Family Coaching Courses

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Family of Choice Coaching: $129.00  

Call 541-221-3408 for further information: Family of Choice Coach Training

Family of Choice Coaching offers a 4-hour training (1-hour phone or webinar session and 3 hours in Choice College, our online education learning system).  In this course, you will learn techniques and methods to assist families in improving their communication, develop healthy choice, learn how to negotiate, mediate, or utilize arbitration when needed.    Using the stages of change model, cognitions of choice and The Big Five of Healthy Relationships will provide you with the formula needed to guide families through change so they can learn to make healthier relationship choices.  Family coaching is continuing to grow and develop, why not join this new and expanding aspect of the field and make a lasting contribution to society?

An Exemplar Model of Expanding the Social Model of Coaching and Making a Community Contribution~
Family of Choice (FOC) Coaching:  Choice coaching is a specific approach to coach training and when combined with FOC coach training it goes beyond the traditional coaching model and extends mentoring to the development of family support by offering a healing community.  Visit:


Advanced Family Coach Training

Level 3 Training Program (125 hours):  $6000.00  

This training program incorporates the 60 hours of advanced choice coaching training (Level 2) through, plus the development of a specialty niche training of the student’s choice (as displayed on the niche training page).  The student may also choose to pursue the focus of family coaching 125 hour training.

Level 1: Victim Defined Advocacy Coaching

Special Offer:  20 CEs $359.00


  1. Domestic Violence and Victim-Defined Advocacy
  2. Risks Victims Face
  3. How Women Form Perspectives From Priorities
  4. Victim in Contact with Children
  5. Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use
  6. Advocate Role with Violent Partners
  7. Victim-Defined Advocacy Environments
  8. Victim Defined Policy Advocacy and Coaching
  9. Domestic Violence and the Work Environment, and Coaching Applications for Business and Organizations
  10. Core-Competencies and Coaching and Victim-Defined Advocacy Coaching 

The impact of domestic violence is far-reaching and can be passed inter-generationally within families; therefore, we now have broadened the scope to consider “family violence.” There are numerous reasons why women stay in relationships with intimate partners who are violent (IPV), these risks can be viewed from two main categories: batter-generated risks, and life-generated risks. Various addictions can result in episodes and cycles of violence, some predictable and some impulsive incidents. Trauma can result from the experience of exposure to violence that can result in PTSD, and/or inter-generational and vicarious trauma. As most victims experience an increased risk upon attempting to leave their efforts at developing a career are disrupted or thwarted, and for those that are employed they may experience increased health risks that interfere with job performance. The coach can be very beneficial in assisting the client in developing advocacy skills to improve communication and their relationship

The coach can be very beneficial in assisting the client in developing advocacy skills to improve communication and their relationship within the business or organization in which they are training or are employed. A comprehensive review of IPV and non-battering IPV, harm to children, and adult violence not IPV will be examined from the perspective of: identification, and reporting of abuse, a look at the residual repercussions of involvement with the legal system, the impact of abuse on children, links to substance misuse and domestic violence, an exploration of the variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual injuries that can result from exposure to domestic violence, an examination of why people stay in violent relationships, the New Choice Model; and the development of resiliency and healthy families.

Advocacy for victims of domestic violence has been the cornerstone of the movement to create change for families. Domestic violence occurs across every socio-economic status, age group, and providing the “victim” a voice from their unique perspective will make a difference. Victim-defined advocacy can be achieved in five basic steps: prepare, think, plan, act, and monitor. Coaches can partner with victims to empower, create options that clearly consider batter and life-generated risks, promote choice, and improve advocacy through applying a step-by-step systemic approach to change!

Level 2: Victim Defined Advocacy Coaching

Special Offer: 15 CEs $259.00

Level 2 (15 hours)

Victim-Defined Advocacy


1. Defining the Problems: Assessment

2. Screening and orientation 

3. The House of Abuse & Relapse Prevention

4. The Cycle of Abuse

5. Red Flags of Trauma

6. Mindfulness & The Many Faces of Addiction

7. Assertiveness and Dealing with Conflict

8. Victim-Defined Advocacy Coaching

9. Coaching Approaches for Business & Organizations

10. Core Competencies & Victim-Defined Advocacy Coaching

This course will offer coaching choices, methods and approaches, and ways to teach clients and families how to overcome victimization and build resiliency. Having the skills necessary to work collaboratively with other professionals who provide treatment, legal, or social support services is a  necessary skill for professional coaches.   The characteristics of violence and patterns of men vs. women as perpetrators or victims will be explored. An in-depth examination and discussion regarding the effects of domestic violence and residual trauma will be offered.  Many “victims” are rebuilding their lives and experience increased risks when attempting to leave the situation, acquire a job or work skills and secure a job, or other attempts at independence.  For those who are already working, the employer costs are extreme in relation to changes in productivity, absenteeism, and health-related concerns.  Coaches can make a difference by assisting victims with the development of advocacy skills.

Terminology referred to as survivor-defined, trauma-informed, or strength-based have resulted from changes in our approach to understanding domestic violence which has resulted in a change in perspective to improve service and increase prevention efforts by listening to the stories of those who have survived, and by creating a fresh approach and partnership of advocacy. Coaches can contribute to this important social movement, and play a significant advocacy partnership role in listening, reviewing the risks,  implementing strengthened plans, building support, and by identifying relevant options. Empowerment is a major focus in coaching, and assisting the client in addressing the batter and life-generated risks in a realistic manner will be a necessary step toward change.

Special Offer Level 1 & 2 Victim Defined Advocacy

Continuing education for coaches who make intelligent choices!