Circle of Parents
Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs
What: Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It's a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. Where they can find and share support. How: Support groups meet once weekly for an average of 1½ hours. Occasionally, due to factors such as access in rural communities, availability of the program site or the choice of the particular group, the group may meet less often but not less than once a month. Groups are free of charge, and foster an open exchange of ideas, support, information and resources.
Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)
0-5, 6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult
Prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families through mutual self-help parent support groups.
QIC Target Group
General - 3
QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels
LEVEL 3: Replicated Without Adaptation for Adoption or Guardianship
QIC level of Evidence
LEVEL 4: Promising Practice
Intervention Web Site/URL
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/circle-of-parents/