Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment facilitated by trained facilitators, but led by parents and other caregivers.  It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.  It’s a place where they can find and share support.

Online Class

DCCTF is the designated Washington, DC affiliate of the Circle of Parents
national network. The Circle of Parents is a national organization that
promotes mutual support and parent leadership in order to build and support
strong, safe families. Click here to view current parent support groups and
children & youth groups.


DC Parents includes weekly support groups for Adults and other
Caregivers and specialized Children & Youth Groups established on the
principles of Trust, Reciprocity, and Parent Leadership that reduce the risk of
child maltreatment and increase the five protective factors that strengthen
families; parental resilience, parents’ knowledge of parenting and child
development, social connections of families, concrete support for families in
times of need, and the social emotional development of children.