Strong Roots Parent Cafés utilize small group conversations with families to facilitate transformation and healing, strengthen community, foster peer-to-peer relationships, and connect parents as partners in the programs in their communities. These conversations are led by a team of trained parent hosts which supports empowering community members.
The Strong Roots Parent Café in a Box features 40 Café cards. Each card includes questions, in both English and Spanish, that align with the five Strong Roots Protective Factors: Caring for Myself, Connecting with My People, Enjoying with My Child, Getting Help, and Supporting feelings. Strong Roots Parent Cafés were designed for a variety of audiences including people who have participated in a Strong Roots parenting program, people who have familiarity with Strong Roots principles and practices, as well as for people with no prior Strong Roots experience who want more pregnancy and early childhood focused Parent Café questions. The Strong Roots Parent Café card deck is a tool that supports parent engagement and community development through casual conversations with peers.
This experiential training introduces the Strong Roots Protective Factors framework and is appropriate for those who have already been trained in hosting Parent Cafés.