Parent Support Group Programs
The following programs and resources provide information on starting a parent support group. Use program websites to find local groups.
Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Children's Bureau (2003)
Identifies best practices in the field of child abuse prevention. Provides an overview of child abuse prevention and describes each of the selected programs.
Circle of Parents®
A collaboration of Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Family Support Roundtable, Circle of Parents offers parent self-help support groups to anyone in a parenting role.
The Circle of Parents Program: Increasing Social Support for Parents and Caregivers (PDF - 93 KB)
North Carolina Medical Journal, 66(5), 2005
Describes strategies of a parenting support program that provides weekly group meetings for parents, and shares findings on program effectiveness.
National Parent Helpline "Find Support"
National Parent Helpline
Provides links to support services by topic and child's age. The site also provides resources that are for individual States, in printable formats, and in Spanish.
Parents Anonymous is an international network of accredited organizations that implement community-based, weekly, free-of-charge Parents Anonymous® Groups for parents and other caregivers.
ZERO TO THREE®
The mission of ZERO TO THREE, a national, nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization, is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families by informing, educating, and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.