Facilitator Two-Day Training
June 3-4, 2013
All training days are 9am-4pm.
Where: Brandeis University campus, Waltham, MA. Hassenfeld Conference Center.
Cost: $195, includes materials kit, breakfast & lunch
Raising Safe Kids Facilitator Training Program
The Facilitator Training Program is designed for professionals who work with children, including educators, psychologists, childcare providers, mental health workers, school counselors, case managers, social workers and healthcare providers. Participants will learn:
- Risk factors for violence and its consequences on children's lives.
- Practical methods of discipline to use with children.
- Protective factors and skills for effective parenting, such as anger management, peaceful conflict resolution, discipline and media violence education.
- How to participate in community-wide prevention efforts with a support network of professionals.
The two-day workshop features interactive discussions, both small and large group work, and topic presentations. Upon completion, participants will:
- Be able to purchase program materials at a substantial discount.
- Receive a certificate of attendance for 16 hours of professional development credits.
- Be able to continue to gain certification as a “Certified APA ACT Facilitator.”
To register, complete the online Registration Form.
Download the 2012 ACT NE Active Facilitators Listing to contact a facilitator near you.
Please contact the ACT-NE Regional Training Center for inquiries on ordering parent handbooks, facilitator manuals, films from the Stories for Children That Grownups Can Watch Series.
ACT Against Violence Parents Raising Safe Kids Program: Effects on Maltreatment-Related Parenting Behaviors and Beliefs (2011). By Knox, Michele; Kimberly Burkhart and Kimberly E. Hunter. (Journal of Family Issues 2011 32:55-74)
Something to Celebrate, 2011. By Dr. Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, APA executive director for the public interest. (APA Monitor on Psychology May 2011, 42 (5) 45)
Pilot Evaluation of the ‘ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids’ Violence Prevention Program (2010 April 29). By Howe, T., Porter, B. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1(3), 193-206
Better Parenting: An APA-Sponsored Violence Prevention Program Improves Parents’ Skills and Decreases Their Use of Harsh Discipline, an Independent Study Finds. Dec.2010. By Novotney, A. Monitor on Psychology, 41(11), 48.
ACT Against Violence: A Multi-Site Evaluation of the Parent Raising Safe Kids Program. May 2010. By Weymouth, L. Humboldt State University: Psychology Department. (available on request from ACT-NE Regional Training Center email@example.com)
These studies by the CDC site components of successful parenting programs of which ACT RSK has all:
Kaminski, Jennifer Wyatt & Linda Anne Valle, Jill H. Filene & Cynthia L. Boyle (2009) A Meta-analytic Review of Components Associated with Parent Training Program Effectiveness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (2008) 36:567–589 & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2007
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parent Training Programs: Insight for Practitioners. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control; 2009.
ACT Facilitator Materials
The ACT Northeast Regional Center provides ACT Facilitators with materials for running parent groups in their local communities. The ACT Facilitator Kit is included in the Facilitator Training fee for Two-Day Trainings of new ACT Facilitators. This kit ($90) includes:
- The facilitator manual
- An accompanying CD with PowerPoint slides and homework sheets
- A parent handbook
- A child activities guide
- A CD with an ACT PSA used in the parent group
- A parent evaluation guide
- A Teach Carefully booklet about child development from birth to age 8 years
- An Understanding Child Development as a Violence Prevention Tool booklet
- Sample fliers
Other Facilitator Materials
Facilitators can also order the following items through the ACT-NE Regional Training Center:
- Facilitator Manual & CD (with PowerPoint slides & homework sheets) - $70
- Parent Handbook - $20
- Research & Marketing Materials CD (includes the latest ACT research, poster images, logos, parent certificate templates, brochure & flier templates, child release template, and parent attendance card template) - $25
Checks can be made payable to:
ACT NE Regional Training Center
MS 044-Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
"Stories for Children That Grownups Can Watch" Films
The ACT NE Regional Training Center is proud to offer two films from the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority and PS &A Communications that are great supplements within the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program.
"Inside Him" is about how adults can help children talk about what they have seen or heard that might be upsetting to them.
Stop Bullying Now! Campaign
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided ACT-NE with materials from their Stop Bullying Now! campaign. These materials are supplemental to the ACT curriculum. Tip sheets in English and Spanish, ready to print posters, and information sheets are available as well, please contact the ACT-NE office for more information.
These materials are available to facilitators--we ask that you provide for the costs of shipping.
|This resource kit provides students, parents, teachers, administrators, health professionals, and leaders of faith-based organizations with a CD-ROM and facts sheets on the Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign. It offers information on characteristics of children who bully, risk factors, community involvement and prevention, and more.
|This activities guide provides bullying prevention activities for educators, parents, and community partners. It contains ideas for community, school, and after-school programs. The guide also includes tips on contacting and working with the local media.|
|This DVD includes 12 animated webisodes, which depict firsthand bullying experiences in schools; video workshops developed for professionals in education, mental health, health and safety, law enforcement, and youth service fields; and radio and television public service announcements.|
|TFK (Time for Kids) Extra! is a comic series for school age children that addresses the issue of bullying directly with children.|