April 1, 2020 —SANTA CRUZ, CA—The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL), has scheduled 4 virtual parenting workshops led by experts from Parents Place, designed to help families cope during the Coronavirus crisis.

The workshops cover a range of topics targeting specific age groups and needs. According to Director of Libraries Susan Nemitz, “We know that families need extra help in times of uncertainty like this. Having trusted expert advice is just one way the libraries are working to support our communities work through this.”

The virtual workshops are free, but registration is required in advance for each session.

Two workshops take place on Sunday, April 5:

• Building Resiliency during COVID-19: Self‐care for You and Your Teen
6:30 – 8 p.m. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101673989640

• Building Resiliency During COVID-19: Self‐care for You and Your Baby/Toddler

8 – 9:30 p.m. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101676641572

Two workshops take place on Monday, April 6:

• Keeping Calm and Centered During Uncertain Times – For parents of preschool and elementary school aged kids
6:30 – 8 p.m. Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101585795850

• Helping Kids with Special Needs Cope with Anxiety around COVID-19
7 – 8:30 p.m. Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101677971550

As part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS), one of the oldest and largest family services institutions in the United States, Parents Place is able to connect our clients with comprehensive help for many issues that go well beyond parenting. JFCS is a non-sectarian and works to strengthen individuals, families, and our entire community. For more info visit https://parentsplace.jfcs.org/.

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery. Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. Learn more about SCPL at SantaCruzPL.org or via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.