Mari: So Etsuko, I've vaguely heard of INCAF, and always thought it stood for “I'm Nearing Craziness, Accredited to Family”. Apparently, it stands for something else. Can you please tell me more?
Etsuko: Here is a little bit of background on International Network for Children and Families (INCAF) and Redirecting Children’s Behavior(RCB): This course was designed by Kathryn Kvols over 30 years ago based on Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, one of America's foremost child psychiatrists’ book, “Children: The Challenge”. Since its creation, the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF), created by Kathryn Kvols, has trained and certified over 1000 instructors. My husband and I took the RCB course right before we had our second baby, and were so impressed by this technique that I wanted to master it. I decided to become an instructor, got certified by INCAF, and I have been the teaching program in San Diego since 2008.
M: Hmmmm...sound like a class that would take take me a year to complete. I mean, have you *seen* my children?
E: It’s a total of 12.5 hours of instruction, and I usually offer it in a once a week course for 5 weeks format. In many cases, both parents attend the course, which makes lots of sense, but even if one parent is taking the class, the students can see the difference in their household. I also have many clients who live overseas, so I offer a lot of coaching over the phone.