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“Strong communities lead to strong families.”
– Craig Jacques, parent

Parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. You nurture, guide, inspire and protect. It’s a truly beautiful thing. While it can be extremely overwhelming, you are not alone. This section provides caregivers and parents tips, tools, resources and support. We also offer workshops, trainings and webinars (web-based trainings).

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Watch this short video with developmental assets to help foster positive childhood experiences that can help reduce toxic stress and make for stronger bonds between children and their caregivers.

Positive Parenting
Concrete tips and skills for parents and caregivers to try out at home. Take it from the doc, you don’t need to be a “mad scientist” in order to parent. Positive parenting is prevention!

Safe Parties
Providing a safe, alcohol-free space for our teens is something we can all share. This is a guide to how you can help your teen stays safe at parties from a pediatric health group. Learn more about how not to be your teen's bartender here.

Tips & Tools
User-friendly resources and every-day tools for connecting with and raising your child.

Support
Local, state and national support options for parents and caregivers. You'll find everything from opportunities to talk and connect with others to counseling and crisis support.

For Caregivers

NEWS

Transgender Support Groups

Every third Thursday the Greater Rockingham LGBTQIA+ Group offers free peer support groups for transgender folks. Teens, 13-17, meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adults, 18+, meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Parks Place. Snacks will be provided. The groups will be led by a transgender staff member.

Sign up today for Computer Skills Training for the Workplace

Learn the basics of using a computer with this FREE five-week program. The class will be held at the Windsor Resource Center from June 11 to July 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attend all five classes to qualify for a free laptop. To sign up, call 802-885-8300.

GFC Bookstore

You can now purchase in bulk materials that have been created by GFC staff at cost plus shipping and tax. This includes books, journals, bookmarks, and stickers.  Click here!​

March 2024 Newsletter

Want to see what we're up to? Download our newsletter for updates, achievements, and upcoming events! Click here to read.

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

Join us for a FREE hangout for LGBTQIA+ members, ages 18 and old. Stop by Parks Place from 2-4pm on the second Saturday of each month for writing, crafting, reading, gaming, or just hanging out. 

Online Narcan training
If you've picked up a package of Narcan or Naloxone and don't know how to use it, check out this video with instructions from the Vermont Department of Health.

Windham County calendar

Discover fun area activities for families.

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