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ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitator Training
June 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC-5
8:30AM – 4:30PM EST
THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY – DC CAMPUS
901 15TH STREET NW, 2ND FLOOR
WASHINGTON, DC 20005
This introductory training prepares child and family professionals to conduct the 9-week parenting program, Adults and Children Together (ACT) Raising Safe Kids. ACT Raising Safe Kids is a national, evidence-based, parent education program designed by the American Psychological Association and focuses on adults, who care for and teach children from birth to 8 years old. The program aims to strengthen positive parenting skills by teaching child development, behavior management, tools for positive effective discipline, effective anger and conflict management, and media literacy. The ACT Raising Safe Kids program provides caregivers with a supportive social network and supports families to create safe communities for their children.
About the presenters:
- Milton Fuentes, Psy.D. completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University. He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Clinical Psy.D. Program in Washington, DC. He is a founding member and former president of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey and the 2012 President of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. Dr. Fuentes serves as a consultant to several programs, including the Puerto Rican Family Institute and the Violence Prevention Office of the American Psychological Association, where he serves as the Director of the ACT Mid-Atlantic Regional Center.
- Margarita Paredes, Psy.D. has presented both nationally and internationally on topics related to early childhood mental health, exposure to violence, and social emotional development. As part of a statewide initiative, she provided mental health consultation to early childhood programs. Dr. Paredes served as the Director of the Safe from the Start program providing services to families who have been victims of violence. Dr. Paredes has been involved with the ACT Raising Safe Kids program since 2007 and served as the Director of the Midwest Regional Center until 2011. She has run parent groups, provided technical support, and trains professionals on the ACT Raising Safe Kids program.
Register at: http://act-facilitator-training.eventbrite.com
Cost: General Admission/Professionals: $200.00, Student Admission: $150.00