Schools Courses

Foster positive partnerships with parents, support student mental health

Empower your school with the Parent Hope Project: family systems courses that  build positive parent partnerships, and enhance student wellbeing by reducing anxiety and promoting confidence. 

The family systems approach helps parents move from worry about their children, to making a project out of themselves. This helps to take some of the stress out of the school system, supporting teachers and students.

Schools Package – completed training

Schools Package

The schools package includes access to:

  • Professional development training: family systems and symptoms in children
  • Training to deliver the Confident Parent Course – 4 part course using video highlights and facilitated discussion
  • Streaming access to courses: the Confident Parent Course (4 parts)
  • Cultivating Confident Parenting (1 part course)
  • Introductory welcome video for parents (15 minutes)
  • Book discounts
  • 2 group mentoring sessions
  • Online support and live webinars with trainers.


Frequently asked questions

The schools package contains training courses for your professional development, and streaming resources for you to use for parents at your school, with 12 months access. The training courses are:

  • Family systems understanding of symptom development in children
  • Facilitator training – how to present the Confident Parent Course

The streaming courses include

  • Introductory welcome video for parents as they start at your school
  • 1 part parenting video course – Cultivating Confident Parenting
  • 4 part parenting course – Confident Parent Course – full video version, and ‘highlights’ version to use when facilitating the live course.

Other resources:

  • Mentoring sessions with a trainer – 2 x group sessions to support you in implementing the schools package in your school community.
  • Online support, community of other trainees and clinicians to share learnings, live monthly webinars with trainers.
  • Book discount voucher.

For a short video describing these resources, see here.

From worry about your child, to confidence in your parenting

The overall theme of the Confident Parent Course is when parents’ make a project out of themselves rather than anxiously focussing on their child, this provides developmental ‘breathing space’ for the child, reducing worry and increasing parent confidence.

The 4-part course explores the following questions:

See more about the course here, or a video intro here.

You can start with the theory course – Family Systems Understanding of symptom development in children. From there, you can watch the streaming resources, the Confident Parent Course (either the full video version, or highlights), or Cultivating Confident Parenting to see what is available for parents.

You are then ready to complete the facilitator training course in how to present the Confident Parent Course. Make sure to download your free book, and view the short video seminars in the School Resources course.

Contact our office to book in your group mentoring sessions that come with the schools package. You may wish to do this part way through your training.

After this you are able to start delivering the courses at your school.

If you would like some extra mentoring or coaching to implement the Schools Package, this is available at $280 per hour plus GST. This will help you to clarify the ideas in the course to best facilitate parent self discovery.

If you would like some extra mentoring or coaching to implement the Confident Parent Course, this is available for 1 hour, 1.5 or 2 hours, costed at $280 per hour plus GST with Jenny, Vicki or another trainer. Contact our office to book.

2 x group sessions are provided as part of the schools package, to look at the big picture of the school package strategy. Extra sessions can be useful for single-event preparation or discussing a single dilemma.

The initial sessions will cover:

  • clarifying the training (family systems theory and children’s mental health and wellbeing) and the streaming resources
  • what is unique about the messaging – not telling parents how to do their job, but a framework for parent self-discovery so they can parent more calmly and confidently
  • Exploring the context of the school and its unique parent communities
  • Brainstorming ideas for engaging parents

Session 1: Work through your school’s unique context in engaging parents, teasing out remaining questions.

Session 2: After you have completed the theory training course and after the first delivery of the group – Q & A about course content – brainstorm ways to respond to parent questions and reactions.

In the Confident Parent Course, each session of the faith-based version concludes with a short reflection of a relevant bible verse, and the workbook has reflection questions linked to the verse.

Each person/facilitator will need to purchase their own schools package, sharing of logins in not allowed. This allows facilitators to run the courses in one organisation/school.

The schools package is $1050 AUD including GST, sign up here.

Future years will not include the training component, and will still include the streaming access to all the courses for your school plus online support, for $590 available here for those who have already completed the theory and facilitator training.

If you have completed your first year using the schools package, and have completed your theory training and training in Confident Parent Course group facilitation, you can now purchase 12 months access to our Schools Package – resources without training.

This provides access to all our courses, including highlights to facilitate the Confident Parent Course live, plus ongoing support with a community hub, resource library and live webinars.


Parent Evaluation Form – Confident Parent Course