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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures
Registration for Summer 2019 opens Friday, February 1 at 9am
03/31/2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2019 ranging from two to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines, old growth redwood forests, and sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses!

This program is truly unique, the only such program led by California State Park staff. Participation is open to adults 18 or over and children ages 13 to 17 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/backpacking, email backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call (831) 335-1743. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, Waddell Creek Association, Mountain Parks Foundation, Sempervirens Fund, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, and California State Parks.

Trip Options:

Skyline to the Sea: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach
$300; Thursday June 20 through Sunday June 23, 2019

 

NEW! Just Added!

Skyline to the Sea, Second Trip: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach $300; Thursday August 15 through Sunday August 18, 2019

 

A Trek through Time: Butano State Park to Waddell State Beach
$225; Friday July 19 through Sunday July 21, 2019

Ridges to Redwoods: Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park
$225; Friday August 16 through Sunday August 18, 2019

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Triple P: Power of Positive Parenting (for CalWORKs participants
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Triple P
Adult, Parenting Seminar, Positive Parenting, CalWORKs
Date: 01/08/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission

Get practical tips to help you provide positive learning environments for children use assertive discipline, have realistic expectations and take care of yourself. This Triple P Seminar is free and open to CalWORKs participants only. CalWORKs participants should contact their Employment and Training Specialists to let them know if they plan on attending.

Presented in English by: Stella Lauerman, Triple P practitioner
Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913


Location: Cabrillo College, Room 913, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Balancing Work & Family (for CalWORKs participants)
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Triple P
Challenges parents experience juggling work and family responsibilities and tools for coping
Date: 01/09/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission

Attend this workshop to learn and discuss: common challenges parents experience juggling work and family responsibilities; tools to help prevent stress at work from affecting your home life; and how to create a positive transition from work life to home life. This Triple P Workshop is free and open to CalWORKs participants only. CalWORKs participants should contact their Employment and Training Specialists to let them know if they plan on attending.

Presented in English by: Gelacio Gonzalez, Triple P practitioner
Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913


Location: Cabrillo College, Room 913, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Confident Competent Kids -for CalWORKs participants
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Adult, Parenting Seminar, Raising Confident Children, Respect, Communication, Raising Competent Children, CalWORKs
Date: 01/10/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission

Get practical tips for helping children learn how to treat others with respect, develop good communication and social skills, and develop healthy self-esteem. This Triple P Seminar is free and open to CalWORKs participants only. CalWORKs participants should contact their Employment and Training Specialists to let them know if they plan on attending.

Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Triple P practitioner
Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913


Location: Cabrillo College, Room 913, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Supporting Your Partner (for CalWORKs participants)
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Triple P
Adult, Parenting, Workshop, Relationship, Communication, Partner Support, CalWORKs
Date: 01/11/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission

Attend this workshop to learn and discuss: parenting issues that often cause disagreements between partners; how to take care of your relationship with your partner and create a positive family life; and tools to help partners support each other and work as a team. This Triple P Workshop is free and open to CalWORKs participants only. CalWORKs participants should contact their Employment and Training Specialists to let them know if they plan on attending.

Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Triple P practitioner
Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913


Location: Cabrillo College, Room 913, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Teaching Social Skills
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Triple P
Adult, Parenting Workshop, parenting support for families with children with special needs
Date: 01/22/2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission

Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. Stepping Stones Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues.

Attend this FREE workshop to learn tools for teaching social skills such as playing and sharing, having friends over, and handling repetitive behavior.

This Stepping Stones Triple P workshop is offered as part of the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Community Advisory Committee's monthly meeting. No registration required. Light snacks provided. Please note: child care will not be available at this event.


Presented in English by: Gelacio Gonzalez, Triple P Practitioner

Location: Soquel Union School District, Board Room, 620 Monterey Ave, Capitola


For questions, contact the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Office at (831) 466-5700 or visit www.nsccselpa.org


Location: Soquel Union School District, Bo, 620 Monterey Ave, Capitola Map
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Triple P: Cmo criar hijos seguros y capaces (para las familias
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Asista a Cmo criar hijos seguros y capaces para obtener consejos para ayudar a sus hijos.
Date: 01/23/2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: Presentado en espaol. Para las familias de las escuelas primarias del Distrito de escolar Live Oak. Para inscribirse: Comunquese con Sergio Martinez, Coordinador de Participacin Familiar, Escuela primaria Live Oak al (831) 475-2000 ext. 2215 o sergio@losd

Los Seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Asista a Cómo criar hijos seguros y capaces para obtener consejos para ayudar a sus hijos: Aprenda a tratar a los demás con respeto; Desarrollar buenas habilidades comunicativas y sociales; Desarrollar una autoestima saludable.

Este Seminario Triple P gratuito está abierto a todas las familias de las escuelas primarias del Distrito Escolar de Live Oak como parte de la Iniciativa de Cuna a Carrera de Live Oak.

Presentado en español por: Stella Lauerman, Triple P practitioner
Ubicación: La escuela primaria de Live Oak, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sergio Martinez, Coordinador de Participación Familiar, Escuela primaria Live Oak al (831) 475-2000 ext. 2215 o sergio@losd.ca


Location: La escuela primaria de Live Oak, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 475-2000 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Yin Yoga for All
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Library Scotts Valley
Gentle stretches, yin-style yoga, and some mindfulness and breathing exercise
Date: Every 2 weeks on Sa (Jan 12-Jan 26) from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Tweens/Teens, Parents,Educators Admission Fees: Free

A healthy body shouldn't cost a fortune. Luckily the library has you covered! Join us at the Scotts Valley Library on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10-11 am for gentle stretches, yin-style yoga, and some mindfulness and breathing exercises. This program is FREE! No experience is necessary but you should bring your own yoga mat or towel.


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7712 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Introduction to Positive Discipline 2-Hour workshop
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Workshop for parents of children of all ages who are co-parenting
Date: 01/26/2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $20 per person

Introduction to Positive Discipline 2-Hour workshop

This 2-hour workshop for parents of children of all ages provides a great introduction to the core theories, concepts, and tools of Positive Discipline.

 

Steve Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom Educator

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Call 831-476-7284 x107 or email steve@pdcrcc.org for scholarships and other info

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Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs.) class
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years)
Date: Every Tues (Jan 29-Mar 19) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: adults Admission Fees: $80 per person and $10 per child per class session for childcare

Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs.) class series

This 8-week (16-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of preschoolers) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include early child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation.

 

Facilitated by Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator.


Call 831-476-7284 x107 or email steve@pdcrcc.org for scholarships and other info

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Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Triple P: Building Children's Communication and Problem-Solving
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Asista este taller para obtener consejos para ensear a los nios cmo comunicar.
Date: 01/30/2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Gratis
Special Instructions: Presentado en espaol. For families of Live Oak Elementary School only. Para inscribirse: Comunquese con Sergio Martinez, Coordinador de Participacin Familiar, Escuela primaria Live Oak al (831) 475-2000 ext. 2215 o sergio@losd.ca

Los talleres de Triple P ofrecen consejos prácticos y estrategias para manejar las preguntas y desafíos de crianza específicas. Asista este taller para obtener consejos para enseñar a los niños cómo comunicar sus sentimientos y necesidades y resolver problemas.

Este Taler Triple P gratuito está abierto a todas las familias de las escuelas primarias del Distrito Escolar de Live Oak como parte de la Iniciativa de Cuna a Carrera de Live Oak.

Presentado en español por: Stella Lauerman, Triple P practitioner
Ubicación: La escuela primaria de Live Oak, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sergio Martinez, Coordinador de Participación Familiar, Escuela primaria Live Oak al (831) 475-2000 ext. 2215 o sergio@losd.ca


Location: La escuela primaria de Live Oak, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz Map
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Navigating the Teen Years
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting
Date: Every Th (Jan 31-Mar 28) from 6:30am to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80 per person -- $120 couples special
Special Instructions: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for group rates and scholarships

Navigating the Teen Years with Positive Discipline class series

This 8-week (16-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of teens and tweens) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include the adolescent brain, social-emotional learning, seeking identity, belonging, and significance, the essential role of parents during this very challenging time, mutual respect, establishing and upholding limits around screentime, connection before correction, power struggles, and talking with your kids about sex and drugs.

 

No class on Feb.14th!

 

Facilitated by Kenza Temsamani, Certified Positive Discipline Educator

 

Cost: $80 per person -- $120 couples special -- $40 per person if taken as a refresher. $20 for the PD book which is sold separately and is optional.

 

Contact: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for scholarships, specials, and other info

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Location: Harbor High, 300 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
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8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
Date: Every Th (Jan 10-Feb 28) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Adult and Family Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings

Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors; Handle disruptive or challenging behaviors with greater confidence; Take care of yourself as a parent.

This Triple P Group is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.

Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources
Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings


Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Sc, 7155 Highway 9, Felton Map
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Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
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Triple P
Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors
Date: Every Th (Jan 10-Feb 28) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: free

8-Week Group: for families with children 2-12 (Session 1)

 This is the 1st session of an 8-week Triple P Group for families with children 2-12 years old.  Individuals, couples and any friends or family members who are helping raise children are welcome to attend.  Participants must register by January 17 in order to participate in the Group.  If the group is already in session and you would like more information about other upcoming 8 week Triple P Groups, please contact First 5 at (831) 465-2217.  

 

Register now to reserve your spot and get FREE child care!

 

In Session 1, participants will:

  • Learn about the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
  • Learn what positive parenting is
  • Identify factors that influence children's behaviors
  • Set goals for making positive changes

In Session 2, participants will learn:

  • Strategies for developing positive relationships with their children

  • Strategies for encouraging desirable behavior

  • Strategies for teaching children new skills and behaviors

In Session 3, participants will learn how to:

  • Create family rules
  • Handle mild problem behaviors
  • Give clear, calm instructions
  • Back up requests with logical consequences

In Session 4, participants will:

  • Identify "high risk" situations where problematic behaviors are more likely to occur
  • Learn a 6-step routine for preventing and managing problematic behaviors in high risk situations
  • Identify who else they can turn to for parenting support
  • Learn "Family Survival Tips"

In Session 5, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Practice the parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 6, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Finetune their use of parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 7, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Finetune their use of parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 8, participants will:

  • Identify the positive changes that they and their children have made
  • Discuss 5 key steps for maintaining improvements that were made
  • Identify strategies that can be used in the future, after completing the Group
  • Learn about ways to receive additional Triple P parenting support

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Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources

This Triple P Group is free and open to the public.

Snacks will be provided for children and adults.


Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, L, 7155 Highway 9, Felton Map
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