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

At the heart of our mission at CPI is our commitment to protecting the children and families in our community. Because of this, we are currently conducting all of our parenting classes online until we can safely reopen the doors of our Family Resource Center.

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. Again, all classes are currently being conducted online. 

Some important things to remember:

- CPI Online Classes will be hosted via Zoom. If you have any questions about joining a Zoom meeting, Zoom has created a helpful video about how to join a meeting through an email invite. Click here to watch!

The email you provide when registering for a class will receive the email invite with your unique Meeting ID and Password.

La crianza de los hijos es el trabajo más difícil que jamás tendrá y CPI está aquí para ayudarlo.

En el corazón de la misión de CPI está nuestro compromiso de proteger a los niños y las familias de nuestra comunidad. Debido a esto, actualmente estamos llevando a cabo todas nuestras clases para padres en línea hasta que podamos volver a abrir las puertas de nuestro Centro de Recursos para Familias de manera segura.

CPI ofrece clases a padres de niños de 0 a 18 años. Cada clase está dirigida por un educador de padres capacitado que proporciona herramientas que los padres pueden adaptar a las necesidades de su propia familia. Todas las clases de CPI tienen una base sólida de desarrollo infantil, que respalda la idea de que cada niño y padre contribuye necesidades y temperamento únicos a la vida familiar. Nuevamente, todas las clases se llevan a cabo actualmente en línea.

Algunas cosas importantes para recordar:

- Las clases en línea de CPI se ofrecerán a través de Zoom. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre cómo puede participar a una reunión de Zoom, Zoom ha creado un video útil enseñado come participar en una reunión a través de una invitación por correo electrónico. Haga clic aquí para ver!

- En el correo electrónico que proporcione al registrarse para una clase es donde recibirá la invitación con su ID de reunión y contraseña únicas.

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.


April 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am11:00 am
Online Parenting Class
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month this April, the CPI Healing Circle is FREE for parents and caregivers.

This online group utilizes the principles of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to reduce stress and cultivate balance. Discover and learn some self-care techniques that will allow you to be more mindful and healthier in this often confusing and uncertain world.
Mind-body practices can help to:
• Reduce stress
• Increase self-awareness
• Stimulate creativity
• Develop effective coping skills

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
2:00 pm3:30 pm
Free Online Webinar
Parenting Under Pressure

Strength-Based Strategies for Responding Instead of Reacting to Your Kids During Times of Stress

During times of inordinate stress, it is challenging but extremely beneficial for parents to remain positive and respond to their kids with respect and compassion. Parenting Under Pressure, presented by Charlie Applestein, highlights the benefits of using a positive, strength-based parenting approach. This online webinar outlines proven strategies for helping parents deal with the difficult feelings they are experiencing and teaches how to respond instead of reacting when tensions are high.

Topics covered

  • What is strength-based parenting and why is it so effective?
  • How to combat self-esteem injury
  • How a lack of support can lead to punitive behaviors and what to do when support drops dramatically
  • Responding vs. Reacting using inspirational and engaging strength-based verbal interventions
  • Strategies for enhancing support networks
  • Defining "successful" parenting during times of high stress

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month this April, Parenting Under Pressure is a FREE resource for parents and caregivers. Use the link below to register!

About Our Presenter

Youth care specialist Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC (ATR) provides expert strength-based training and consultation for individuals and groups who work with children and youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.

Described as "the best youth care trainer in America" by Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie is the author of three critically acclaimed books on youth care and the creator of two innovative CDs that helps kids and parents make better choices and lead happier lives. Charlie's strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00 am12:00 pm
Online Parenting Class
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month this April, Positive Parenting For All Ages is FREE for parents and caregivers.

An introduction to Triple P Positive Parenting Program. This online group class provides a toolbox of ideas to support your family during the Shelter in Place. You choose the strategies you need and how you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for your family.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Clase de crianza en línea
En honor del Mes de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Abuso Infantil este abril, esta clase es GRATUITA para padres y cuidadores.

Este grupo en línea usa los principios del Centro para la Medicina de la Mente y el Cuerpo para reducir el estrés y cultivar el equilibrio. Descubra y aprenda algunas técnicas de autocuidado que le permitirán estar más atento y saludable en este mundo a menudo confuso y caótico.

Las prácticas de mente-cuerpo pueden ayudar a:
•Reduce el estrés
•Aumentar la autoconciencia
•Estimular la creatividad
•Desarrollar habilidades de afrontamiento efectivas

Friday, April 24, 2020
2:00 pm3:30 pm
Online Parenting Class
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month this April, the CPI Online Playgroup is FREE for parents and caregivers.

For Parents & Children Ages 3 - 6

This online playgroup provides time for you and your child to enjoy an activity led by a CPI parent educator.

Parents will also receive a toolbox of ideas to manage kids’ misconduct.

Friday, April 24, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Clase de crianza en línea
En honor del Mes de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Abuso Infantil este abril, esta clase es GRATUITA para padres y cuidadores.

Una introducción al programa Triple P- Crianza Positiva. Esta clase en grupo en línea proporciona una caja de herramientas y ideas para apoyar a su familia durante el Refugio en el Lugar. Usted elige las estrategias que necesita y cómo quiere usarlas. Se trata de hacer que Triple P funcione para su familia.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online Webinar

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month this April, we hope you are able to attend this informative and inspiring webinar, Positivity in Times of Stress: Understanding and Responding to At-Risk Kids and Families Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach.

Strength-based practice is an emerging, evidence-based, approach to guiding at-risk children, youth, and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. During times of almost immeasurable stress, it has never been more important for professionals to use and teach principles and strategies that lift up and empower the clients we serve.

Our presenter, Charlie Appelstein, will highlight some of the key principles and techniques of this transforming way of responding to kids and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. Use the link below to register for this important webinar.

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