Recorded on October 14, 2015
3 Hour Training
FREE for YIPA members
$60 for non-YIPA members
For youth who experience trauma and violent living arrangements it can be extremely tough to break that cycle of violence. Parents (caregivers) typically don’t understand the need to restore or rebuild their relationship with their children who have been exposed, witnessed or directly affected by trauma or violence which hinders the prospect for positive change. The developmental processes of youth are affected in these cases. Too many young people continue to struggle as a result, but there is an intervention strategy that can help.
This presentation focuses on a structured process for assisting parents to rebuild and heal their relationship with their child in the aftermath of violence or trauma in the family. Children experience parents’ behaviors differently in the shadow of family violence and for a variety of reasons parents are often distant in understanding the effects of the violence on their child. A Restorative Parenting program principle is that it is the responsibility of the parent to connect and rebuild the relationship with their child.
Knowing how to help facilitate this process can improve the outcomes for the youth you serve. By attending the training you will have a better understanding of Restorative Parenting process and learn strategies you can practically apply in your work.
- Become familiar with the Restorative Parenting process, philosophy and curriculum.
- Have an advanced understanding of several of the significant activities and strategies of the Restorative Parenting process.
- Explore ways to apply parts or all of the Restorative Parenting process within your organization’s.
Dr. Mathews has more than 35 years of experience in working with families, adolescents and children related to issues of trauma, intimate partner and domestic violence, youth and families. He is currently the Program Director at the Bridge for Youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has also been in private practice as a therapist for 22 years with youth, families and groups. He provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on topics of trauma, violence and violence prevention. Dr. Mathews created and developed Restorative Parenting and has authored multiple articles and produced multiple media for training others on the topics and issues mentioned above. He has been a Community Faculty at the Metropolitan State University of Minnesota for more than 7 years teaching Adolescent Psychology, Family Violence and Program Development and Community Intervention classes.
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION
- Online Training
- Recorded on October 14, 2015
- 3 Hour training
- FREE for YIPA members
- $60 for non-YIPA members
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- This training will count as 3 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions about submitting.