Training for Parents

Upcoming Events:


Prior Training

Concordance Relational Practice | October 8, 2016

Fifty attendees learned about how we can use “CRP” to provide the support and care needed for children who have been exposed to early life stress.
Led by Thedy Veliz, MFT

Engaging Your Child’s Frontal Lobes: Techniques | February 27, 2016

Sixty-five network families and professionals explored techniques to build reciprocity by using words that invite their children’s observation rather than their fight or flight. Led by Dr. Don Williams, PsyD

Created to Belong | May 14, 2016

Twenty-nine attendees were given a biblical understanding of how our relationship with God and our primary caregiver become integral to our relationship.

Reset Day | January 9, 2016

Thirty-three network families attended a refresher course on how the nervous system processes stress and what techniques they can use to reduce stress for themselves and their children. Led by Brandy Vanderheiden, MFT, SEP

Creative Workshop | December 5, 2015

Twenty-four foster youth and volunteers had a blast building a portable speaker from a mason jar at TechShop in San Jose. Led by Adam Wegener, Founder, Trash Amps

Internet Safety October 17, 2015

Fifteen parents learned best practices and tools to set clear expectations and boundaries for safer social networking and computer use. Led by Thomas Peterson, Founder, APParently

Unraveling Shame: The Power of Observing Life for Our Children | October 24-25, 2014

Sixty- one parents attended a seminar on intentional, purposeful parenting strategies to help the shame-filled child see his experiences in the world around him through a healthier lens. Led by Larry Bradley, M.A., LMFT, B.C.C.

Shame: The Underlying Driver of Defensiveness | May 2, 2015

Thirty-nine attendees learned to recognize shame, and its biological drivers, in the midst of their child’s defensiveness. Led by Dr. Don Williams, Psy.D

Strengthening Families | Thursdays 1/8-4/2 2015

An evidence-based family skills-building curriculum that helps prevent teen substance abuse and other problem behaviors while improving parent/ child relationships. Led by Dale MacGowan, Program Director

Reset Day | January 3, 2015

Thirty-nine network families attended a refresher course focusing on better self care for the foster or adoptive parent, ways to stay sane in our own attachment to the children we have committed to raise, and how to set realistic expectations without putting a lid on what our children can accomplish. Led by JoAnne Morris, Ministry Founder

Lending Library

A lending resource library of video and audio tapes and numerous books offering education and training in dealing with Attachment Disorder and other parenting challenges, is available to the network. This no-cost lending library is maintained by Help One Child through various grants and donors.

Check out our Lending Library