Facilitator Workshops

The Facilitator Training Program is designed for professionals who work with children, including educators, psychologists, childcare providers, mental health workers, school counselors, case managers, social workers and healthcare providers.

Participants will learn:

  • Risk factors for violence and its consequences on children's lives.
  • Practical methods of discipline to use with children.
  • Protective factors and skills for effective parenting, such as anger management, peaceful conflict resolution, discipline and media violence education.
  • How to participate in community-wide prevention efforts with a support network of professionals.

The two-day workshop features interactive discussions, both small and large group work, and topic presentations. Upon completion, participants will:

  • Be able to receive up to 12 CE credits for Psychology, LMHC or MFT, LICSW, Early Education or k-12 education.*
  • Receive a certificate of attendance for 16 hours of professional development credits.
  • Be able to continue to gain certification as a "Certified APA ACT Facilitator."

*This program counts toward a continuing education credit for psychologists. This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Massachusetts Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACT Facilitator Materials

This conference is entirely in English, but the program materials have been printed in Spanish. We can arrange for American Sign Language interpretation upon request.