Coaching Co-Parenting with Transitional Aged Youth
Time & Location
About the Event
A significant challenge faced by many social service care providers is how to effectively engage and coach Transitional Aged parents towards healthy co-parenting practices. Young parents who are involved in systems of care experience a variety of challenges such as poverty, low job skills, ACEs, personality disorders, autism, cultural & language obstacles, and substance use disorder. We must acknowledge that cooperation between young parents may be difficult under these circumstances. Strategies for overcoming these obstacles will be shared through lecture and experiential practice. Participants will learn strategies to support young parents in setting a foundation for personal care and understanding child development needs, and learn ways to communicate to clients the impact that positive and negative interactions have on child behavior. We will examine different types of authority (having, assigning, and gaining it), the various roles that two co-parents can share, and how they can share child raising with other members of their own household and that of the co-parent. We will explore the basics of co-parenting and the microskills of assertive communication and negotiation. We will infuse Motivational Interviewing and simple coaching strategies to empower service providers in various roles to support either or both co-parents.Learning
- Participants will learn how to support the setting of a foundation for personal care for helping TAY parents prepare to be effective co-parents
- Participants will learn foundational child development needs
- Participants will learn the 3 types of authority
- Participants will explore the 4 basics of co-parenting
- Participants will explore simple Motivational Interviewing and coaching strategies to support either or both TAY co-parents.
8:45 – 9:00 Sign In
9:00 – 10:30 Overview of Co-Parenting, Single Parenting, Non-Cooperative Partner Parenting, and Radical Self Care for TAY parents
10:30 – 10:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
10:45 – 12:00 Exploration of foundational child development needs, Communication strategies
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00 – 2:30 Overview of the different types of Authority
2:30 – 2:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:45 – 4:15 Explore the basics of co-parenting and microskills of assertive communication.
4:15 – 4:25 Q & A
4:25 – 4:30 Course Evaluations
This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.