Circle of Parents® is the National Network of Mutual Support and Self-Help Programs in Partnership with Communities, a collaborative project of Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Family Support Roundtable. This link will guide you to more information about Circle of Parents®, its history and mission as well as parent resources and publications.
WHAT IS A CIRCLE OF PARENTS GROUP?
The heart of our organization is a network of parent, primary caregiver, and children’s support groups called Circle of Parents© that meet weekly across the state. We believe Parents and Primary Caregivers of children are the key to building thriving environments for our children.
These parent and caregiver support groups help improve parenting skills and strengthen family relationships. During weekly meetings, parents share the challenges and successes of parenting their children. Group meetings provide opportunities: for parents to exchange ideas; connect with other parents; learn that they are not alone in this journey, and to talk about their feelings in safe and supportive surroundings. All groups operate on a shared leadership model and provide non-judgmental support and learning opportunities for parents and primary caregivers of children. Many groups also offer separate, specialized programming for child participants.
The program is offered at no charge. There is no age limit, no limitation on how long you attend, or on how much you share when you are a participant.