Building Strong Families Through Parent Cafe’s–We’re Making A Difference!

Written by Melissa Keller

Hope4Healing has been active in hosting several parent cafe’s throughout Central Iowa this summer.  We hosted a cafe in Marshalltown, and Eldora during the month of May, and this next week we will help host a parent cafe in Toledo, and Grinnell, Iowa.  

Chances are you may be wondering… what exactly is a parent cafe? Parent Cafés are physically and emotionally safe spaces where parents and caregivers talk together about the challenges and victories of raising a family.  During a cafe,  participants use self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their own families.

As a mom, I look forward to attending parent cafe’s!  The atmosphere is fun, inviting, and it is rewarding to meet other parents and caregivers and learn from their experiences.  Parent Cafe themes vary, our current theme is “Striking A Balance Between Screen Time and Scream Time”.   If you live near Toledo or Grinnell, Iowa please consider joining Hope4Healing next week, or if you would like to see a parent cafe come to your area, please let us know!  Please feel free to share this post with anyone you know that may be interested.  For more information, or to register, please click on the links below!

Toledo Cafe

Grinnell  Parent Cafe

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