Course Materials

Trainer’s Resource Manual

This comprehensive manual contains everything a trainer needs to deliver more than 30 hours of training for treatment foster parents. The Trainer Resource Manual contains: Fully Scripted Curriculum – 12, 2½ to 3-hour training units, all consistently formatted for easy reference to what a trainer needs to say or do to facilitate instruction throughout the training.

  • Introduction Section – an overview of the entire curriculum, including a complete listing of the core competencies of each training unit.
  • Experiential Activities – Each unit contains at least three activities specifically designed to actively engage parents in their own learning and aid in long term retention.
  • Skill-Building Video – Over one hour of training video in over 50 individually selectable segments incorporated throughout the curriculum. Each video segment demonstrates the correct or incorrect application of one or more of the therapeutic communication skills taught in the training
  • Trainer Resources Section – a special section containing both trainer tips and various work tools for organizing and preparing for training and tracking participant progress.

Trainer Resources Flash Drive

This flash drive includes several multimedia files to customize your training and enhance learning. It includes:

  • PowerPoint Presentation Files
  • More than 250 professionally designed PowerPoint slides and optional handouts conveniently organized by training unit.
  • Reproducible Parent Training Manual
  • Formatted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) for easy printing, each of the 12 units are available for limited reproduction and distribution.
  • Trainer Resources
  • A selection of customizable work tools from the Trainer Resource Manual for organizing and tracking participant progress.

Parent Training Manual

The Parent Training Manual is an invaluable resource that captures the core competencies of effective treatment parenting. Organized in 12 units, the participant manual contains the essence of the course content in the form of summary readings, case examples, job aids, and worksheets to reinforce the transfer of learning into everyday practice.

**Now available in Spanish!**

Curriculum Overview

The following is a summary of each of the units contained in the Pressley Ridge Treatment Parent Training. The summary is in the form of critical questions that you can expect your participant/parents to answer at the conclusion of each unit.

​Unit 1: Introduction to Treatment Foster Care
Unit 2: Professional Parenting I
Unit 3: Professional Parenting II
Unit 4: Understanding Child Development I
Unit 5: Understanding Child Development II
Unit 6: Developing Healthy Relationships
Unit 7: Therapeutic Communication
Unit 8: Understanding Behavior
Unit 9: Changing Behavior
Unit 10: Skill Teaching
Unit 11: Conflict Resolution
Unit 12: Understanding and Managing Crisis

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