Trainings for Parenting Educators

Parenting Now offers a variety of curricula and facilitation trainings to enhance your experience in using Parenting Now curricula and facilitating groups with parents and families. These trainings are highly-interactive and designed to enhance your skills as a Parenting Educator. Participants receive a Certificate of Participation for their portfolios.

Foundations of Facilitation

April 8-10, 2024, from
9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:00-2:00 p.m. PT

Details

Group facilitation skills are an essential competency for parenting educators. This virtual training emphasizes the importance of engaging families of all backgrounds and celebrating diversity.

In this 12-hour training, you will:

  • Understand and apply Adult Learning Principles.
  • Learn and implement a variety of facilitation skills, such as questioning and debriefing strategies and managing group dynamics.
  • Learn to maintain fidelity in program implementation.
  • Collaborate and have fun!

From Overwhelmed to Empowered: Easy Family Goal Setting Using Reachables®

Thursday, April 11, 2024, from
11 a.m - 1 p.m. PT

Details

Are you trying to set goals with families but are met with resistance, embarrassment, or overwhelm? It isn't enjoyable for anyone. This training makes goal setting achievable and teaches parenting educators and family advocates how to gently and effectively help families set goals.

This training presents a process that enlivens goal setting with families. Using Reachables®, participants will support families to identify their values and dreams for themselves, their children, and their families, and then turn them into achievable goals. 

Participants will:

  1. Learn a process to make goal setting manageable, approachable, and rewarding for families.
  2. Explore motivations for change and growth in order to support families to choose meaningful goals.
  3. Learn how to talk about goals in a way that takes the focus/pressure off the parent.
  4. Develop a strategic approach to support parents who shut down and feel patronized, controlled, and negative toward the family advocate about setting goals.

Make Parenting A Pleasure, SE

June 10-12, 2024, from
9:00-11:00 am & 12:00-2:00 pm PT

Details

Parenting education professionals will learn the best use of the Make Parenting A Pleasure®, Second Edition. This training is also applicable to Haga de la Familia un Placer®, as well as the original Make Parenting A Pleasure®, Parenting Now® the Curriculum, and Haga de la Paternidad un Placer®.

In this 12-hour training, you will:

  • Gain experience for how to facilitate parenting groups on Zoom
  • Leave with six new icebreakers!

By the end of this training, you will be more knowledgeable, confident, and skilled in delivering the curriculum.

Curricula Trainings

Make Parenting A Pleasure, Second Edition

Make Parenting A Pleasure®, Second Edition training is for parenting educators who use or plan to use the curriculum and want to increase their proficiency and understanding. This training is also applicable to Haga de la Familia un Placer®, as well as the original Make Parenting A Pleasure®, Parenting Now® the Curriculum, and Haga de la Paternidad un Placer®.

Foundations of Facilitation

This training is adapted from The Ford Family Foundation's training. Group facilitation skills are important competencies for guiding parent learning, regardless of which parenting curriculum you use. This foundational training is designed for parenting educators who implement parenting series in group settings. 

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Let Parenting Now Provide Training For Your Organization!

We can provide any of our training options specifically for your group of Parenting Educators. We can train up to 20 participants. However, we can discuss other options if you want to train more Parenting Educators. Your training experience is important to us and we will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us to tailor a training for your group. For more information, please send an email.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Trainings

No. However, it is beneficial to your overall experience of using the curriculum in your program. You may attend training at any time after purchase. Individual consultation is also available.

All trainings are currently held online on the Zoom video conference platform. Our curricula trainings are 12 hours divided into 3 days. Our workshops vary depending on the content.

Individual registration for training varies depending on the training or workshop. We can also provide any of our virtual training options specifically for your group of parenting educators. The training cost for up to 20 participants is $8,500. Additional participants are at a per-person rate and do not exceed 24 participants. The cost of curricula training for individuals is $425 for the early bird rate and $475 regular price. The cost is subject to change without notice.

Our curricula are user-friendly. Training enhances your overall experience and confidence with the curriculum but is not a requirement for conducting parenting groups.

Yes. We strive to improve our training based on feedback from our trainees, new research in the field and improvements in technology. Please join us again!

You can get a full refund if you cancel your training registration at least 30 days before the scheduled date. Just email pn@parentingnow.org to request your refund.
 

Yes! Our trainings provide you with an opportunity to build on your experiences by learning more about a specific curriculum from our experienced trainers. As developers of training, we are continually refreshing our skills so we can pass them along to you.

 

We will train up to 20 participants for the basic fee. However, we can discuss other options if you want to train more parenting educators. Your training experience is important to us and we will work with you to ensure your satisfaction.

Please check our website for dates of upcoming trainings and workshops. Would you like to receive emails from us when training opportunities are available? Click here

While the English-based training for Make Parenting A Pleasure SE is useful for Haga de la Familia un Placer SE, we are now exploring the level of interest in offering this training in Spanish. Please click here to let us know if this is something you would prefer.

Yes, you can. Just send an email to msinger@parentingnow.org, and they will assist you with the change.

Training Cancellation Policy:

 You can get a full refund if you cancel your training registration at least 30 days before the scheduled date.

Just email pn@parentingnow.org to request your refund.

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