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

Pueblo Circle of Parents Facilitator Training, Rawlings Library

  • April 12th, 2017 9 AM- 5 PM (Day 1 of 2)
  • April 19th, 2017 9 AM- 5 PM (Day 2 of 2)


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

Group Locations


Anna Neal, Project Coordinator