Family Leadership Circle: Portland, ME area

First Monday of the Month

Portland-Area, Mainers (and visitors!) are Welcome!

We invite you to join us for an in-person parenting group at Family Leadership Center HQ. Each week we will focus on one of The 4 Crucial Cs*. Together, we will transform challenges into opportunities to grow the 4Cs.


What are The 4 Crucial Cs?

Download our guide here.

*A Reference Note on The 4 Crucial Cs

Alfred Adler identified the four core needs: belong, improve, significance, encouragement. Ansbacher, H. L., & Ansbacher, R. R. 1956. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, Basic Books. New York. 

Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew translated Adler’s core needs into the Crucial Cs: Connect, Capable, Count, Courage. Bettner, B.L. & Lew, A. 1989. Raising Kids Who Can. Connexions Press. MA.

Why a Learning Community for Parents?

Research shows that adult learning happens best through conversation and experience. Exploring ideas together in a safe, connected space helps us to discover and apply new ideas and approaches. The important work of raising families is worthy of this kind of space. Together we can grow, experiment, and become the parents we want to be.

Who’s Invited?

Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors and anyone who wants to connect about raising and collectively supporting children. Family Leadership Center supports the work of raising children to grow up able to function and contribute in a meaningful way. Together, we are raising kids to one day support a strong family, community, and ultimately a thriving democracy.

Dates & Times

First Monday of the Month
7:30 – 8:30pm
May: 6
June: 3
July: 1


The Family Leadership Center Hearthroom
162 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME
Parking available on the east side of the building. Enter through the red door!

RSVPs Always Welcome

Email for more information and to secure your spot.


Out of a commitment to make this work accessible to all, these sessions will continue to be offered at no cost to participants.

You are always warmly welcome to make a donation to Family Leadership Center.