Plumas Rural Services
586 Jackson Street
Quincy, CA 95971

Leslie Wall, Coordinator
(530) 283-3611 Ext. *818
Leslie Wall

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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 Fellings
  • 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 and now includes new 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.