Workshops, Seminars, and Parenting Classes
Parents tell us...
"My parenting class was really helpful. I understand her better and we have fewer blow ups." "I was really nervous about my son going through puberty, especially since his dad isn't around. The Birds and Bees Class helped me practice how to talk to him." "My daughter felt left out that her brothers got all of this special attention. The Sib Shop classes make her feel important and not like the only one with 'special' siblings."
Workshops, seminars, and classes on disability topics and parenting
ASO Autism Society of Oregon: Education and support for children and families living with autism.
OCDD Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities: Strong Start Parent Leadership Series and Partners in Policy
OTAC Oregon Training and Consultation: Workshops on supporting people with disabilities at home, school, work, and
in the community.
OHSU Collaborative Problem Solving: Classes to understand challenging behavior as the need to learn new skills.
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center: Topics for families who have adopted children out of any states' foster system.
Parenting Now (Birth to Three): Classes for parents based in Multnomah and Lane counties, but share materials statewide.
Morrison Family Services: The Incredible Years, weekly parenting classes for Oregon Health Plan members.
You may also contact your county's Developmental Disabilities office, local Head Starts, local non-profit agencies, or courts for class and event offerings.
In addition there are a large number of great conferences that go on around the state and around the nation. If you find a conference that you would like to attend you can check out our "Getting to the conference" tip sheet and if your child has parent training wrtitten in to their ISP you can use K-plan money to attend any of the classes or events you find on here.