Role playing in the Dec. 2015 Family Development Credential training.
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Parenting educators in a training


PS-It Works! Training

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday & Thursday, July 10 & 11, 9:00-4:30pm.  This two-day Parenting Skills / Strength-based Communication Skills training will help prepare professionals to conduct or make referrals to the Parenting Skills Workshop Series©, reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy Series, and use the five communication skills daily in their own lives. Facilitators for this training are: Anna Steinkraus & Judy Burrill


More than 200 people have attended this professional development training. Some have gone on to facilitate the 8-week “Parenting the Hardest Job in the World” workshop series (PS: It Works! Workshop Series ) for over 500 parents/caregivers in Tompkins County between 2005-2017.  Past participants include parenting educators, DSS personnel, social workers, teachers, child care providers, mental health professionals, alcohol & drug rehab counselors, human service workers, counselors, coaches and people working with people!

Contact Hours:

Training carries New York State MSW/LCSW contact hours.  [Training co-sponsor Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0293.]

For more information about the training, see CCE-Tompkins’ Parenting Skills Facilitator Training page for a full course description, and Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology for the PSWS workshop Evaluation Tool and Evaluation Report


$200 registration fee, includes: training, lunch, snack and Parenting Skills Workshop Series Manual. Additional $25 fee to obtain NY State MSW/LCSW contact hours. Pay online on LEARN MORE, below.

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Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated July 4, 2019