The Courage To Be Imperfect -
Positive Discipline In The
Criminal Justice System
With Jane Weed-Pomerantz, CPDLT, and
Eryn Rogers, MA, CPDT
- $20 for PDA Members- Login on website-go to Trainer or Educator Section to Register
- $25 for General Public
- $40 for Organizational Use
Organizational Use Includes:(See below for conditions of use)
• Study Groups, etc.
This teleconference will describe patterns of concern involving families in the criminal justice system, and will focus on the unique challenges faced by parent educators and other professionals working with parents who are incarcerated or living in residential rehabilitation centers.
The facilitators will cover tips and tools for working with populations affected by substance abuse and addiction, domestic violence and child abuse, and address the difficulties and inspiring successes of helping these families make new decisions about belonging and significance while part of a predominantly punitive system. Participants will deepen their understanding of "mistakes as wonderful opportunities for learning," and learn how Positive Discipline is making a real difference in the lives of these families: re-building relationships; teaching and modeling encouragement, dignity and respect; and inviting parents to have the courage to be imperfect.
Jane Weed-Pomerantz, CPDT, has been a Certified Positive Discipline Associate since 2002. She is one of the PDA’s Lead Trainers, and currently serves on the Positive Discipline Association Board of Directors.
She facilitates classes for Parenting in Recovery in a minimum-security facilities, in substance abuse treatment centers and for Drug and Alcohol funded year around classes. She teaches class series with the Cabrillo Foster and Kinship Care Program as well as SC Montessori school. She also teaches 8-week classes through the Santa Cruz City School District Adult School in Positive Discipline for All Ages and Parenting Teenagers.
Jane facilitates a wide variety of PD workshops and is a popular speaker for area pre-schools, middle school Parent Clubs, churches, synagogues and in the in the Santa Cruz/San Francisco Bay area. She has been instrumental in forming a new nonprofit, Positive Discipline Community Resources, intended to further the community wide approach to family support in Santa Cruz County.
Jane is married to a newly retired San Jose Fire Captain; she is the mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 17 to 28. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Certificate in Training and Human Resource Development, and was a City Councilmember and Mayor of Santa Cruz in the 1980’s. She has been a professional facilitator for 35 years.
Eryn Rodgers, MA, CPDT, is first and foremost the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 1 year to 12 years old. She has been facilitating Positive Discipline classes for over six years. She taught parents of preschool age children through the Santa Cruz Adult School, and served as the Vice President for Parent Education at Monarch Community School, where she helped to pioneer and facilitate a program for parents participating in the classroom.
She currently serves as the administrator for the Parenting in Recovery program through the Santa Cruz Family Preservation Court/Treatment Alliance for Safe Children and facilitates classes as well. She is working towards certification as a parenting coach in order to expand her parent consultation practice. She has an extensive background in Early Childhood Education, and has worked professionally with preschools, ran an after-school program, and a mentorship program for at-risk youth through the UCSC Community Studies and Psychology Departments.
She most recently acquired her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Meridian University and is working towards her doctorate and eventual licensure as a Clinical Psychologist.
You will receive an email with access to download this teleconference.
Three ways to Register:
* 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
Conditions for Organizational Use
of Teleconferences and Downloads:
When purchasing this recording for organizational use, we ask that you provide the recording to school or agency staff only or play it with groups of parents/clients/staff at an agency event. You may not publish the download link for general availability.
Please feel free to include the PDA teleconferences as a resource recommendation with a link to the Positive Discipline website.