Help for parenting
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center; 640 East Broadway
Provides therapeutic services to children, such as play therapy services for younger children along with home-based therapy, community-based therapy, school interventions, and family therapy. 733-2046; jhccc.org
Growing Great Families
Growing Great Families provides empowering community-based and evidence-based parenting classes and support in Teton County, Wyo. It was founded by Rachel Wigglesworth who holds a Master’s degree in Family Education with a teaching certificate in parent education. Rachel also offers individual consultations to discuss your personal parenting challenges.
Teton Mammas; St. John’s Medical Center; new babies and their families are invited to join for fun, education, and camaraderie. 739-6175
Climb Wyoming; 255 East Simpson
Offers free job training programs for single moms and provides personal support every step of the way—including parenting info, nutrition, budgeting— "in order to help you succeed in all areas of your life," according to its website, climbready.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org; 733-4088
Jackson Hole Family Solutions: Family therapy and parenting therapy; 480 Cache St., Suite 5;690-2153; jhfamilysolutions.com
Postpartum Advocacy Coalition of the Tetons (PACT) provides support, education and outreach regarding perinatal mental health to expecting and new parents, caregivers and medical and mental health care professionals in the Teton area. By normalizing the conversation surrounding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, those affected by these common mental illnesses will understand that they are not alone — there is support and resources for them within our Teton community.
Care and Share Group for new and breastfeeding mothers meets intermittently at St. John's Medical Center; 739-7572
Turning Point pregnancy and resource center; 250 East Broadway
Classes about pregnancy, child development from birth to age 12, including free parenting class just for dads (on the well child, the sick child, the injured child, the safe child); parenting skills; Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 733-5162; turningpointjh.org
Internet safety advice: While there are no local classes or forums on the topic at the moment, parents might like to check out two websites that are helpful.
• Kids.usa.gov/online-safety offers tips and tools for children in kindergarten through 8th grade
• Safekids.com also features Internet safety advice as well as an online use "contract" between parent and child. The rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest, pre-teens.
Raising Girls Wyoming: raisinggirlswyo.org
Raising Girls was conceived and developed by Jackson Hole-based mother of two Carrie Kirkpatrick in 2010. Its mission is "inspiring thought and dialogue to help girls thrive." Raising Girls is a program of Girls Actively Participating!, a free, after-school program for middle school girls in Teton County that provides a place for girls to practice confidence, competence, and community building.