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.
From a certified coach/certified pediatric nurse practitioner:
“I have 8 slots this week filled with parent coaching clients! It’s growing and I am really enjoying working with parents on this level. Thanks so much for everything you have taught me (and keep teaching me). I have become one of the ripples in the pond that you have dropped a pebble into.”
To register online with your credit card, click the button above.
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 found it invigorating and thought-provoking in the very best ways! The class was truly phenomenal – great reading, pertinent discussions with intelligent comrades, and relevant topics to explore. I use what I learned every day in my work. What a fabulous, strength-building experience the class was! ” – 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 CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.
Each class has significant pre-reading commitments.
September 15, 2016 Overview of parent coaching, child development
October 20, 2016 Present Moment parenting, physiological effect of communication
November 17, 2016 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism
December 15, 2016 Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption
January 19, 2017Parenting gifted children
February 16, 2017 Parenting with attachment and attunement
Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, MN. Meals are included. $299 per person.
March 17, 18, 19, 2017 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.
Accommodations are being reserved at the Best Western PLUS Bandana Square. Mention Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child when making your reservation. A van will transport you to the training and back on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the hotel. If you drive, parking is $6 per day at the Conference Center.
Classes are held from 10am-12noon.
Active parent coaching with a volunteer family is required.
April 17, 2017
May 19, 2017
June 16, 2017