Can I use this certification from AJ Novick Group, Inc. / ParentInstuctor.com to teach Parenting and Co-Parenting classes?
Yes, you can. You do not have to be a licensed psychotherapist either to get certified. This is a stand alone certification that enables the instructor to teach parenting and co-parenting classes specifically utilizing our model of parenting.
Is the training from ParentInstructor.com evidence based?
Our curriculum, "Parenting in the Twenty-First Century, 10 Tools for Better Parenting" uses many evidence-based interventions that have been empirically validated.
What makes your organization reputable?
Our model has been tested and utilized for 5 years on thousands of parents. Dr.
Ari Novick, co-author of the curriculum, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In addition to our parent training programs, our company has been providing certification in anger management since 2005 and distance learning education since 2003. Our approach is straightforward, research based, and user friendly.
Will the courts accept this model?
There is no single model of parenting that is the accepted "standard" for state courts in the United States. Parenting program curricula can vary greatly depending on where you live. Our model is quickly becoming more recognized and accepted as a leading intervention for parenting and co-parenting across the nation. To date, no state court has declined a certificate of completion from an organization or parent instructor using our model. Court acceptance is not instant. Most state court require that you apply to be listed or you must apply with your local probation department. In order to do this, you must show training and certification as a parent educator.
Where do most Parenting class referrals come from?
Parenting class referrals come from a variety of sources. Sometimes they come from the court, most most parenting clients are self-referred seeking personal growth. Other sources include schools, child protective services, adoption agencies, probation, judges, family law attorneys and others.
Is this the only certification training available to the public?
A brief Internet search should yield available training options for those seeking certification as a parent educator or instructor. The nice thing about our model is that everything is provided for you. All the training curricula, instructor guides and collateral materials are given to you with detailed instruction on how to start your business. This is a full "out of the box" program that you can start using right away. We've made our training easier than anyone else, and we don't just teaching the parenting skills, we also train instructors on how to start a business and make money!
Why should I get certified as an Certified Parenting Professional by AJ Novick Group, Inc./ ParentInstructor.com?
This specialized training will assist you in working with clients that specifically have issues relating to parenting, co-parenting, divorce, separation, adoption, and parent/child interactions. Parent education is not psychotherapy; therefore, most clinicians are not properly trained to work with such clients. Our certification isn't just for clinicians either, it is ideal for educators, parole, probation and correctional officers, clergy, substance abuse and domestic violence counselors, human resource managers and anyone who wants or needs to work helping clients with parent/child related problems. Our model uses proven and effective techniques to teaching clients skills using our copyrighted, "Ten Tools for Parenting". Lastly, AJ Novick Group, Inc. strongly supports our providers. We will actively help market your organization and provide discounts on all client workbooks and support materials. We want to see you succeed!
Where can I find out more information on our certification trainings?
Is this curriculum compliant with Welfare Institution Codes?
Our program is compatible and compliant with almost all state Welfare, Social Service and CPS curriculum requirements, such as WIC CA WEL & NST 16507.7