Your kids are going to hear about marijuana, tobacco and other drugs one way or another-

it’s best if they hear about it from you. 

The Connect Workshop is a FREE, two-hour opportunity for parents and guardians in Deschutes County to learn factual, unbiased information and skills to start conversations with their kids about marijuana and other drugs. Each participant will receive a $20 Visa eGift Card after completing the workshop. Workshops are being offered online using Zoom.

Connect Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn about your child’s brain and how it can be affected by different substances like alcohol, marijuana and tobacco/vaping
  • Learn strategies for navigating difficult conversations with your child about different substances
  • Connect and learn from other parents in a non-judgmental environment


Fall 2021 Connect Workshop schedule and registration links below:

September 2021

September 21, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

September 28, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

September 23, 2021 (Thursday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

September 30, 2021 (Thursday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 2021

October 5, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 12, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 28, 2021 (Thursday)
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. FULL – Registration Closed
Workshop conducted in Spanish

October 7, 2021 (Thursday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

10/14/21 RESCHEDULED to 11/9/21

October 29, 2021 (Friday)
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Workshop conducted in Spanish

November 2021

November 1, 2021
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. FULL – Registration Closed

November 9, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 3, 2021 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. FULL – Registration Closed

Deschutes County encourages persons with disabilities to participate in all programs and activities. This event/location is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodations to make participation possible, please call Julie Spackman at 541-388-6619 or send email to

Condado de Deschutes alienta a las personas cualificadas con discapacidad a participar en sus programas y actividades. Esta evento/ubicación es accesible para personas con discapacidad. Si necesita hacer arreglos para hacer posible la participación, llame al Julie Spackman (541-388-6619) o envié un correo electrónico a

Interested in more parenting resources and workshops? The Family Resource Center (FRC) of Central Oregon is a local non–profit agency serving Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties with a wide variety of resources for parents and grandparents of children of any age. “…Because kids don’t come with instructions”. FRC is also the local “hub” for parenting education and support. Get connected to over 25 tri–county organizations working together to provide a variety of programs and activities for families.

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