Maybe you can’t change the whole world,
but you can change the world of a child.

Parenting Skills Training (PST)

Parenting Skills Training (PST) has been used for decades in more than 100 programs in the U.S. and Canada.  Developed by People Places, a Virginia based non-profit child welfare agency, PST was the first pre-service curriculum developed specifically for therapeutic caregivers.  The curriculum is evidence-linked, and emphasizes relationship, trauma, attachment and the neurology of healing.

The nine-session, 27-hour training curriculum balances caregiver self-awareness and skills. Through activities, videos and assignments, caregivers will further understand the power of relationship on learning and shaping a child’s view of themselves and the world; dynamics of separation, loss and grief; impact of trauma on thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and the ABC model of functional assessment. It is anticipated that these skills will help caregivers be more aware and more prepared in caring for the youth in their homes. 

If you are interested in learning more about PST and/or joining a PST course, please connect with your Family Development Specialist.



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