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
September 19, 2014 Overview of parent coaching, child development
October 17, 2014 Present Moment parenting, physiological effect of communication
November 21, 2014 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism
December 19, 2014 Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption
January 16, 2015 Parenting gifted children
February 20, 2015 Parenting with attachment and attunement
Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, MN
March 20-22, 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register.
Classes are held from 10am-12noon.
Active parent coaching with a volunteer family is required.
April 17, 2015
May 15, 2015
June 19, 2015