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Parenting is the hardest job you will ever have -- CPI is here to help.

CPI offers classes to parents of children ages 0-18. Each class is led by a trained parent educator who provides tools that parents can adapt to their own family's needs. All CPI classes have a strong child development foundation, supporting the belief that each child and parent brings unique needs and temperament to family life. Although many classes are held at the Parent Education Center in southwest Santa Rosa, others are conveniently located throughout Sonoma County.

Some important things to remember:

     - Our Parent Education Center is located at 3642 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa.

     - The cost for class is per person unless otherwise indicated.

     - Unless noted, parents do not attend with child. Childcare is not provided and children may not be left unattended.

If you prefer to register over the phone, please call (707) 585-6108 x1240 and have your credit card information ready. Payment in full is required for registration.

Parenting Class Schedule

Please use the list below to register for parenting classes and to see other upcoming events.

To register, click on the register now button next to the class that you wish to attend. Use the arrows below to advance the list to other months.


January 2020

$60 | 3 sessions | Thursdays | January 16 – 30 | 6:00-8:00pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

This three-session class covers the patterns that emerge in parenting relationships between ex-partners and how specific challenges can be addressed through improved communication. Several techniques for improving parenting communication are taught and practiced. As well, the class offers crucial up-to-date information on the impacts of divorce conflict on children and provides strategies for parenting that ease the impacts of this impactful event in the vulnerable lives of children.

$20 | 1 session | Wednesday | January 22 | 6:00-8:00pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

What are the special need and challenges of boys as they grow through childhood? This workshop offers an overview of the specific biological and family issues that can shape a boy’s growth from infancy into adolescence and adulthood. The class examines myths, discusses new and intriguing research into the life of boys, and offers concrete strategies for addressing parenting challenges positively and confidently.

$90 | 6 sessions | Fridays | January 24 – February 28 | 6:30-8:00pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

Join other parents in a group session, focused on helping parents develop appropriate coping skills while managing events in their lives that cause tension and impact how they may be parenting their children. Each parent will develop their specific individual strategy to assist them in coping and challenging unhelpful thoughts

$60 | 3 sessions | Tuesdays | January 28 – February 11 | 6:30-8:30pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

This class explores the causes of anger in family relationships and offers positive strategies for managing angry feelings. The curriculum demonstrates how to improve family communication and engender greater trust and cooperation among parents and children. Parents will learn how to manage their own anger and how to model effective anger management strategies for children.

For parents of children ages 6 and up.

$40 | 2 sessions | Wednesdays | January 29 – February 5 | 6:30-8:30pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

This two session workshop helps separating and divorcing parents address the challenge of raising children in two households. Learn how to manage a new, co-parenting relationship in ways that reduce conflict and protect children. The workshop offers strategies that can produce greater cooperation between parenting partners.

$40 | 2 sesiones | Jueves | 30 de Enero al 6 de Febrero | 6:30-8:30pm
Child Parent Institute | 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa

Esta clase ayuda a padres separados o divorciados a tratar el reto de criar a los niños en dos hogares.

Aprenda a manejar una relación de co-paternidad de manera que reduzcan los conflictos y proteger a los niños

Our Impact in Sonoma County Last Year

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