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Just Fix My Kid! Engaging Parents in the Therapeutic Process Using Art, Sculpting and Games

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory 201 Front Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Course Description:

Children’s behavioral struggles are often the mask for underlying family issues, including parenting difficulties.  It is often easier for parents to expect the child to change, than it is to consider changes to the family dynamics and parent-child interactions.  There is often a fear of blame and guilt that leads parents from being as open and engaging as they could be to engage in developing skills to help their child.  

This training will provide specific activities that can be used to enhance communication, strengthen the co-parenting relationship, improve parenting responses, and deliver confidence to parents and children about the family structure.  Participants will learn these activities through power-point media, role plays, and active participation in the activities.  Discussion will be encouraged regarding ways to obtain parental involvement in the activities, and how to adapt the activities to family needs.


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CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman