Parenting Now offers a robust variety of 90-minute workshops (only $35 each) to support your professional development. These highly interactive workshops provide opportunities to engage and converse with other Parenting Educators, as well as learn foundational Parenting Educator skills.
Self-Care for Parenting Educators
January 31, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
Participants in this training will connect with others and consider the importance of our own self-care, why we need it, and how it impacts our work with families. Elements of job stress and strategies to sustain ourselves—both personally and professionally—will be explored.
The Power of Stories: Using Books to Understand and Heal
February 28, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
This workshop will dive into the role books can play in helping to navigate common struggles children and parents face. We’ll explore the role of bibliotherapy in the home setting, identify common parenting struggles, and discuss specific literature related to these struggles.
Beyond the Lecture: Applying the Principles of Adult Learning to Our Work with Parents
March 28, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
The temptation to lecture to parents is great. Yet, despite how many times well-intentioned parenting educators tell parents what to do, parents' behavior does not change. In fact, parents may even start dropping out of our groups or canceling home visits.
Join us to review the principles of adult learning theory, and share with other Parenting Educators your most effective ways to engage parents in their learning.
Establishing Boundaries as a Parenting Educator
April 25, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
Establishing boundaries in the work of parent education is essential. This workshop explains the importance of this and provides practical strategies for creating healthy boundaries and honoring the needs of others.
Calm in the Chaos: Emotional Regulation Tools for Use With Families
May 30, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
An understanding of the relationship between emotional regulation, or managing responses to situations and emotions that can produce negative responses, and positive child development. Successful implementation of this workshop will help parenting educators to reflect on how they can support youth’s emotion regulation to strengthen the program overall.
Participants will examine and reflect on their own emotional regulation strategies with the goal of better assisting the families they serve. We will focus on concrete strategies that we can utilize both personally and professionally.
Creating a Supportive Culture for Parenting Educators
June 27, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
Based on more than 40 years of experience effectively supporting Parenting Educators in the work they do, this workshop will outline effective components that Parenting Now put in place to create this high level of quality work environment.
Brain Basics: Promoting Optimal Development through Positive Caregiving Interactions
July 25, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
This workshop provides professionals with the basics of brain development (conception-5 years), as well as practical, brain-based strategies for working with parents and caregivers.
Understanding the Role of Temperament in the Home
August 29, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
This workshop seeks to define temperament, explain the origins, describe the styles, and provide ways to use this information practically in the work of parenting education.
Everyone Belongs: Cultivating Inclusive Practices and Equity in Parenting Education
September 26, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
We all share the human need to feel connected to others and enjoy a sense of belonging. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these can be applied to parenting education groups.
Helping Parents Move Beyond Their Own ACEs
October 31, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
Understanding what happens in the brain at a foundational level as a result of trauma, and strategies we can use to build capacity for supporting parents to take agency over their own choices for parenting.
What Is Your Body Telling You? Stress Awareness Practices for Parenting Educators
November 28, 11 am-12:30 pm PT via Zoom
A continuation of our "Self-Care for Educators" workshop, this session is designed to help those in the work of Parent Education tune into their body’s cues and navigate the physical, physiological, and emotional impacts of stress.