We wish you and your family a fun, happy, creative Halloween! Visit this link to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for lots of tips to help you have a safe celebration.
Meet the Parent Coaches
Parent coaches are professionals with years of experience who listen with compassion to a parent’s concerns. Confidential coaching through Parent Connection is available to anyone in a parenting or caregiving role. Parent coaches help relieve stress, build on strengths, and provide support and strategies for parenting.

Through support from community members and funds provided by the County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department, through the Mental Health Services Act, Parent Connection coaching services are provided at no cost .
Ron Huxley has been working to help families heal since 1990. Ron believes in taking a strength-based approach that builds on solutions. He has spoken to parents about the importance of having a trauma-informed home or organization in every conceivable setting, from a Women’s Prison to Parent/Teacher Conferences to Corporate Board Rooms.

Ron's parent education curriculum training includes, Incredible Years Parenting Certification , Family Wellness Instructor Training , S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Trainer , Love and Logic Parenting Training , Work/Family Directions Facilitator/Corporate Coach . To request a Parent Coaching session please call 805-543-3700. Learn more about Ron here .
Bessy Hoffman has worked in the education field for over twenty-seven years. She has specialized in bilingual and special education in the Los Angeles and Atascadero school districts. Bessy received the Golden Oak award, which is the PTA’s highest honor for excellence in working with and providing for the welfare of children in our local community. With her exceptional experience in community resources and social services, Bessy constantly strives to provide a secure future for all local and bilingual families. Contact Bessy today for Parent Coaching in English or Spanish at 805-712-503. Learn more about Bessy here.
Bill Spencer has worked as a teacher, counselor and principal in the public schools for over 30 years. He is a Certified Positive Discipline Associate Trainer providing workshops for both teachers and parents. As a parent coach, Bill offers support and encouragement while helping individuals meet the demanding job of being a parent in today’s world. Bill’s hope is to assist parents through their journey of parenthood and help create a plan to meet the needs of both parent and child. Bill provides Parent Coaching on the telephone and in person at  The LINK Family Resource Center  in Atascadero. He can be reached by calling (805) 904-1411. Learn more about Bill here.
Gwendolyn Garcia graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology and also holds Associate Degrees in Early Child Development and Behavioral Sciences. While completing her studies at Cal Poly, she received training through  Active Parenting  and  Positive Discipline  parent education curriculum. She is a mother, step-mother, and foster parent to a variety of ages from 6 to 18. She loves to help parents recognize their strengths and build on what is good and working in the parent-child relationship. Contact Gwen for Parent Coaching in San Luis Obispo at (805) 543-3700, or . Learn more about Gwen here.
Rolando Rojas has over 25 years of experience as a bilingual prevention and outreach family educator. Rolando has worked with many agencies including, SLO County Drug & Alcohol, Behavioral Health Agency, Transitional Mental Health Agency and SLO County Youth Probation. Rolando is certified through Active Parenting , Father Involvement , Positive Discipline , Social Model Recovery System , Strengthening Family Program , Crisis Intervention , Substance Abuse Prevention , and Cultural Competency in Assessment and Service Delivery .  
Rolando is a parent of two adult children, this has allowed him to put into practice different parenting strategies from the different things he learned through his various training and certifications. To schedule a Parent Coaching session in English or Spanish with Rolando call 805-543-3700. Learn more about Rolando here.
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