The International Network for Children and Families (INCAF) was formed by Kathryn Kvols over thirty years ago.

Kathryn was working as a family counselor at the time. She started teaching parenting courses which were organized around what she saw worked with kids and helped parents being the kind of parents they really wanted to be. Parents applauded the results they saw in their families and begin to push Kathryn to write a book based on the principals she taught in her classes.

Out of parents enthusiasm and Kathryn's own belief that parenting is the most important job we will ever have, she wrote "Redirecting Children's Behavior" (RCB), and created an accompanying course. Both have continued to grow and expand in use, with the book being revised and republished three times since 1979.

The book and the RCB course is based upon the work of Rudolf Dreikurs, a highly noted psychiatrist, educator, and author of the famous book "Children: The Challenge". The course is endorsed and recommended by pediatricians and mental health professionals nationwide.

Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs (1897, Vienna – 1972, Chicago) developed Alfred Adler's (Austrian psychiatrist, M.D.) system of individual psychology into a pragmatic method for understanding purposes of behavior in children and for stimulating cooperative behavior without punishment and rewards. Dr. Dreikurs worked with Dr. Adler in Vienna and moved to the U.S. in 1937. He founded the Alfred Adler Institute in Chicago and Tel Aviv.

The International Network for Children and Families (INCAF) has now certified over a thousand parenting educators and the Redirecting Children's Behavior (RCB) course is currently taught in eleven countries. Parenting instructors are carefully selected and go through rigorous training. Many are teachers, counselors, health practitioners, and professionals working with children who care deeply about families.

INCAF offers a variety or courses for parenting and teacher education. It is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.

"The Redirecting Children's Behavior course is offering us the tools we need," says Hilde Gross, "to develop the closeness with our children and families that we want so very much. Kathryn Kvols believes, as I do, that every person is born whole, perfect, and connected to everyone and everything. Through experiences as children, with parents, siblings, and others, we are socialized and wounded in ways that cause us to lose our awareness of the connections with others. The RCB course offers us the means to reconnect. It provides the framework and process for parenting so that we learn to relate with children in a way that supports their development, creating adults who feel whole and free and able to experience closeness and intimacy with others."


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