversations, Laurelhurst, and Over­lake Hospital, Bellevue.  See SeattleChildrens.org/classes(P & daugh­ter age 10-12, $80/parent & child, $20/additional child) Stop It Now!  Information on sexual abuse.  See StopItNow.org.

Swedish Medical Center.  All About Puberty:  Parents & Boys/Girls Together.  Seattle, Ballard, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Issaquah.  Call 206-386-2502, email healtheducation@Swedish.org, or see Swedish.org/classes(P & daugh­ter/son 10-12, snacks, $35/2 parents & 1 child, $5/additional child or adult, scholarships)

Single Parenting

Jewish Family Service.  Jewish Single Parent Program for Jewish single parents and children.  Call or email Marjorie Schny­der, 206-861-3146, FamilyLife@JFSSeattle.org(P & children)

Sky Valley Com­mu­nity Schools, Monroe School District, & Ed2Go.  Managing Life as a Single Parent and other courses, Call 360-804-2571 or see ed2go.com/svcs.  Six-week series starts monthly.  (P, SP, $87, online)

 

Social Skills, Emotion Management Skills

See http://ldawa.org/resources-children-adolescents-area-social-skills-trainings/, a resources directory.

Atlantic Street Family Resource CenterCORE Gaming Group.  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Call 206-723-1301.  (Youth, free)

Laura Doerflinger Schneider & Leslie Fields, Casey’s Clubhouse.  Kirkland.  See Caseys-Clubhouse.com(SN children grades 1-8, $, school-year-long, also 1-wk. summer camps)

Guided Pathways Support for Youth & Families, various family activities.  Kent and elsewhere.  Call or email 253-236-8264, GuidedPathways.org.

The Incredible Years, a course for parents of children ages 4-8 with challenging behaviors.  Brooks Powers Group, Westlake.  Call 206-801-1139 or see BrooksPowers.com.  (PY, PE, $)

Ryther.  Aspiring Youth.  Social skills groups for boys and/or girls of various ages, Northeast Seattle, University District (Seattle), West Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond.  See AspiringYouth.net  

Wally’s Club.  Groups for helping children initiate and maintain friendships.  For Seattle, call Terri, 206-281-8403.  For the Eastside, call Leslie, 425-503-3925.  See WallyscCub.com(4- to 12-yr.-olds, $)

Wally’s Playgroups.  Coached play groups for practicing social skills.  Call Karrin, 206-898-1433.  See WallysClub.com(Preschoolers, kindergartners, homeschoolers, $)

Spanish-Language Families

Campfire USAGrupo de Juego en Español, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, & Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.  At Won­der­land Developmental Center, Shoreline.  Call 206-364-3777.  (PY & children)   

Center for Human Services.  Courses and services for Spanish-speaking parents.  Shoreline.  Call 206-362-7282.  (PY, free)

Cocoon HouseClasses and support groups for English- or Spanish-speaking parents of teens, seminars for parents & teens.  90-minute phone con­sultations.  Snohomish County.  Call 425-339-4179.  (PT, T, free, dinner, limited trans­por­ta­tion) 

FamilyWorksGrupo de Juego en Español/Spanish-Speaking Playgroup, Wallingford, North Seattle, Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Call 206-694-6730.  (PY & children 0-5, free)

Ingrid Ximena Grollmus, Disciplina Positiva, 7 wk., north Seattle.  Call 206-440-5317.  (P, materials, $)

Healthy Start.   In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.  (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free)

Tania Hino.  Disciplina con valor, amor, y firmeza, 7 wk.,  Seattle.  Call 206-399-0232.  (P, materials, childcare, $)

KinderingParenting Plus in Spanish, Bellevue.  Call 425-653-4302.  (P, childcare, free)

Latino Resource CenterFamilias Unidas.  Everett.  Call 425-513-2880 or see FamiliasUnidas.lcs.org(PY & children)  

Morales, Anita Garcia Disciplina Positiva, 7 wk.  Greater Seattle.  Call 206-409-2120.  (P, materials, $)

North Seattle Family Resource CenterPara Familias Latinas, Lake City, Saturdays, noon-3:00 p.m.  (PY, childcare, free)Aprender Jugando, Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-noon. (PY & children 3 and under, free)Disciplina Positiva offered from time to time (P, childcare, free).  Call 206-364-7930. 

Northshore Family CenterStrengthening Families, Bothell.  Call 425-205-2004.   (P, childcare)

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).  Newborn Group, Auburn.  Call 206-547-8570 or see PEPS.org.  (PY, scholar­ships)

Puget Sound Adlerian SocietyDisciplina Positiva .  Also facilitator training.  Seattle.  Call or email PSAS, 206-527-2566, PSAS@att.net(P, F, handouts, childcare, parenting courses free, facilitator training not free—see SoundDiscipline.com)

Sea Mar Community Health Centers.  Parenting courses in Spanish at various sites in Snohomish County.  Call Sandy, 360-657-3075.  (P)

Southwest Youth & Family ServicesParenting courses and support groups.  Call 206-937-7680.  (P, free, childcare)

Special Needs

Includes ADD, Autism, Disabilities, and other special conditions.

Also see Social Skills, Emotion Manage­ment Skills, above.

ADD ResourcesMonthly support groups in Burlington, Tacoma, Lake Forest Park, Bellevue (for parents), Olympia, Seattle (two groups--one for adult and partner), and Bellingham.   Call 206-724-0599, email meg@ADDResources.org, or  see meetup.com/ADDResources/events/ or ADDResources.org(SN, free, potlucks)

Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  Courses for social workers and caregivers.  Statewide.  See AllianceforChildWelfare.org(SN)

The ARC of King County.  Parent-to-Parent Support.  Call or email 206-364-4645, ext. 121, p2p@ARCofKingCounty.org(SN, also Asian, African-American, & Latino outreach groups)

Autism Society of Washington.  Call 1-888-279-4968 or see AutismSocietyofWA.org (SN)

Barbara Bennett, M.A., Seattle.  Specializes in dyslexia, LD, AD/HD, language disorders, anxi­ety, and special edu­ca­tion/504 consultation.  Call 206-325-2522 or email BB_EdTherapy1@yahoo.com(SN, $)

Center for Human Services.  Northwest Special Families.  North King County.  See NorthwestSpecialFamilies.org(SN & children, parent led, free)

CHADD, Parent to Parent Training.  Bellevue & Renton.  Chapter meetings for parents, 2nd Tuesdays, Renton.  For Belle­vue, call or email Jennifer, 425-443-6310.  For Renton, call or email Pam, 253-631-8603,

south-King-County@CHADD.net. (SN, $125/CHADD couple)

Children’s Therapy Center.  Playgroups.  Kent.  Call Sandy, 253-854-5660.  (SN & children under 3 with develop­mental disabilities)

Eastside CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD).  Volunteer organization, monthly meetings (3rd Tues­days) at EvergreenHealth, Kirkland.  See Eastside-CHADD.org.  (SN, free)

Guided Pathways ~ Support for Youth & Families.  King County.  Community Cafés.   Call or email Pam Romine, 253-236-8264, info@GuidedPathways.org.  (SN, information on community resources and services for special needs families and youth, free, refreshments, door prizes, $50 gift certificate)Also, April 6   IEP/504 Plans:  The Basics, Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Skyway Library.  Information:  Shai Malone, nfo@guidedpathways.org, 253-236-8264Register Now!  (P, free)

North Seattle Family Resource Center.  Strollers in Action.  Lake City, Northeast Seattle.  Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Call Lour­des Ruiz, 206-364-7930.  (SN, PI, PY, differently abled children 0-5, free, field trips, resources, referrals, strollers)

Northshore Family CenterNorthshore Special Families.  Bothell.  See NorthshoreSpecialFamilies.org(SN, par­ent led, dinners, events, workshops for siblings)

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.  Marla York, Children with Sickle-Cell Anemia, Central Seattle, 2nd & 4th Mon­days, 6:00 -8:00 p.m.  Call 206-329-787, ext. 8.  (SN)

Open Doors for Multicultural Families:  Multicultural Community Parent Resource Center, a nonprofit organ­iza­tion helping families who have family mem­bers with developmental disabilities and special health-care needs to gain equal access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources, and ser­vices.  Kent.  Call Gina Vendetti, 206-433-2125 or email info@MulticulturalFamilies.org.  For languages list, see MulticulturalFamilies.org(SN, free)

Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum.  Ongoing support group. Fremont, Seattle. Saturdays, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.  Call or email Dr. Kathleen King, 206-659-6656.  (SN, $50/session)

Parenting Children with Health IssuesLove and Logic-based workshops for parents of children with chronic ill­ness or other special needs.  Call Lisa Greene, 425-891-2842, or see HappyHeartFamilies.com and ParentingChildrenwithHealthIssues.com(SN)  

Parenting the Special Needs Child.  Ongoing support group.  Woodinville.  Call Jolynn-Marie Wagner, Ph.D., 425-486-9952.  Also, Parent-Child Interactive Group(SN)

Joyce Victor, Parenting the Spirited/Challenging Child. Seattle.  Call Joyce, 206-860-7969, or see TheParentingClass.com(SN of chil­dren 3½ to 7½ yr., offered occasionally, 5 to 10 wk., 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., $185, $295/ couple)

Chellie Sewell, The Parenting Place.  The Challenging/Spirited Child, Bremerton.  Call 360-473-2134.  (SN, $165, book)

Postpartum Support International of Washington & Program for Early Parent Support.  Adjusting to Parenthood.  PEPS, at Seattle Holistic Center, Wallingford.  Call or email Mia Edidin, 206-659-7773 , Mia_Edidin@ppmdsupport.com.   (New P, free to PEPS participants, $10 suggested donation)

Ryther.  Aspiring Youth Social Skills Groups.  Discussion and/or activity groups for ages 9-11, 11-13, 13-16, 16-19, and young adults.   Various locations.  See AspiringYouth.net.       

Seattle Children’s Autism Center.  Autism classes, Lau­relhurst.  Call 206-987-8080 or see SeattleChildrens.org/classes-community/classes-events/autism-101/.  (SN, free)

Sound Mental Health.  Eastside Family Resource & Support Group, Bellevue.  4th Thursdays.  Call or email Debbie Squire, 425-653-4821, DebbieS@SMH.org(PS, C, G, free, RSVP for childcare, potluck)

WaDads.  Support and retreats for dads and male caregivers of special-needs children.  See WADads.org or call or email Tim Schutz, 253-350-0981, TSchutz@WADads.org. (SN, D, C, free)

Washington State Fathers Network.  Educational and social events. See http://fathersnetwork.org/ or contact Louis Mendoza at Louis.Mendoza@Kindering.org.  (SND, $)

Wonderland Developmental Center.  Services for developmentally challenged families.  Caterpillar Playgroup.  Shore­line.  Mondays & Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Also Play & Learn, Broadview Branch Library, Seattle, Wed­nesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.   Call 206-364-3777.  (SN, children 18 mo.-5 yr., free)   

Teenagers

(See also Addiction/Recovery, above, and courses keyed “PT” in section 3.)

Atlantic Street Family Resource Center & King County Superior Court.    The Step-Up Program.  20-wk. ongoing pro­gram for teens who have used vio­lence in the home, and their parents.  Call 206-296-7841 for intake interview.  (PT, T, free, snacks)

Changes Parent Support NetworkSupport groups and workshops for parents of teens, Red­mond, Seattle, Shoreline, Everett, Des Moines.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSN.org(PT, free, weekly)

Cocoon HouseClasses and support groups for parents of teens, seminars for parents & teens.  90-minute phone con­sultations.  Call 425-317-9898.  For Spanish, call 425-339-4179.  (PT, T, free)

Friends of Youth Staying Connected with Your Teen, 5 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Issaquah.  Call 425-392-6367.  (PT, $50, $70/couple, scholarships)

Guided Pathways ~ Support for Youth & Families.  Classes & other support.  King County.  Call 253-236-8264, email info@GuidedPathways.org or see GuidedPathways.org(P, free)

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress.  Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), 4-5 sessions.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600.  (PT, $).  Also Alternatives for Fam­ilies—Cognitive Behav­ioral Therapy, a 14-18-wk. program also accepted by the courts as a parenting course, for families with violence or intim­ida­tion or threat of violence.  Call Naomi Perry, 206-744-1600.  (PT, $)

Ryther.   Empowerment Sexuality, Mondays, 5:00 -6:30 p.m.  Ryther East, Bellevue.  Call Robin, 206-517-0215.  (Girls ages 12-18)  DBT Skills Group & Therapy, weekly for six months, Seattle or Bellevue.  Call Robin, 206-517-0215.  (Girls ages 13-17 in Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Sky Valley Com­mu­nity Schools, Monroe School District, & Ed2Go.   Understanding Adolescents  and other courses.  Call 360-804-2571 or see Ed2Go.com/svcs.  Six-week series starts monthly.  (P, SP, $87, online)

Teen Parents

Atlantic Street Family Resource CenterTeens As Parents.  Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Rainier Beach.  Call 206-723-1301.  (T ages 13 - 24, moms’ group and dads’ group, free, dinner, childcare, resources)

El Centro de la Raza.  Next Generation.  Home visiting services for pregnant and parenting teens.  Bea­con Hill.  Call 206-325-3192.  (TP, Spanish-speaking TP, pregnant T, free, two-year program, Eng­lish & Spanish)

FamilyWorks & North Seattle Family Resource Center.  Teen Parent Group at NSFRC.  Lake City.  Call or email Gladys, 206-694-6729, GladysM@FamilyWorksSeattle.org.  (TP, & young children, free, 1-on-1 advocacy available, meets twice a month)

Healthy Start.   In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.    (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free)

Seattle-King County Health Dept., Nurse-Family Partnership.  Ongoing coaching for expectant, first-time, low-income parents under 23, until their child is 2.  Call 206-205-7220.  (PI, free)

Southwest Youth & Family Services.  Young Parent Family Advocate, West Seattle.  Call Curn Domin­go, 206-937-7680, ext. 222.  (TP 16-24 yrs.)

YWCA East Cherry Branch.  Young Parents.  12 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Central Area.  Call  206-957-2020, ext. 312.  (TP 15-25 yr. or pregnant, free, childcare, dinner, transportation)

Twins & Multiples

PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).   PEPS Network Groups.  See PEPS.org.  (PI, PY, G, free/$, scholarships)

Seattle Families of Multiples.  Support group for parents of twins, triplets.  Call 206-297-2628 or see orgsites.com/wa/nsfom  and related links.   (PY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 6

  Ongoing Support Groups

These ongoing support groups are listed by day of the week, and then by area—Seattle, Eastside, North of Seattle, South/West of Seattle.  Most do not require pre-registration, except for childcare, but please call to ver­ify.  Many wel­come caregivers and guardians as well as parents.   Support groups with spe­cific start and end dates are listed in section #3.

PLEASE NOTE: 

·         PEPS (the Program for Early Parent Support), has a great many support groups not listed here.   See PEPS.org.

·         Stay-at-Home Dads Groups meet at various times and places.  See meetup.com/Seattle-Stay-at-Home-Dads-Group.

·         To search, see p. 4.

Adlerian offerings are shown in shaded boxes, like this.

Mondays

Seattle 

Understanding the Moods of Motherhood, Swedish Medical Center, First Hill.  4:00-5:30 p.m.  Call 206-386-3321.  (New M, free)

1st & 3rd Mondays:  Parents’ Group, Wellspring Counseling, Pioneer Square, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Call 206-461-8369.  (P helping children who have witnessed domestic violence, $)

2nd Mondays:  P-Flag, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Capitol Hill, 7:00 p.m.  Call 206-325-7724.  (P)

2nd & 4th Mondays:  Multi-Family Groups, Valley Services Counseling & Consultation, Auburn.  6:00-7:30 p.m.  Call Amanda, 253-205-0544.  (P, potluck)

Alternate Mondays:  Proud Parenting, Open Arms Campaign, at Southwest Youth & Family Services, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Call toll free 1-877-534-1723.  (GLBT parents & children, potluck dinner, social activities)

Eastside (Bothell to Renton)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Center for Human Services, at Northshore Family Center, Bothell, 10:30 a.m.-noon.  Call Velia, 425-205-2004(PY, free, drop in, also Tuesdays, Spanish on Thursdays)

2nd Mondays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Fall City, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Leilani McClure, 425-681-2094, Leilani-McClure@OliveCrest.org(FP, C, G, free, RSVP for childcare & meal) 

2nd & 4th Mondays:  St. Madeleine’s Networking Moms, St. Madeleine’s Bellevue, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Call 425-747-6770.  (For Cath­o­lic work­ing M)

3rd Mondays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Redmond, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Email Gitit Banai, GBanai@msn.com(FP, C, G, free, RSVP for childcare & meal)

4th Mondays:  Eastside Mothers of Multiples, Bellevue, 7:30 p.m.  Call 425-882-3271.  (M)

North of Seattle

Caterpillar Play Group, Lake Forest Park Elementary,   11:00 – noon. Call Michelle, 206-364-3777.  (PI, PY & chil­dren 18 mo.-5 yr., free) 

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Shoreline Family Support Center, Center for Human Services, Shoreline, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 206-362-7282.  (P & children 0-5, free, also Wednesdays & Fridays)

1st Mondays:  Stepfamily Strengths, Family Therapy Services, Everett, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Call Beth, 425-259-5096.   (S)

South or West of Seattle

Parent Support Group, Changes Parent Support Network, Des Moines, 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSN.org(PT, free, pot­luck 1st Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Parent Support Group, Children’s Home Society, Kent, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Call Tamzyn at 253-854-0700.  (P enrolled in a CHS program, limited childcare)

Toddler Time, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, at Gracie Hansen Community Center, Ravensdale, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (PI, PY/caregiver & children 0-5, $2/family) 

4th Mondays:  Men’s Group, South King County Family Resource Center, Kent, 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Call Rodney or George, 253-854-0700, ext. 2571.  (D, dinner, free)

4th Mondays:   Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, Kitsap County Juvenal Court, at the DCFS office, Bremerton,  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Call 360-337-5477.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Tuesdays

Seattle 

Lourdes Ruiz, Aprender Jugando:  Play & Learn en Español, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 10:00 -11:45 a.m.   Call 206-364-7930.  (PY & children 0-3, free)

Patty Cogan, First-Year Home Group, Queen Anne, 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Call 206-378-0477.  (P & their inter­nationally adopted infants & young children, $) 

Grupo de Juego en Español, FamilyWorks, Wallingford, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Call or email Virginia, 206-694-6730, Vir­giniaG@FamilyWorksSeattle.org.  (P & chil­dren 0-5, songs, snacks, free)

Japanese Playgroup, FamilyWorks, Wallingford, 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Call 206-694-6727.  (PY & chil­dren, free)

Mom & Baby Yoga, Seattle Holistic Center, Green Lake, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Register:  SeattleHolisticCenter.com(M & baby, $17)

Parents Who Care:  Parenting Tools and Information, Southeast Youth & Family Services, Columbia City (South Seat­tle), 6:00 -7:30 p.m.  Call 206-721-5542.  (P, free)

Kerianne Gardner, Play & Learn, North Seattle Family Resource Center, with Jackson Park House and Vil­lage, Northeast Seat­tle, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY & children 3-5, free)

Play & Learn, Wonderland Developmental Center, Broadview Public Library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Call Gita, 206-364-3777.  (PY, free)

Teens As Parents, Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Call or email Michelle, 206-454-3909, MichelleM@AtlanticStreet.org(T moms group & T dads group, pregnant couples, free, field trips, speakers, activi­ties, dinner, baby sup­plies, transportation, childcare)

3rd Tuesdays:  North Seattle Families of Multiples, 7:00 p.m.  Call 206-297-2628.  (P of multiple-birth children)

4th Tuesdays:  Queen Anne Support Group, Fostering Together, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Email Mandy Neil, mandy@FFMC.org(FP, C, G, free, RSVP for dinner & childcare)

Last Tuesdays:  Mother’s Tea, Seattle Holistic Center, Green Lake, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.  Presentations on baby topics.  Call Colette Craw­ford, 206-525-9035.  (M, D, babies, $)

Eastside (Bothell to Renton)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Center for Human Services, at Northshore Family Center, Bothell,  10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 425-205-2004(PY, free, drop in, also Mondays, in Spanish on Thursdays)

Parent Support Group, Changes Parent Support Network, Redmond, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSG.org(PT, free, potluck 1st Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

1st or 3rd TuesdaysMOPS Group, Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS.org.

2nd Tuesdays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Redmond, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call Leilani, 425-681-2716.  (FP, C, G, free, RSVP to refresh@occ.org for childcare & meal)

2nd Tuesdays:  Connections, Encompass, North Bend, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1226, or see Encompass.org. (SN, child in therapy, free, additional social gatherings)

2nd & 4th Tuesdays:  Spanish-speaking Mothers Support Group, Kindering, Bellevue, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Call Alicia Martinez, 425-747-4004, ext. 5412.  (M, free, childcare)

2nd & 4th Tuesdays:  Balance after Baby, Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call 425-688-5259, or see OverlakeHospital.org/classes(P, free, drop in)

3rd TuesdaysChildren & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, CHADD, Kirkland, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call 206-622-2127 or see Eastside-CHADD.org(P & children with ADD)

North of Seattle

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Bothell United Methodist Church, Center for Human Services, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 206-362-7282.  (Spanish-speaking P & children 0-5, free)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Shoreline Family Support Center, Center for Human Services, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 206-362-7282.  (Spanish-speaking P & children 0-5, free)

Latino Parent Trust Support Group, Parent Trust for Washington Children, Everett.  Call the Family Help Line, 1-800-932-4673 or see ParentTrust.org(P, free, children’s program)

Latino Support Group for Parents of Teens, Cocoon House, at Familias Unidas, Everett, 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Call Maria Reyna, 425-339-4179.  (PT, free)

Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, YWCA, Everett, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Call Gina Enochs, 425-583-8377.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Parent Talk, Darrington Family Support Center, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call Paula, 360-436-0308.  (P, childcare)

Parent Trust Support Group, Children’s Home Society, Bellingham.  Call the Family Help Line, 1-800-932-4673, or see ParentTrust.org(P, free, children’s program)

Play & Learn in Spanish, Campfire, Shoreline, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call Maria, 206-826-8932 or 206-461-8550.  (PI, PY & children, free) 

Project SAFE Support Group, Cocoon House, Everett, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 425-317-9898.  (PT, free, drop-in)

Teen Parent & Pregnancy Support Group, Monroe Valley General Hospital, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Call Commu­nity Rela­tions, 360-794-1411.  (PT)

1st Tuesdays:  Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs, Providence General Medi­cal Center, Everett, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call Sister Gail, 425-261-4041.  (SN)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Adjusting to Parenthood, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) and Postpartum Support Interna­tional of Washington, Lynnwood, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.   See PEPS.org/programs/postpartum-support(PI, $10 or donation)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Moms and Moppets, Bothell, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 425-488-2500.  (M & new­borns-5 yr.-olds, $, child­care) 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Parent Support Group, Lake Stevens Family Center, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.  Call 425-379-7433.  (P, childcare, free) 

1st Tuesdays:  MOMS Club, South Snohomish/Mill Creek/Bothell, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., 425-337-0722.  (M)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Parent Support Network, South Everett Neighborhood Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Call Kristen McPher­ron, 425-355-6005.  (P)

3rd Tuesdays:  King County WaDads North, Washington Dads, Lake Forest Park, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Email Eddie Ferrer,
ESFjr71@gmail.com.  (SN dads, SN male C, free, also free weekend retreat twice a year)

4th Tuesdays:  Caregiver Support Group, Fostering Together, Woodinville, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Angelina Den­ver, 206-395-3509 , Angelina@Denversonline.com(FP, D, G, RSVP for childcare & dinner)

South or West of Seattle

Mom & Baby Support Group, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Call Janet Dill, 253-697-5366.  (M & babies 0-6 mo., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 6-12 mo., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., free, donations accepted)

PACE (Parent and Child Education), Children’s Home Society, Auburn Family Resource Center, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Call 253-854-0700.  (PY, PE, childcare, Tuesdays with children 1-12, free)

Parent Trust Support Group, Children’s Home Society, Auburn.  Call the Family Help Line, 1-800-932-4673, or see ParentTrust.org(P, free)

Play & Learn, South King County Family Resource Center, Kent, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Call 253-854-0700.  (PI, PY & children 0-3, free)

Toddler Time, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (PI, PY/ care­giv­ers & children 0-5, suggested donation $1, also Thursdays)

1st Tuesdays:  King County WaDads South, Washington Dads, Rainbow Café, Auburn, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Call or email Tim Schutz, 253-350-0981, TSchutz@wadads.org.  (SN dads, SN male C, free, also free weekend retreat twice a year)

2nd TuesdaysChildren and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, CHADD, Kitsap Peninsula, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call 206-622-2127 or see Eastside-CHADD.org(P & children with ADD, lending library, books for sale, refresh­ments)

2nd Tuesdays:  Parent Meeting, South King County CHADD, Renton, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call Pam, 253-631-8603.  (SN, for members)

2nd Tuesdays:  MOM’s Club of Maple Valley, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (M)

2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays:  Caregiver Support Group, Renton Area Youth & Family Services, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Call Helen, 425-271-5600, helens@RAYS.org.  (C, FP, G, free)

3rd TuesdaysFoster Parent Support Group, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (FP)

Wednesdays

Seattle  

Baby Peppers, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Phinney, noon - 1:30 p.m.  Register:  PEPS.org. (PI, PY, babies 5-12 mo., $, scholarships)

Colleen Maxwell & Gladys Martinez, Brain Play, North Seattle Family Resource Center, at Bitterlake Community Center, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY & children 0-3 yrs., free, donations appreciated)

DADS Support Group, Rainier Valley, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Call 206-722-3137.  (D who are struggling, faith based, free)

Fatherhood Engagement Group, Downtown.  Call Jason Bragg, 425-346-4889.  (D involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Judy Herrigel, First Weeks, Community Birth & Family Center, Montlake, noon - 2:00 p.m.  Call 206-720-0511.  (PI to 3 mo., $5 donation)

Patty Cogan, First-Year Home Group, Queen Anne, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 206-378-0477.  (P & their inter­nationally adopted infants and young children, $)

Abbey Moon Jordan, Grandparents and Relatives Reparenting, Casey Family Programs, Central Area, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.  Call or email Abbey, 206-450-9395, Abbey.Moon@msn.com(G & other relatives, free)

Parent Support Group, Central Area Health Clinic at Central Area Youth & Family Services, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-205-6029.  (P, childcare, bus tokens)

Parent Support Group, Changes Parent Support Network, northeast Seattle, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see cpsg.org(PT, free, potluck 1st Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Play & Learn, FamilyWorks, Wallingford, 10:30 - noon.  Call 206-694-6727.  (P & children 0-5, free, also Fridays) 

Second Time Around, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Phinney, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Register:  PEPS.org(PI, PY, newborn, scholarships)

Lourdes Ruiz, Strollers in Action, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (SN, SN, PI, PY, differently abled children 0-5, free, field trips, resources, referrals, strollers)

Wise-Minded Parenting: Support Group & DBT Skills, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Ryther, northeast Seattle.  Call 206-517-0234.  (P, free to Medicaid recipients, or insurance co-pay, $20/session, childcare, based on Laura Kastner’s book, may join anytime, open to Ryther clients and outpatients.)

Young Moms’ Support Group, YWCA East Cherry Branch, Central Seattle, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-568-7845.  (M 14-23 yr., childcare, snacks, transportation home, free, resources)

 1st & 3rd WednesdaysGrandparents As Parents, Rainier Community Center, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Indi­ana Allen, 206-595-9047, IAllen7002@aol.com(G, childcare, dinner, free)

2nd Wednesdays:  Family Resource & Support Group, Sound Mental Health, Broadway/First Hill, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.  Call or email Jody Schreven, 206-604-2099, JodyS@SMH.org(SN, P, C, G, FP of children with complex needs, free, RSVP for child­care, pot­luck)

2nd & 4th WednesdaysHome Schoolers Group, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Call Patti Drummond, 206-364-7930, ext. 2724.  (P, free)

 2nd & 4th Wednesdays:  Grandparent/Kinship Caregivers in Action, Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Shirley, 206-723-1301, ShirleyS@AtlanticStreet.org(G, FP, C, childcare, dinner, free) 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Teen/Young Parent Group, North Seattle Family Resource Center & FamilyWorks, at NSFC, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Call Gladys at NSFC, 206-364-7930, or FamilyWorks, 206-694-6727.  (PY, free, home visiting program, resources)

4th WednesdaysKinship Support Group, UJIMA Community Services, Southeast Seattle, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Hazel Danielle Clayton, 1-888-765-7997, ext. 1, Danielle@ococUJIMA.org.  (G & other kin, free)

 4th Wednesdays (most months):  Adult & Partner ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Seattle, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.   See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/(P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

Last Wednesdays:  Infant Massage, Seattle Holistic Center, Green Lake.  Register:  wwwSeattleHolisticCenter.com
9P, $25 , handouts, materials)

Eastside (Mercer Island, Bothell to Renton)

Jugar y Aprender, Center for Human Services, at Northshore Family Center, Bothell, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call 425-205-2004(PY & children 0-5 yr., free, drop in, also Thursdays)

Lynne Haudenschield, Parent Support Group, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Youth Eastside Services, Crossroads Park, Belle­vue, for par­ents of youth possibly using drugs or alcohol.  Call 425-747-4937.  (PT, drop in, free)

Smart Recovery, addiction recovery support group with a trained facilitator.  Mercer Island, 8:00 p.m.  Information:  Email Melissa, StrongHeart@cloud.com(P, free, registration not necessary)

Support Group for parents of children with autism.  Beth Jenson, Sunrise Professional Center, Wood­inville, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Call 425-830-2493 (SN, free)

1st & 3rd WednesdaysKinship Support Group, Encompass, Duvall, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 425-788-7924.  No such #  (G & other rela­tives, childcare, free)

1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  Pregnancy & Post-Partum Support Group, New Parents Services/Wellspring Counseling, Belle­vue, noon-1:00 p.m.   Call 425-453-7890, ext. 268.  (Expecting and new M, free)

3rd Wednesdays (most months):  Parents ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Bellevue, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/(P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

North of Seattle

Families in Recovery Support Group, Parent Trust for Washington Children, Bellingham.  Call the Family Help Line, 1-800-932-4673 or see ParentTrust.org(P, free)

Fatherhood Engagement Group, at Visions Church, Everett.  Call Chris Mathis, 425-387-7881.  (D involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Parent Support Group, Providence Everett Medical Center.  Call Candy Ashbrook, 425-258-7783.  (Non-offending parents of sexually abused children)

People First, Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, Stanwood, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Potluck 6:00 p.m. 2nd wk. of every month.  Call 360-629-5257.  (Individuals with developmental disabilities & their fami­lies)

Play & Learn in Spanish, Campfire, Shoreline, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Call Maria, 206-826-8932 or 206-461-8550.  (PI, PY & chil­dren, free) 

Playtime, Lake Stevens Family Center, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call 425-397-7433.  (P or caregiver & children birth-5 yrs., free)

Support Group for Parents of Kids with Autism, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Beth Jensen, Sunridge Professional Center, Wood­inville.  Call Beth, 425-830-2493.  (SN, free)

1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  Community Assessed Resource Center, Lake Stevens Family Center, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Call 425-397-7433.  (Service providers, P of at-risk youth, free)

2nd Wednesdays:  Adult ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Lake Forest Park, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/(P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

2nd & 4th Wednesdays:  Mothers “n” More, Bothell/Mill Creek, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call 425-745-8312.  (Formerly employed mothers)

Every other Wednesday:  Latino Support Group for Parents of Teens, Cocoon House, Marysville, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Call Maria Reyna, 425-339-4179.  (PT, free) 

South or West of Seattle

CPC Group, Auburn Family Resource Center & Children’s Therapy Center, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Call 253-354-0700.  (P & chil­dren, free)

Fatherhood Engagement Group, at Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center, Tacoma.  Call LaRon Burris, 206-902-6413.  (D involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Life During CPS, Parent Ally, Auburn, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Call Teresa Anderson-Harper, 253-335-0121, or Ashley Albert, 206-551-1791.  (P involved with CPS, free, children welcome)

Parent-Baby Support Group, Valley Medical Center, Renton, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Information:  425-228-3440.  Register Now(PI, 3-6 mo., $5)

Parent-Toddler/Crawler Support Group, Valley Medical Center, Renton, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Information:  425-228-3440.  Register Now (PY, 9 mo.-2 yr., $5)

Parent-Infant Support Group, Valley Medical Center, Renton, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Information:  425.228.3440.  Register Now(PI to 3 mo., free)

Parents of Teens Skills Group, Kent Youth & Family Services, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Call 253-859-0300.  (PT, free)

Parents of Teens Support Group, Parents Anonymous, Auburn, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Call 253-233-0139.  (PT)

Plan & Learn, RAYS, Renton/Skyway, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 206-772-2050.  (PI, PY, caregivers & children birth to 5, snacks, free)

1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  Play & Learn, South King County Family Resource Center, Kent, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Call 253-854-0700.  (PI, PY & children 0-3, free)

2nd Wednesdays:  Adult ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Tacoma, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/(P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

2nd Wednesdays:  Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, King County Superior Court, Kent, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Call Dana Dildine, 206-477-2566.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

2nd & 4th Wednesdays:  Play & Learn, South King County Family Resource Center, 9:30 -1 1:00 a.m.  Call 253-854-0700.  (PI, PY & chil­dren 0-3, free)

3rd Wednesdays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Burien, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call or email JoAnne Moran, 206-856-8533, Joanne-Moran@OliveCrest.org(FP, free, RSVP for dinner & childcare)

3rd Wednesdays:  Parent & Infant Group, Bates Technical College, 8 Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Call 253-680-7500.  (PI, PY, 0-6 mo., $13.80)

3rd Wednesdays:  Adult ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Olympia, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/.  (P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

4th Wednesdays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Kent, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Melody Newburn, 206-355-2716, MNewburn@SPU.edu(FP, C, G, free, RSPV for childcare & potluck)

Thursdays

Seattle  

Baby Gym, Seattle Holistic Center, Green Lake, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Register:  SeattleHolisticCenter.com.   (PI, $17)
Baby Peppers, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Phinney, noon - 1:30 p.m.  Register:  PEPS.org. (PI, PY, babies 5-12 mo., $, scholarships)

DADS Support Group, DADS, Rainier Valley, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-722-3137.  (D who are struggling, faith based, free)

First Weeks, Community Birth & Family Center, Montlake, noon - 2:00 p.m.  Call 206-720-0511.  (PI to 3 mo., $5 donation)

Latino Parenting, Southwest Youth & Family Services, at Highline Head Start, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-937-7680.  (P, childcare, refreshments)

Life During CPS, at Childhaven.  Call Manisha Jackson, 206-853-2088, or Richard Curry, 206-602-0905, or Aubrey Wash­ington, 206-380-3517.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Mom & Baby Yoga, Seattle Holistic Center, Green Lake, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.  Register:  SeattleHolisticCenter.com(M & baby, $17)

Native American Parent Support Group, sponsored by Ilwasal and Pathfinder School, Southwest Seat­tle, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Call Annie Soustek, 206-343-3111.  (PE)

Play & Learn, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY, free)  

Recovery Café Parent Support Group, Recovery Café, Seattle downtown, 7:00 -8:30 p.m.  Call or email Killian Noe, 206-374-8731, Killian@RecoveryCafe(P of children, teens, or adults, free)

Step-Up Program, King County Superior Court, at the Atlantic Street Family Resource Center, Rainier Beach, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call 206-723-1301.  (PT & teens who have used violence in the home, free, snacks)

Alternate Thursdays:  Kellie Gillespie, Baby SIGN Along, Visually Speaking, at Birth & Beyond, Madison Park.  Call 206-324-4831.  (PI, $15)

1st & 3rd Thursdays:  Relatives Raising Relative Children, Southeast Youth & Family Services, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call Ali Phoenix, 721-5542, ext. 16, or Helen Sawyer, 206-721-5542, ext. 45.  (Caregiv­ers, light din­ner, childcare, free)

1st & 3rd Thursdays:  Second Chance Kinship Caregivers, Greater Mount Baker Baptist Church, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Helen Sawyer, 425-917-8782, SecondChanceKinship@gmail.com.  (G & other rela­tives, childcare, din­ner, free, bus #48 & #14)

1st $ 3rd Thursdays:  SMART Recovery Family & Friends, Good Shepherd Building, Suite 347, Wallingford.  Email Jessie, MSW@JessieBrooksJanzen.com(P, free, free parking, drop-in)

2nd Thursdays:  Connections, Encompass, Carnation, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1226, or see encompassnw.org. (SN, child in therapy, free, additional social gatherings)

3rd Thursdays (most months):   ADHD Information Group on the Basics about ADHD, Seattle, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/(P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

3rd Thursdays:  Kinship & Grandparent Support Group, High Point Family Center, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Call or email Dena Nel­son, 206-923-3266, DenaN@NHWA.org(G, childcare, dinner, free)

3rd Thursdays:  Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, King County Superior Court, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Call Dana Dildine, 206-477-2566.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

2nd & 4th Thursdays:  Grandparent/Kinship Support Group, RAYS West Hill Family Enrichment Cen­ter. 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.  helens@RAYS.org.  Call or email Helen Sawyer, 4255-271-5600, Helens@RAYS.org(G & other rela­tives, childcare, lunch, free)

Eastside (Bothell to Renton)

Beyond the Baby Blues, Wellspring Counseling, Bellevue, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Call 425-450-0332, ext. 219.  (P, free, drop-in, call to confirm)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Center for Human Services, at Northshore Family Center, Bothell, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call 425-205-2004.  (Spanish-speaking PI, PY & chil­dren 0-5, free, drop in)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Center for Human Services, at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 206-362-7282.  (Spanish-speaking PI, PY & chil­dren 0-5, free, drop in)

1st Thursdays:  Eastside Mothers’ Club, Kirkland, 9:30 a.m.  Call 425-401-0377.

1st & 3rd Thursdays:  “This Is Not What I Expected,” EvergreenHealth, Kirkland.  Call 425-899-3000 or see EvergreenHospital.org(New mothers with post-partum depression/anxiety, free)

2nd Thursdays:  Connections, Encompass, Carnation, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1226, or see Encompassnw.org. (SN, child in therapy, free, additional social gatherings)

3rd Thursdays:  Parenting Workshops, Encompass, Snoqualmie, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1226, or see Encompassnw.org.  (P, childcare  free with YMCA family membership)

3rd Thursdays:  P-Flag, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Bellevue, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Call 425-775-7201.

4th Thursdays:  Family Resource & Support Group, Sound Mental Health, Bellevue, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Call or email Debbie Squire, 425-653-4821, DebbieS@SMH.org(PS, C, FP, G, free, RSVP for childcare, potluck)

North of Seattle

Caterpillar Play Group, Wonderland Developmental Center, Shoreline.  Call Gita, 206-364-3777.  (PI, PY & chil­dren 18 mo.-5 yr., free)

In-home support and play groups in north and east King County and south Snohomish County.  Healthy Start.   Call Eowyn, 425-844-9669, ext. 102.    (M 16 to 24, pregnant or with babies under 7 mo., free)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Bothell United Methodist Church, Center for Human Services, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call Velia, 206-362-7282.  (Spanish-speaking P & children 0-5, free)

Latino Parent Trust, South Everett Neighborhood Center, Everett.  Call 425-355-6005.  (P)

Multi-Culture Play Group, The Family Support Center of South Snohomish County, Lynnwood, at Grace Fellowship Church, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 425-670-8984.  (PI, PY & children 0-5, drop-in, free)

Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, YWCA, Everett, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Call Gina Enochs, 425-583-8377.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Parent Support Group, Changes Parent Support Network, Everett, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSG.org(PT, free, potluck 1st Thurs­days, 5:45-6:30 p.m.)

Parent Support Group, Changes Parent Support Network, Shoreline, 7:15 - 9:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-468-2620 or see CPSG.org(PT, free, potluck 1st Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Support Group for Parents of Kids with Autism.  Beth Jenson, Sunrise Professional Center, Wood­in­ville, noon-2:00 p.m.  Call 425-830-2493.  (SN, free)

1st Thursdays (most months):   Adult ADHD Information & Support Group, ADD Resources, Burlington, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  See meetup.com/ADDResources/events/.  (P, free, speakers, discussion topics)

2nd Thursdays:  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Lake Stevens Family Center.  Call Malysa, 425-397-7433.  (G and other relatives raising children, free, dinner at 5:00, childcare)

3rd Thursdays:  Kinship Caregiver Support Group, Center for Human Services, Shoreline, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call Mary, 206-571-7841.  (C, FP, G, free)

South or West of Seattle

Fatherhood Engagement Group, Kent.  Call John Martin, 206-578-1036.  (D involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Parents of Youth with Disabilities, Parent Trust for Washington Children, Kent, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Call Betty, 253-941-5834. (PT)

Relatives As Parents, Kent Youth & Family Services, Kent, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Call or email Kristie Lund, 206-371-6642, jazzsma@yahoo.com.  (G & other relatives, free) Toddler Time, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 425-532-1272.  (PI, PY/caregivers & children 0-5, suggested donation $1)

1st Thursdays:  Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders, CHADD, Olympia.  See Eastside-CHADD.org.  (P & children with ADD, lending library, books for sale, refresh­ments)

1st Thursdays:  Family Resource & Support Group, Sound Mental Health, Auburn, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.  Call or email Cathy Callahan-Clem, 253-876-7669, CathyC@SMH.org(P, free, RSVP for childcare and/or potluck)  

1st Thursdays:  Relatives Are Parenting, Too, Federal Way Head Start, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Call or email Carol Jones, 253-946-0506, CJis heaalthy and free@yahoo.com(G & other relatives, lunch, free)

2nd Thursdays:  Family Resource & Support Group, Sound Mental Health, Tukwila, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.  Call or email Jody Schreven, 206-604--2099, JodyS@SMH.org.   (P, C, FP, G, free, RSVP for childcare, potluck)

2nd Thursdays:  Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center, Tacoma, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Call 253-539-6641.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

2nd & 4th Thursdays:  Play & Learn, Auburn Family Resource Center, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Call 253-854-0700.  (PI, PY & children 0-3, free)

Every other Thursday:  Grandparent/Kincare Group, Renton Area Youth Services, Skyway/Renton, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.  Call 206-772-2050.  (G, caregiver relatives, free, childcare, lunch)

3rd Thursdays:  Caregiver Support Group, Fostering Together, Maple Valley, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Call or email Shala Crow, 360-220-3785, Shala-Crow@OliveCrest.org(FP, C, G, free, RSVP for childcare & dinner)) 3rd Thursdays:  Evening Toddler Time, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Call 425-532-1272.  (PI, PY, caregivers, children 0-5, older siblings welcome, suggested donation $1)

3rd Thursdays:  Relative & KInship Caregivers, Sound Mental Health, Auburn, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.  Call or email Cathy Calla­han-Clem, 253-876-7669, CJishealthyandfree@yahoo.com(G, C, free, RSVP for childcare, potluck)

4th Thursdays:  Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center, Tacoma, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Call 253-539-6641.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

Fridays

Seattle

Adjusting to Parenthood, Seattle Holistic Center, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), and Postpartum Support International of Washington, Green Lake, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  See PEPS.org/programs/postpartum-support  (PI, $10 or donation)

Everybody’s Playgroup, FamilyWorks, Wallingford, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call 206-694-6727.  (PY & children under 5, songs, snacks, free, also Wednesdays)

Patty Cogan, The First-Year Home Group, Queen Anne, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Call 206-378-0477.  (P & their internation­ally adopted infants & young children, $)

1st & 3rd Fridays:  Taking Care of Us, Senior Center, Central Area.  Call or email Fai Matthews, 206-334-2325, charmae28@aol.com(G & other kin, light dinner, childcare)

2nd Fridays:  Parents As Teachers, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (P & chil­dren 0-3, snacks, free)

2nd Fridays:  Muslim Family Play & Learn, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (P, caregivers & children 0-3, free)  

2nd & 4th Fridays:  Children Adopted from China Playgroup, FamilyWorks, Wallingford, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Call Cecile, 206-523-3007.  (P & adopted children, free)

Eastside (Bothell to Renton)

1st Fridays:  Sibshops, Encompass, North Bend, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.   Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1207, or see Encompass.org(Siblings of kids with special needs, $20)

3rd Fridays:  Sibshops, Encompass, Duvall, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.   Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1207, or see Encompass.org(Siblings of kids with special needs, $20)

2nd  Wed:  Sibshops, Encompass, Sammamish, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Call Sam, 425-888-2777, ext. 1207, or see Encompass.org(Siblings of kids with special needs, $20)

North of Seattle 

Back Pack Kids, Stanwood/Camano Community Resources Center, Stanwood, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 360-629-5257.  (PY & children birth to 5 yr., free, preschool cooperative play group)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Center for Human Services, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Call 206-362-7282.  (PI, PY & chil­dren 0-5, free, drop in, also Mondays & Wednesdays)

Life During CPS, Everett, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Call Vickie Wilson, 425-350-8837.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

1st Fridays:  Latina Mothers’ Group, Family Center of South Snohomish County, Lynnwood, 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Call 425-670-8984, ext. 17.  (M & young chil­dren, free)

3rd Fridays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Seattle, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Email Mark & Katherine Mayor, MK@MayorFamily.net(FP, C, G, free, RSVP for dinner & childcare)

South or West of Seattle

Toddler Time, Greater Maple Valley Community Center, at Gracie Hanson Community Center, Ravensdale, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 425-432-1272.  (PI, P, caregivers & children 0-5, $2)

1st Fridays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, Auburn, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Call or email Katie Egbert, 425-919-7583, Katie.Egbert1@gmail.com(FP, free, snacks, childcare)

2nd Fridays:  Parents for Parents Dependency 101 Class, Kitsap County Juvenal Court, Bremerton,  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Call 360-337-5477.  (P involved with CPS, peer-led, free)

2nd & 4th Fridays:  Highline Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), at Highline Christian Church, Burien.  9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 206-243-4333.  (PI, PY, 1st meeting free, small fee, speakers, crafts, childcare)

Saturdays

Seattle  

Lourdes Ruiz, Familias Adelante—Grupo Para Familias Latinas, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, noon -3:00 p.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY & children, childcare, free)

Colleen Maxwell & Kerianne Gardner, Play & Learn, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (PY & children to 5 yr., free)

Dr. Kathleen King, Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum, Fremont, 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.  Call or email Dr. King, 206-659-6656, DrKathleenAKing@gmail.com(SN, $50/session)

2nd Saturdays:  Attachment Parenting International, Seattle Chapter, Phinney Ridge Neighbor­hood Center, 10:00 a.m.-noon.  Call Sara, 206-323-7479, email info@AIPSeattle.org, or see APISeattle.org(P)

3rd Saturdays:  Caregivers Support Group, Fostering Together, generally 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  To confirm meeting time and location, call or email Angela Lalonai Pitts-Long, 425-614-6176, angikin@aol.com(FP, C, free)

4th Saturdays:  Seattle Single Parents Support Group, Fostering Together, Sand Point, 10:00 a.m. – noon.  Email Frances Skeete, support-FT@earthlink.net, or Mela Erickson, mela_23@comcast.net(SP, free, does not meet every month)

4th Saturdays:  Muslim Sisters Group, North Seattle Family Resource Center, Lake City, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Call 206-364-7930.  (Muslim M, free, childcare)  

North of Seattle

Latino Parent Support Group, Parent Trust for Washington Children, Monroe.  Call the Family Help Line, 1-800-932-4673 or see ParentTrust.org(P, free, childcare)

1st Saturdays:  MOMS Parent to Parent Support, Family Support Center of South Snohomish County, Lynnwood, 10:00 a.m.-noon.  Call 425-670-8984.  (M, SN, with special-needs children, childcare, free)

South of Seattle

Fatherhood Engagement Group, Kent, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.  Call LaRon Burris, 206-902-6413.  (D involved with CPS, peer-led, free)  

Monthly

Family Resource & Support Groups, Sound Mental Health.  Various locations.  Call Cathy Clem, 206-459-6467.  (P, free)

 

Part 7

  Training for Parent Educators

Adlerian parenting courses help par­ents improve family relationships by showing how to “work WITH” rather than “do TO” kids, teaching and modeling mutual respect, cooperation, and problem-solv­ing.  Behavior manage­ment programs “do TO” kids, with reward and punishment or punitive “consequences.”  Research is showing that chil­dren raised re­spectfully (without reward and punishment) tend to have many fewer mental and physical ill­nesses in later life and to have longer lives (see p. 3).

Adlerian-based trainings are shown in shaded boxes.  See p. 4 for the abbreviations/colors key.

Scheduled

Jan. 25 -27   Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way.   Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Highlands Elementary, Renton.  Friday and Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Sound Discipline, Puget Sound Adlerian Society, Rainier Valley.  Questions:  call or e-mail Sound Discipline, 206-782-1595, Mary@SoundDisciiipline.orgRegistration .  (FT, $375-425, credit & clock hours available)

Ongoing

Academy for Coaching Parents International.  Parent/family coach certification distance-training pro­gram.  Call Dr. Ca­ron Goode, 520-979-4470, or see AcademyforCoachingParents.com (free coaching webinar).  (FT, $, schol­ar­ships)

Active Parenting.   Leader Training Workshops.  Call Active Parenting Publish­ers, 1-800-825-0060, ext. 120, or see ActiveParenting.com and ActiveParenting.com/OLTW .   (FT, one-day live $159 or $139 early bird special; one-day Webinar $159, five-hour Webinar $129). 

Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.  A cooperative program of the University of Washington, the University of Wash­ington Tacoma, Eastern Washington University, the state’s Children’s Administration, and Partners for Our Chil­dren together providing training for social workers, community providers, foster and adoptive parents, and relative caregiv­ers.  See AllianceforChildWelfare.org/about/partners, call 206-923-4914, or email region2s@UW.edu.

Edmonds Community College:  Family Support Studies.  Lynnwood.  Call 425-640-1665 or see EDCC.edu/fled(P, FT, $)

Mentor Group for Parent Educators.  Sound Discipline.  Sahara Pirie.  Meets monthly in Shoreline.   Information:  call or email Sahara, 206-782-1595, info@SoundDiscipline.org, facebook.com/SoundDiscipline/.   (FT, free, Spanish group also available)

National ParentNet AssociationParentNet Leadership Training.  Redmond.  Call Susan Grijalva, 425-868-6191, ext. 722.  (P, $)

Neufeld Institute.  Vancouver, BC, online courses.  See NeufeldInstitute.com(FT, $)   Live courses offered in the Seattle area.  See Fulfilling Parenthood.com.  (FT, $)

Nurturing Parent Program:  Facilitator Training.  Call or email 262-652-6501, FNC@NurturingParenting.com(FT, $)

Parent Coaching Institute:  Parent Coach Certification Training Program, a one-year distance learning program offered in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University.  Call 425-449-8877 or see ThePCI.org.   (FT, $)

Parenting Children with Health Issues: A five-session online course offered by Lisa Greene and based on Love & Logic, for parent coaches, parent educators, and medical and mental-health professionals.  See ParentingChildrenwithHealthIssues.com.  Call Lisa, 425-891-2842, or see HappyHeartFamilies.com.  (FT, $)

Positive Discipline:  Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way.  Positive Discipline, Sound Discipline, Puget Sound Adlerian Society.  Questions:  call or e-mail Sahara Pirie, 206-546-4142, Sahara@PirieLabs.com(FT, $)

Positive Discipline:  Teaching Parenting DVD Facilitator Training.  See store.PositiveDiscipline.com/teaching-parenting-dvd.html.  For online version, see Online Teaching Parenting DVD Facilitator Training - Video Streaming Version (FT, $195 or less) 

Sound Discipline Positive Discipline Practitioners’ Group.  See facebook.com/groups/125005268210704/

The Virtues Project Facilitator Program:  Call or email Betsy Lydle Smith, 425-753-6498, Betsy@Virtues.training.com, or see VirtuesProject.com(FT, $)