Parenting Classes

Future Parenting classes: Currently inactive due to COVID

Online Parenting Classes:

--Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course:

--Life Matters (based on “Positive Discipline”):

--Parenting and Co-Parenting Skills:

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.

The bringing baby home program is a class designed for families who are expecting a baby or have children under the age of 3. It helps couples prepare for the transition to life with a new baby. It focuses on parental relationship skills such as avoiding conflict and how to keep your relationship strong once you have children. It also talks about forming relationships with the new baby and how crucial it is to have opportunities for play, self care, etc. 

Free 5 week Online Class Starts August 5th to August 26th, 2020

Days/Times Wednesdays: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Pre-register through Arcata Play Center or (707)845-5208

Call Two Feathers to pre-register and to see if you qualify 707-839-1933

Every Wednesdays and Fridays on Zoom

Add 12 week course from 11-12. Begins the end of January. 

New times have created great change and challenges. We are offering a space for pregnant and new mothers to process what it’s like to be a parent in the midst of all of this uncertainty. Please join us for a time to reflect, share and process with others who are having a similar experience.

Participate in a safe space where parents and caregivers talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family throughout these times. Through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, participants explore their strengths and learn from others about how to implement strategies into their families. 

Starts: July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th Wednesday from 2:00 to 2:45pm


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.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Open to anyone...

These free online classes strive to help women stay flexible, strong, and aligned at a time of rapid change in the bodies

An in-home based curriculum taught in three modules: health, safety, and parent child or parent infant interaction.  Meets court ordered parenting requirements. 

Keet-kah 'Ne-chyue, which means Strong Family in Yurok, brings together Native American families to encourage them to set and reach their goals and to provide education and support through pregnancy and their children's most important years.

A twice-monthly meeting space for people who identify as survivors of abuse or assault to create, discuss, and receive feedback on artwork related to their experiences of harm and healing. Artist of any media are welcome including painters, poets, musicians, collage artists, etc.


The Parent Project® is an 10-week course on parenting a strong-willed teen. When the tools and skills that worked for the compliant child don’t work with your teen…it’s time to consider a different strategy. We teach you how to parent the child you have. The Parent Project is offered through a partnership between Humboldt County Office of Education, local school districts, Humboldt County Probation, and many stakeholder agencies. The curriculum generates a lot of parent discussion, and the facilitators observe...