Prerequisites include: Minimum four-year degree in a child or human services related field (exceptions may be granted by the instructor for significant other training or applicable life experience). Must have access to a Microsoft-enabled computer and phone for classes, be able to attend all dates listed above, and perform required volunteer parent coaching in order to become certified.
If you’d prefer to register by mail:
1. Download the PDF Registration Form
2. Print and fill out completely
3. Make check payable to Center for the Challenging Child.
4. Mail form and check to:
Parenting Coach Certification Registration,
Center for the Challenging Child
2233 University Ave. W., Suite 325
St. Paul, MN 55114
Quotes from parenting coach certification students: “I find it invigorating and thought-provoking in the very best ways!” – Stacey Slotty
“Thanks for the training. It is really helping me work with the foster children on my case loads and the families I work with. I have referred your book and web site to lots of people. Very good material.” – Rhonda Braswell-Behring
Virtual classes are from 9a-3p with a 1-hour break for lunch;
each class has significant pre-reading commitments
October 9, 2015 Overview of parent coaching, child development
November 13, 2015 Present Moment parenting, physiological effect of communication
December 11, 2015 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism
January 8, 2016 Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption
February 12, 2016 Parenting gifted children
March 11, 2016 Parenting with attachment and attunement
Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, MN
April 8, 9, and 10, 2016 Coaching demo, Trauma Informed Parenting
Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm
*Anyone who coaches/advises parents in any capacity is invited to this weekend intensive.*
Come and get a taste of the full 10-month course!
Write email@example.com for information and to register.
Classes are held from 10am-12noon.
Active parent coaching with a volunteer family is required.
May 13, 2016
June 10, 2016
July 8, 2016