Calendar

Mar
8
Mon
Circle of Parents | Virtual Support for Parents & Caregivers @ Zoom
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Circle of Parents® groups offer a safe, friendly, confidential, non-judgmental, supportive environment to share with and learn from other parents. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly celebrate success, address challenges, find information and resources to support raising children. Offered ONLINE & by PHONE!

All Parents and Caregivers in El Paso County Welcome!

One thing we know during this time of uncertainty and isolation is it is important to support each other. We are all going through this together.

Join us for a weekly peer networking group to provide support to each other.

Every Monday at 4:00pm

We will meet on Zoom, which can be accessed through your computer or phone.

You can access the group the following ways:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/91410072119

Phone: Dial: +1 669 900 9128; access code: 914 1007 2119#

For more information, view the Family Connections Circle of Parents Flyer or contact Kathy Dobyns at kdobyns@ccharitiescc.org

Mar
9
Tue
Positive Solutions for Families | Free Class! @ Zoom Conference
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

New class series begins in March! Classes are 12 – 2 pm on Tuesdays via Zoom.

Our Positive Solutions for Families team at The Resource Exchange is delighted to serve your family by providing you the skills to help you feel more prepared to handle even some of the most challenging behaviors you may encounter along your parenting journey. This seven-week training course is intended to help you gain a more meaningful relationship with the people you love, expand knowledge and understanding of your own experiences, and continue to build a strong, loving, and mutually respectful relationship with your child. We understand that making this time commitment may not be easy, but we thank you in advance for making your family a priority. We are looking forward to meeting you virtually!

Download the class flyer for complete details.

Mar
11
Thu
Mothering Together | Mindful Springs Counseling @ Beginnings Birth Center
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you looking for an opportunity to join other mothers and share in the challenges along with  the joys of navigating motherhood? This free group will feature a supportive topic each week that will focus on the adjustments of being pregnant or after becoming a parent. The focus will be to offer community support around the pleasures and difficulties in this season of life as facilitated by one of our therapists who is trained in maternal mental health. Babies and children are welcome.

Click here for flyer.

Mindful Springs’ Perinatal Wellness Center will be expanding its offerings in the fall of 2019:
  • Fee for service psycho-educational pregnancy group
  • Monthly dads/family event to correspond with the free moms group
  • Fee for service psycho-therapy post-partum group.
  • Fee for service psychotherapy group for women healing from pregnancy loss and infertility
  • Monthly fee for service and free workshops, yoga classes, and other stress management classes/ resources

Click here for PWC Program Brochure

Relationships Matter! | FREE Parenting Class @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Relationships Matter!

Parenting is rewarding and sometimes stressful!

  • Identify relationships as a key to positive parenting.
  • Discover “play” as an opportunity to practice positive parenting.
  • Recognize the “why” behind challenging behaviors.
  • Explore strategies to encourage positive behaviors, including:

*   Establishing routines

*   Creating positive redirection strategies

*   Building self-regulation skills

*   Identifying family supports and stressors

To Register, email Cyntha: cgomez@cpcd.org

Please include your first name, last name, and phone number when registering.

Cooking Matters | Free Classes for Parents and Caregivers @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters is offering FREE cooking and nutrition classes for parents and caregivers. Each class is via Zoom and has a separate registration. After completing the class and filling out a brief post-class survey, each adult participant will be mailed a $10 grocery gift card and handouts and recipes from the class.

Please contact Taylor Hargis at taylor@careandshare.org or 719-418-4296 with any questions.

Cooking Matters at Home | The Family Kitchen

Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll discuss safe,  age-appropriate  tasks  for  kids  in  the  kitchen,  practice preparing  meals  or  snacks  with  child-friendly steps, and share ideas for healthy meals and snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Money-Saver Alert

Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll  discuss  how  to  use  everything  that  you  have  (or  have  access  to),  practice  using ‘hard to utilize’ ingredients in a variety of recipes, and discuss how to save foods that you can’t use right away and how to limit food waste.

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Drink To Your Health

Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll discuss how  sugary  drinks  impact health  and  describe  how  to  make  and  taste  a variety of healthy beverages at home

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Kids Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables

Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll discuss pros and cons of using different forms of fruits and vegetables, how to prepare meals and snacks that help everyone eat more fruits and vegetables, and share ideas for helping kids enjoy more fruits and vegetables.

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Feeding in the First Year

Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll discuss infant feeding options including the safe introduction of solid foods, different food preparation methods that can be adapted for infants at different developmental stages, and practice preparing age-appropriate infant foods alongside recipes for the whole family

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Hack Your Snack

Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

Description:In this session, we’ll share tips for saving time when buying and preparing healthy snacks, practice making healthy, homemade snacks, reading food labels, and identifying healthier choices when choosing prepackaged snacks, and practice comparing unit prices to save money.

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | Making Recipes Work For You

Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

Description:In this session, we’ll discuss how to substitute ingredients in recipes, practice using recipe frameworks, and share meal ideas that allow each family member to choose the toppings or ingredients that they enjoy.

Registration is required. | Register HERE

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Cooking Matters at Home | No More Mealtime Madness

Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cooking Matters at Care and Share is offering free cooking and nutrition classes! This series will be offered every Thursday and participants are welcome to join into any sessions that interest them. Classes will feature live cooking demos, healthy and budget-friendly recipes, and discussion.

In this session, we’ll introduce fundamentals of maintaining a basic pantry and discuss ways to involve family members in meal planning to create more buy-in at mealtime.

Registration is required, please register at this link.

Resume Magic | Create a Resume to Win Interviews (FREE) @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Resume Magic!

Keywords & Content that Works Like a Charm!

  • Learn how to create focused, relevant resumes that win interviews.
  • Understanding what employers want to know about you.
  • Transforming dull duties-oriented writing and focusing on specific achievements.

To Register, email Cyntha: cgomez@cpcd.org

Please include your first name, last name, and phone number when registering.

Mar
15
Mon
Circle of Parents | Virtual Support for Parents & Caregivers @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Circle of Parents® groups offer a safe, friendly, confidential, non-judgmental, supportive environment to share with and learn from other parents. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly celebrate success, address challenges, find information and resources to support raising children. Offered ONLINE & by PHONE!

All Parents and Caregivers in El Paso County Welcome!

One thing we know during this time of uncertainty and isolation is it is important to support each other. We are all going through this together.

Join us for a weekly peer networking group to provide support to each other.

Every Monday at 4:00pm

We will meet on Zoom, which can be accessed through your computer or phone.

You can access the group the following ways:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/91410072119

Phone: Dial: +1 669 900 9128; access code: 914 1007 2119#

For more information, view the Family Connections Circle of Parents Flyer or contact Kathy Dobyns at kdobyns@ccharitiescc.org

Mar
16
Tue
Positive Solutions for Families | Free Class! @ Zoom Conference
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

New class series begins in March! Classes are 12 – 2 pm on Tuesdays via Zoom.

Our Positive Solutions for Families team at The Resource Exchange is delighted to serve your family by providing you the skills to help you feel more prepared to handle even some of the most challenging behaviors you may encounter along your parenting journey. This seven-week training course is intended to help you gain a more meaningful relationship with the people you love, expand knowledge and understanding of your own experiences, and continue to build a strong, loving, and mutually respectful relationship with your child. We understand that making this time commitment may not be easy, but we thank you in advance for making your family a priority. We are looking forward to meeting you virtually!

Download the class flyer for complete details.

FREE Car Seat Inspections | Safe Kids
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Safe Kids and their partnership with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

CSFD Station #8
3737 Airport Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO

Appointments are required and can be made by calling (719) 305-SAFE (7233) or emailing Suzanne.Grace@childrenscolorado.org.

Mar
17
Wed
Make Parenting a Pleasure | FREE Class @ Online via Zoom
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Make Parenting a Pleasure

Parenting is a tough job! Wouldn’t it be nice to have better tools in your Parenting Toolbox?

Topic: Discipline and Challenging Behaviors

  • Develop a better understanding of your child’s behavior.
  • Discuss discipline tips & techniques that fit your child’s age.

To Register, email Cyntha: cgomez@cpcd.org

Please include your first name, last name, and phone number when registering.