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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 13 Apr 2019
  • 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Spokane, WA (3-Day Workshop April 11-13, 2019) see page for times

Facilitator(s): Teresa Hurliman, M.Ed, CPDT, & Penny Davis, MA, CPDLT

Dates and Times:
04/11/2019 - 04/13/2019
Thur: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm *

Spokane, WA, USA

Facilitator Information: 
As a child, Teresa always dreamed of becoming a teacher. Those early dreams resulted a 44-year career working in schools as a special education teacher and administrator, alternative school principal, and most recently as a school improvement coach. At Sound Discipline, she helps educators understand the connections between brain science, attachment and trauma to build strong school communities. 

Teresa is passionate about empowering teachers and principals to be the best they can be for student success by helping them to develop new tools for understanding and responding to students. She really enjoys hearing success stories from the educators she works with and seeing their delight when a student is making progress. 

Teresa sees how her work has enabled her to be more understanding and compassionate as a spouse, parent, and family member. Her colleagues describe her as thoughtful, curious, and full of positivity. When not working, Teresa enjoys playing with her family, traveling, swapping stories with friends, and dancing – as long as she can lead!

Penny has been facilitating parenting education and teacher training using Adlerian concepts for over 35 years. She became a certified Positive Discipline trainer in 2001 and has been a Lead Trainer for the Positive Discipline Association for the past 10 years. When she and her husband relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Southern California in 2012, she decided to retire from full time work to become a facilitator for Sound Discipline. 

For Penny, it's Sound Discipline's practical tools of Positive Discipline along with the trauma-Informed data that is having such a powerful and positive effect on how staff understand their students. It has encouraged and allowed her to dig deeply into public education and learn a great deal about the challenges facing public school teachers. It has also enhanced Penny's learning around issues of equity and cultural competence. Ultimately, Penny believes when schools and families begin to shift towards strength-based, encouraging ways of connecting, a new and more welcoming sense of community emerges. 

As a semi-retiree, she enjoys leisurely mornings spent drinking coffee while reading the newspaper. On nice days, she likes to garden or go for long walks around the neighborhood with her dog. When she's feeling more adventurous and Sound Discipline can spare her absence, she enjoys traveling the globe including stints teaching Positive Discipline in China.

Workshop Description: 
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

Participants in this workshop will: 

  1. Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families

Cost: $375 early registration, available until March 19, 2019. $425 regular registration. Limit 30.

To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-parenting-the-positive-discipline-way-spokane-april-2019-registration-54425662622

Teresa Hurliman, teresa@sounddiscipline.org, 206-782-1595
Penny Davis, penny@sounddiscipline.org, ​​​​​​​

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact mary@sounddiscipline.org in advance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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