Strong Roots Core Training

Become a certified facilitator for Mom Power & Strong Roots Parenting

Core Training teaches the Mom Power curriculum. Mom Power facilitators can also run groups as Strong Roots Parenting for parents and caregivers.

Mom Power (and Strong Roots Parenting) is a 10-week, 13-session evidence-based, theory driven intervention that uses an innovative and proven curriculum specifically designed to target trauma-induced barriers to healthy relationships, social support, and engagement with resources and services. While manualized, Mom Power is highly individualized and interactive and provides a nurturing environment for mothers as they reflect on their lived experiences and grow the skills and tools needed to promote both their own and their children’s health and well-being.

A unique aspect of Mom Power is the Child Team which provides each child with one-on-one care focusing on meeting the child’s social-emotional needs and providing attachment-related experiences within a developmental framework. The Child Team aims to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for the children, so moms feel confident in the care their children are receiving and can focus on the learning provided in the Mom’s Group.


Attachment-Based Parenting Psychoeducation
Supported Parent-Child Interactions
Enhanced Social Support
Connection to Culturally Relevant Resources
Training Information

June 10-12, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET



Who Should Attend?

Mental health and other health providers interested in providing support to mothers and their families.



What's Included?

  • Digital access to Mom Power curriculum and supplemental materials
  • Technical Assistance - Up to 5 hours of technical assistance per site is included in the cost of training to support successful implementation of your Mom Power group.
2024 Dates
October 17-18 & 21-23, 2024
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Four Required Steps To Becoming A

Certified Mom Power Facilitator


Any organization/individual who completes Strong Roots Core Training may use the materials with attribution to the creators Maria Muzik, MD, Katherine Rosenblum, PhD, and Melisa Schuster, LMSW.

In order to become a Certified Facilitator and run a groups as Mom Power or Strong Roots Parenting, participants must complete the steps below to ensure fidelity to the model.

After completing Core Training, trainees must participate in Reflective Consultation with Zero to Thrive for the first two Mom Power (Strong Roots Parenting) groups that you facilitate.

Reflective Consultation Cost $5600*

Steps to becoming a certified Mom Power facilitator


Strong Roots

Core Training

Your journey to running a certified Mom Power group starts with attending the Core Training. This is currently being offered as a three day in person training, or a five half-day virtual training.


Reflective Consultation

 After completing Core Training trainees must participate in Reflective Consultation with Zero to Thrive for the first two Mom Power groups that you facilitate.

*1.5 hours for 12 weeks of reflective supervision, for 2 groups at a cost of $5,600




 Complete weekly self-report facilitator fidelity surveys for the first two Mom Power (Strong Roots Parenting) groups that you facilitate (these are administered via e-survey by Zero to Thrive).




Lastly, In order to call a group Mom Power ongoing, certified facilitators must:

A. Continue to facilitate

groups with 2 facilitators (at least 1 masters level clinician)

B. Continue to utilize

reflective consultation

(either internally or externally)