Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator Online Training Events

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Become an Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator in your community!

Apply today to take advantage of this rare opportunity to expand your knowledge base and join the growing community of Certified Attached at the Heart Parenting Educators.
Here is what our attendees have said:

"The lesson plans are meticulously organized, easy to follow and beautiful! I'm excited to present this information to parents."

"I have always had to write my own curriculum - this is the most information and resources I have ever had to begin with - Thank you so much!"

"I especially loved the balance of time on the curriculum as well as time for personal sharing. Your passion for your work is heartening ~ Thank you!"

"I learned so much amazing information...everything was so valuable." 

"Fantastic, cutting edge, skillfully delivered ~ Thank you!"


Interested in a training in your area?

Interested in helping organize a training in your area?

Contact Tina McRorie for more information: 

Upcoming AHPP Online Training Events

Attached at the Heart Parenting Education AHPP Online Features

Application Process


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Upcoming Training Events

► Central/Eastern Americas Application - Online Training March 12, 19, and 26, and April 2 (half day), 2021

► Western Americas (Mountain/Pacific Time Zones) Application - Online Training April 9, 16, and 23, and 30 (half day), 2021

► European/African Time Zones Application - Online trainings coming mid-2021!

Spring Americas flyer - March Central/Eastern Americas and April Western Americas


AHPP Online Features

This training will 1) increase knowledge of attachment theory 2) increase knowledge of parent education methodology, 3) identify eight research-informed principles and related positive strategies for implementing the practical application of attachment theory in daily childrearing. The training includes components of child abuse prevention and 4) identify the ten Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) in developing resilience. The program is developed to:
  1. Improve pregnancy and birth outcomes
  2. Improve parenting knowledge about child development
  3. Increase parent confidence
  4. Increase positive parenting skills, including positive discipline
  5. Increase parental resilience
  6. Increase child resilience
  7. Increase levels of empathy toward their children
  8. Ensure healthy secure attachment
  9. Prevent and mitigate child trauma

As a trained facilitator you will be able to teach classes in your community and online that will help parents:

  • Learn important facts to help make decisions before and after baby arrives
  • Understand baby’s cries and how to stay calm while they calm them
  • Learn how their childhood experiences influence their parenting
  • Learn practical strategies for strengthening the bond with their baby or young child
  • Learn about stress and resilience, and positive childhood experiences
  • Learn about infant sleep and development
  • Learn how to balance their lives to preserve the parent-child bond
  • Learn infant communication signals and emotional milestones
  • Understand how to make their couple relationship and family stronger
  • Be more informed and empowered parents
  • Understand the benefits of positive discipline and how to implement it in daily life

Program developers and API co-founders, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, personally teach the Program.

Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator AHPP Online Application Process

API's application and approval is a prerequisite to becoming trained as an CAHPE. There are two tracks available, as described below.

Track One (Fast Track)

Applies to applicants with extensive group facilitation experience (i.e. formally accredited API Leader (pre-2018), La Leche League Leader) or related-degree professional experience in the child/family field to be determined during the application process.

a. Application and $30 non-refundable application fee; this is a separate fee from the tuition price.

b. Begin assigned readings, Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté and complete reading the text for the course, Attached at the Heart; and

c. Complete reading on selected API guidelines and policies.

Track Two

Applies to applicants without group facilitation experience.

a. Two recommendations, forms provided to you after application receipt;

b. Application and $30 non-refundable application fee. This is a separate fee from the tuition price.

c. Personal experience with attachment parenting practices in your own family; and

d. Complete readings on attachment parenting information, theory, and practice, and API guidelines and policies provided online in the free AP Leader materials.

Please contact Tina McRorie at with any questions about the program, trainings or application process.

Thank you for your interest in taking the training and helping us spread the message of secure parent-child attachment!

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