Connections Cafe 


Raising Resilience's FREE virtual parent support program brings parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers together to address priority parenting topics as we navigate the parenting journey. Registration is required for meeting access. Visit for a list of past sessions and to access our video library. 

Note About This Hybrid Session: In-person participation is limited to 50 people. You will be prompted to select your preference: attend in-person or via zoom. Once the in-person spots have been filled, we will let everyone know and other registrants may tune in live via Zoom. This session will also be recorded.

The pandemic was a call to action for many grandparents and it accelerated a shift in modern grandparenting. In acknowledgement of this shift, Raising Resilience has invited one of our favorite speakers, nationally acclaimed author and speaker, Clay Roberts, to address grandparents with an interactive FREE session on how they can use Developmental Assets to impact healthy youth development.

Referencing Search Institute's framework, Clay will offer practical strategies (including storytelling and modeling) that grandparents can easily put into action with their grandchildren.

You’ll leave this session knowing how to do the following with your grandkid(s) –

  1. Strengthen your relationship
  2. Teach them how to say “NO”
  3. Teach them how to shift peer pressure
  4. Model your decision-making process
  5. Demonstrate positive values

CONNECTIONS CAFE SESSION DATE Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 1PM 

Sign up today and encourage your fellow parents to sign up as well

Our local guest speaker CONNECTIONS CAFE sessions are free. Can you help us keep them that way? Please consider making a donation to help us keep this program going. Let's Raise Resilience together.

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This session is made possible in part by: Lorenz and Saez Real Estate Team, Realogics Sotheby's International Real Estate; Bainbridge Community Foundation; Columbia Bank; Hyla Middle and High School, Puget Sound Energy; Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Carden Country School; West Sound Academy; Be Bold Be Brave; and Kitsap Community Foundation. 




As we progress through a new program year, we invite you to make a donation to help keep this program going. Your contribution will help us reach more parents with education, resources, and connections that help families thrive. Donations help cover a portion of the cost to produce CONNECTIONS CAFE and bring nationally acclaimed speakers and documentaries. 

When parents feel supported and empowered with the tools they need to build resilience in themselves and their children, our youth can thrive, and our community can grow stronger. THANK YOU!

"Thanks so much for the conversation, the tips, the listening etc. It's great to feel this support virtually." - anonymous participant


Raising Resilience is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.