SRF Programming Information

Classes that SRF may provide during the 2019-20 school year:


Boys Council- An 8-week class for 5th-12th grade boys who want to learn how to express themselves better and creatively. This class will help learn ways to make healthy decisions and how to feel great about themselves.

Girls Circle- An 8-week class for 6th-12th grade girls who want to learn how to express themselves better and creatively. This class will help learn ways to make healthy decisions and how to feel great about themselves.

Incredible Years- A 10-week program for parents of children 2-10 years of age designed to promote emotional and social skills. Learn how to make clear family rules, prevent and reduce behavior problems, and how to use play and praise to build better relationships with your children. Taught in Spanish, too.

Live and Learn series- A 10-week course for parents and children ages 0-3 on information, activities, songs, and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Opportunities for parents to discuss parenting topics, meet other parents, and join in activities with their toddler.

Make Parenting A Pleasure- A 10 week course for parents of children ages 0-12.  This class is for parents wanting to enhance their skills in coping with the stresses of parenting, communication, and learning about child development and positive discipline techniques- and it’s a great way to get to know other parents.

Middle School Class- This 6 week class is for parents of middle school age children and will help parents learn ways to help their kids: weather the social turmoil of the middle school years. Develop responsibility. Stay engaged in school. And do it without power struggles.

Nurturing Parenting- This 10 week class is for parents with children of any age.  Improve communication and build your relationships with your child. Increase your positive parenting skills and develop values and rules for your family. Learn how to boost your child’s brain development. Explore different ways to handle things when you’re really frustrated with your child. Taught in Spanish, too.

Squishtivities- This is a drop in class held once a month for families with children of any age. This class will show how playing is learning through games, arts and crafts, and music! Squishtivities provides a positive, pleasurable and developmentally appropriate parent/child experience that promotes the parent/child relationship and results in growth in creativity, individuality, cooperative play, problem solving, music and movement, and social skills.

Workshops and family events will also be scheduled this year in Philomath, Kings Valley, Alsea and Monroe.  Contact a community coordinator near you for more information.

Class Fee Refunds

To receive a class fee refund, you must contact the Strengthening Rural Families office within the first two weeks of the class to let us know you are dropping the class.

You may request a refund after the deadline if serious and compelling circumstances beyond your control prevented you from dropping within the refund period.

Refunds will be mailed to you within 30 days after your request.

If a class is canceled by SRF, you will receive a full refund or, if you prefer, you can apply the class fee towards another SRF class.

If the fee for the class is less than $30, no refund will be issued.

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Strengthening Rural Families follows School District inclement weather policies. If Philomath Schools are cancelled, our office is closed and our classes are cancelled as well.

Check the Philomath link here:

Check Alsea School by calling (541) 487-4305 or here

Check the Kings Valley Charter School link here

Check the Monroe link here: