The Power Source Parenting Facilitator’s Manual

The Power Source Parenting Facilitator’s Manual is a 13-session program designed to assist staff and clinicians in implementing the Power Source Parenting Program. Meant to be used alongside the book, Power Source Parenting: Raising Strong and Healthy Kids, flexible application is a key component of the manual and it can be adapted to serve a wide-range of settings and populations. The Power Source Parenting Program serves as a comprehensive stand-alone course or can be used to augment existing parenting programs.


Topics Covered: 

  • Effective Parenting
  • Handling Stress
  • Attunement and Bonding
  • Drugs and Risky Behaviors
  • Self-Concept
  • Managing Challenging Emotions
  • Healthy Discipline


Each session presented in The Power Source Parenting Facilitator’s Manual includes:

  • Theoretical rationale for the session
  • Goals and outcomes
  • Notes to facilitators to help guide the exercises
  • Worksheets
  • Suggested homework assignments


The manual offers a balanced variety of therapeutic exercises, including:

  • Structured discussions
  • Role-plays
  • Opportunities to integrate stories from the book Power Source Parenting
  • Team-based games
  • Reflective written exercises
  • Guided meditations and visualizations
  • Text messages based on key Power Source Parenting skills and concepts which can be sent to participants throughout the week.
  • Supplemental on-line resources to explore topics in greater depth, including online videos modeling mindful and attuned caregiver-child interactions such as Mindful Eating, Mindful Dressing, and Mindful Diaper Changing

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PSP Manual Table of Contents

PSP Manual Introduction

PSP Manual Session1