Become a Certified Parent Coach
Would you like a career that allows you to work with parents, foster parents, kinship parents and other caregivers, teaching them hands-on, here-and-now tools for bringing about rapid and dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior?
Does the thought of being able to help parents and caregivers strengthen bonds while teaching children, with trauma histories and without, new and effective ways of interacting with their world appeal to you? How about lifting parents to their higher selves, so they can lift their children to theirs?
You’ve come to the right place.
Here's what our students say about the class:
"Class this last week was a true gift to me. In fact, I had the profound experience of feeling like I was exactly where I was meant to be, and that all my life experiences are coming together for this purpose. I'm so grateful to be a part of it!"
"Thank you so much, Tina! There are no words to describe how much I appreciate you and all you do for parents, the next generation, and all your students. Your knowledge and insight are irreplaceable. Thank you for pursuing this purpose. It has been a pleasure to be taught by you."
Student response upon reading "The Deepest Well":
"I will utilize my previous knowledge and newfound understanding of ACEs to teach parents about the way traumatic experiences shape the brain and how to heal toxic stress, not only in the lives of their children but also in the parents themselves. Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris explained that the treatment for toxic stress includes first reducing the dose of adversity and secondly strengthening the ability of the caregiver to be a healthy buffer. She goes on to say, “It’s crazy how resilient kids can be when they have a strong buffer.” I have experienced this “buffer system” in my own life as my mother was able to shield me from many ill-effects of living with an addict and narcissist. Of course the adversity impacted me, but the power of one caring adult in my life changed everything. I will always teach this to the parents I coach by inspiring them to become the “treatment” of their child’s trauma. That’s why parent coaching is so powerful! Because the solution isn’t in medication or therapy – the solution is in teaching parents how to give their children what they need. And as we learned in Present Moment Parenting, the overarching goal of every child is to feel lovable."
"Thank you for all of your encouragement and information that you poured out into me. Because of you there are many families that have and will be changed.
May you and yours be blessed,"
Regarding a class assignment:
“I have to admit I got stuck on reading “Parenting from the Inside Out.” As I read the content, I had some personal revelations about things that occurred in my past. It was painful, however … I found it quite healing. Your class has really given me insight not only into becoming a great Parent Coach and mentor but also a friend to myself. Thank you for that."
Thank you for meeting with me. I have enjoyed meeting with you and learning how to parent coach. Your passion and enthusiasm for helping parents is palpable. I admire how you are seeking to help children at the source, through their parents. Thank you for guiding me in helping me finding a similar passion in helping others and in my own home life.
I have attached a pdf of my portfolio. It has been fascinating to look back at the growth over the past 10 months and see how much I have learned. Thank you for all you have done to aid my journey."
- Gratefully, Jill Palmer
"Thank you so much! I love that what you teach aligns so much with what we have learned over the years. Parenting perspectives are so varied and rarely line up with how we approach things. Today's class was exactly what I was hoping it would be! Can't wait to read your book."
- Michelle Gerdon, foster/adoptive parent, coach trainee
"Thank you for your work (trail blazing) and for sharing your work with those of us who want to be able to help parents help their kids. I have always had a heart to help kids and at some point in my career, decided that the best way to help kids is to help their parents. The same thing is seen in horse training. A trainer can take a horse for 60-90 days and work all kinds of magic with them, but when they return the horse to the owner, the owner will not be able to get the same results because the owner has not learned what is needed to maintain that relationship and to communicate effectively with the horse in a way the horse will respond positively. The same is with kids. They can come to counseling or therapy and make big strides in that environment, but return home and the trouble continues because nothing in the home environment has changed. By helping parents, the children have a greater chance of being helped. Perhaps this is why Buck (in the movie "Buck") decided that the one horse was not going to be able to be helped. First, it would take a long time of consistent work to undo the negative behavior that had been learned, and second unless the owner got help for the baggage she was carrying, she would continue to create the environment that caused the horses behavior problems.
I think that we (class members) were all disturbed by this because we never want to give up on any child who has behavior problems and so the comparison was hard to take. There are times, however, when a child’s behavior becomes so dangerous to him/herself and the parents or other family members that they must go to residential treatment, or at least the parents feel they are not equipped to deal with the child. I have seen this. Unfortunately, I have also seen that many of the residential treatment facilities use a behavioral approach that is based on punishment and reward and it often causes increased traumatization. Now, there are some trauma informed programs that provide help. However, parents are normally (and hopefully) required to get some training and therapy as well so they can learn more trauma informed and positive approaches to parenting once the child goes back home. In my desire to help foster and adoptive parents so that children are provided permanent loving homes and families, I was really pleased to see your attention to the trauma associated with ACE’s.
Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experiences with this class and in your book. I look forward to the next session.
With much appreciation,"
You will receive this Certificate of Completion from Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child upon completion of the course.
Parenting Coach Certification
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Taught by Tina Feigal, M.S.Ed. & other skilled professionals at Anu Family Services
Part I: Virtual Classes - Thursdays, 9-3 US Central Time: September 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join, nothing to download on your computer) from 9a-3p CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.
Each class has significant reading commitments.
Online class dates: Note: The early bird deadline is September 15, 2021 for this class.
$3499 Early Bird (Pay fully in advance)
$3899 Regular (Pay over time in 8 equal monthly payments, starting in September, 2021.) Contact Fay Smith firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the payments.
Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join) from 9a-3p Central Time with a 1-hour break for lunch.
Each class has significant reading commitments.
Our virtual class is taught by Tina Feigal on Zoom.
Online class dates: Thursdays - Please note some dates are not consecutively scheduled every four weeks, due to holidays.
September 30, 2021 Overview of parent coaching, child development
October 28, 2021 Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication - skipping November due to Thanksgiving.
December 2, 2021 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism
January 6, 2022 Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption
February 3, 2022 Parenting gifted children
March 3 , 2022 Parenting with attachment and attunement
Part II: Zoom Intensive, focused on grief, loss and trauma, live parent coaching demonstrations by Tina Feigal, and practice coaching
INCLUDED IN YOUR 10-MONTH COURSE REGISTRATION
April 1, 2, 5, 2022 (Friday, Saturday, Tuesday) Grief, Loss, Trauma; Coaching demo; Trauma-Effective Parenting
Friday - Saturday - Tuesday, all 9-2.
To take the Intensive Only, the fee is $399 for professionals. Click here for details. Click here to register.
Part III: Instructor mentoring on your practice coaching once a month for three months. Takes place on Zoom.
Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central Time
Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Note: Those who want to schedule these at earlier times to finish sooner may do so, if you have had a coaching session between your dates.
Some questions you may have about the training from a participant:
Consults are now available for Parenting Coach Certification Graduates!
$60/hour for individual consultation
$30/hour for group consultation (minimum of 3)
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$3899 Regular Price
$3499 Early Bird Price
Intensive Only is $399 for professionals. Click here for details.
PrerequisitesMinimum of a four-year degree in a child- or human services- related field (exceptions may be granted by the instructor for significant other training or applicable life experience). Must have access to a Microsoft-enabled computer and phone for classes, be able to attend all dates listed above, and perform required volunteer parent coaching in order to become certified.
Payments in 2 equal installments are allowed.
From a certified coach/certified pediatric nurse practitioner:
“I have 8 slots this week filled with parent coaching clients! It’s growing and I am really enjoying working with parents on this level. Thanks so much for everything you have taught me (and keep teaching me). I have become one of the ripples in the pond that you have dropped a pebble into.”
From a family support worker and recent graduate of the Parenting Coach Certification Program:
“These past 9 months have provided us an incredible learning platform. I have grown so much personally and as a coach. I feel privileged to have had this opportunity.”
We now have:
- Payments that can be made monthly.
- Group rates are as follows: 5-9 participants=10% off; 10+ participants 15% off!)
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Parenting Coach Certification Registration
Center for the Challenging Child/Anu Family Services
901 Fourth St., Suite 180
Hudson, WI 54016