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HNDR Training

Hands-On Training for Parent Educators

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Training is provided by Wingspan, the developer and national distributor of  Here, Now and Down the Road. The two-day training is required for all parent educators who will deliver the program. Due to the interactive, experiential nature of the curriculum, it is recommended that two parent educators receive training to co-facilitate Here, Now and Down the Road.

The training combines curriculum information with opportunities to explore the modules and practice delivery techniques. Parent educators appreciate the hands-on nature of the training.

Training topics for parent educators include:

  • Curriculum goals, framework and adult learning approaches
  • Exploration of resilience, risk and protective factors research and the application of these concepts to daily family life
  • Parenting strategies that promote the positive social and emotional development of young children
  • The effective use of experiential learning approaches to advance participant learning
  • How to manage difficult participants or situations, and transform these challenges into learning opportunities

Contact an Outreach Specialist to make special arrangements for on-site one-day Here, Now and Down the Road training for a group of parent educators who have previously participated in Al’s Pals training.

Who Should Attend Here, Now and Down the Road Training?

Parent educators from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds successfully deliver the program, including:

  • Social workers
  • Family involvement specialists
  • Guidance counselors
  • Prevention staff and others