Each Parenting Journey Facilitator Training program involves five days of intensive experiential training, during which participants fully engage in our curriculum. By the end of the training, participants will be prepared to facilitate Parenting Journey at their home organizations.
Parenting Journey Facilitator Trainings
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Parenting Journey offers immersive 5-day facilitator trainings for professionals interested in implementing Parenting Journey programs at their agency. 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.
Trainees are given a toolkit that includes: the curriculum for each session, background information on starting a new group, facilitation tips, and unique props.
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Training Locations: Somerville, MA; Manhattan, NY; onsite training upon request.
Parenting Journey regularly offers trainings at our offices in Somerville, MA and New York, NY.
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.
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.View Upcoming Training Dates
Who Benefits from Our Training
Parenting Journey Facilitator Training can benefit professionals in a wide variety of service agencies, including:
- Family service programs
- Foster care programs
- Community centers
- Neighborhood development agencies
- Human service agencies
- Churches and other religious centers
- Mental health clinics
- Public housing agencies
- Medical organizations
Parenting Journey has been replicated at nearly 500 locations across Massachusetts, New York, and the United States.Replication Sites
Click here to read about one facilitator’s experience running Parenting Journey I.
““I believe in Parenting Journey and the curriculum: what it offers and what it can do for families, moms, and dads.” – Michelle Gibbs at House of His CreationFacilitator Testimonials