Welcome to

Kids'Skills is a practical method for helping children overcome all kinds of behavioral and emotional difficulties. It consists of 15 steps and is founded on the principles of solution-focused psychology.

Kids'Skills Academy is an online training platform established jointly by Oppimaa Ltd. and Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute in Finland. The Academy is dedicated to disseminating information about the Kids'Skills method and other solution-focused methods used in working with families and children.

In this video Dr Ben Furman explains, why  Kids'Skills Academy was founded.​

Online courses for professionals and parents

The Academy offers video-based online training for professionals working in fields of education and childcare, as well as students of these fields. The training courses are of interest to teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, headmasters, counsellors, therapists etc.

In addition to professionals, we also offer courses targeted directly to parents, grandparents and other primary caretakers. 

Kids'Skills for Professionals now 99 e (norm. 169 e)

Kids'Skills for Professionals
€ 99

Kids'Skills for Parents
€ 49

Your teacher is Dr Ben Furman

Dr Furman is a psychiatrist and internationally renowned trainer of solution-focused therapy and coaching.

Together with his colleagues he has developed Kids'Skills, a method that helps children overcome problems by learning skills with the support of their family and friend

What you get?

  • several hours of video lectures with Ben
  • practical advice and exercises
  • chat discussions on useful topics
  • 12 month access to all materials

Kids'Skills Academy from Finland
welcomes you to study Kids'Skills
- playful and practical solution-finding with children.

Maiju Ahola

            Ben Furman

        Helena Lehtimäki

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Contact: Helena Lehtimäki, Headmaster of Kids'Skills Academy, Helsinki, Finland  helena.lehtimaki at oppimaa.fi