Engaging Parents to Strengthen Families
We invest in proven parent-engagement tools to help children and families reach their full potential. One such tool is the Parent Café, developed by our partner Be Strong Families. This nationally recognized model facilitates a series of small-group discussions around five protective factors shown to mitigate the negative impacts of trauma and fortify families: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social end emotional competence for children.
In 2016, we hosted a Parent Café Training Institute for our partners in the District of Columbia, extending the impact of our investment in this valuable tool while building knowledge through the program.