Events, Programs & Training


November 2, 2017 Event Sold Out

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


November 3, 2017 Event Sold Out

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

ACT  is a national, evidence-based, parent education program designed by the American Psychological Association. It focuses on adults who care for and teach children from birth to 8 years old. The program aims to strengthen positive parenting skills by teaching child development, behavior management, tools for positive effective discipline, effective anger and conflict management and media literacy. The ACT Raising Safe Kids program provides caregivers with a supportive social network & supports families to create safe communities for their children. 

An ACT facilitator is a professional coming from fields such as psychology, social work, nursing, early childhood education, among others, prepared and certified to facilitate the parenting program groups using the program standardized curriculum, materials, processes and protocols and has completed all the requirements as determined by the APA Violence Prevention Office. They also involve their organizations and get support to include the ACT program in their portfolio of activities for families.

Additional Details

Participant registration fee is $300 per person and includes:
• two-day training presented by ACT Raising Safe Kids Master Trainers
• all materials needed to conduct the program (ACT facilitator manual, parents’ handbook, motivational interviewing manual, reproducible handouts and brochures for parents, power point slides, children’s activities guide, and evaluation and instruments guide)
• lunch and refreshments on both training dates
• access to ongoing technical assistance, updates and webinars related to ACT content. Completion of ACT certification (observation by Master Trainer) following training.

For more information, download the ACT Registration Form or contact Beth Bitler at PFSA.

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PA Family Support Alliance

2000 Linglestown Rd., Suite 301 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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