The Children’s Trust is offering 5 Saturday trainings on the Strengthening Families Approach and Parent Cafe model near you! These trainings are possible through funding from the Department of Early Education and Care and available to EEC programs and providers only. These weekend trainings have been planned to accommodate the scheduling needs of family child care providers and center-based staff. We hope you will join us!
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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES THROUGH PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND PARENT CAFES (COMBINED COMMUNITY MODULE) 9:00AM – 4:00 PM The protective factors provide both a framework and an interrelated approach to serving families and reducing incidences of child abuse and neglect. The first part of this training will focus on providing information and knowledge for those who are not familiar with the Strengthening Families protective factors. Participants will understand the Strengthening Families protective factors and the seven key strategies that support the presence of protective factors.
In the second part, participants will learn about the Parent Café model as a tool for parent engagement. Parent Cafés are being used across the country as effective vehicles for engaging parents, families, and communities in conversations that matter. Many states, like Massachusetts, who are implementing the Strengthening Families framework use Parent Cafés to engage parents and families in discussions on how to support the development of the five strengthening families protective factors that make their families strong. Parent Cafés are fun, engaging, inclusive and culturally inclusive. They also provide a wonderful opportunity to hear parent and family voices and develop parent and family leadership in organizations and communities. Participants will be prepared to host and support delivery of Parent Café activities.
Continuing Education Credits: This training is approved for .5 hours of continuing education credits for early childhood professionals through the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MassAEYC). Participants must attend all six hours of the training in order to receive CEU credit.
To register for a session near you please click this link http://mctf.cvent.com/d/p4q11m