Training for Children’s Programs
This 3 hour CEU credit course is designed for experienced mental health practitioners with graduate degrees who:
- Work with children and families coping with major transitions,
- Are committed to child focused decision making, and
- Want to implement NFRC’s educational program for children
There is a healthy way for children to cope with the divorce process. Understanding family change, the legal process and learning coping strategies can assist them in their adjustment.
NFRC recognized this factor long before there was a focus on the impact of divorce on children. Realizing that not all children will be reached through individual or group psychotherapy, we developed Kidshare© for children ages 6 through 11 and Teenshare© for adolescents ages 12 – 18 to assist children in better understanding the changes in their family. Kidshare© and Teenshare© educational programs provide children and teens aged 6 – 18 with a foundation of understanding that will assist them in adjusting to their new family structure. NFRC’s educational programs are divided into two groups.
This training will offer curriculum for the four hour Kidshare and Teenshare Programs with additional strategies for children and adolescents coping with family transitions.
Upon completion of the training for children’s educational programs, the practitioner will:
- Understand the short and long term losses that children in transition experience
- Distinguish the difference between educational programs and clinical services
- Identify how development impacts the kind of activities and strategies used in educational work
- Define the facilitator's role in educational seminars
- Identify concepts included in the educational seminars and activities to teach them
- Practice facilitating an educational seminar
The training program includes curriculum handouts and a sample Kidshare© and Teenshare© Manual.
The program agenda covers the following areas:
- Losses, Vulnerabilities, and Developmental Considerations
- Systems View of Working with Children and Families
- Differences between Support, Education, and Therapy
- KidShare & TeenShare: The NFRC Educational Program
- Structure, Format, Time
- Concepts and Activities
- Discussion and Questions
- Problems, Special Needs
The NFRC copyrighted materials included in the training fee are:
- Curriculum materials
- Sample Kidshare and TeenShare manuals for NFRC’s divorce education programs for younger children and teens
CEU: Category I: 3 hours
Cost: $150 per person (including course instruction, training materials, and licensure) On-site training at your facility is available for $1,500 per class (with up to 10 participants), plus expenses for travel, lodging, and meals for two trainers.