Upcoming Trainings: Nurtured Heart Approach and Play Therapy 101

Nurtured Heart Approach is a 6-hour training that is a relationship-focused methodology for helping children (and adults) build positive outlooks about themselves and use their intensity in successful ways. The Nurtured Heart Approach® is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy, it is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life.

Trainer: Tracey Jennings, Residential Program Manager with YSS Francis Lauer of Mason City.

Training dates:

  • Thursday, May 16. Indianola. Wells Fargo. 509 N Jefferson Way
  • Thursday, May 30. Hampton. Godfathers. 805 Central Ave W.
  • Friday, June 7. Boone. ISU Extension Office. 1327 SE Marshall St.

All trainings will be from 9 am-3 pm.

Registration is required:


Play Therapy 101 is a 3-hour training that will explore what Play Therapy is and what it is not. How/When/Who referral process for local Play Therapy and additional resources are available.

Trainer:  Amy Badding, Central Iowa Psychological Services, L.M.H.C., R.P.T. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist.

  • Wednesday, May 1.  1:00pm-4:15pm.  Boone.  ISU Extension Office.  1327 SE Marshall St. .
  • Thursday, May 23.  9:00am-12:15pm.  Marshalltown. Fisher Community Center.  709 S Center St.
  • Friday, June 14.  9:00am-12:15pm.  Hampton.  Youth for Christ.  420 4th St SE

Registration is required:

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