What We Do
Networking among parents and parenting educators
Parents Forum board members and volunteers take part in activities such as literacy events, crime prevention and safety fairs, and conferences on parenting and family life. We also organize Book and Toy Exchanges in our local communities to benefit other agencies serving families. Please let us know what your parent group, school group or home-schooling group is doing!
Parents Forum board members and volunteers lead workshops on the eight questions on family life that make up our Agenda. These workshops can be presented in two, three or four sessions. We also present a one-session workshop "How To Tell Somebody Something They'd Rather Not Hear" based on question three of our agenda. If you are interested in sponsoring or hosting a workshop or workshop series at your school, church, clinic, place of work or other community location, please contact us!
This is 'where the rubber hits the road'! Each of us involved in Parents Forum makes an effort to offer support -- nods and smiles, compliments and words of encouragement, a listening ear or an offer of help -- especially to parents but to others as well, as opportunities present themselves in our daily lives.
...and our handbook
Giving tangible form to our twenty-plus years of effort, Parents Forum Where the Heart Listens -third edition- chronicles the program's development and guides readers through thoughtful examination of eight original questions about family life issues. It offers suggestions for parent groups on organizing their own activities. The handbook also includes an extensive list of resources and will be useful to parents and those who work with parents, youth and elders.
...also in audio and e-format
The audiobook and ebook can be purchased through eBookit: www.ebookit.com. The print version is available through Amazon and can be ordered through other outlets, including Barnes and Noble and your local private bookseller. Ask your library to purchase a copy!