Developmental and Behavioral Sciences CARE Workshop for Parents
Developmental and Behavioral Sciences CARE Workshop for Parents

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) workshops were developed for parents and caregivers of children who have experienced traumatic events or struggle with behavior problems. The workshops also help parents build a stronger relationship with their child. 

About the Sessions

CARE workshops are held in two sessions that are fun and interactive. The sessions utilize the three "P" skills to connect with children:

  • Praise
  • Paraphrase
  • Point-Out Behavior

The CARE workshops also teach techniques for giving children effective, positive commands and selective ignoring techniques to redirect problematic behavior. 

CARE workshops are provided for free by Children’s Mercy. Please note that attendance at workshops is for parents and caregivers only.

Upcoming Workshops


Ronald McDonald House in Longfellow Park*
2502 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

May 6 and 20
9 - 11:30 a.m.

* Parking is limited. Please park along the street to the east of the Ronald McDonald House or in the metered spaces around Children’s Mercy.


Children's Mercy South
5808 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211, 
2nd floor conference room, Room 2200.34

April 21 and 28
5 - 7:30 p.m.

June 1 and 15
5 - 7:30 p.m.


Don Chisolm Center
610 E. 22nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Conference Room B

June 8 and 22
5 - 7:30 p.m.

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