MARCH 1, 2022

2PM-3:30PM PST


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Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors:
Focus on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development


Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development means having positive discipline techniques and appropriate developmental expectations.  Join us as we discuss parenting practices that promote peace and lessons that explore the physical, emotional, and sexual development of children.


Learners will:

  • Define the characteristics and skills related to knowledge of parenting and child development.
  • Identify everyday actions that support knowledge of parenting and child development.
  • Participate in activities that demonstrate knowledge of parenting and child development, for ourselves and for the families we serve, including those who have experienced trauma.
  • Make a plan to incorporate this knowledge into your life and work


Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations.

Maureen Durning

Owner/Director, Butterfly Trainings that Transform

Maureen Durning is the Owner/Director of Butterfly Trainings that Transform, LLC, a Strengthening Families™ training and consulting firm in Boise, Idaho. She is the co-author of numerous Strengthening Families curricula, most recently STRONG: Teaching the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factor Framework to Parents and Professionals. Maureen was the Strengthening Families coordinator for Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. She has trained hundreds of trainers nationally and has presented at numerous national conferences. Maureen’s passions are parenting education, child abuse prevention, and creating trainings that are effective, fun, and powerful.

Jane Zink

Trainer, Butterfly Trainings that Transform

Jane Zink has been working to strengthen families and improve outcomes for children for about 20 years. She helps to build early childhood systems that use the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework™ to promote strengths in families and family-serving organizations. Jane has created nationally recognized trainings for professionals and parents and is the co-author of STRONG: Teaching the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework to Parents and Professionals. She consults with partners across sectors to help them intentionally implement the framework in their everyday interactions with families.