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Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. Groups meet weekly, are free of charge, offer support, and foster an open exchange of ideas, information, and resources.  Circles are open to anyone caregiving children and to families of all types.

SPANISH Círculo de Padres

Tuesdays LIVE at the Center and also via ZOOM, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Linda 828-515-4541 or

Mindful Parenting Group

 This 8-week Circle of Parents offers ALL parents and caregivers, regardless of the age of your children, the opportunity to take time out to connect with others and to nurture oneself.  Each week will build on the foundations of mindfulness meditation and practices to regulate the nervous system.  Together participants will increase knowledge of the nervous system and resiliency and learn tools to help navigate parenting with more ease.

Meets Thursdays April 28 – June 23 from 7:30-8:30 pm via Zoom.

Meets Saturday, June 4th from 1:30-2:30 pm in person.

For more information and to register, contact Laura D’Angelo at 828-242-9914 or

Innovative Approaches PAC

The Innovative Approaches (IA) Parent Advisory Council(/Circle of Parents is a diverse group of parents and caregivers (including grandparents raising grandchildren, other kinship care providers, foster parents, etc.) of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
We meet on the first and third Mondays of each month via ZOOM, 5:30-6:30pm
Contact:  Becki 828-698-0674 or

Click to download the Innovative Approaches PAC flier.




For more information, please contact:

Becki Woolf
Parent Group Coordinator
(828) 698-0674 Ext. 172

Linda Block
Parent Group Leader
(828) 698–0674 Ext. 153

Program funded by NC Department of Health & Human Services – Division of Social Services

Circle of Parents is a national network of mutual support and self-help programs in partnership with communities.

The Children & Family Resource Center is one of the organizations that is supported by the NC Children’s Trust Fund (NC CTF) to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.  The NC CTF is funded by a portion of marriage license fees, donations, and a portion of the sale of Kids First license plates.  Get your Kids First license plate today!