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Virtual Village Parent Gatherings

With the “safer at home” mandate in place in California, we believe that new parents need connection, support and their “virtual” village at The Pump Station more than ever!

It is so important to create ways to come together while still maintaining social distancing.  Research has well-documented the importance of friendships and connections with others in our lives. We know that people who are more socially connected to friends, family and their community live happier and healthier lives. This is especially true during unprecedented times like we are facing now.

Don't let these trying times take way the community & support you need.

Come Join our village!!!

Here's what you can expect from our groups with Dr. JIll Campbell our Parent & Me Curriculum Director and On-Staff Psychologist :

  • Guided meditation to help you remain calmer and more in control of your emotions and reactions during this stressful time.
  • A space for parents to check in with one another to share their stories and experiences surrounding new parenthood.
  • Q&A time where you can ask her your most pertinent questions

Please note: Dr. JIll is a licensed therapist, and while the class you are taking is designed to be educational and informational, it is not considered psychotherapy. In participating in the class you acknowledge that you are taking the class for educational and informational purposes, but that no patient-therapist relationship is being formed between you and your class leader. In addition, The Pump Station is not able to provide you with any letter or record of class participation for any reason.
Confidentiality: While not a formal therapy group we do respect each other’s privacy.
In addition, because your class leader, by the nature of her profession, is a mandated reporter, there are a few specific circumstances that if she were made aware of, she would need to report. The following is a list of those circumstances:

• Harm to Oneself or Others: If a class member threatens to harm herself/himself, your instructor may be obligated to seek hospitalization for her/him, or to contact family members or others who can help provide protection. If a class member were to disclose intention or plan to harm someone else, your instructor would be required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities.
• Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults: If a class member were to state or suggest that she/he is abusing a child (or vulnerable adult) or has recently abused a child (or vulnerable adult), or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, your instructor is required report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities.
Please note that these circumstances are extremely rare in teaching situations. If such an instance should occur, your class leader would make every reasonable effort to discuss the situation with the class member first before taking any action.