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Strengthening Families Maryland Parent Cafés

I love Strengthening Families as an approach to preventing child maltreatment and building strong families. It’s easy and it works! We spread the word about Strengthening Families through Parent Cafés. Since we began offering Parent Cafés, Maryland Family Network, the state’s Strengthening Families lead agency, trained many Parent Café facilitators who, in turn, offered cafés to hundreds of families. Hats off to our director of family support training, Gail Guillard, who is in charge at MFN of all-things Strengthening Families. She’s a great trainer herself, and she has given hundreds of others the skills to spread the word and make a difference for children and their families.  

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