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Caregivers Reconnect and Reflect at Parent Project® Reunion
Supporting strong and healthy families

Article Frances Lobos, Parent Project® Coordinator

On Saturday, June 9th, the Office of Diversity & Equity hosted the 5th annual Parent Project® Reunion, with live music, great food and heartfelt testimonies. The yearly event celebrates participants and graduates of the Parent Project®, a 12-week class that gives parents, grandparents, and caregivers the tools to build strong and healthy families.

The Fair Oaks Community Center in Redwood City opened its doors to over 100 attendees that came to celebrate, learn, and enjoy an afternoon with the Parent Project® team.  In collaboration with our partners StarVista and Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, attendees received information on community resources and upcoming classes.

Since 2013, San Mateo County has taught over 61 Parent Project® classes and educated over 742 community members.

The program teaches caregivers the appropriate ways to discipline children, how to prevent or stop alcohol and other drug use and how to improve communication, among other skills. The reunion provides an opportunity for classmates to reconnect and encourages community involvement among graduates of the program. 

Parent Project is funded by Measure K, a half-cent, voter approved countywide sales tax. For more information about the event or program please contact Frances Lobos at (650) 372-3272 or flobos@smcgov.org. To view the upcoming fall schedule for Parent Project® visit www.smchealth.org/parentproject.

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