Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE / PLEASE COME:  May 15, 2017, 3-5:00pm

Parents Forum is pleased to announce a celebration of 25th anniversary, on Monday, May 15th, of International Day of Families, to feature a workshop “Spotlight on Conversation”* and a talk by Rev. Liz Walker, former WBZ television anchor, now pastor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church. Rev. Walker will speak on the theme of International Day of Families: “Families, Education and Wellbeing”.

The 3:00 to 5:00 pm event is cosponsored by Africans in Boston and will be held at The Porter Square Hotel, 1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Tickets are $25 in advance via Eventbrite.

To register go to Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2ogng0z.

For more information, please contact info@parentsforum.org or call 617-864-3802.

Venue: Porter Square Hotel, 1924 Mass. Ave. Cambridge MA 02140

Past Events

April 4, 2017, 1:15 – 2:30pm

United Nations Conference “Intergenerational relations in an ageing worldhttp://bit.ly/2nJNHZc organized by the Permanent Mission of Hungary and IFFD.org at the 50th session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York , NY

Speaker: Eve Sullivan

Topic: “Parenting education: cornerstone of intergenerational solidarity”

We are waving the flag for parent peer support nonstop!

Many thanks to Ms. Katalin Bogyay, Ignacio Socías, Bahira Sherif Trask, Esuna Dugarova, Donna Butts, Alex Vazquez!

February 14, 2017

Love is actually * not * all you need! / Communications skills are essential

HealthWorks, Porter Square, Cambridge, Mass.

Lobby table with program information and survey on parents’ preferences regarding education and support

Spotlight on Conversation

Come hear about how to have effective and productive conversations!

We will meet in room 1-132 at MIT. Join us, share your ideas while enjoying pizza and beverages.

When: January 22, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: MIT 1-132

Registration: Open Attendance

Spotlight on Conversation

Come hear about new developments in Parents Forum offerings!

We will meet in the Michaels Store classroom. Look for the store entrance between Tags and Star Market, in the Porter Square Shopping Center (on the RedLine T).

When: September 12, 2016 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Michaels Arts and Crafts Store, 37 White Street, Cambridge, MA, 02140

Registration: Open Attendance

 Beyond The Lock-Down: Social-Emotional Learning, School Safety and School/Community Culture

This promises to be a very rich discussion. The Wednesday, June 12, conference details, on the Social Emotional Learning for Massachusetts (SAM) site: http://www.sel4mass.org, include this background . . .

Educators are expected to keep students safe while maintaining challenging student environments. The call for safety often translates into additional hardware and protocols, but this fails to address the core issue: How to educate the whole child in a safe, inclusive culture, with limited resourcs and a multitude of competing initiatives. Social-Emotional Learning is an essential and invaluable contributor to a safe, inclusive school culture.

. . . and parents are key participants in these conversations.

NOTE ADDED: Registration filled up in just a few days, but you can sign up for the SAM mailing list, join SAM and stay informed of activities in this important effort at http://www.sel4mass.org .

When: June 12, 2013 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482

Registration: Registration Required (Sign-up via site)

 How to Tell Somebody Something They’d Rather Not Hear

Come share your strength and learn ‘How to Tell Something They’d Rather Not Hear.’
• $20 donation -sliding scale- requested for students, parents, other caregivers, and volunteers
• $30 for professionals.
Take Green Line C & Bus #65.
Space is limited: please reply to info@parentsforum.org. Tel: 617-253-7182.
If you can, come at 10:30 for a cup of coffee!

When: January 29, 2011 8:00am – 11:30am

Location: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1581 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA, 02446

Registration: Registration Required. Contact Parents Forum.



  • June 5, 2006The Drum Beat, an online publication of The Communications Initiative, published “Listening to Parents” by Eve Sullivan (PARENTS FORUM) and Jamesa Wagwau (New Vision Uganda).From the article . . . “Parenting is fundamentally an emotional task, carried out by human beings who were also parented. We believe that viewing emotional awareness as the […]