FAMILY SUPPORT

Full Circle’s Family Support Programs consist of Parent Education offerings and our Latina Women’s Empowerment Group. Our current specific Family Support offerings are described below:

Full Circle is currently offering parenting education in both English and Spanish as 1:1 parent coaching based on the Active Parenting of Teens curriculum. Our parenting instructors/coaches, Ana Dominguez, Melody Nichols, and Esther Soto, connect with participating parents by Zoom, by phone, or masked and distanced (when allowed by health and safety guidance) for 6 sessions of parenting coaching, grounded in the curriculum, but tailored to the individual parent’s needs.

For more information or to enroll in this offering, contact Lauren Barrette.

These trainings based on a training designed by Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) are available for groups of adults who work with, parent, and/or otherwise support young people upon request. The trainings focus on how to have conversations about uncomfortable topics with youth, how to be a positive, supportive influence in the life of a young person, and where to find resources to support you, the trusted adult, in supporting a young person.

Full Circle will also share out opportunities to participate in Trusted Adult workshops offered virtually by partner agencies; follow us on Facebook–@fullcirclelakecounty (English) and @FullCircleenespanol (Spanish)–to be informed when these opportunities are available.

If you have questions about Trusted Adult Workshops, contact Lauren Barrette.

This year’s Parent Mentors program has been dramatically adjusted in response to COVID-19. Parent Mentors, who are parent volunteers who have been trained to provide academic support to young students, have been providing literacy enrichment for Lake County Intermediate School students during the off-day time students have as a result of the district’s hybrid model.

This program helps parents, especially Spanish-speaking parents, become better connected to the schools and better able to support the learning of children–their own or others. The program also aims to improve academic outcomes for young students, especially students whose first language is Spanish, by providing additional small group support capacity within schools.

If you have any questions about Parent Mentors or wish to participate, contact Lauren Barrette or Ana Dominguez.

This Spanish-language group for Latina women meets weekly at Full Circle (when COVID-19 health and safety guidelines allow). Participants develop close relationships with one another as they prepare a meal together and participate in skills education of the group’s choosing, from parenting to English as a Second Language, from computer skills to sewing.

For more information about Women’s Empowerment Group, contact Karla Alder.