LOCATION: DENVER/BOULDER, CO
Rescheduled - Date: TBD
Title: Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way
Facilitators: Jane Weed-Pomerantz, CPDLT and
Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC, CPDT
Date and Time:
Introduction-Open to the public
Parenting from the Heart; an Introduction to Positive Discipline
April 18, 2013
6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday
April 19 - 20, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2222 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
New and experienced parent educators who want tools, new ideas, activities and enthusiasm. Therapists who want to offer parenting classes for their clients and/or use in their sessions with parents. School personnel, nurses, counselors, youth workers and others who deal with parents, children and young people. Parents looking for help with children of all ages.
Learn research-based, effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time, neither punitive nor permissive. Learn how to work with and teach parents who love their children but lack tools and resources to parent effectively for today’s world. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help adults go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways with children. Have a set of resource materials adaptable for use with all age and focus groups, and other parenting and mentor programs.
Jane Weed-Pomerantz has been a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer since 2002, and is one of the Positive Discipline Association’s Lead Trainers. She teaches 8-week classes in Positive Discipline for all ages, teenagers and parenting in recovery in minimum-security facilities, substance abuse treatment centers and Drug and Alcohol funded year around classes. Additionally, she teaches class series with the Cabrillo Foster and Kinship Care Program, SC Montessori school, and other schools and businesses in the community.
Jane is a founder and President of the Board of the newly formed nonprofit called Positive Discipline Community Resources in Santa Cruz County and is part of the Santa Cruz Area Positive Discipline Mentor’s Group. She sits on several foundation Boards and is a Board member of the anti-poverty agency, Community Action Board of SC County.
Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC has been working with children for 41 years in the classroom as a teacher and, since 2005, as a licensed professional counselor. In 1988, she began using Positive Discipline as a parent and teacher, and found that it totally transformed her experience with her children and her students. She began teaching Positive Discipline Parenting classes in 1989. In 1990 she became an education specialist at the Texas Education Center, Region II teaching Positive Discipline as a way to help prevent drug, teenage pregnancy, and gangs.
She became a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer in 1993 training parents and teachers throughout the US and Europe, in Columbia, and Canada. Having taught students at all grade levels, from preschool through college, she specializes working with high risk students, special education, and ADHD. She is a co-author of Positive Discipline: A Teacher’s A-Z Guide.
As a featured speaker and trainer at the Texas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Conferences, HeadStart, YMCA, Family Outreach, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and many other agencies, schools, and businesses throughout the US, she has continued to promote Positive Discipline as a way to transform relationships in families, schools, communities, and businesses. She continues to use Positive Discipline in all her personal relationships as a parent, step-parent, and grand-parent.
Cost: Workshop and materials is $370
($335 if paid by March 18).
Local Information: Contact Deborah Owen-Sohocki at
- Use your credit card to register here at the PDA Website.
- Call the Positive Discipline Association office at 1.866.POS.DISC (210.688.3637).
- Mail a check to:
C/o Positive Discipline Association
9417 Remuda Path
San Antonio, TX 78254
email@example.com or 303-952-9125.
Important: If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.
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. For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5.