S. Bay family workshops, classes

"Skillful communication for Couples" is from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays starting May 11. The class is $200 per couple and runs through July 26.

"Preschool Preparedness for You and Your Child" will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. The workshop is $10.

"Making Marriage Work" is a 10-week seminar for engaged and newly married couples addressing such topics as values, communication, children, dual careers, sex and intimacy, money management, Jewish home life and interfaith issues. Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, May 17 to July 26 and costs $200 per couple.

"Childhood is a Series of Steps" is a two-session workshop on the developmental stages and tasks for children 4 to 10 years old. The class will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 and June 3. Cost is $20 for both sessions.

"Positive Parenting Classes" is for parents of children ages 4 to 12. Topics include understanding your unique child, building self esteem, communication, problem-solving, effective use of logical consequences, family meetings and the myth of a perfect family. Locations and dates vary for this $50 class. Call (408) 356-7576 for information.

"Kavod" is a counseling program geared to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their families.

Jewish Family Service is at 14855 Oka Road, Suite 3. For information, call (408) 356-7576.