Circle of Parents®️
FamilyWise partners with communities to offer facilitated support groups for parents and children throughout the state. At group sessions, parents support each other and develop leadership skills that transfer to their families and communities. Participants meet in a supportive environment to share their concerns and frustrations, and to identify and commit to their own personal parenting goals. Participants are guided by volunteer facilitators that are trained by FamilyWise staff.
This initiative provides education, works with communities, and trains and supports a network of presenters, using the ACE Interface curriculum. The focus is to raise awareness about how adversity impacts the development and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The initiative shares neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs and resilience (NEAR) research to catalyze individual and community-driven actions that foster understanding, hope and healing.
Tribal NEAR Communities
This project broadens understanding of trauma — Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), historical trauma, and the impact of colonization — and its relationship to individual and community health and wellbeing in tribal communities. The project builds the knowledge, skills, and confidence of community members around neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs and resilience (NEAR) research and holistic health topics to strengthen the self-efficacy of tribal communities in creating healing systems.
More Resilient Minnesota
More Resilient Minnesota seeks to improve the health and resilience of current and future generations. Resilience includes individuals’ inherent strengths and nurtured capacities as well as the resources and supports of their families, communities, and cultures.