We are committed to having transformative conversations, whether on a webinar or in a training. Join us at one of the opportunities below.



Our Parent Café Success Exchange Webinars are an opportunity for members of our Be Strong Families Café Community of Practice to come together to learn from each other and continue improving their skills and building their Café efforts. We introduce you to our latest Café resources, bring guest speakers to provide perspective on tricky topics, and invite Community of Practice members to share their stories.


Diversity in Cafés

June 28, 2019

1:30-2:30pm Central

Join us for the best ways to have successful Cafés with diverse populations.

Click here to register.


Trainings, Events, and Conferences

We would love to see you in person at one of our upcoming events. We host Training Institutes, organize Art and Activism Events, and present at conferences across the country.


Living the Protective Factors Training

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
1240 S. Damen
Chicago, IL 60608

JUNE 6, 2019
9:00AM-5:00pm Central

This full-day workshop gives participants the opportunity to “test-drive” the five research-based Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors that are proven to keep children safe and families strong. Highly interactive, fun, and informative- the workshop begins with understanding the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and presents the protective factors as a concrete way to mitigate the long-term impact of trauma.

Cost: $150. Includes morning refreshments, lunch, and a copy of Living the Protective Factors: How We Keep Our Children Safe and Families Strong.

Click here to register.

Trauma Stewardship Training

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
1240 S. Damen
Chicago, IL 60608

JUNE 12, 2019
9:00AM-5:00pm Central

Youth and parent engagement is about creating a collaborative relationship. Often, while building collaborative relationships with youths and adults, we find ourselves as stewards of other people’s trauma and of our own. Part of this trauma stewardship involves being attentive to and minding our own relationship to the work. This training builds on the concept of Trauma Stewardship as advanced by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky in Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and introduces those in the helping professions to the impacts of trauma on those who assist and witness.

Cost: $150. Includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Click here to register.

Parent Café Team Training

Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families
65 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402

June 20-21, 2019
9:00AM-5:00pm PACIFIC

This two-day workshop will prepare your team of 4 to 6 individuals (ideally a mix of staff and parent/community leaders you partner with) to effectively host the internationally-recognized Be Strong Families Parent Cafés with fidelity to the model that educates individuals on the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors while building them.

Registration includes: light breakfast, lunch, and a Parent Café Training Institute Participant’s Manual. Each agency registered will also receive one Parent Café In A Box or one Dads Café in a Box.

Cost: $625 per person – minimum team of 4 ($2,500). Teams can add an additional two (2) participants for $25 per person (max 6 per team).

Click here to register.