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In Person Cert Parent Ed Classes

In Person Education Classes for
Divorcing and Separating Parents

FamilyKind​ In Person Education Classes for Divorcing and Separating Parents

About the Class

  • For divorcing, separating and never-married parents

  • Class runs 4.5 hours

  • Refreshments served

  • Effective strategies to use with co-parents and children

  • Conveniently offered in 6 locations in the New York metropolitan area

  • Available in English and Spanish

  • Learn with other parents

  • $100 Fee

  • Sliding scale and fee waiver available

  • Certificate recognized nationally

  • Six months of free text messages available to reinforce skills

  • Click to see our Calendar & Fees for In-Person Parent Education Classes

"I wish I had attended this class sooner."

- Parent Education Class Participant

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In-person classes are provided in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Suffolk County and Westchester County (White Plains).

Link here for calendar, fees and registration. Pre-registration is required.

Español. FamilyKind offers classes in Spanish located in the Bronx.

Watch a video from our In Person Class

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Click Here to read Judge Miller’s article in the New York Law Office making a case for parent education for divorcing parents.

The current pandemic has increased the tensions that normally affect families, and particularly those engaged in divorce proceedings.
In the article, Judge Miller eloquently pleads the case for parent education for divorcing parents.

Sondra Miller On Parent Education

Judge Sondra M. Miller

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Zoom Class

Zoom Parenting Class

Familykind Zoom Parenting Class

For ALL parents of children ages 3-13

Saturdays 9:30–10:30am EST  |  Jan 16–Feb 27, 2021

Seven 1-hour classes adapting the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Program

Class Leader: Ellen Taner

Class Co-Leaders: Roque Bonilla and Giseel Rodriguez

About the Class

  • Skills that will last a lifetime. These valuable and easy-to-learn skills strengthen us to become the best version of ourselves as a parent.

  • Offered by a STEP educator and trainer via Zoom. Millions of people have taken the full-version of STEP with in-person classes, but now it is available virtually due to current social distancing.

  • The one-time $35 fee includes all 7 sessions. Scholarships are available.

  • Weekly handouts will be emailed to each registrant for review prior to and during class.

  • The Zoom link will be given to all registrants. FamilyKind does not share email information with other organizations or class participants.   

  • Please share this invitation with co-parents, extended family members, friends, and colleagues. When class is over, ongoing support is available from people who joined you in class.

  • Click Here to Register. Parents are encouraged to purchase the STEP Parent’s Handbook online but it is not required. For more information, contact: Subject: Parenting Class.

Session Topics

  • Session 1 – Understanding Yourself and Your Child

  • Session 2 – Understanding Beliefs and Feelings

  • Session 3 – Encouraging Your Child and Yourself / Developing the Courage to be Imperfect

  • Session 4 – Listening and Talking to Your Child

  • Session 5 – Helping Children Cooperate

  • Session 6 – Discipline that Makes Sense

  • Session 7 – Choosing Your Approach

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Our Team

Ellen Taner Familykind Education Practitioner

Ellen Taner

Ellen Taner has been a parenting and family education practitioner and trainer for more than 40 years. In addition to the work she provides to FamilyKind as the Director of Program Development; she works with several national organizations that promote the quality of evidence-based programs, support the highest standards of professionalism in the field, and advocate for policies to establish parenting and family education as the norm and a recognized profession.
Ellen received her Masters of Health Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, embarked on a career in public health and has served as an adjunct at Montclair State University in the Family Science and Human Development Department. She is a Master Trainer for the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14, as well as a trainer of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Celebrating Families!, Children in Between and Parenting Wisely.

Roque Bonilla Jr FamilyKind Parent Educator

Roque Bonilla, Jr.

Roque Bonilla, Jr., a volunteer and parent educator  for  FamilyKind is a Parent Coordinator for the New York City Department of Education providing vital resources to parents as well as providing the students of New York City with a quality education. He is also a Leadership and Sports Specialist for the New York Edge After-School program, where they provide middle school and high school students with life skills as well as leadership and advocacy skills. He is  also a Facilitator and Site Coordinator providing valuable advocacy and civic skills to Adults, as well as Middle School and High School students with the National Family Leaders Training Institute, a sub-division of New Visions for Public Schools. He possesses over 30 years of knowledge and resources in ethics, government and advocacy. Roque received his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Hostos Community College.

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Giseel Rodriguez

Giseel Rodriguez, is the Associate Coordinator of Parent Education at FamilyKind. Giseel also works as a parent educator and frequently interfaces with the Family and Supreme Courts. Previously Giseel served as the office administrator for a mental health therapy group and as a student ambassador leader at a Violence Intervention Prevention Center. Giseel is a Certified Family Life Educator and graduated with a BA in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University. She is a native Spanish speaker.

FamilyKind Parent Education Is Fun And Rewarding

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Parenting Education is Fun and Rewarding.

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