Earn Continuing Education Credits & Learn How Parenting Journey’s Curriculum Can Enhance Your Services!
Spaces are filling up quickly in our winter training series , which offers human service professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and perspective through proven, strength-based, trauma-informed, and two-generational approaches to partnering with parents as they identify their inner strengths and nurture resilient families.
The Parenting Journey model is recognized by state and private agencies as an effective program for engaging parents who have experienced stressful or traumatic events and for parents who are seeking community, support, and guidance on how to be more effective parents.
Licensed social workers can earn 27.5 CE contact hours by completing Parenting Journey I and 22 CE contact hours for Parenting Journey II. We are recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education (#SW-0223).
Parenting Journey programs are designed to help mothers, fathers, and caregivers increase their confidence and resilience while laying the groundwork for strong family relationships. The group facilitator is both counselor and educator, and he or she establishes a safe atmosphere with supportive limits in which parents can express themselves and integrate their emotional experiences with their cognitive understanding.
- Parenting Journey II, Dec. 10 – 14, 2018
- Parenting Journey I, Jan. 7 – 11, 2019
- Parenting Journey I, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019
- Parenting Journey Fathers, Feb. 11 – 15, 2019
Through hands-on activities, active engagement, and self-reflection, participants will master the experiential Parenting Journey curriculum as well as group management and facilitation techniques. This immersion model guarantees that trainees have a strong understanding of how their parent populations might experience the program, and are themselves changed by the reflection and community building that takes place.
Our easy-to-follow curricula, developed over nearly three decades, provides step-by-step guidance for the program’s agenda, goals, guiding questions, and activities. The facilitator training provides opportunities for participants to facilitate sections of the curriculum and to receive constructive feedback from the trainer and other training participants. By the end of the facilitator training program, participants will be fully prepared to return to their organization and begin conducting a Parenting Journey program with the parents and caregivers they support.
Training Toolkit (included): the curriculum for each session, background information on starting a new group, facilitation tips, and unique props.
Duration: 5 days, 6 hours a day
Fee: $800 per person, 5% discount for 3 or more people from the same organization. This fee structure pertains to trainings in Somerville and New York City. Onsite training fees vary by location. Contact Lydia Carbone to learn more.
Fee includes five-day training with meals, group curriculum, session-by-session fidelity checklist, technical support for one year. For further details about training fees, click here.
Parenting Journey’s work is inspired by the belief that strong families are the foundation of vibrant healthy communities and the catalyst to ignite social change. The organization is dedicated to providing programs that uplift parents and caregivers and strengthen families and communities, advocating for equitable family policies, and disrupting the social narrative around parenting in high-poverty communities.