training topics

training topics

fatherhood

engaging dads

length: 3 hours

Research indicates that an involved, responsible father significantly benefits a child’s social, emotional, academic, and financial well-being, including children with special needs.  Yet some family support practitioners focus solely on mother and baby, even when the father can be engaged in services.  This workshop explores attitudes and behaviors that prevent best practice with fathers.  Participants will understand why more dads are not involved, discuss benefits of engaging fathers, and learn strategies to connect men with their families.

parenting as partners

length: 3 hours

Children do better in homes where parents work together. This workshop explores tools that strengthen cooperation between parents whether they are in a romantic or strictly shared parenting relationship. Using interactive exercises, participants will gain confidence to help parents build communication skills.  Attendees will learn techniques that motivate parents to work together.  Participants will also increase their awareness of how controlling behavior undermines these opportunities. Handouts that can be used with families will be distributed.

Visit our training calendar to see the upcoming training schedule or email Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan.