The Curriculum

About The Curriculum

Parents Forum workshops teach communications skills designed to increase participants’ emotional awareness and conflict management skills. The curriculum provides thoughtful examination of eight original questions about family life issues and is based on the book Where the Heart Listens, written by Eve Sullivan. The workshops, designed by Eve Sullivan and Christine Bates, are focused on helping participants improve their communication skills and can be held in a variety of group settings. The principles taught in the Workshops follow widely accepted principles and practices of psycho-social education.


Curriculum Materials

Curriculum materials are made available to schools, agencies and businesses that license the Parents Forum program and are then shared with workshop participants.

Tools of the Trade

“Tools of the Trade” is a handout provided to workshops participants:

Instructions for folding Tools of the Trade into a handy wallet-sized reference.







The Book

Where the Heart Listens: A handbook for parents and their allies In a global society
by Eve Sullivan

Where to Find It

Print: Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Audiobook and ebook:

Independent booksellers can order it through Ingram.

Licensee Quantity Discount: The book can also be purchased at a discount, in quantity, by community groups that license the Parents Forum curriculum.

Sample Chapters

English: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 8 | Acknowledgements

Spanish: Chapter 1

Chinese: Chapter 1

“In Where the Heart Listens Eve Sullivan offers a much needed, timely application of emotional intelligence.”

—Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence

“Where the Heart Listens is full of positive impulses, practical advice and a commitment to sound parenting.”

—Amr Ghaleb, Chief of the Family Unit of the United Nations Development Program

“The book is quite compelling, makes a good case for the Parents Forum approach and has an excellent list of resources.”

—Theda Skocpol, Harvard University Professor of Sociology and Government and author of The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy