Be Strong Families / Strengthening Families Illinois developed the first parent café process to support programs and communities in engaging parents, building protective factors, and promoting deep individual self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Parent Cafés are based on the principles of adult learning and family support as a gateway to providing parent leadership opportunities. (http://www.bestrongfamilies.net)
Parents do the best they can to assure their children will be productive and successful citizens in life. However, sometimes things happen that get in the way. The purpose of the Parent Cafés is to introduce, promote and build upon Protective Factors through a peer to peer learning process and individual self-reflection. Parent Cafés provide a safe and nurturing environment for parents to have authentic, intimate conversations about their families and ways in which they can strengthen their families and communities. Parent Cafés assist parents with enhancing their social and emotional skills while appreciating and responding to challenging situations. Throughout the process, parents are encouraged to acquire leadership skills necessary to engage, train and lead Parent Cafés within their own community.
We invite parents in Brown County to join our Parent Cafés on November 4, 11, and 18 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Family and Childcare Resources of NEW, 201 W. Walnut Street, Green Bay, WI. A free dinner will be served at 5:30 for parents and children. After dinner, free childcare will be available for children while parents join together in discussions surrounding the joys and struggles of raising children. This is a safe, casual environment where everyone is invited to share their stories, learn from one another, and create lasting friendships. Call today to reserve your spot at 432-8899.
Program possible thanks to funding from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.