The Family Connections Workshop Series for Staff and Parents features an introduction to the series and guides to lead six workshops, three for professionals and three for parents. All workshops focus on knowledge and skills related to strengthening relationships with adults and children and promoting family well-being. The workshops may be delivered individually or as a series.
Ideally, the professional and parent workshops will both be offered so professionals and parents are familiar with similar knowledge and language. This workshop series content is adapted from the original Family Connections Mental Health Consultation resources.
The workshops include:
Workshop leaders can use this guide to learn about the workshop series. Includes information about each workshop, materials, preparation required, and facilitation strategies to enhance participants’ learning.
Workshop for Staff: Partnering with Parents
This workshop offers staff an opportunity to explore relationships between early childhood professionals and parents and consider strategies that support positive and strong partnerships.
Workshop for Parents: Partnering with Early Childhood Staff
This workshop offers parents an opportunity to explore relationships between early childhood professionals and parents and consider strategies that support positive and strong partnerships.
Workshop for Staff: What is Depression?
This workshop is designed for Head Start and early childhood professionals to learn more about depression and to help staff in their current roles reach out to parents more effectively.
Workshop for Parents: What is Depression?
This workshop looks at depression and how it can impact parenting. It is not meant to teach participants how to be therapists, but it provides useful information for parents to understand depression and its impact.
Workshop for Staff: Talking with Children About Difficult Issues
This workshop gives staff an opportunity to share their challenges, explore strategies for supporting children and families, and look at ways to take care of themselves.
Workshop for Parents: Talking with Children About Difficult Issues
This workshop gives parents an opportunity to share their challenges, discover strategies for supporting their children, and learn ways to take care of themselves.
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Last Updated: May 27, 2021