Kinship Education Opportunities & Support Groups
Looking for education and/or classes in your county?
Please search your county on the MSU Extension directory by county to contact your MSU Extension agent. They will have the most up-to-date information on courses and support groups offered.
Montana Kinship Navigator Program Support Group Opportunities:
Kinship Online Support Group
WHO: MT Kinship Caregivers
WHAT: VIRTUAL Kinship Support
WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of each month for one hour
WHERE: Participate online or by phone using Zoom
REGISTRATION: Please email: [email protected]
MSU Extension agents across Montana will be teaching Active Parenting for the Active Parenting the First Five Years, Active Parenting 4th Edition for Youth 5-12 years old and Active Parenting for Teens. Classes are offered virtually. For more information on the course content please visit the Active Parenting website.
We don't have any Active Parenting classes scheduled for 2023 yet, please register for the waitlist and we'll contact you when we do have them scheduled.
- Active Parenting the First Five Years (Infants-4 years old). Course cost: $10. Dates: TBD- please use the form below to request to be added to the wait list.
- Active Parenting 4th Edition, Elementary Aged Youth (5-12 years old). Course cost: $10. Dates: TBD- please use the form below to request to be added to the wait list.
- Active Parenting of Teens. Course Cost: $10. Dates: TBD- please use the form below to request to be added to the wait list.
Course instructors: MSU Extension Agents Carrie Krug and Jackie Rumph. Also MSU Food & Family Specialist Dr. Brianna Routh.
Scholarships are available if you cannot afford to pay for the courses. See the registration form to apply.
To register please fill out this form:
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If you are interested in being added to a waitlist for the later Active Parenting courses or have questions, please email [email protected]
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA) FREE SERIES
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA) is a curriculum based on helping kinship caregivers build skills and offer ideas to relieve stress, and provide education/information in repairing, rebuilding, or reinventing new family relationships. Join us each week to explore topics like caregiver skills, positive guidance, internet safety, navigating new family relationships. More details will be shared upon registration.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Courses
Visit the Powerful Tools for Caregivers webpage for full information and courses currently being offered in Montana.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers program provides information and education for friends and relatives acting as caregivers for an adult with chronic medical conditions. Join to gain tools, knowledge and support to help you take better care of yourself to enable you to continue to be an effective caregiver.
Classes from Missoula Aging Services
Missoula Aging Services offers a variety of workshops, classes and support groups year-round. Please view this page on their website for a full list of current programs and their event calendar. For all programs, pre-registration is required. Registration is online at https://missoulaagingservices.eventbrite.com. To register by phone call MAS at (406) 728-7682, M-F from 8AM to 5PM.