Title

T.R.A.I.N.ing: Equipping Parents to be Intentional and Excellent Role Models

First Presenter's Institution

Five Stones Counseling

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 1 (Plimsoll)

Strand #1

Family & Community

Relevance

This workshop is a fresh look at the some of the basics of intentional, positive parenting: teaching, responding, awareness, intentionality, and nurturing. It is designed for both professionals working in the field and attending parents.

Brief Program Description

This workshop is a fresh look at the some of the basics of intentional, positive parenting: teaching, responding, awareness, intentionality, and nurturing. Participants with describe the approach of using unconditional positive regard in parenting, and they will identify creative, practical methods to fostering healthy relationships via this T.R.A.I.N. model. Parenting and/or teaching parenting skills is a journey of learning. Let's build on the basics.

Summary

"The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models.” – Zig Ziglar

Parenting is a 24/7 responsibility. It is both rewarding and challenging. In truth, being a parent is such a fantastic opportunity and experience that it is hard to describe; yet, we know that the same wonderful path can lead to difficulty and disenchantment. So often, when it comes to interacting with their children, parents are weighed down by choices and approaches. From infancy forward there are multiple decisions in multiple arenas. Parents need encouragement. Parents need practical tools for identifying and implementing healthy communication skills including ways to recognize and avoid unhealthy skills. Parents need guidance toward behavioral interactions that promote positive self-regard and unconditional love. Being a parent is a beautiful journey of learning and loving. The T.R.A.I.N. approach is a fresh look at some of the basics of intentional, positive parenting. It is an acronym for Teaching, Responding, Awareness, Intentionality, and Nurturing. This workshop is designed for both professionals in the field and attending parents. It is a practical approach to identifying, refreshing, and implementing communication tools and behavioral interactions that foster healthy relationships between children and youth and parents and/or caregivers. It is based on the approaches and methods of Positive Psychology and Client-Centered Therapy. The workshop will explore and discuss the differences between teaching versus telling; responding versus reacting; awareness versus apathy; intentionality versus inattentiveness; and nurturing versus neglect.

Learning Objectives:

(1) Participants will identify and describe the T.R.A.I.N. approach to interacting with children and youth.

(2) Participants will explore the benefits of using positive parenting approaches.

(3) Participants will recognize methods (communication tools and behavioral interactions) they can assimilate into their interactions with children and youth.

(4) Participants will compare and contrast the following: teaching versus telling; responding versus reacting, awareness versus apathy, intentionality versus inattentiveness, and nurturing versus neglect.

(5) Participants will refresh by reflecting on the benefit to themselves and others via the care, support, and love of a positive role model in their life.

Evidence

This workshop is based on the evidence and practices of both Positive Psychology and Client-Centered Therapy.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Jo Crosby is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Five Stones Counseling Center in Savannah, Georgia and a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors. Jo combines over twenty years of clinical counseling experience with a love for helping others. She leads workshops and retreats on various topics, helping people build strong, healthy relationships with God and each other. As a counselor she has experience in individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. She has extensive training in play therapy, child abuse and neglect, and sexual assault; she has a passion for grief work, relationship issues, and marital therapy. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults, she brings a unique blend of creativity, insight, and seriousness to her office. She is published author and the founder of Wherein the Lilies Grow (WTLG) Greeting Cards.

Keyword Descriptors

Parenting, Unconditional Positive Regard, Communication, Positive Psychology, Teaching, Nurturing, Awareness, Intentionality, Children and Youth, Learning

Presentation Year

March 2019

Start Date

3-4-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-4-2019 11:45 AM

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Mar 4th, 10:30 AM Mar 4th, 11:45 AM

T.R.A.I.N.ing: Equipping Parents to be Intentional and Excellent Role Models

Session 1 (Plimsoll)

This workshop is a fresh look at the some of the basics of intentional, positive parenting: teaching, responding, awareness, intentionality, and nurturing. Participants with describe the approach of using unconditional positive regard in parenting, and they will identify creative, practical methods to fostering healthy relationships via this T.R.A.I.N. model. Parenting and/or teaching parenting skills is a journey of learning. Let's build on the basics.