⇒ Are unique - every parent’s voice is heard.
⇒ Are a fulfilling way for parents to talk, to listen, and to
with stressors, worries and challenges that
many have struggled with alone.
⇒ Support parents in building friendships and a strong network
who help each other stay strong!
The three café themes include five “protective factors” and provide a framework for parents to relate them to you own lives. The Five Protective Factors include:
⇒ Be strong and flexible
⇒ Parents need friends
⇒ Being a great parent is part natural and part learned
⇒ We all need help sometimes
⇒ Parents need to help their children communicate
Research from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Strengthening Families™ of Illinois shows that when Protective Factors are present in a family, a family is stronger and children are safer. Through Parent Cafés, parents are working to build these Protective Factors in their families.