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Support Groups & Parent Ed

Children’s Home Society of California (CHS) Resource and Referral

Resource and Referral offers a variety of child care resources to the community, such as child care referrals, resources for assessing the quality of child care services, workshops, and a lending library that offers age-appropriate activities, toys and parenting resources.  

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family and Child Counselor

Counselor specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families. Connie’s experience with her own gifted children lends itself as a resource in helping families overcome the challenges of raising a gifted child. In addition to working with the gifted, she treats all life issues, and is certified to facilitate SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) parent groups.

Orange County Department of Child Support Services

Professional, cost-effective services, including Solutions for Parents program: the establishment and enforcement of child support orders through exclusive enforcement tools, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, and complete account maintenance.

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Special monthly events provide parents with important resources to help them stay on track of their child’s healthy development, such as monthly Baby Steps through the City, Way-to-Play Days and Good To Go Parent Workshops.

Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy, Irvine Family Law Attorneys

Highly respected and experienced team of family lawyers regularly recognized for their ability to get results. The firm has successfully represented clients in complex and high profile cases in Irvine and all of Orange County California.

Doulas

Doulas are trained professionals who provide physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. The websites listed offer resources to find a doula in your area. 

LGBTQ Support

Programs and services for LGBTQ community members and allies. Counseling, support groups, and more available.

Meetup Play Groups

Meetup is a platform for finding and building local communities. Great for parents to plan and meetup for support groups, playdates and more. Visit their website at www.meetup.com and search key terms like “Dad’s Group”, “Mommy and me”, or anything else you’re looking to connect over. 

MOMS Club

MOMS Club – Play groups, Moms’ Night Out, cooking clubs, community service and field trips. Find a chaper near you at www.momsclub.org.

MOMS Orange County

MOMS Orange County offers home visits and group classes to promote healthier mothers and babies. From prenatal care to education classes, you can find different resources for support all the way up until baby’s first birthday.

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS groups give mothers a chance to connect with other moms, while their kids have the opportunity to make new friends. Groups are organized for those expecting, or with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  School-age programs are available through MOMSnext. This group is designed for moms with older kids who still seek connection and community.

New Mom School

Postnatal education and support groups are organized by your baby’s birth month so you can meet other moms in the same exact phase. Visit their site at thenewmomschool.com for class schedule and pricing.

Parents Without Partners

Parents without partners the largest international, nonprofit membership organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Single parents may join one of the many chapter around the US and Canada; they may be male or female, custodial or non-custodial, separated, divorced, widowed or never married. Tools and resources can be found online as well as at local chapters in your area.

School District Parent Education Classes

Most districts offer adult schools that provide parent education and/or resource centers that offer classes, programs and materials for parents and families. Call your local district for referrals.