Call groups for this course commence several times a year – generally in January, March June, and August/September.
Learn valuable new skills for supporting parents and children, consistent with the latest developmental neuroscience research. Join the eight-week intensive course in Parenting by Connection offered by Hand in Hand Parenting.
Designed for professionals who work with parents & children – psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, and parent and family outreach/support workers.
Parent-child connectedness is increasingly the focus of parenting programs. Parenting by Connection offers the “how to” – practical tools that parents and caregivers can use to strengthen and repair their relationships within and around their families. It shows parents how to build emotional safety with their children. From that base, the approach puts limit setting in the centre as a key tool for connection and change. We also offer parents practical, sustainable and affordable ways to get the emotional support they need in order to parent the way they really want to. You can learn more about Parenting by Connection here.
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE?
- Expertise in the Parenting by Connection approach. You will practice the Listening Tools in your own family and in your professional practice.
- Discussion of developmental theory and neuroscience research supporting Parenting by Connection, with a focus on practical and experiential application.
- Guidance on using these practices both in your family and with your clients.
- Opportunities to share your own experience.
The course is delivered by on-line classroom (open now) and small group conference calls involving a total weekly commitment of between 4-6 hours. This includes watching recorded classes (accessed at any time convenient to you) & joining a weekly call (of up to 2 hours duration) to discuss the class materials, readings & what you are learning from using the approach at home & at work.
Maya Coleman, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She works with families of children who have had challenging early experiences including pre-term birth, perinatal complications, early illness and medical treatment, developmental challenges, and attachment disruptions. She works with families formed in a variety of ways including through adoption, foster care, and kinship care, and is herself an adoptive parent of a 7-year-old girl. Her clinical training was heavily focussed on trauma treatment and she has a background in Special Education and Learning Disabilities and supports parents as they navigate accessing early intervention resources for their children. You can learn more about her HERE.
Robin Setchko is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working in California. She is the parent of two young adult children, a daughter and a son, and owned and directed a children’s summer camp for 9 years. Training with Hand in Hand since 2008, she has fine-tuned the practice of keeping connection strong and healthy, and repairing it when it has broken, and her depth of experience is impressive. Robin ran the in-person classes for the Professional’s Intensive in 2013 and joined Maya to facilitate the Intensive in 2014. You can find out more HERE.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? You can listen to a recording of a Teleseminar “How Professionals are Using Parenting by Connection in their Practice” HERE
For further information, you could contact:
Hand in Hand Program Manager: program “at” handinhandparenting “dot” org
Maya Coleman at <mayacoleman”at”comcast “dot”net>, and
Robin Setchko at <rsetchko”at”sonic”dot”net>
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You are also welcome to contact me if you would like more information about Parenting by Connection and Hand in Hand Parenting. Contact details HERE.