Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. This may include biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, kinship caregivers, etc.

Support groups meet once weekly for an average of 1½ hours. Occasionally, due to factors such as access in rural communities, availability of the program site or the choice of the particular group, the group may meet less often but not less than once a month. Groups are free of charge, and foster an open exchange of ideas, support, information and resources. Circle of Parents has materials available in English and Spanish.

Increase the knowledge of child abuse and neglect prevention including the generational transmission of Adverse Childhood Experiences; Increase ability to form nurturing and secure parent-child attachment; Increase knowledge of positive parenting and child development; Increase resilience/positive caregiver coping skills; Increase caregiver social connections and ability to give and receive support; Increase connections to concrete supports and services; Increase the knowledge of healthy social and emotional development of children.