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.
Registrations open now. Call groups start regularly, generally January, March-April, June and August/September.
WHEN DOES THE COURSE START?
WHAT IS THE PROFESSIONALS INTENSIVE?
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS COURSE?
HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED AND WHAT WILL IT INVOLVE?
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WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
The online classroom is now open – you can begin coursework at any time convenient to you. Support Calls will start regularly, and you can join one when the timing works for you.
If you cannot make those times but are interested in joining the course, I would strongly advise you to email Velma Gentzsch at <program”at”handinhandparenting”dot” org> or email the course facilitators (details below), to inquire about other possible times.
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.
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. Parenting by Connection is an attachment based, relationship focussed, trauma informed approach to parenting. You can learn more here.
- Expertise in the Parenting by Connection approach. You will practise 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) and 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.
The course costs $US747, which is approx. $AU 1045. If this is beyond your means due to the exchange rate you may be eligible for fee relief through the Hand in Hand scholarship programme HERE. Please let them know that you have learned about the course via me.
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 she supports parents as they navigate accessing early intervention resources for their children.
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 Online Intensive in 2014.
Dr Pam Oatis, MD, has been a Pediatrician for almost 30 years. She has served inner city families in Toledo, Ohio, USA for 25 years. She currently heads the Mercy Family Care Team which provides multiple services to children and families including connecting families to a medical provider to care for them and their child, palliative care for those who are complexly ill, and family counseling utilizing the principles of Hand in Hand. Dr. Oatis was named the American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter Pediatrician of the Year in 2011-12, and the March of Dimes Physician of the Year in 2013. She has won numerous awards for research excellence, and was chosen to participate in the Harvard Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard University in 2008/9. Dr. Oatis is a Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor, and raised her two grown sons using this parenting approach.
Shelley Macy has been an early childhood educator since 1972, has two adult children, four adult step-children, and 8 grandchildren. Shelley has been using the tools of Hand in Hand since her own children were small, and most recently has used Hand in Hand Parenting as the guiding philosophy and practice in her 26 years as an early childhood education and parenting instructor at Northwest Indian College near Bellingham, WA, in the United States.
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION: Visit the Hand in Hand Parenting Web Page HERE.
For further information, you could contact:
Hand in Hand Program Manager: program “at” handinhandparenting “dot” org
(please replace the “at” with @ and the “dot” with .)
You are also welcome to contact me if you would like more information about Parenting by Connection and Hand in Hand Parenting. Contact us 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