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THE TRIPLE P – POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM, offered by Greenville First Steps, is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It does not tell someone how to be a parent, but it provides a toolbox of ideas. Learn more at greenvilleparents.com.
THE BLOOD CONNECTION needs donors, including plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19. For details, visit thebloodconnection.org.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered regularly at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at stfrancishealth.org. or call 864-675-4400.
LEARN INFANT AND CHILD CPR at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at stfrancishealth.org. or call 864-675-4400.
DIAPER BANK – Starting in January, The Bradshaw Institute Diaper Bank at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital will begin providing diapers to families in need. To donate, text “CMNdiaper” to 41444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN AN ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP through Family Connection Of South Carolina. Each group is focused on specific parenting concerns and will offer a way to connect with other parents who understand. Options include parent support, special needs and advocacy, transition to adulthood and conversaciones de apoyo en línea para padres de Family Connection of SC. Learn more at familyconnectionsc.org.
SAFE HARBOR offers survivor support groups and classes for survivors to learn more about the cycle of violence and how to parent their children in the wake of domestic violence. Safe Harbor employs multiple bilingual staff, with outreach available in English, Spanish and Arabic. For details, visit safeharborsc.org/support-groups-for-survivors.
LEARN ABOUT NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING in a free, online group introductory sessionfor the Creighton Model FertilityCare System at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 via Zoom. This introductory session is offered by Allied Health professionals who received their certification by the American Academy of FertilityCare, and you will have the opportunity, if desired, to register for individual counseling sessions after this introduction. Contact Nancy McGrath at 864-292-0475 or email@example.com.
HISPANIC ALLIANCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities – even if you do not speak Spanish. Join virtual meetings and community teams or find resources to help your family. Visit hispanicalliancesc.com or alianzahispanasc.com.
TAKE A LIFESAVING ONLINE CLASS – The Red Cross offers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit redcross.org/sc.
PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A MISCARRIAGE, stillbirth or the death of an infant can get bereavement support at Spartanburg Regional Center for Women. Call 864-560-2229 or visit spartanburgregional.com.