Pamplin Media Group – Clackamas County Parenting Program to Offer Spanish Classes


The 12-week course is aimed at families with young children aged under 8 this summer

A group parenting program that for years was only available in English has recently been translated into Spanish and will be offered for the first time in Clackamas County to approximately 10 families with children ages 8 and under.

“Make Parenting A Pleasure” is a child abuse prevention program published by the non-profit family support organization Parenting Now, offering highly stressed parents of young children mentorship in resilience, social connection and emotional and other factors that reduce neglect.

Parenting Now, headquartered in Eugene, is piloting Spanish adaptation virtually at select sites and will launch the 12-week course in Clackamas County from June 9 to August 25 in partnership with Clackamas Parenting Together, a regional support network service providers for parents of young children.

“We’ve been offering Make Parenting a Pleasure for years and years in English, and the publishing house was looking for experienced hosts and sites to do the new Spanish translation,” said Chelsea Hamilton, director of program planning for CPT.

“We had a very strong facilitator connection and knew we would have Spanish-speaking families in our community who wanted to take the course, so we jumped at the opportunity to be one of their first pilot and test sites. ”

Through group dialogue around topics such as self-care, stress and anger management, communication skills and positive discipline, the program aims to empower families to “discover what they already have the abilities to achieve their family goals,” according to the nonprofit organization’s website.

“Families who come in not only get all this great information about these key aspects of parenting, but they also get this connection with other parents who have a child the same age as theirs,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton said 10 families have already signed up and the program can accommodate two more families. Families interested in participating can register online here.

For more information on the “Make Parenting Fun” program, click here.

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