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Purpose of Training
The Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work training is designed to re-energize
family service providers, enhance their efforts to partner with parents and see families from a
more positive, strenghths-based perspective. The training is based on the Strengthening
Families Protective Factors Framework and consists of an introductory course and a course to
highlight each of five protective factors, which extensive research has shown make families
stronger, prevent child abuse and neglect and promote flourishing children. Each protective
factors course is approximately two hours in length. The five protective factors are:
1) Parental Resilience
2) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
3) Social Connections
4) Concrete Supports
5) Social Competence of Children.
Parent Co-Presenter Position:
The Parent Co-Presenter works in partnership with a Certified Trainer to offer these trainings to
staff at agencies that provide services to families with young children. The role of the Parent
Co-Presenter is to bring their personal life experience to provide a parent’s perspective within
Parent Co- Presenter will receive training and support to get to know the curriculum
content and enhance presentation skills.
Parent Co-Presenter will work with the Certified Trainer to prepare for each course and
select training tasks that fit their skills, interests and level of experience.
Parent Co-Presenter will commit to present at individual courses based on their
Parent Co-Presenter will participate in monthly Protective Factors Training Group phone
calls to discuss issues with trainers from around the state.
Parent Co-Presenter may have the opportunity to work on teams with other certified trainers.
1. Interest in making a difference in one’s community
2. Active in the community, such as active in a parent organization
3. Experience of advocating for your child(ren) in schools, programs or systems (childcare,
health care, child welfare or others)
4. Willingness to develop ability and comfort for presenting in front of groups
5. Willingness to work in a team environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Attend regional in-person trainings provided by the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Board with other Parent Co-Presenter and Certified Trainer.
2. Review curriculum materials and consider how these factors interact with your life.
3. Complete the overview of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Fund’s
On-Line Course “Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework” and other courses if
4. Develop training plan with Co-Presenter.
5. Maintain regular contact with Co-Presenter.
6. Actively participate in trainings adding examples and impact on life as a parent.
Compensation: $12 per hour for training preparation time pre-approved by Certified Trainer
and for presentation time. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Certified Trainer Partner: Colleen Homb and Julie Ribley will serve as the point persons for this
To ask questions or to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Colleen Homb at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-686-8731.