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Community groups and organizations offering help to parents struggling with distance learning

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'Coping with Distance Learning' webinar planned Thursday

Adelanto Elementary School District and Burning Bush Baptist Church have teamed up to offer a free webinar, "Parent Empowerment: Coping with Distance Learning Anxieties," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Kennon Mitchell, Ph.D., Superintendent of Adelanto ESD, and Dr. Monica Caffey, Behavioral Health Chair for San Bernardino County, will offer useful tools for parents and caregivers to assist their children during virtual learning. Register here or call (760) 241-6221 for more information.

Desert/Mountain SELPA to share 'Strategies for Positive Parenting' on Thursday

Desert/Mountain SELPA is hosting a free "Strategies for Positive Parenting" class beginning Feb. 4 on Zoom. This free workshop series will focus on assisting caregivers with acquiring the tools to be more effective in parenting their children. Participants will learn strategies for improving their relationship, connecting through clear communication, increasing compliance, positive discipline techniques, and more. Once you complete the six sessions, you will have the skills to increase harmony and decrease conflict in your home. Register online at

Parent-to-Parent Group Chats offered online

Desert/Mountain SELPA has also launched a free online support group for parents titled "Real Talk...Parent-to-Parent Group Chats. The next event will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. February 10. Designed for parents, foster parents, caregivers, and guardians, this is an interactive opportunity to help build connections, create community, and grow with new parenting tools and tips. Register online at For more information, contact Jeni Galyean at or by phone at (442) 292-5094 ext. 213.