Parenting Classes

Parenting classes vary widely in method of delivery, age group served, location, and topics addressed.  Therefore, this directory was compiled so that parents could find information about the classes available in Humboldt County all in one place. Now you can access this information with only a few clicks! There are several ways you can view the class information in this directory:

1. Click on the classes listed below

 -You may view complete information about a class by clicking on the class title. You may want to check to see who is giving the class, where it is located, and if child care is provided.

2. Use the search tools to narrow your search

-You can select the age(s) of your child(ren) to see classes that apply to their age group by using the search tool titled “child's age”

-You can find a class near you by using the search tool titled “location”

-You can then narrow the search further by selecting the time of day that you prefer

-You may select as many options as apply to you. You may use one, two, or all three search tools at a time

3. You can call Changing Tides Family Services’ Resource and Referral staff at (707) 444-8293 or 1-800-795-3554 for additional information. 

Just as these classes vary widely, so do parents and families! Parents can be anyone in the primary care-giving role: biological parents, foster parents, stepparents, grandparents, and family members. Please take time to check out the details of these classes to see if they are a good fit for you and your family.

This directory is for informational purposes only. Any information in this directory has been solely supplied by the class sponsor—Changing Tides Family Services does not substantiate information submitted by sponsors. Changing Tides Family Services staff do not endorse, rate, recommend, or evaluate classes or sponsors.

This is a five session class for families who are expecting or have newborn infants.  The class covers topics around newborn development, communication, and behavior while teaching parents the benefits and routine of infant massage. 

Parent-Implemented Intervention entails parents directly using individualized intervention practices with their child to increase positive learning opportunities and acquisition of important skills. Parents learn to implement such practices in their home and/or community through a structured parent training program.

Instructs parents how to respond to frustrating situations with love and empathy and allow logical consequences to teach kids lessons.  Creative suggestions give parents freedom and allow children to make choices to gain skills in responsible decision making.