Support groups are facilitated by adoption competent professionals and are held monthly. Support groups are designed for new and experienced adoptive parents. Topics are generated by parents and focus on developing specialized parenting skills. For a full list of support group locations and times, please see the detailed schedule below. Childcare and training hours are available.
Additionally, each month REACH highlights community based trainings of interest to foster and adoptive parents. Bakersfield College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program offers training, special events and resources (view the left navigation menu for a complete list of offerings.)
Online Parent Cafe
August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2022
An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022
Parent Cafe provides an opportunity for adoptive parents to share their experiences and engage in peer-to-peer learning. These groups focus on the Five Protective Factors with the goal of building strong families. Parent Cafe is currently offered as a monthly online group. The group is held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00-11:30am, in a virtual format. Please contact Yaneth Arceo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Ontiveros at email@example.com to obtain the meeting link or for additional information.