A Parent Wellness Circle is a group of parents that come together for six weeks under the leadership of a facilitator trained in the Parent Wellness Circle Program.  During the six weeks parents assess their own wellness and that of their family, decide what area of wellness they would like to pay more attention to, and share and support each other in making positive changes. Parents feel empowered and supportive friendships are formed.

If you would like to support parents by leading a Parent Wellness Circle in your community, join us for an upcoming training.  We offer one day trainings that focus just on our Parent Wellness Compass Program as well as two day trainings that provide additional training for our Teen Compass Wellness Program. See the schedule below for upcoming trainings.

Most of us are familiar with the African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We also believe that it, “It takes a village to support a parent.” A Parent Wellness Circle provides a village of support for parents as they come together to be more intentional parents.

In a training, facilitators are taught the coaching skills needed to effectively lead a Parent Wellness Circle using the foundational concepts of Motivational Interviewing.  They will also study in depth the six parenting lessons that are covered in the sessions, and will learn how to coach participants into creating realistic and helpful NEXT Steps.

Upcoming Trainings:

Friday, July 20, 2018

Parent and Teen Wellness Circle training in Milwaukee, WI (9:00 am-4:00 pm) at Aurora Family Service (3200 W. Highland Blvd.) Please contact Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org to register for this event. The fee for this event is $35 which includes lunch and training materials for the day. If you have other general questions please contact Holly Stoner at Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org. This training is limited to 25 people, first come first serve basis. Please register by Friday, July 13th.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Parent and Teen Wellness Circle training in Madison, WI (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at The Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St). Please contact Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org to register for this event. The fee for this event is $35 which includes lunch and training materials for the day. If you have other general questions please contact Holly Stoner at Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org. This training is limited to 20 people, first come first serve basis. Please register by Friday, October 5th.

Friday, November 2, 2018 – SOLD OUT

Parent and Teen Wellness Circle training in Glendale, WI (9:00 am-4:00 pm) at Samaritan Family Wellness (500 W. Silver Spring Dr. Suite K270). Please contact Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org to register for this event. The fee for this event is $35 which includes lunch and training materials for the day. If you have other general questions please contact Holly Stoner at Holly@samaritanfamilywellness.org. This training is limited to 10 people, first come first serve basis. Please register by Friday, October 26th.

Host a Training in Your Area

Holly and Scott Stoner can come to your area and lead a one day facilitator training for the Parent Wellness Compass Coaching Program, or a two day training to also includes the Teen Wellness Program.  Organizations can partner together to create a training. These local trainings are ideal for YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs, schools, churches, synagogues, other faith communities, and any organizations that wants to enhance its capacity to provide a “village” for parents and families. Because this work is underwritten by the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation, costs for an onsite training are very reasonable.

Contact Us

Please contact either Scott Stoner at scott@SamaritanFamilyWellness.org, or  Edith Lipscomb, the Director of Operations and Trainings for the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation, with any questions. You can contact Edith at edith@SamaritanFamilyWellness.org.

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