Parenting Workshops

Schedule of Roadshows


“Parenting On The Other Side”

Wednesdays, January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, 2017

A free six-session group focused on assisting parents on increasing insight to support healing along with your desire to strengthen your parenting. The focus is to supply parents & caregivers with information regarding how trauma (substance abuse/recovery/domestic violence/partner difficulties, etc.) can impact how we parent and what skills can be utilized to increase confidence and competence in parenting. The group will provide education about adult developmental process, trauma, self care, triggers and supporting an emotional understanding of what it means to be a family in recovery. The sessions are designed to create an environment of safety, trust and respect where you can share your feelings and experiences while gaining information and support.  Free dinner & childcare included. For information & details, please call Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator for Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. Funding support for this program is provided by The Cape and Islands United Way, Cape Cod Health Care, Kelley Foundation, Roesnner Foundation, Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

Preparing for Kindergarten”

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Orleans Elementary School, 46 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans

Join Cindy Horgan, Exective Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod Children’s Place in a discussion about how to prepare your child socially and emotionally, as well as how to handle separation anxiety for a healthy transition. Free! Dinner & childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. This program is funded by a Family Centers grant from the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement (CFCE) grant through the MA Dept. of Early Education & Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

“Dads’ Group; a five week parenting series for Dads and father figures”

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017,  5:30-7:30 pm at Harwich Elementary School, 263 South St., Harwich

Studies show that children grow up happier and healthier with nurturing fathers in their lives. At this group you will have the opportunity to hear other dads experiences and share your own. Create your own “toolbox” for effective parenting by gaining skills for handling challenging behaviors, effective communication & positive discipline. Facilitated by Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod children’s Place and Adam Pettengill, Early Childhood Professional and Dad. Free. Dinner & childcare included. Pre-registration is required; call 508-240-3310. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.


 Some of the “Roadshow” topics that have been presented:

Is my Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Families Dealing with Divorce or Separation
Talking about Touching- a personal safety curriculum
Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Pediatric First Aid & Intro. to CPR
Avoiding the Over scheduled Family Trap
What you need to know about your babysitters and
what they need to know about you
Understanding Temperament
Positive Discipline
Potty Training 101

If you have a particular topic that you would like to hear more about, please contact us.

Most of the “Roadshow” events will have FREE childcare and pizza.
A portion of these programs are funded by a Mass. Family Centers grant through Children’s Trust, and grants from the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care. Administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place, North Eastham, Mass.

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