Since West Virginia launched Circle of Parents in 2012, a total of 90 people from 26 organizations have participated in Facilitator Training Workshops. All of the organizations have started or have plans to start groups in various locations across the state.
All Circle of Parents members are required to meet these standards.
Groups must use the mutual self-help model.
Groups are non-judgemental and promote a positive approach to parenting.
Participation is free, confidential, and anonymous.
A trained facilitator and parent leader facilitate the support groups.
Groups meet 2-4 times a month.
The childcare needs of participants are addressed.
For More Information regarding Circle of Parents, please contact:
LaCrisha Rose, Facilitator
West Virginia Circle of Parents Network
Dianne Hughes, Head Coordinator of Upper Kanawha Valley Starting Points, takes time to talk about the Circle of Parents.