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Positive Parenting Awareness Month

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors proclaimed January 2024 as Positive Parenting Awareness Month for the 12th year in a row. 

Positive Parenting Awareness Month (PPAM) is celebrated in January each year, as an opportunity to recognize the vital role that parents and caregivers play in raising healthy, resilient children. This year, we’re focusing on HOPE as we celebrate parents and caregivers and begin a new year. Hope is the sunshine that brightens families' journeys and fosters growth!

Join us for a month full of fun family activities and Triple P classes that we hope will leave you feeling inspired as a parent and as a family.

Book Club
Laid Back Book Club 

Join the Watsonville Public Library and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries as they host the Laid Back Book Club during Positive Parenting Awareness Month. Each participating library has selected a book related to this year’s theme of Hope. Read the featured book together and express your reflections inspired by the story, using art supplies provided by the library.

Enter your name into the raffle box by February 1, 2024, for a chance to win the books! Participating libraries include:

  • Watsonville Public Library

  • Santa Cruz Public Libraries: Branciforte, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley branches

This is an amazing opportunity to read a featured book encompassing the theme of hope, reflect, and become inspired as a family.

Community Bridges 
Family Fairs

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Community Bridges will be hosting their annual Family Fun Fairs as part of PPAM! Join this fun event with your family and connect with local agencies, meet the Triple P Parent Educators, and enjoy a fantastic event filled with food, games, and prizes!

January 13, 11 am to 2 pm  - click here for the free event flyer

Beach Flats Park, 160 Raymond Street, Santa Cruz

January 27, 11 am to 2 pm - click here for the free event flyer

La Manzana Community Resources, 521 Main Street, Watsonville

Family Calendar

First 5 has created a Family Activity Calendar with 31 days of tips and activities for you and your family to enjoy together! As you go through January, take time to engage in activities, such as reflecting on what hope means to you, starting a gratitude jar, and moving and grooving as a family! This is a fun way to integrate positive parenting strategies in your everyday life, and as a result, connect as a family.

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