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CARE Workshops for Parents

CARE Workshops

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Workshops were developed for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-12 who have experienced stressful or traumatic events in their lives, children with behavior problems, or parents who want to strengthen the relationship with their child. The goal of CARE is to strengthen the adult-child relationship and increase children’s positive behaviors.

About the sessions

CARE is divided into two parts:

Relationship enhancement. Caregivers are taught skills to decrease negative behaviors while developing positive communication with their child. Caregivers use the following skills to increase positive behaviors: Praise, Paraphrase and Point Out Behavior.

Strategies for compliance. Caregivers are taught elements of effective discipline and child management skills such as how to give good commands, when and how to use selective ignoring and other discipline techniques to redirect problematic behavior.

Upcoming CARE Workshops

CARE Workshops are provided for free by Children’s Mercy Hospital. R.S.V.P. is required and space is limited. To register for one of the CARE workshops listed, please call (816) 855-1720. CARE Workshops are for parents and caregivers only. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare for this workshop.

Ronald McDonald - Community Room Longfellow Park

2502 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

May 7th and 21st
5-7:30 p.m.

August 14th and 28th
5-7:30 p.m. 

CMH Kansas - 2nd Floor Conference Room

5808 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211

April 10th and 24th
5-7:30 p.m.

June 6th and 20th
5-7:30 p.m.