Circle of Parents are specialized parent support groups designed to build protective factors in families. Examples of current focus areas include: Recovery Support, Parents and Families affected by Substance Use, Parents and Families Impacted by Trauma, and Parents Raising a Child with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Circle of Parents is an evidence informed model for parent support. The model is based on the following network standards to guide group implementation:

  • The groups utilize the mutual self-help support model.
  • A trained group facilitator and parent leader facilitate the support groups.
  • Open groups meet regularly and are offered at no cost to any participant.
  • Children’s Program or Childcare Available
  • The group facilitator, parent leader and other group members are available to one another between group meetings.
  • Groups are ongoing, require no intake, and, are open to all parents.
  • Group members are assured of confidentiality in a non-judgmental environment within the limits of the law.
  • Community resource information that supports healthy family development is available to all group members.

Circle of Parents in Recovery

  • Acknowledges these accomplishments
  • Builds positive peer support networks
  • Prevents relapse and sustains recovery
  • Prevents future child abuse or neglect

Upcoming Trainings

Circle of Parents Facilitator Training (2 Full Days)

September 6th & 7th 2017, 9 AM - 5 PM

Families First, 2163 S. Yosemite Street, Denver, CO 80231

Learn more about the Circle of Parents Program Model & National Network.

Group Locations


Anna Neal, Project Coordinator