The Children’s Group is designed to be a safe, supportive, accepting place for children whose parents are attending one of our Circle of Parents® Parent Groups.
While getting a brief respite from each other, the entire family can still share in a healthy, positive experience.
Benefits of a Circle of Parents® Children’s Group
The Children’s Group is structured to provide a healthy environment of support. The focus is on providing opportunities for children to:
- Increase social competence skills like friendship building, decision making and stress management.
- Build relationships with positive, adult role models.
- Have fun!
Starting a Children’s Group
For Circle of Parents® partner agencies:
If your Circle of Parents® Parent Group is interested in providing care for the children whose parents are attending the Parent Group, we can help. Parent Trust for Washington Children provides FREE:
- Children’s Group staff and volunteer training
- Administrative/Supervisory training
- Training materials
- Ongoing technical assistance
- Outcomes evaluation consultations
- Quality assurance consultations
… for any Washington State agency with a Circle of Parents® Parent Group.
Non-Circle of Parents® collaborators:
Parent Trust is committed to efforts to raise quality in all children’s programming. Parent Trust’s Child & Teen Services can provide consultation services for non-Circle of Parents® agencies wanting to develop or enhance existing childcare or group programming for children. Depending on the details, this may be a fee-for-service; however, alternate arrangements may be possible.
Please contact our Child & Teen Services Manager for more information.
Becca VanHorne, MSW
Child & Teen Services Manager
206-233-0156 ext. 225