Parent Support Groups
Parents' Place

Home Visiting Interim Program Manager
Liz Kober

Parents' Place Schedule  
No classes are currently scheduled. Please check back.

CORE, Court Ordered Parent Education

Parent Support groups provide education, support, information and referrals to parents so they can raise healthy capable children ready to raise future generations. At Center for Families we acknowledge that being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world that is why we value our Parent Support Groups. You are not alone!

Parents' Place provides weekly opportunities for parents to come together and learn parenting skills and share their parenting experiences with others. Parents gain new insights and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Parents' Place meets weekly at two sites in Madison.

Parents' Place

What is Parents' Place?

Parents' Place is a community based parent education and support service which utilizes a strength-based approach to parent development while providing education, support and additional resource information. Parents gain valuable new information and insights into their children and themselves as parents through the education component. Of equal importance is the sharing, learning and mutual support gained by being with other parents.

  • Parents' Place are groups, workshops and topically driven series that occur in various locations throughout Madison and Dane County.
  • Parents receive education, support, information and referral.
  • We focus on helping parents understand their children's ages and stages of development so that they know what to expect.
  • Our staff of professionals creates a respectful atmosphere that is interactive and nonjudgmental.
  • Group facilitators share useful, practical tips and techniques related to parents' life circumstances, teach valuable skills and problem-solving strategies and encourage parents to form networks of support with each other.

A typical evening

  • Introduction and check-in
  • Topic presentation or lesson plan with Q&A  (roughly 90 minutes)
  • Discussion and support (roughly 30 minutes)
  • Times vary depending upon topic, level of discussion and needs of the group.

Who is eligible?

  • All groups are open to general attendance, no fee or registration.
  • Check this page for an updated schedule and topics
  • We do not provide child care for these groups so please plan accordingly.