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Circle of Parents groups are for parents who are experiencing stress in raising their children and want the support of other parents who are experiencing similar issues. This program is proven effective in helping to strengthen family relationships and improving positive parenting skills. Parents feel less alone. They gain a better understanding of themselves and their children, learn about child development, and ways to deal with anger and crisis situations.

Circle of Parents and Grandparent/Kinship Support Groups are offered free of charge. Groups are led by led by a trained volunteer facilitators or parent leaders. However, self-help is the guiding force behind the groups. Information shared in the meeting is confidential unless a child is in danger.

To join a group contact KCSL at 877-530-5275 (toll free) or email Michelle Jordan.

Groups and Activities

North Central
Northern Central
South Central
South Central Region
Western


North Central
Title:  Kansas City/ Wyandotte
Facilitator:  Dana Book
Sponsors:  The Family Conservancy

Where:  Juniper Gardens
Address:  2003 N. 2nd Street Kansas City, KS
Phone:  785-274-3100ext.1448
Day(s):  Last Friday of the Month
Time(s):  1:00pm-3:00pm
Meets:  Every Month
Focus:  Fatherhood
Email:   dbook@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: 
Special Information:  Effective Parenting Skills, Information on Community Resources



Northern Central
Title:  Topeka/Shawnee
Facilitator:  Dana Book
Sponsors:  Kansas Children's Service League

Where:  St. Davids Episcopal Church
Address:  3916 SW 17th St
Phone:  785-274-3100ext.1448
Day(s):  Thursdays
Time(s):  3:30pm-5:00pm
Meets:  Year Round
Focus:  Parenting
Email:   dbook@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Positive Parenting and Healthy Relationships
Special Information:  Information on Effective Parenting



Northern Central
Title:  Topeka/Shawnee
Facilitator:  Gwen Elliot
Sponsors:  Topeka Public Schools

Where:  Quinton Heights
Address:  2331 SW Topeka Blvd.
Phone:  785-274-3100ext.1448
Day(s):  Fridays
Time(s):  3:30-5:00PM
Meets:  When School Is in Session (September-May)
Focus:  Parenting
Email:   dbook@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Guest Speakers on Parenting Issues, Parenting Skills, Healthy Relationships
Special Information:  Effective Parenting Skills, Developing Healthy Relationships and Conneciton to Community Resources



South Central
Title:  Wichita/Sedgwick
Facilitator:  William Eckels
Sponsors:  KCSL

Where:  KCSL
Address:  1365 North Custer
Phone:  316-942-4261 x 1313
Day(s):  4th Monday, can vary
Time(s):  5:30-6:45PM
Meets:  Year Round
Focus:  Fatherhood
Email:   mjordan@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: The Importance of Fatherhood
Special Information:  Effective Father/Parenting Skills and The Role of the Father in Their Child's Life



South Central Region
Title:  Wichita/Sedgwick
Facilitator:  Ana Rodriguez
Sponsors:  Miracles House, Inc.

Where:  Miracles House, Inc
Address:  1250 N. Market
Phone:  316-942-4261 ex.1328
Day(s):  Tuesdays
Time(s):  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meets:  Year-Round
Focus:  Mothers Recovering From Substance Use (Closed to Public)
Email:   arodriguez@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Special Workshops on Parenting, Self - Development and Developing Healthly Reslationships
Special Information:  Effective recovery skills and parent education



South Central Region
Title:  Wichita/Sedgwick
Facilitator:  Tracy Lusher
Sponsors:  Kansas Children's Service League

Where:  Kansas Children's Service League
Address:  1365 N. Custer
Phone:  316-942-4261ext.1328
Day(s):  3rd Monday of the Month
Time(s):  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meets:  Year Round
Focus:  Parents of Children with Special Needs
Email:   arodriguez@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Parenting Skills, Healthy Relationships, Information of Children with Special Needs
Special Information:  Guest Speakers, Effective Parenting skills, Developing Healthy Relationships and Connection to Community Resources



Western
Title:  Dodge City/ Ford
Facilitator:  Virginia Sumaya
Sponsors:  Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral

Where:  Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral
Address:  805 Avenue H
Phone:  620-682-0455
Day(s):  Mondays
Time(s):  5:30pm-6:45pm
Meets:  September through May
Focus:  Parenting (Led in Spanish)
Email:   mjordan@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Parenting Skills and Healthy Relationships,
Special Information:  Guest Speakers on Mother Topics, Community Resources



Western
Title:  Dodge City/Ford
Facilitator:  Virginia Sumaya
Sponsors:  Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral

Where:  Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral
Address:  805 Avenue H
Phone:  620-682-0455
Day(s):  Mondays
Time(s):  7:00-8:30PM
Meets:  September-May
Focus:  Parenting (English/Spanish)
Email:   mjordan@kcsl.org

Guest Speakers or Special Topic: Various Topics
Special Information:  




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