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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 3:40pm

Free 7 week class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs old. Each session covers two evenings per week - the Youth session on Mondays and the Parent and Family sessions on Tuesdays, both at 6:00pm. The total family commitment is 14 evenings. Youth sessions begin on March 1 and continue on the following Mondays. The Parents and Family sessions begin on March 2 and continue on the following Tuesdays. Youth will also join the Parents and Family sessions at 7:30pm.

Contact Ramona Leber by calling 360-261-3971 or email in order to register or get more information. Please register by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 10:44am

The Winter session of Ready for Kindergarten is open for enrollment. Ready for Kindergarten Winter Session. Give your child the best start on their 1st day of school. Receive a Ready Tool Kit and learn how to use it 10min. a day every day until your child starts kindergarten to prepare them for school success. Free thanks to the generosity of United Way of Cowlitz County.

This class is currently being offered in as a self-directed online program being offered between 12/30/20 - 1/30/21. Go to to enroll in the class.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1:07pm

The EPIC Coalition would like your opinion regarding underage drinking, vaping/tobacco and drug use. Feedback from Cowlitz County families is so important. It will help us improve our prevention strategies for the YOUTH & FAMILIES in our community. The survey is completely anonymous. Below are the links for any families willing to participate. Please remember to click the ‘DONE’ button on the last page to complete the survey.



Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:58pm

Dr. Amy Przeworski at Case Western Reserve University is conducting an online study to examine the effect of COVID-19 on child and family psychological functioning in children ages 5 to 17. The goal of this study is to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on children and their families.This type of research helps to improve therapies for kids but also learn more about the psychological impact of COVID-19. Attached is a link to the survey for any families willing to participate in this research study.


Was your family impacted by the coronavirus? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression about the coronavirus or social distancing? Help CWRU researchers learn more about the impact of the coronavirus on children, parents, and families. If you have a child ages 5-17 and have been impacted by the coronavirus, please fill out our online research questionnaires. The survey takes approximately 45 minutes. We hope to use this research study to learn more about how families have been impacted by recent events related to the coronavirus. If you complete the research surveys, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 gift cards. You can participate by going to 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:29pm

Primary Care Triple P is a parenting program for parents of children ages 0-8 that provides guidance that is tailored to deal with specific problems for families. Because parents have all different needs, Triple P has many different ways for you to get parenting help; you can choose what will suit you and your family.

What is Primary Care: This is a brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support. There are usually four sessions. It will just be you (and your partner, if you wish) and your Triple P provider, there will be no other parents at these sessions.

Where do you get it: The CARE Project at Columbia Wellness. Serving Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and South Lewis Counties. Call 360-353-9606 or email for more information.

What happens at the sessions: You will talk with your provider about the problem(s) specific to your family. You will discuss what might be causing these issues and what changes you'd like to see in the future. You'll be given suggestions to approach the problem and will be given a tip sheet to take home with information on the things you have discussed. You may also be shown a DVD dealing with similar problems with other children and families.

How long do sessions take: Sessions last from 15-30 minutes. Four sessions total make up a maximum of two hours.

Triple P can help you: Encourage positive behavior, deal with problem behavior, become confident as a parent, be realistic about parenting, and learning to take care of yourself.