Happy Family

Parent Cafe & Academy


Parent Café / Parent Academy: Parent Cafés is a method of facilitating meaningful, reflective conversations that promote parent leadership and collaboration. 


The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors are:

•                Resilience: Parent Resilience

•                Relationships: Positive Social Connections

•                Support: Concrete Support in Times of Need

•                Knowledge: Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

•                Communication: Social and Emotional Competence 

Parent Cafés are physically and emotionally safe spaces where parents and caregivers talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family. Through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their families.


Cafés are carefully designed, structured discussions that use the principles of adult learning and family support. They are highly sustainable with training reinforcement, institutional support, and a commitment to an approach that engages and affirms parents as leaders. Participants leave Parent Cafés feeling inspired, energized, and excited to put into practice what they have learned. 


LSOD Parent Café/Parent Academy model uses pertinent information based on the individual communities of each program and needs addressed by families. The Parent Academy brings workshops and training to our families to develop entrepreneurs utilizing individual interests, gifts & talents to start your own business or grow in the business world.


Enrollment Information

  • Please inquire within any of our location to learn more about becoming apart of the ELC program.

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