Family Program

In an effort to mentor the nonviolent leadership of the future, The Metta Center for Nonviolence is piloting a Family Program at our new office at 205 Keller (suite 202D).

When: SECOND TUESDAY of the month, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Children will join a peace circle, with a story, snack, song, and creative activity/craft.

Grown-ups are invited to join a parents circle to talk parenting, find inspiration and creative ideas for tough situations, and learn skills of Nonviolent Communication that can be used in all departments of life.

The children’s circle will be facilitated by Stephanie Van Hook, Executive Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Assistant Teacher at Red Barn Montessori, creator of Parent Power Podcast, and author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children.

The parents’ circle will be facilitated by Lou Zweier, a long time practitioner and teacher of nonviolent communication and conflict resolution skills.  He has been married for 35 years and has two adult children.

We warmly welcome you to stop by.

Please send a note to Stephanie at, or call 707-774-6299. That way we will prepare enough materials.