Effective Parenting Strategies (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Kristen Hudson, M.A., LMFT, Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT, Pam Sirota, Psy.D., LMFT, Jazmin Zame, M.S.W., LCSW, Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: Some parents want to provide their children with the discipline, structure and autonomy to grow, but lack the knowledge or skills required. Parents may resort to inappropriate measures, either too permissive or running the risk of abuse. This course describes some general parenting styles which tend to describe in broad terms four styles of parenting. It also reviews changing parental demands as children grow. A wide variety of tools are described to promote effective parenting, particularly the positive ways to encourage, praise and model desired behavior. It also describes the issues and effective interventions for parenting challenges related to special needs children.
- Identify, address and treat the parenting style(s) in a client and family.
- Educate clients about the developmental needs of a child and how adjustments in parenting can be made.
- Observe the presenting issues and intervene with appropriate tools for the family (e.g., appropriate discipline, reflective listening skills, praise and effective ignoring).
- Integrate general parenting education and support with specific guidance for parents of children with special needs.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.