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Parent Engagement Workshops

 

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Customized Art of Parent Engagement Workshop

4 hours (Half-Day)

Providers only

Effective work with families depends on staff’s ability to engage and partner with them. Utilizing an extended role-play format, this experiential workshop for professionals assists practitioners with developing empathy for their clients and in-depth understanding of the challenges they face. It encourages self-reflection as a foundation for strengthening their parent engagement skills. Be Strong Families works with practitioners to customize this workshop for their program’s needs and the specific situations of their clients.


Building Strong Relationships with Families

8 hours (Full-day)

Providers only

This hands-on, activity-based, experiential work- shop builds family-serving staff members’ parent- engagement skills. Participants also increase their understanding of how their personal attitudes and professional practices contribute to or undermine positive partnerships with parents. Promoting positive outcomes for children is best achieved when the whole family is accepted and supported in an approach that strengthens the family.

Recognizing the parent-child bond as the first, most important relationship in a child’s life, it is important to have strong, positive relationships with the whole family-including fathers. Having such relationships allows for programs to implement programs that value principles of family-centered practice. This training promotes awareness of the importance of developing skills in building relationships with families through a variety of reflective and interactive activities.


Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Family Stress

4 hours (Half-Day)

Providers only

Responding to signs of child abuse and neglect is crucial-but research now allows us to start earlier in keeping children safe and families strong. By recognizing and responding to early signs of stress, family-serving staff can assist families with getting the support they need to promote the health and well-being of their family and prevent abuse and neglect. This training will help participants get in touch with their own stress and help them recognize early signs of family stress.


Communicating with Families

4 hours (Half-Day)

Providers only
Available in English & Spanish

Being able to recognize when a family needs support is important, but whether they get what they need is often impacted by how we, as service providers, communicate with them. This interactive workshop assists participants with understanding why certain conversations are difficult and how they could become less so. Participants will practice effective communication skills and develop action plans for implementing them with parents. 


Relationship Based Practice and Making Effective Referrals

8 hours (Full-Day)

Providers only

Everybody needs help sometimes and when the right assistance comes at the right time, it can be lifesaving. This workshop teaches participants how to implement a client-driven, partnership-based approach to Information & Referral Services (I&R) where the focus is on building parents’ skills to research and access services as they both build their knowledge of what's available in the community.