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
Parenting Journey I | Parenting Journey II | Parenting Journey for Fathers | Parenting in America | Parenting Journey in Recovery
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.
Sample Curricula for Parenting Journey Facilitator Trainings
Parenting Journey is currently offering facilitator training for the following curricula:
Parenting Journey I
This 12-session, introductory curriculum is designed to help parents increase their self-care practices, raise awareness of past and present factors that influence their parenting styles, enhance their parenting skills, and utilize their strengths to support their children and build nurturing family relationships. This program focuses on adult development and the emotional understanding of their role as a parent, thus filling a void created by traditional parenting classes which often focus on child development and disciplinary techniques.
Parenting Journey II
This 12-session program offers parents an opportunity to utilize the skills and new insights they gained in Parenting Journey I. As the journey continues, parents re-direct their focus away from their past experiences of being parented and begin to examine their lives in the “here and now.” This includes identifying self-sabotaging behavior and proactively setting goals and making plans for themselves and their family’s future. At the end of Parenting Journey II, parents leave with a clear plan that includes the steps necessary to reach their personal goals.
Parenting in America
Parenting in America is a 12-session curriculum in which Haitian and Latino parents respectively share their immigration experiences, honor their cultural strengths, and use new strategies to confront the challenges of adapting to life in the United States and raising children in between two cultures. The curriculum addresses such topics as the balance of power in the family; learning to navigate systems and connect with resources that are important to, or can improve, their lives; and staying healthy in a stressful environment.
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Parenting Journey in Recovery
This 14-session program is designed to empower parents and caregivers who have a history of addiction and who want to spur confidence and optimism in a successful recovery, improve parenting skills, and set goals for the future. This includes identifying behaviors related to addiction and creating a new path that involves personal recovery, accountability, positive actions, and hard work.
Program Descriptions for Parents
Current Parenting Journey Program Offerings
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