Plumas Rural Services


Plumas Rural Services offers FREE 8-week Mindful Nurturing Parenting classes in every community of Plumas County, funded through the Plumas County Department of Social Services. Mindful Nurturing Parenting classes are appropriate for everyone—parents, foster parents, grandparents, teachers, CASA volunteers, and anyone wanting to interact with children more mindfully and with less stress. This course meets the requirements for those who are mandated to attend a parenting class.

The Instructor, Leslie Wall is a Certified Family Teacher, Certified Nurturing Parenting Instructor, and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. The Nurturing Parenting curriculum is recognized by the National Registry of Effective Programs and multiple federal and non-governmental agencies for its effectiveness in offering support for personal growth and promoting strong families.

Mindful Nurturing Parenting classes offer multimedia presentations, resource guides, and open discussions to provide support, encouragement and guidance. The 8-week course includes the following topics:

  • Mindful Self-Care
  • Personality and Birth Order
  • Communicating with Respect and Understanding Feelings
  • Building Self-Worth & Praising Behaviors
  • Brain Development and Trauma Recovery
  • Developing Family Morals, Values, and Expectations
  • Understanding Child Abuse & Alternatives to Spanking
  • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Each 8-week course is tailored to the unique needs of attendees includes elements of Mindful Parenting and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. The classes are a confidential, safe place to share challenges and learn from the experiences of others. To ensure confidentiality and open discussions the 8-week course is closed to new attendees after the first session.

    After successful completion of the 8-week course, if additional assistance is needed, a referral can be made for ongoing support.

    Child care assistance may be available with advance registration and a minimum of 1 week notice. Pre-registration is required and an Attendance Certificate will be issued to those attending the entire 8-week course. Space is limited.

    All classes will be 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    To register for the parenting classes, you must call Leslie Wall at (530)283-3611 prior to the date of the first class.

    Chester Quincy Portola Quincy Greenville
    Chester Wellness Center Plumas Rural Services Portola Wellness Center Plumas Rural Services Greenville Wellness Center
    372 Main Street 711 E. Main St. 2880 E. Sierra Street 711 E. Main St. 414 Main Street
    Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Wednesdays Thursdays
    Jul 9 to Aug 27 Jul 10 to Aug 28 Jul 11 to Aug 29 Sep 11 to Oct 30

    Sep 12 to Oct 31