Parent Education Courses

A proud service of the Caring Connections Counseling Center

Veronica Ephraim, MS, Counselor Caring Connections Counseling Center
Office - (858) 668-4084  
FAX - (858) 679-2729
13626 Twin Peaks Rd, Bldg #300, Poway, CA 92064

 
Caring Connections Counseling Center and Poway Adult School are collaborating and enhancing our Parent Education services to our community.  We have a new payment method through Poway Adult School. Pay for your class(es) online through Poway Adult School using Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Register today at Poway Adult School.   

Parent Education Classes

TK-5th Grade Parent Education &  6th-12th Parent Education
Only as parents do we expect that love will be enough.  Often it just isn’t. Parents also need skills!  Sign up for our fun, highly acclaimed parent workshops.  No boring lectures, not just theory, but fun, interactive learning. Get results you can see immediately!  Parenting is the hardest job we do, with little to no training!  Your kids are worth it! Feeling frustrated as a parent? Do you long for a better relationship with your teen?  We can help! Enjoy an evening out refreshing your skills and improving your communication in your family! Isn’t it worth your time? Of course it is! Sign up online today!

Scholarships available upon request, please contact the Caring Connections Counseling Center at (858) 668-4084 or email at vephraim@powayusd.com or questions concerning registration ereg@powayusd.com.


Preparing Positively for Puberty

TK- 8th Grade Parent Education

We can prepare our children for puberty by teaching them what to expect as their bodies transition from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to break down "the big puberty talk" into tiny talks that are more comfortable for both caregivers and children. Participants will review resources such as books and websites that can simplify the process of starting a tiny talk. Activities that can promote a positive and practical attitude toward this important life stage will be discussed.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Monday, 9/19/2022  from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 502

Class code: 11323 / Erin Castelloe
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

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Turning Power Struggles into Problem Solving

All Grades Parent Education

Parenting is not an easy task, especially when it comes to motivating our children to do things they don't want to do. They simply would rather do something else! This is why we may nag, beg, and demand; however, with limited results. In our engaging workshop, we will empower ourselves and our children with practical skills for bedtime, chores, mornings, and more. We will learn to create a climate for cooperation.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Tuesday, 9/20/2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Online Via ZOOM

Class code: 11327 / Laurie Wong
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

Help Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety

TK- 5th Grade Parent Education

Our children have experienced a great deal of change and uncertainty over the past year. You may have noticed that they have felt overwhelmed or exhibited symptoms of anxiety. The good news is that there is a solution! We can teach our kids concrete tools to reduce anxiety and manage stress by strengthening their emotional intelligence (EQ). Research has shown that children with high emotional intelligence do better in school and get along well with others.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Thursday, 9/22/2022 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Abraxas High School Room 22

Class code: 11330 / Amy Sage
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

Developing an Effective Individualized Education Plan: Prevent Parent Burnout

All Grades Parent Education

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a team effort, and you are a key member of that team. Come learn more about the IEP process and timeline.  Discover effective strategies to ask questions, request changes, express ideas and successfully navigate any conflicts that may arise during your child's special education journey. Learn and practice easy ways to de-stress and care for your body and mind as a caregiver or parent. All of this in a class with other parents navigating the IEP process too. Raising a child with disabilities can be isolating at times, but you're truly not alone.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Monday, 9/26/2022 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 502

Class code: 11329 / Laurie Magulac
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

Discover the Secrets of Talking and Listening With Your Teen

6th-12th Grade Parent Education

No matter what our children say or do, they still care what we think!  Let’s find out more about their world and see the many ways we can support them in this difficult time.   Boost your relationship in this evidence-based engaging workshop with skills in how we need to talk and listen, so we will hear what each other has to say!  You absolutely can influence your teen.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Thursday, 10/6/2022 from 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Location: Online Via ZOOM

Class code: 11326 / Laurie Wong
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

Gender Identity and Expression

Part I: They Are Who They Are

All Grades Parent Education

Supporting a child is a multidimensional task and it can be overwhelming. Join Angelle Maua on exploring ways in which you can support your child.
Learn how to:
  • Discuss the use of pronouns.
  •  Advocate for gender equity for your child.
  • Know more about your student's rights and how to be a good ally.
  • Understand the nuances of navigating support and difficult conversations, not only with your child but with family and friends.  
Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Saturday, 10/8/2022 from 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 502

Class code: 11331 / Angelle Maua
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS
 

Gender Identity and Expression

Part II: They Are Who They Are

All Grades Parent Education

Join Angelle Maua to continue the discussions from the Gender Identity and Expression Part I workshop.
Learn how to:
  • Become a more conscious supporter of a gender-expansive or questioning child.
  • Look beyond the binary and unpack years of cultural beliefs, traditional roles, and expectations.
  • Improve the odds for your child to embrace the complexity of their journey.
  • Nurture and enjoy the journey with your child.

This class is all-inclusive for adults of children who have identified as LGBTQIA+.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Saturday, 10/22/2022 from 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 502

Class code: 11332 / Angelle Maua
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

 


Nurturing Sexual Intelligence in Our Children

All Grades Parent Education

Does your heart race when your child asks you questions about sex? You are not alone! Many parents and caregivers struggle to come up with age-appropriate answers to sexuality-related questions. Whether questions are triggered by a loved one's pregnancy, media messages, playground conversations, or natural curiosity, your child needs authentic answers to develop the knowledge and skills required for self-care. Learn how to welcome - rather than dread - your child's questions as an opportunity to strengthen your relationship with you child, introduce facts and values, encourage critical thinking, and nurture the sexual intelligence they need to navigate healthy relationships throughout life.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date:   Wednesday, 10/12/2022 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School  Room 502
Class code: 11324 / Erin Castelloe

Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple

For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.


ENROLL IN THIS CLASS


Help Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety

TK- 5th Grade Parent Education

Our children have experienced a great deal of change and uncertainty over the past year. You may have noticed that they have felt overwhelmed or exhibited symptoms of anxiety. The good news is that there is a solution! We can teach our kids concrete tools to reduce anxiety and manage stress by strengthening their emotional intelligence (EQ). Research has shown that children with high emotional intelligence do better in school and get along well with others.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Wednesday, 10/12/2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 213
Class code: 11368 / Amy Sage
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple

For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

ENROLL IN THIS CLASS

 


10,000 Tiny Talks: Mastering the Art of the Tiny Talk

All Grades Parent Education

In 10,000 Tiny Talks, parents and caregivers will share their tough sex-ed questions and develop a strategy to break down those tough questions into a series of tiny (and age appropriate!) talks that they can have with their children. Dr. Castelloe will facilitate the discussion and outline effective Tiny Talk Strategies. Parents and caregivers will provide the questions, learn from each other, and leave the class with Tiny Talk outlines they can use to answer those tough sex-ed questions.

Pre-requisite: Nurturing Sexual Intelligence in Our Children

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School. 

Date: Wednesday, 11/2/2022 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Poway Adult School Room 502     
Class code: 11325 / Erin Castelloe
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple

For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

Help Your Children Manage Stress and Anxiety

TK- 5th Grade Parent Education

Our children have experienced a great deal of change and uncertainty over the past year. You may have noticed that they have felt overwhelmed or exhibited symptoms of anxiety. The good news is that there is a solution! We can teach our kids concrete tools to reduce anxiety and manage stress by strengthening their emotional intelligence (EQ). Research has shown that children with high emotional intelligence do better in school and get along well with others.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Thursday, 11/3/2022 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Abraxas High School Room 22

Class code: 11369 / Amy Sage

Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple

For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

Screen Time: Living with Limits    

‚ÄčAll Grades Parent Education

From morning to night many of us are on our screens for work, school, or other needs. Managing screen time for our children can also prove challenging as we balance their learning, need for social contact, and entertainment at the same time.  Join our engaging workshop presented by Laurie Wong to learn skills to help manage your child's time on their mobile devices, TV, and gaming platforms.  If your child says " I don't want to get off the tablet" find out how to respond to reduce a power struggle and learn to live with limits.

Enroll online TODAY at Poway Adult School

Date: Thursday, 11/10/2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Online Via ZOOM

Class code: 11328/ Laurie Wong
Tuition: $29.00/individual or $35.00/couple


For couple enrollment, please contact Poway Adult School (858) 668-4024.

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