Parent Cafés are a method of facilitating meaningful, reflective conversations that promote parent leadership and collaboration. The Parent Café model was developed by parent leaders as part of Strengthening Families-Illinois in 2007, and is now housed with Be Strong Families.

Parent Cafés provide a safe, non-judgmental opportunity for parents and caregivers to build their protective factors while engaging in conversations about what it means to keep their children safe and families strong. Parent Cafés are structured around questions related to each of the five Strengthening Families protective factors.

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For more information about café’s or to find a café near you, contact Julie at 573-751-8724 or Julie.Allen@dmh.mo.gov