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Want to Host a Training for Your Church Body or Community? Host a Poverty, Parenting, or Protective Factors Training

We are pleased to announce 3 trainings, besides our volunteer training, that we can offer your church for free.

  1. POVERTY TRAINING – Understanding the Struggle                                                                                               This workshop will help Safe Families for Children Volunteers and those who are serving within impoverished communities understand the causes of poverty, the mental models of class, the hidden rules of economic class, language barriers, family structure and more. Participants will also learn concrete tools and strategies to help bridge the gap between social classes with the goal of building healthy relationships. Based on the book, Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, Philip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith. (1.5 hours)
  2. PARENTING SKILLS – Improving Relationships and Managing Behaviors                                                             This training will equip and support Safe Families Volunteers and others such as parents, grandparents, teachers and children’s ministry volunteers in caring for children. Participants will learn and practice skills which are proven to increase focus, decrease behavior problems, promote healthy development and strengthen attachments in children ages 1 -10 years old. Based on Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PC Care Training (2 hours)
  3. PROTECTIVE FACTORS: Five Factors for Building Strong Families                                                                          The Strengthening Families Protective Factors framework is a research-base approach for preventing child abuse and neglect, strengthening families, and promoting optimal child development. Participants in this training will learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and about the 5 Protective Factors which build strong families, Everyday strategies will be discussed that will change how you can interact with struggling parents and improve outcomes for children. Based on the Center for the Study of Social Policy Strengthening Families framework (1.5 hours)

Contact Maritza Moreno at to register your church for one of these trainings.