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Rene Howitt gives keynote speech at FCSEM

COPE24 founder Rene Howitt gave the final keynote speech at the FCSEM Conference,  August 1-2, 2016. She says:

I just had the pleasure of giving the final keynote at the FCSEM Conference in Frankenmuth, MI. The Family Consumer Science Educators of Michigan held their annual conference at the Bavarian Inn. What a great group of educators dedicated to creating healthier families through education. While there, I was also given the opportunity to speak at breakout sessions on “Trauma Informed Training.”  All high school teachers and coaches should be more aware of how domestic violence and child abuse are shaping our youth.

FACS education….parenting, child development and family relations must be reaching all of of our high school students if we want to see a significant reduction in child abuse and neglect.

Please contact Rene through the speaker form provided at this website or through email if you would like more information about how to schedule Rene to speak at your event

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COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?