Life Skills Parenting & Education Program

Parenting Life Skills Program

Life Skills Parenting & Education Program

Life Skills & Parenting Impact

New Beginnings’ Life Skills Parenting & Education Program teaches critical hands-on skills, mindfulness strategies, and overall life skills to those who need practical tools to establish and maintain stability in their home environments. In existence for nearly 20 years, our program has been offered at no cost through community centers and non-profit organizations that serve individuals, young parents, at-risk youth, and low-income families. New Beginnings also support program participants with wraparound services ranging from individual counseling, housing and financial assistance, and guided access to community resources.

Current Groups

If you’re interested in joining a group, please feel free to explore the below followings:

  • Anger Management Group: Our Anger Management Psychoeducational Group offers a completion certificate to participants who attend all 12 weeks of the program. This course meets the requirement for court-mandated anger management classes and is open to everyone. Meets via Zoom on for 12 weeks on Mondays 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Every 12 weeks, a new group begins.
  • Anxiety Skills Group: This group provides a safe space to work on skills to relieve anxiety and stress in today’s environment. Individuals will learn how anxiety is created, skill building to cope and ways to manage. Meets once a week via Zoom on Mondays from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM and runs every 12 weeks. See attached flyer.
  • Community Circle Group: This group provides a safe space to take emotional risks and explore our individual growth edges while being supported by a likeminded community. Meets via Zoom on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. See flyer.
  • Living Skillfully: A weekly group to support adults over the age of 18 cultivating evidence-based skills that are proven effective to reduce emotional distress and suffering, improve relationships, increase motivation, increase skillful decision-making, and create more balance. Meets via Zoom for 16 weeks on Tuesdays 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Every 16 weeks, a new group begins.
  • Mid-day Mindfulness Meetup: In need of a mid-day reprieve from the world and a way to center and ground…this group provides a mid-day relaxation for our hectic lives. Meets weekly Wednesdays on Zoom from 12pm to 1pm. See flyer.
  • Women’s Circle Carp Connect: This group provides a safe, comfortable space to explore and discuss all topics related to women and their community. This in-person group for women is held in Carpinteria on Saturdays 11:00 to 12:00 pm at Carp Connect.

Please contact kgore@nullsbnbcc.org to learn about the status of our groups or mchandler@nullsbnbcc.org to sign up for a group.

Parenting Classes

Our groups for parents teach hands-on skills that help them define effective parental roles, end destructive behaviors, shift their thinking, and develop new perspectives to improve their lives. We are currently partnering with Transition House and Villa Majella to provide courses in English and Spanish.

Community Partners

Clients are served at both our own agency and at our partner agencies, such as Villa Majella of Santa Barbara, Transition House, St. Vincent’s, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, and the Lou Grant Parent Child Workshop in Carpinteria. Our Life Skills Parenting & Education Program has worked with dozens of agencies throughout our community over the past 20 years.

Contact

To request a group for your community organization, or for more information about our program, please contact:

Kristine Gore
Program Coordinator
Tel. 805.963.7777 ext. 145
kgore@nullsbnbcc.org