The Center offers free groups and workshops on parenting and other topics relating to family well-being. Support groups, workshops, and events are held Monday – Thursday, with some workshops and events on the weekend. Free childcare is available during all groups. While some groups and workshops are drop-in, some groups require pre-enrollment.
Scroll below to learn more about current offerings and groups to come. Families are welcome to drop-in to the Center during the hours of 9am to 2pm, Monday – Thursday (childcare is available starting at 10am).
For enrollment and other inquiries, please call (415) 387-3684 or email info[at]sfcapc.org.
Thursdays from 5-7pm, 6 weeks, Jul 20-Aug 24
Facilitated by Gail Whittington
This group is structured to create a safe space for people to explore their self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. You will be given skills, tools, and support to recognize, understand, and learn from your anger.
For more info, or to enroll, contact Gail Whittington at 415.387.3684 x330 OR talklineforparents.org/signup
Mondays from 4:30-7pm, 6 weeks, Jul 24-Aug 28
Facilitated by Sushi Frausto
Every body has a personal story. In this group we will use creative expression to explore moments in our lives that make our unique personal story. Parents and children will work together to support each other in exploring different moments of their lives.
***No artistic experience needed.***
For more info, or to enroll, contact Sushi at 415.387.3684 x425, OR talklineforparents.org/signup
Stress Management Group
Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm, 6 weeks, Jul 13-Aug 17
Facilitated by Elissa Stevens and Daphne Humes
This 8-week group will help you begin to learn how to regulate your responses to stress through mindfulness practice, distress tolerance skills and education on the science of stress and how it is affected by adverse life experiences.
For more info, or to enroll, contact Daphne at 415.387.3684 x411, or Elissa at x470 OR talklineforparents.org/signup
Groups & Classes in session
Come enjoy dinner with your kids and other families.
Space is limited. All are welcome.
Parenting Young Children
Mondays from 11am-12:30pm, 8 weeks, May 15-Jul 10
A support group for parents of children 0-5 years of age. This group provides a space for parents to share challenges in a supportive environment and come together to learn skills to become more effective parents.
Playtime Together (parent & child)
Thursdays from 1-1:50pm
Join us in the Playroom on Thursdays for music, movement, and stories! Playtime Together is the perfect bonding activity for you and your child under 5.
Slam Poetry Workshop
Mondays from 5-7pm, 5 weeks, Jun 5-Jul 3
To introduce youth and their parents to slam poetry, public speaking, creative writing and the ways they can be used to explore their identity, cope with trauma, build community and inspire others. The group will be split into 4 sessions. One session for children only (10-12) and another session for their parents. Then the last two session will involve both parent and child. It is a group that will introduce participants to the idea of telling their own story through spoken and written word.
Learn how to rewrite your past
Single Parent Network (SPN)
Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm
-Parenting can be a difficult and challenging endeavor.
-Parenting without a partner often adds to our challenges.
-Support from others in a nonjudgmental and confidential community can help.
-Single Parent Network (SPN) is just such a community
While this is a “drop-in” group, interested participants should call group leaders ahead to learn more: Gail & Pippa, 415.387.3684, x330
Kids’ Turn provides workshops throughout the year for helping families dealing with parental separation and divorce. These workshops are educational and designed to teach new skills to reduce conflict in families. There are two different workshops, one for parents of children under 5 years of age and one for parents and children ages 5-17.
For current offerings or information: Visit the website at kidsturn.org or call us at 415.777.9977
A group for parents and other community members to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. For more info, visit aa.org
To talk with a counselor about your own or a family member’s substance use, call (415) 441-KIDS (5437).
ACT Against Violence Parenting Group
Provided by SafeStart
This 9-week parenting group will cover child development, the effects of media on your child, how to manage anger, positive conflict resolution and discipline for positive behaviors
Come learn about the 5 Protective Factors and how they can strengthen your family.
At the Cafes participants can share ideas and hopes for their families while having meaningful guided conversations about the 5 protective factors.
For more about the Parent Cafe, visit: bestrongfamilies.net/build-protective-factors/parent-cafes/
SELF Support Group
Provided by SafeStart
Come learn about how challenging past experiences impact your everyday life and develop an increased understanding about how to heal and move forward in your own journey. This 8-week drop-in support group will focus on the following areas:
-Thinking about your problems differently
-Organizing life changes into more manageable steps
-Develop ways to identify patterns that present problems related to past experiences
Superheroes (parent & child)
Provided by SafeStart
Come Train to be a Superhero!
-Parents and children will train together, learning how to use their superhero powers and feel safe. They will gain the following skills:
-+Identify and communicate feelings to a trusted adult
-+Develop healthy coping and self-regulation skills
-+Learn how to work in a team
-+Build healthy communication
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
With the guidance of trained group leaders, parents work together and support each other in learning new skills and putting them into practice to reach the goals of a stable, supportive, and harmonious family.