Role playing in the Dec. 2015 Family Development Credential training.
Image by Sandy Repp

Parenting educators in a training


PS-It Works! Training on ZOOM

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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©, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy Series, and reinforce and use the five communication skills -- Encouragement, Can Do, Shared Decision Making, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings -- daily in their own lives.

Facilitators for this training are: Anna Steinkraus, Judy Burrill & Zach Sims


More than 300 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 more than 1,000 parents/caregivers in Tompkins County between 2005 and now.  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


$175 registration fee Includes: recently updated PS: It Works manual (electronic) and resources (electronic)



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


This event is online


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

Last updated September 30, 2021