Taking Back the Reins: How to Manage Stress When the World is Spinning

This teen class will be hosted by the Santa Clara County Library District


Dates: Tuesday 11/10 at 4:30-5:30pm


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No sleep. Stress at home. Distance learning sucks. No contact with friends. No sports. No real fun. There are MANY reasons you are stressed to the max. Worrying about stressing too much? Trying things that don’t really work? We’ll talk about what self-care actually is and how to use it to help yourself and be more in control.

Taught by Sylvia Rodriguez, AMFT (supervised by Marté Matthews, LMFT) and Angela Dube, LMFT

Class Archives

We have been collaborating with the Santa Clara Library to offer free parenting classes to the community. Archived Facebook Live videos can be found on the Santa Clara County Library's Facebook Page. 

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  • Search for "Santa Clara County Library District - SCCLD" page

  • Search for the title of the specific class listed below. 


  • "Parenting During the Pandemic" by Beth Proudfoot, LMFT. A series of 4 videos to support parents with day to day parenting tailored to the pandemic.

  • "When Everything is a Battle" by Inda Brink, LMFT. A series of 3 videos to support parents dealing with oppositional and defiant behavior.

  • More to come!

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Speakers Bureau

Several of our therapists speak for school and business groups throughout Northern California and online. See below for some of the topics we offer.

Please also check out our Meetup group at Search for San Jose Parenting Class.

To book a speaker, email Marté,

Parenting classes taught by Marté Matthews, LMFT

  • Common Myths About Gifted and Talented Youth

  • Gentle Discipline for the Preschool Child

  • What's the Big Deal About Food Allergies?

  • Sensible Screentime

  • Parenting the Gifted Child



Parenting classes taught by Beth Proudfoot, LMFT

Trailblazing Parenting

Videos of the full class are below:

  • #1 Vision: Creating a Roadmap for Successful Parenting

  • #2 Happiness: First Adjust Your Own Oxygen Mask

  • #3 Conflict: What To Do When You're Mad At Your Kids, and Vice Versa

  • #4 Discipline: Inspirational Leadership for 21st Century Kids

  • #5 Resolution: Sibs Don't Have to be Rivals

Do you need to attend parenting classes to satisfy a court requirement?

Sorry, CFCG classes do not meet the requirement for court. Please see the list of parenting classes that meet court requirements from Santa Clara County:

Please note that Child & Family Counseling Group, Inc. is a private organization and we are not a crisis center.  

​If you or your child is currently experiencing a crisis in which anyone is feeling unsafe, please contact:

Uplift Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis at 408-379-9085
Alum Rock Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis at 408-294-0579
Suicide & Crisis Hotline at 855-278-4204


In case of life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Other resources for help in a crisis

Bill Wilson Center SOS Crisis Hotline 408-278-2585
BWC’s SOS Crisis Hotline is a specialized line answering calls 24/7 from parents, teachers, and community support persons for children and youth who are experiencing an immediate behavioral or mental health escalation or crisis. They provide an urgent phone or in-person response to help de-escalate and stabilize the situation.

Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline (800) 931-2237
Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one.
Helpline Phone hours are Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 11AM to 5PM ET.
Helpline Chat hours are Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET and Friday 9AM to 5PM ET.
Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for. Reach out today!

National Parent Helpline:  1-855-427-2736

24/7 Teenline for Youth: 1-888-247-7717

Santa Clara County Mobile Crisis Response (for adults in crisis) 1-800-704-0900

Crisis Textline text HOME to 741741

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