Child Development & Parenting Education

Child Development & Parenting Education

Child Development and Parenting Education follows a curriculum based on Christian values, and best practices in education. Training modules are practical and interactive, as well as customized to the culture and customs of the area of the world where it is being implemented.

The training modules include the following general areas:

  • Discipline and constructive guidance of children
    (including conflict  resolution, problem  solving, negotiation, applying choices, rewards and consequences)
  • Human development
    (including age appropriate activities and developmental stages of children, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs)
  • The Transtheoretical model
    (including stages of change, child stress reduction and behavior de-escalation techniques)
  • Common health and mental health diagnoses of children in care
    (e.g., anxiety disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc.)
  • Measures to prevent, identify, treat, and report abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children
  • Emergency safety plan and procedures
    (e.g., weather-related emergencies, volatile persons, severe injury or illness of a child, suicidal attempts, first-aid and infant/child/adult CPR)
  • Health and nutrition
    (including preventing the spread of communicable diseases, nutritional needs of children, etc.)
  • Trauma-informed care
    (including techniques for child-friendly interviewing, assessment, observation, loss, grief and family separation)
  • Cultural sensitivity
    (including how to communicate effectively and professionally with children, including those who identifying as sexual, ethnic and religious minorities)