Join Us for Café Resilience

Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.

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Child abuse is a big problem in Arizona. And there is something that you can do about it. At LSS-SW, we're changing the conversation. We're focusing on resilience.

Parents who can cope with the stresses of everyday life, as well as an occasional crisis, have resilience.  Café Resilience is a way for you to build your own resilience, as well as that of others'.

Training Topics at Café Resilience will include:

  • How to break the cycle of child abuse and trauma
  • 5 factors every family needs to be successful
  • How to tell your resilience story
  • How to share this message with other adults in your community by hosting your own Café Resilience

Who should attend? Ministry team leaders, women/men's group leaders, lay leaders, clergy, office manager/administrator, and anybody who wants to support families in their communities.

You are encouraged to bring a team of 2-3 people, so that you can host your own Café Resilience in your community. Having a team and hosting a future cafe is not a requirement for attending this training. 

Please click below to register for an upcoming Resilience Café Offering: 

April 19, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Maryland, Phoenix, AZ 85015
April 21, 10:00am-3:00pm, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 N. Date Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Our goal is to reach 1,000 people in 6 months through Café Resilience. Today is the day we can make a difference in how our community overcomes adversity. 

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) Champions for Strong Family Prevention Council is funded through a contract with Arizona Department of Child Safety Prevention department. Our focus of 2018 is to provide families with opportunities to understand the power of their Resilience Story in preventing Child Abuse. Our council is made of LSS-SW employees, community agencies, parents, foster and adoptive partners and community members with a passion to build a stronger family in the North and East Maricopa County area. If you are interested in joining the council please contact jradoccia@lss-sw.org.