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Connect Parent Group – Virtual Class

May 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - July 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Parents, are you looking to understand your child or teen better? Want to learn how to better connect with them? Sign up for a free Connect Parent Group!

Caring for youth in this age range can be stressful as they strive for greater independence and yet still need their caregivers’ support and guidance. Building or rebuilding strong connections helps caregivers find new ways to effectively navigate any challenges. This free, evidence-based class will help caregivers improve their relationships with youth ages 8-18 through weekly virtual meetings over the course of 10 weeks.

Class details:
Once a week from Thursday, May 11 to Thursday, July 6 between 4:30-6pm.

Email Julie Gerber at to learn more and register.

What Happens in Connect Parent Group?

  • Parents and caregivers meet in small groups with two trained group leaders for 90 minutes a week for 10 weeks
  • Each week focuses on a new principle related to adolescent development and the parent-teen relationship
  • Parents watch role plays, try activities, and join in discussions that help them understand and respond to  challenging behaviors problems.
  • Parents receive a handout at each session with key points to remember when applying the principles in their own relationship.
  • Connect recognizes that each parent and teen relationship is different. Instead of teaching one way to respond, we help parents find alternatives that work for their families in responding to their teens in ways that support healthy relationships, while setting limits and helping the teen be successful.
  • Before parents begin a Connect group, they have the chance to meet with the group leaders to learn more about how the group works and whether this is a good fit for them.

After participating in this group, caregivers report feeling less stressed and more equipped to parent effectively. Children in their care also experience fewer behavior problems and demonstrate improved social functioning.

Email Julie Gerber at to learn more and register.


May 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
July 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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