For the first time in El Dorado County, the FRC will be offering Supporting Father Involvement classes in Spanish; funded by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, disseminated Statewide. Classes are for couples, offered once a week with a thorough screening process for participants. Focusing on parent/child relationships, individual adjustments, and community stressors, the program equips couples to break negative intergenerational cycles of harsh treatment, neglect and abuse and supports parents in developing new strategies of coping with stressors and increasing support from family, friends, and social services. Participants meet once a week for 16 weeks. This year the program starts in early February.
Three opportunities during the week support Spanish speaking women battling depression. Mondays from 4:00 -6:00 PM, Thursdays from 4-6 PM and Fridays from 9:30-11:30 AM. Facilitated by trained staff, the program equips mothers and young women with tools to cope with the stressors of life, promote camaraderie amongst the participants, and develop self-esteem.
Once a week, on Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we offer a Spanish language men’s depression group. Facilitated by trained staff, the group equips individuals with coping strategies to combat the effects of depression.
Recently created, the FRC Board president Tere Tibbetts started a Book Club for Spanish speaking women. Please contact us for more information.