Parenting Network

The Bristol's Promise Parenting Network coordinates access to existing parenting education and support resources, identify and address gaps, advocate the benefits of parenting education, and help educators complement and grow services.

Meets the third Thursday of each month at noon.

Join the Facebook Group for meeting access and updates, or email samantha@bristolspromise.org to receive meeting notices.

Parenting Classes & Workshops

Find a parenting program that fits your need - search the database below.

Offering a program for that equips parents and other caregivers to raise children? Please submit it below.

Experiencing parenting pressures?

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Your response to a 1-minute, anonymous, parenting pressure survey will help us deliver targeted services that matter most for you and your family. Help us boost your family health and wellbeing.

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PROVIDERS: Help us get the word out and please invite parents to participate. Contact samantha@bristolspromise.org

Attached at the Heart Pilot Program

Attached at the Heart parenting education curriculum serves parents and caregivers of children from prenatal through 5 years of age. It offers practical and critical parenting information and support based in more than 70 years of research and experience, as well as promotes the critical role of attachment in resiliency and empathy.

To learn about classes see the catalog below, or contact samantha@bristolspromise.org.

To become trained to offer Attached at the Heart, contact samantha@bristolspromise.org.

*Note that in-person training and classes are not currently available.

Current Parenting Network News

Highlights from Bristol’s Promise Parenting Network

Moms Night In - on Wednesdays and Saturdays Virtual Meetup

Free One-on-One Parenting Sessions: Bristol Family Resource Center. Adding “tools” to your “toolbox” to help you and your children/grandchildren/stepchildren/foster children be happier and healthier. Free one on one parent education sessions by appointment only. Topics included positive discipline, nutrition, budgeting, age appropriate learning, family management, safety issues, etc. REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING SUSAN MURRAY 276-645-3765, FamResCenter@outlook.com. Regular attendees may receive diapers, wipes, food vouchers, etc. Documentation of attendance provided upon request. Due to CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19, participants will be required to wear a mask (provided if needed), have temperature scanned before entry, answer screening questions and maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

Thursday evening open Zoom parenting support meetup: Visit this link to sign up: https://www.lllmountainempire.org/online-meetings

Monday and Tuesday open Zoom breastfeeding support meetups: Visit this link to sign up: https://www.lllmountainempire.org/online-meetings. Covers any breastfeeding questions and Thursday covers parenting questions.

Drive-through parenting event on August 8: The August 8 Changes to Baby and Me Healthy As Can Be Event for new and expectant parents is a drive-through event. If your organization would like to sign up as a vendor for this event, please register here: https://forms.gle/Bj99skrP5YvqorW67

Food and support benefits: The Sullivan County Health Department is still providing benefits through WIC and is still accepting new applications for CHANT. E-mail Kim Austin (kaustin@sullivanhealth.org) for more information about these programs.

Maternity home is open to new mothers: Hope House is an essential service and although there are no online group classes, they are open Tuesday-Friday 10-2 and using Facebook to engage parents (Tuesday Toddler Tips and Face-to-face Fridays, for example), providing parenting curriculum on specific topics for pickup, and using social distancing to provide needed items. Baby items and financial support are needed. The maternity home is open and accepting mothers with COVID-19 procedures.

Online support for mothers on Facebook: Cherished Mom is hosting regular online support for mothers via Facebook and offering perinatal support virtually: http://www.cherishedmom.org/perinatal-support/

Patients welcome and new OB patients: ETSU Family Physicians is seeing patients less frequently for social distancing, still accepting OB patients, and providing telehealth services.

Free support to teen parents: YWCA’s MomsRUs has shifted all of its teen parent support to online social media and chat support, working to help teens understand CDC recommendations and providing breastfeeding and parenting support. YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is currently accepting referrals for the MOMS R US teen pregnancy and parenting program, which offers free support and education classes to teen parents who are 19 years and younger and pregnant for the first time.

Mompower parenting program is keeping its participants engaged with online mental health support while it explores online options for its education program. Family Fun and Self Care events are all postponed.

Essential childcare services and educational webinars: YWCA of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee is closed to the public while it provides essential childcare services to essential worker families at this time. The marketing department is 3-D printing ear guards for healthcare workers. Send a message via the YWCA Facebook page to order ear guards. YW Cares and Sullivan County Health Educators have teamed up to provide an educational webinar series on a variety of public health topics.

Online family support; parenting materials, and welcoming new clients: Highlands Community Services is working remotely and supporting families online. They are accepting new clients, will mail or deliver parenting materials, and are providing support over the phone.

Website resources for families and organizations, childcare connections: Bristol’s Promise Connect is addressing childcare needs for essential workers, surveying churches for potential assistance as well as needs and matching providers with families.The website has guidance for childcare workers, how to protect themselves and children, and the Red Cross has a babysitting course that is available online.

Medicaid applications, mental health support, family resources: Magellan Complete Care is encouraging people to apply for medicaid and they have resources to help with childcare, housing, etc. They are providing mental health support and welcome calls to members, basic questions and referrals.

Parenting Network professional resource group, Parenting Survey, Parenting resource database: Bristol’s Promise Parenting planned parenting educator training with Attachment Parenting International has been postponed. A version of the program to offer training online and classes online to parents is underway. Bristol’s Promise Parenting Network group hosts a Facebook group for professionals to share professional and parent resources, including links on how to notice anxiety and speaking with children at different ages, responding with sensitivity, story tools to speak with children about COVID-19, and support for parents. BP Parenting Network is also distributing a survey to share with parenting educators and another for parents to gain insight into parenting needs. Parenting program updates to accommodate COVID-19 can be submitted online at www.BristolsPromise.org.

If you need help accessing online resources provided on Facebook, please contact the organization or samantha@bristolspromise.org.

Bristol's Promise Parenting Coalition is sponsored by Ballad Health's Accountable Care Community

Project Manager Samantha Gray, samantha@bristolspromise.org

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