Welcome to our Resource store, where you can find helpful materials for Cafés and other trainings.
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Living the Protective Factors Resources
The protective factors are like fitness equipment to strengthen whatever is weak in your family. They are versatile tools to fix whatever is broken. They can also be powerful medicine to heal whatever is sick.
These resources will assist you in bringing the protective factors into your home and strengthening your family. Protective Factors are the key—intending to build the protective factors in your home is the first step toward building the family of your dreams.
This book offers 57 ways for parents to live the protective factors. There are descriptions, questions for reflection and discussion, and activities. These ways spark creativity, are food for thought, and a source of guidance and support when we’re feeling stuck as parents.
Parent Café Resources
Our Parent Café in a Box, A More Perfect Union Parent Café in a Box, and Dads Parent Café in a Box are the perfect tools for reinforcing Parent Café training and a great start for anyone who wants to start implementing the Parent Café process.
The colorful decks of cards ask questions ranging from, “What do you do when you don’t understand what’s going on with your child?” to “How do you stretch a dollar to make it last?” There are hundreds of questions, and they all fit into the five protective factors that help strengthen families. Every time you have a conversation, it’s different. And every time, you learn, grow, and get to the heart of the matter with conversations that mean something for you and your family.
REVISED AND EXPANDED! PREORDER NOW
The first edition of Parent Café in a Box is sold out. Our new revised and expanded deck, with over 300 bilingual (English/Spanish) questions focusing on the 5 protective factors, is available now for preorder. Orders will ship the first week in June. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Parent Café in a Box is a portable, easy-to-use resource to support your local parent engagement efforts.
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A More Perfect Union Parent Café in a Box contains over 300 bilingual (English/Spanish) questions, organized by the 5 protective factors, that allow parents to explore the broader context for parenting in a complicated and often unjust world. These questions can be used by themselves or used along with our standard Parent Café in a Box.
The deck is available now for preorder. Orders will ship mid-June. Email email@example.com for additional information.
Fresh, fun and engaging, Vitality Cafés help people reflect on their well-being and make changes to improve their lives. These conversations transform well-being from a personal struggle to a community-based journey.
Our latest addition to the Café toolkit is based on the realization that a strong family is a healthy family. Each Vitality Café in a Box includes a full deck of bilingual (English/Spanish) question cards with over 200 questions that focus on the six Vitality Domains, as well as a link to an online Café guide.
This set of six 11x17 posters focuses each of the Vitality Domains: physical, mental, spiritual, financial, environmental, and social. Perfect for decorating an office, gathering room, or Vitality Café!
#WoWTalk (Words of Wisdom) Café in a Box (designed for child welfare-involved youth and young adults) generates powerful conversations that empower, inform, and energize youth about their journeys to adulthood. Each #WoWTalk Café in a Box includes a full deck of large-size question cards (English) with over 200 questions that build Protective and Promotive Factors.
Are you looking for a way to engage youth? #WoWTalk (Words of Wisdom) Cafés promote strong, lasting relationships among youth and young adults while building YouthThrive Protective and Promotive Factors. These Cafés can be tailored for different audiences: Youth and Young Adults in Care, Teen Parents, and Youth and Young Adults.
Resources for Child Welfare-Involved Parents
Written by former birth parents who had their kids taken away by the child welfare system...and got them back, thereby “successfully reunifying.” These guides share a perspective of understanding about where parents are and some of the challenges that lie ahead.
This booklet provides child welfare-involved parents with a strategy, clear information to support that strategy, and emotional and spiritual support to bring their children home. With attention-grabbing and inspiring photos and quotations throughout, it’s designed to go wherever you go.
Once a parent makes it through the process of getting their kids back, they face the reality that the journey is not over. The next six months feel like living in a glass house. This guide assists newly reunified families with navigating life after the return home.