BIRTH-PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: For any birth-parent who has released a child for adoption and would like to meet other birth-parents. Meets first Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at Bethany Christian Services, 3048 Hahn Dr., Modesto. Call 522-5121 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: This group is open to all pregnant or breastfeeding women. Meet in the lobby of Emanuel Medical Center, 825 Delbon Ave., Turlock. Meets Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. Free and no pre-registration required. Contact Debbie Garner, RN and BSN, 664-2660.
CO-EDUCATIONAL PARENTING SUPPORT: Classes for young men or women and their parenting partners. Child care is available. 20-week sessions. Meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Parent Resource Center, 811 Fifth St., Modesto. 549-8193.
EL CONCILIO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: For Spanish speaking families with emphasis on support for the families, and includes educational topics, parenting skills, positive discipline, information and resources. Meets Mondays, 3 p.m. at El Concilio, 1314 H St., Modesto. Contact Zenia, 523-2862.
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FAMILIAS UNIDAS: For Spanish-speaking parents. Topics include parenting help, support and information, and resources available in the community. Meets at 9 a.m. Fridays, Oak Valley Hospital, Family Support Network, 1405 W. F St., Suite A. Oakdale. Call Rossy at 847-5121, ext. 207. www.oakvalleycares.org.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS: For pregnant women. Group includes support, educational gifts for baby and fun activities, including scrapbooking. Child care is available. Meets at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Oak Valley Hospital, Family Support Network, 1405 F St., Suite A, Oakdale. Call Malinda at 847-5121, ext. 208.
KINSHIP SUPPORT GROUPS: Groups in which grandparents and other relative caregivers share effective ways to parenting the children in their care, and learn about available community resources. Ongoing, open groups, newcomers welcome. Groups meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. and Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Partnership Center, 421 E. Morris Ave., Modesto 558-7494.
MOTHERS OF INFANTS SUPPORT GROUP: Mothers with infants or toddlers are invited to attend. This free group provides a place to share thoughts and ideas for keeping life in balance while roles change. Meets at noon Fridays, Memorial Medical Center, 1800 Coffee Road, Modesto. 572-7262. www.memorialmedicalcenter.org.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): The program includes discussion and children's activities. First session free; $5 per session afterward. First Baptist Church, 12th and Needham streets, Modesto. 521-0181. www.gospelcom.net/mops.
KID-N-AROUND: A weekly play group for children (infant to age 6) and their parents or caregivers. Meets at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oak Valley Hospital, 1405 W. F St., Suite A, Oakdale. Sherri at 847-5121, ext. 209. www.oakvalleycares.org.
PARENT/EDUCATION FOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS: Meets second Mondays, 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA, 2700 Mchenry Ave., Modesto. Contact Christine Fallentine, 558-2421.
TEEN AND YOUNG MOTHERS: Parenting classes for teen mothers with an emphasis on nurturing, bonding, parenting skills, positive discipline, nutrition, stages of development and self-esteem building. Child care and limited transportation available. Meets at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Parent Resource Center, 811 Fifth St., Modesto. 549-8193.
TEEN MOMS -- UP WITH MOMS: Pregnant or parenting teen moms ages 12 to 21. Mentoring, life skills, nutrition, positive parenting and baby clothing. Transportation and child care provided in Turlock during the program. Meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Turlock Covenant Church, 316 S. Laurel St., 667-1191, ext. 306.
TURLOCK YOUNG MOTHERS' PARENTING PROGRAM: Parenting classes for teen and young mothers-to-be. Emphasis on prenatal care, nurturing, bonding, parenting skills, positive discipline, nutrition, stages of development and self-esteem building. Meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Parent Resource Center, United Samaritans, 221 S. Broadway, Turlock. Call Sasha at 549-8193.
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