Free Services

Free Services for Children (0-5 years) 

Motiva Associates has been contracted by Family Health Centers of San Diego and Palomar Health through their Health Development Services (HDS) to provide parenting classes, parent training and counseling services for families. Services are provided in English and Spanish for families with children 0-5 years of age.   

Parenting Classes

Classes “Little Steps”

  • One hour a week for 7 weeks
  • For parents / guardians of infants up to 1 year and 3 months of age.
  • Attendees receive a course certificate.
  • Locations in Central San Diego and East County.

This class covers the following topics:

  • Understanding development and temperament
  • Development of body control and positive body image
  • Development of secure attachment
  • Strengthening and encouraging play and imagination
  • Defining and strengthening language and communication
  • Defining and strengthening self-esteem
  • Strengthening and encouraging emotional regulation
  • Strengthening and encouraging concentration, planning and problem solving
  • Strengthening and encouraging social competence, empathy and positive behavior
  • Classes are offered at various locations (such as schools, libraries, and health clinics)

 

 

Classes to understand your child’s behavior

  • 2 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • For parents and guardians of children under 6 years old
  • Attendees receive a course certificate.
  • Classes in English and Spanish
  • Locations in Central San Diego and East County.

This class covers the following topics:

  • Understanding development and temperament
  • Development of body control and positive body image
  • Development of secure attachment
  • Strengthening and encouraging play and imagination
  • Defining and strengthening language and communication
  • Defining and strengthening self-esteem
  • Strengthening and encouraging emotional regulation
  • Strengthening and encouraging concentration, planning and problem solving
  • Strengthening and encouraging social competence, empathy and positive behavior
  • Classes are offered at various locations (such as schools, libraries, and health clinics)

 

 

Training and consulting services

The model used in our Healthy Development Services is Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) along with trauma and attachment informed interventions. The family is trained to identify the function of a behavior, how to prevent undesired behavior, how to reinforce appropriate behavior and how to teach new behavioral skills.

The sessions are focused on strengthening the relationship between the child and the parents, as well as improving the parents’ self-care.

Parent Training

  • Short duration (5-6 visits of 1.5 hours each)
  • Focus on mild behaviors (e.g., potty training, sleeping and non-compliance)
  • Locations in Central San Diego and El Cajon
  • Sessions include parents and children

Behaviorally Focused Family Counseling

  • Up to 10 sessions (1.5 hours each)
  • Focused on moderate to more serious behaviors (e.g., more intense, frequent and long-lasting behaviors)
  • Locations in Central San Diego, Escondido and El Cajon
  • Sessions include parents and children

For more information, contact us: 

Berenice Salas (619) 827-1991 ext. 242

bsalas@motivaassociates.com

Treatment for gambling problems

Free for people with gambling problems and their loved ones. We have personnel trained by the State of California to help with this problem. 

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