Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

ACT Raising Safe Kids facilitator training - May 13 and 14, 2019

5/13/2019 9:00 am

Event Description

A Childhood Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative of the American Psychological Association

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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention program is hosting an ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitator Training and invites you to apply!

Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

About the program

The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program is a national, evidenced-based, 9-week parent education program that teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 10. To learn more about ACT, please visit: www.apa.org/act.

What professionals learn

  • Identify the risk factors for violence and its consequences in children’s lives.
  • Describe and use practical methods of discipline with children.
  • Recognize protective factors and skills for effective parenting (such as anger management, peaceful conflict resolution, positive discipline and screen/media violence education).
  • Identify strategies for planning and implementing a successful parent group program in their agency or community.
  • Use skills learned to participate in community-wide prevention efforts with a support network of professionals.

Who should attend

We are looking for a group of professionals and organizations who work with caregivers of children ages 0-10 years.  Applicants must have a minimum of an associate degree but a bachelor degree is preferred. Multilingual skills are welcome. Previous experience conducting classes for groups of adults and class management skills is expected. Your organization is invested in you facilitating ACT in your community. Participants agree to complete the ACT Raising Safe Kids Facilitator Certification Process.


Selected applicants will attend this facilitator training and receive a facilitator’s toolkit at no cost.

How to apply

To be considered for the training, submit a resume and a letter demonstrating organizational support to Carrie Cannon, CSB Prevention Specialist or call 703-538-3215.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.

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