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CCRC Parent Cafes offer child and family support, community

4-2-21

For many families with young children, having a network of parents can create a sense of community and provide comfort through some of the challenges that accompany raising a child.

Child Care Resource Center invites families to join us for a series of moderated Parent Cafes, which foster strong families through connection and support.

Starting April 5, virtual Parent Cafes will be hosted every Monday through May 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is now open and links to the Zoom meetings will be provided once the registration is complete.

Through the Parent Cafes, families will develop and understand the Five Protective Factors: Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Participants can expect meaningful, guided conversations that help strengthen the family unit.

“[I’m] more aware of milestones. I play more with baby and I’m more open to talking or listening to others about experiences,” said one parent participant.

The Parent Cafes are open to parents, grandparents or care givers and explore a range of topics designed to support child development.

“(We) appreciate the opportunity to get together with other grandparents and always appreciate the qualified speakers that provide us with new information that so many of us grandparents are out of touch with,” said one participant.

“As a dad the Parent Café taught me to always seek education and resources to be a better dad,” said one father who participated.

You can register by emailing Jaryn Gadea at [email protected] Space is limited, so don’t delay.

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