KEEP is a FREE support group for foster and kinship parents. It’s designed to enhance skills while supporting each family on their individual journey. It’s 16 weeks; we meet once a week, and groups are 90 minutes.
KEEP curriculum is evidence based with a trauma informed lens. Our facilitators bring in weekly lessons focusing on things like looking at challenging behaviors, introducing new skills, balancing encouragers and setting limits, promoting peer and school success, and managing stress.
Although psychoeducation is a big component, KEEP strives to provide very warm and non-judgmental space where local foster and kinship parents can have frank conversations, share personal experiences, exchange resources, and find ways to stay connected beyond 16 weeks that we are directly involved with them.
Our groups are small and intimate. A typical group is between 5-7 families with two facilitators. Traditionally, they are in the evenings with number of benefits included for families. KEEP provides childcare, we bring in light meals/snacks, as additional incentive we have $20 gift cards that each family receives at every session, and upon completion each participant can get up to 24 training credits.
Groups are offered year around on 16 week cycle. To learn more information, please fill out our self-interest form at https://www.keepfostering.org/pdx-foster-kin-parent-keep-group-interest-form/.
Department of Human Services
15425 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006
Contact Aimee at 503-277-6759 or Alex Deussen at 503-277-6645 for additional information
Family Justice Center of Washington County
735 SW 158th Ave, Suite 100
Beaverton, OR 97006
At times all parents feel lost or confused about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Circle of Security parenting education is for you if:
Cost is $40 per individual per session and is covered by OHP. Other insurances should be consulted. Registrants will be contacted for an intake assessment.
Options Counseling and Family Services
8285 SW Nimbus Avenue, Suite 148
Beaverton, OR 97008
Sally Gradin at 971-712-3528
A fun evening for the whole family! Games, movie, potluck, and graduate students volunteer their time to help. Meets one Friday each month from September – May.
NOTE: $1 per child
Pacific University Berglund Hall
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
The Adoption & Foster Care ministry at Countryside exists to support, encourage and show Christ’s love to those who have been touched by adoption or foster care. We seek to be a loving place for those in need, helping parents be better parents and supporting the overall adoption & foster care community locally and globally. Join us the second Sunday of every month where we start off with a pot-luck dinner, followed by a time of discussion, education and support. Childcare is available.
Multipurpose Room at Countryside Community Church
18810 SW Kruger Road
Sherwood, OR 97140
Dates for 2019-2020 are: Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18, March 17, April 21 and May 19. We will take a break for summer and start back up in September.
Durham Elementary School
7980 SW Durham Road
Tigard, OR 97224
For more information please contact Lori Ball at 503-636-1676 or email@example.com