Classes, Groups, & Informational Support
Families of Color Seattle
About: “The opportunities to connect with so many families of color, experience parenting together, and talking about real social issues that impact our children was phenomenal.”
MAIA PEPS Groups for LGBTQ Families
About: MAIA has partnered with PEPS to offer facilitated peer-based parent support groups specifically focused for LGBTQ+ families, including a modified curriculum for their meeting discussion topics. MAIA PEPS groups are provided with the same queer-centered, gender inclusive approach as with all of MAIA services.
Swedish Center for Perinatal Bonding & Support
About: They have Outpatient Therapy, Perinatal Psychiatry, and a Day Program. "At the Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support, licensed social workers are specially trained to care for mothers who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, attachment, sleep, grief and loss. We use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and promoting first relationships. Our therapeutic approach is collaborative, patient centered and solution oriented."
Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic
About: "The Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic offers consultation and treatment for any woman with a mental health condition who is pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or who has recently given birth. Services include preconception counseling regarding management of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, help for patients in making informed decisions regarding treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy / lactation, and medication management and psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and lactation."
For more information, contact:
Deborah Cowley, MD
Amritha Bhat, MD
Birth For Every Body
Trans Birth Directory
About: Trans Birth is a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.
Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Bernard Center
About: "To give professionals, parents and other caregivers the knowledge and skills to provide nurturing environments for young children by developing and disseminating innovative research-based products and training programs used in many disciplines and settings."
Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
About: "PEPS has become well-known for parent support groups in Seattle, the Eastside and Snohomish County that help new parents gain confidence and competence in their parenting skills."
Financial Assistance: "PEPS is committed to serving every family who wants to participate in a PEPS Group. Financial assistance typically covers between 20%-99% of program fees. Contact Cari Morales for the financial assistance form."
Parent Trust for Washington Children
Phone: 1-800-932-HOPE (4673)
Address: 2200 Rainier Ave S Seattle, Wa 98144
Services: Online and phone access to resources 24/7 - parenting information, family support, and referrals to community classes, services, and resources.
Services: lactation, babywearing, holistic parenting, cloth diapers, E.C. pumping, returning to work preparation, starting on solids, and more
Evergreen Health - Childbirth & Early Parenting Education
Phone: 1-425-899-3000 M-F, 7am-7pm & register online 24/7
Services: childbirth preparation and early parenting, infant & child CPR classes, car seat safety, breastfeeding, pumping, infant safety and injury prevention (parents/grandparents)
Services: "supportive and relaxed environment led by qualified facilitators, this class explores the practice of self-regulation and nurtures your mindful based self-compassion parenting skills to hlep reduce stress and encourage balance for your family"
La Leche League - Washington
HOPE Circle of Kitsap & Olympic Peninsulas
Services: support for pregnant and postpartum parents
Strengthening Families - Washington State Department of Early Learning
Cooper House - Seattle/King County
Services: "Provide support, encouragement and resources for families with the social, emotional, and behavioral challenges of infancy and early childhood. English or Spanish translation and low-fee sliding scale options."
Be Proud to Parent
Info: "A list of young parent blogs, organization allies, STEPS annual event, and host of a Young Parent Ambassador Program."
Plus Size Birth
Services: trying to conceive, plus size pregnancy, books, courses, information, and blog