Parent Education and Support Workshops

Workshops are held at our office at 4922 Columbia Road, Cedarburg.

If there is a topic that you would like addressed, please email us.


1st Tuesday AND 3rd Thursday of each month (January 19 – May 18), 9:30-10:30 am

An open interactive group for parents and their children age 0-5 using books and activity stations centered around themes. Come and play with your child while interacting with other parents in our safe and fun playroom! Explore different toys, gain ideas to try at home, make new friends, or bring friends to share in the fun. Facilitated by Parents as Teachers staff.

Diaper Bag Club – NEW!

4th Wednesday of each month (January 25 – May 24), 9:30-10:30 am

This new group is for parents/caregivers and children 0-12 months. Share your joys and challenges and receive helpful input from each other and the facilitators in a safe, non-judgmental space. This group will incorporate monthly topics which may include sleep, infant massage, first foods, temperament, brain development, sensory play, and much more. Facilitated by Parents as Teachers staff and guest presenters.

Let’s Play to Learn

Tuesday, January 31, 9:30-10:30 am: Winter Fun!
Monday, February 13, 9:30-10:30 am: Music and Movement with Mr. Smith
Wednesday, April 12, 9:30-10:30 am: Come Along on a Bear Hunt!

Learn ways to stimulate your 2-4 year old’s learning and creativity through these fun, play-based workshops. Provides great bonding time as parent and child will be participating together. These workshops fill quickly so register early! Free limited childcare for younger children.

Parenting: You are not alone

Thursday, January 19, 6:00-7:30 pm: Managing Your Child’s Anger
NEW DATE: Thursday, April 6, 6:00-7:30 pm: Parenting Your Young Child (ages 0-5)
Thursday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The Parent-School Partnership 
Thursday, May 11, 6:00-7:30 pm: Navigating the Middle School Years

Join us for conversations to keep your family strong. Gain valuable information while having the opportunity to support and share with others. Informative presentations followed by breakout sessions allowing for sharing and open discussions. Meet new people, share ideas, learn from others, build a network of support, and learn about community resources. Free limited childcare is available.

How Mindfulness Empowers Us

Thursday, March 9, 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn ways to promote mind-body and good brain health. This presentation is for you if you want to connect to the present, reduce stress, anxiety, and the intensity of negative emotions, feel more grounded, let go of what you can’t control, improve sleep, reduce the likelihood of conditions related to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and/or live a longer more connected life. Presented by Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC, Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC. Free limited childcare is available.

Technology and the Family: Effective Parenting in a Digital World

Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation to keep your family safe. Understand the power, potential, and risks of social media and the internet. Parents will learn how families, teens, and adults are affected. You’ll also gain tools for minimizing risks and maximizing benefits of the digital world around us. The presentation will be followed by a breakout session allowing for sharing & open discussions. Facilitated by Ruba Al’Saman, Prevention Educator & Parent Education and Support Coordinator at Ozaukee Family Services. Free limited childcare is available.

The Incredible Years

Mondays, April 3 – May 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

The Incredible Years is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help promote the social, emotional, and academic success of kids ages 2-10. Parents learn to prevent, reduce, and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach. The program also allows parents to build a support network with other parents experiencing similar challenges. Free limited childcare is available.

Human Trafficking in Ozaukee County

Thursday, May 4, 6:00-7:30 pm

Human trafficking DOES happen here in our county. We’ll discuss indicators of sex trafficking, examine recruitment tactics, identify misconceptions, and explore what you can do to help. Presenters are Anna Ackerman, Child Protection Worker with Ozaukee County Department of Human Services, Michael Buechler a Detective with the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s office, and Shaina Buckner a Community Sexual Assault Advocate at Advocates of Ozaukee. Free limited childcare is available.

Co-Parenting Post Divorce

Thursday, May 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

NEW – Whether or not you have attended our Beyond Divorce class, you’ll find this workshop beneficial if you are looking for tips and feedback on how to successfully co-parent after a divorce or separation. Laura Smith, OFS Beyond Divorce Coordinator, and Dr. Julie Housiaux Caldwell, a Licensed Psychologist with North Shore Center, LLC, will offer suggestions and advice for working together in your child/children’s best interest, communicating and sharing necessary information, managing conflicts, and dealing with challenges. Free limited childcare is available.

Did you miss one of our previous virtual programs? Descriptions and links to videos are below. 

Strategies & Tips for Managing ADHD 

This workshop took place via Zoom on April 22, 2021. To view a video of it, click here.  Nelson equips parents and caregivers with an introductory understanding of ADHD including what it is and when to get help. Common intervention strategies for home, school, and therapeutic environments are discussed. These include helpful tips and tricks regarding possible school interventions, ideas for advocacy within IEPs or 504 plans, strategies to effectively navigate daily home life, and recommendations for parent coping and self-care. Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor at North Shore Center, LLC.

Teen Substance Use: E-Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Demystified

This workshop took place via Zoom on November 5, 2020. To view a video of it, click here. Sammi Schams, LPC, SAC, discussed the importance of monitoring adolescents’ and young adults’ substance use. She covered E-Cigarettes, concerns with alcohol and marijuana use, warning signs, and protective factors. She also provided suggestions for parents/caregivers. Sammi is a psychotherapist at North Shore Center, LLC. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with substance use concerns and stress and mood disorders.

Interested in Attending?

Please call 262-376-7774 or email to register or for more information.

Thanks to the generous support of Ozaukee Family Services Donors and United Way of Northern Ozaukee, we offer all of our classes FREE OF CHARGE!

Thanks to the generosity of QuestionPro and its online survey platform, we are able to measure the outcomes of our programs and make ongoing improvements to better serve our community.