WHAT IS KIDS’SKILLS?
See this 20 minute YouTube video as an introduction to Kids’Skills.
Subtitles available in 20 languages!
Multilingual mobile handbook of Kids’Skills. Download from AppStore or Google play for phones or tablets. Read about common children’s problems and learn how to approach them with the help of Kids’ Skills.
An experimental program for adults to use with children in which you can pick worries from a list and give them to Andy and then pick helpful thoughts from another list to help Andy overcome his worry. The app also allows you to give your own worries to Andy and then think of a thought that will help Andy get rid of your worry. Click the image to access the app.
What is a certified Kids’Skills Coach?
Kids’Skills Coaches have completed a certified training program and are capable of working with children to help them overcome diverse challenges as well as guiding parents and professionals to use this method with their own children, or the children they work with.
Where can I find a certified KS coach?
Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute hosts an international directory of certified Kids’Skills coaches, but the intention is to gradually move to a system where the representative in each country will host their own local directory.
How do I apply to become certified coach?
Participate in an accredited Kids’Skills training program and complete the mandatory assignments. See instructions at Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute Certification page. Online training also available. Find out more at Kids’Skills Academy.
SOLUTION STORIES - PICTURE BOOKS
BOOKS ON KIDS’SKILLS
Where to find these books? If you go to Ben Furman’s website
and open the books tab, you will find all his books listed there
with information about the publisher and where to buy them.
KIDS’ SKILLS FOR PARENTS
Solution-focused parent training
A fun Kids’ Skills inspired parenting course for parents, grandparents and educators consisting of five sessions.
Topics include praising children, getting children to listen, collaborating with other caregivers, using Kids’ Skills at home, and positive alternatives to punishment.
Where to find a trainer?
Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute hosts an international directory of certified Kids’ Skills for Parents facilitators.
How to become a facilitator?
There are training programs in many countries. Contact the Kids’ Skills representative in your country to find out more.
STEPS OF RESPONSIBILITY
A solution-focused method for helping children, and young persons, to take responsibility for their wrongdoings.
Available in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and Spanish.
Based on the principles of restorative justice.
Visit the Steps of Responsibility website to learn more.