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 and are a gateway to providing parent leadership opportunities.
Since Be Strong Families / Strengthening Families Illinois brought the process to the first Strengthening Families National Summit in 2007 in the form of Love Is Not Enough Parent Cafés, Parent Cafés have been adapted by many others for use across the country.
We can work with your organization to deliver Parent Cafés with the families you serve and help you understand how this process can support your organization’s goals of stronger, more effective, and meaningful parent engagement.
Follow the links below to learn more about:
- The History of Parent Cafés
- The Be Strong Families / Strengthening Families Illinois Parent Cafés Model
- Impact / Results of Parent Cafés delivered through Be Strong Families / Strengthening Families Illinois
- Bringing Parent Cafés to Your Area!