To strengthen parenting
& to prevent child abuse.
All children are nurtured.
"Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, donors, and supporters of the work The Parenting Network has done over the years. You have helped us support parents and their families so they can raise successful children which in turn makes our community stronger and healthier.
WE VALUE CHILDREN
WE VALUE STRONG FAMILIES
WE VALUE A SAFE AND CARING COMMUNITY
Every child deserves to live in a safe and nurturing environment. Harming a child in any way is unacceptable. We seek to raise the value society places on children, to provide support and education services to parents and caregivers and to prevent abuse and neglect so that our community's children can develop to their full potential.
We believe that family members and caregivers want to be successful in raising children. By providing families with the support, resources and information they need and want, we help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Child abuse and neglect can be prevented when we all stand together- political leaders, funders, institutions and individuals - in support of families. When family members and caregivers have the capacity to care for and nurture their children, abuse and neglect can be prevented.
TPN joins other non-profit leaders who have pledged to work together to drive change in the community regarding race, equity and justice.
The original organization was established as a project of the Junior League of Milwaukee.
The project incorporated as Parents Anonymous. The organization expanded to meet a growing need and included the Parent Helpline (formerly called the Parent Stressline), peer support groups and home visiting services.
The Parents Anonymous name was changed to The Parenting Network to reflect the value of collaborative relationships as well as a committment to strength-based, positive connections to families and to parent leadership.
The Parenting Network is always growing and changing to meet the needs of the community and reflect the times. TPN's logo and website has evolved, taking on a contemporary look and feel, however, our core mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse remains at the heart of our mission.
Meet Our Board
Board members are volunteers who are committed to the mission of the organization, devote professional and personal skills to strengthen the agency, are involved actively with fund development and serve on at least one committee: Executive Committee, Marketing Committee, and Fund Development/Events, or participate on an Ad Hoc project committee.
Kristin Carlson, Co-President
Certified Business Coach
Robert Krieghoff, Co-President
Weigel Broadcasting Company
Bob McCormick, Treasurer
Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office
Advocate Aurora Health Care
Robyn Spiering, MRA
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families