Upcoming Seminar:

Nurturing Programs Facilitation Training

Join Eagle Village’s Director of Behavioral Health, Don Guernsey, as he presents the Nurturing Programs Facilitation Training for professionals working with kids and families in group, home-based, or individual services.

Nurturing Parenting Programs emphasize the importance of raising children in a warm, trusting, and caring environment so they can develop the capacity to trust and respect themselves and others.  This program has been successfully utilized by:

  • Home-based Service Providers
  • Youth Residential Centers
  • School Districts
  • Mental Health Treatment Centers
  • Therapist and Counselors
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
  • Child Protective Services and Foster Parents
  • Daycare Facilities
  • Early Head Start

Our 3-day training will cover the structure and values of the Nurturing Parenting Program, help you to develop the skills and tools to use this program, and teach best practices for implementing it in group and clinical services.

Day 1

  • Philosophy of the Nurturing Program
  • Values
  • Structure
  • Constructs
  • Validation
  • Discipline
  • Rewards and Punishments
  • Empowering Parents and Children

Day 2

  • Developing Empathy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Recognizing, Understanding, and Communicating Feelings
  • Structure and Guidelines
  • Humor, Laughter, and Fun

Day 3

  • Program Implementation
  • Getting Familiar with the Curriculum
  • Practice Sessions
  • Best Practices
  • Monkey Wrenches and Difficult Sessions

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Summer Camp Staff & Leadership
Manage behaviors and improve the camp atmosphere for all of your youth.
Pastors & Youth Pastors
Use trauma informed youth ministry practices to connect with traditionally hard-to-reach youth.
Create successful mindsets in your athletes with a sports psychology and experiential learning approach.
Teachers & School Administrators
Develop non-cognitive skills in youth to help them perform better in the classroom, during extra-curricular activities and within their families/communities.

Nurturing Programs Facilitation Training

For professionals working with individuals and families through group, home-based, and individual services

September 20-22, 2017

At Eagle Village

Click here to download your registration packet now!

Featuring Speakers:

Donald Guernsey, MS LMFT FSAC
Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant for Nurturing Parenting Programs
Director of Behavioral Health at Eagle Village

Donald Guernsey has years of experience facilitating Nurturing Parenting Programs.  He has facilitated both home based and group based programs.  With over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in residential and home based settings, Don is very familiar with developing, implementing and evaluating Nurturing Parenting Programs in a variety of settings.

In addition to Don’s experience working with Nurturing Parenting Programs, he has been a trained Wraparound Facilitator and Supervisor for 14 years, Adjunct Faculty for Central Michigan University and Grace Bible College, and Director of Behavioral Health for Eagle Village.

Don is the father of four children and has eight grandchildren.  As a father and professional, Don brings his many life experiences, which are often quite humorous, into his training for enjoyable and informative sessions.

Educational Background
MS, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy
Northern Illinois University

B.A.A., majoring in Psychology and Family Studies
Central Michigan University


Download Your Registration Packet Here:

Nurturing Programs Facilitation Training

Tickets are $300 and include 3 days of training from 9am-4:30pm with lunch provided.

Optional add on’s:

•All meals and lodging at Eagle Village

•$116 for 2 nights

•$174 for 3 nights

•Fitness Center Access $5

•Climbing Wall Experience $10

Registration closes September 15!


Download your registration packet here or call 231-832-7249!