It takes a Caring and Respectful village!
PDCR knows that when adults are provided appropriate training and tools, outcomes for children are more successful. So we offer programs to parents, professionals and community members who want to support young people with tools that build self-awareness and emotional regulation; an approach that is kind and firm at the same time; and relationships that are mutually respectful, honoring both adult and child.
Specifically, we use the evidence-informed approach of Positive Discipline (PD) which helps adults, especially parents, develop relationships with children rooted in caring, compassion and respect. We work from the foundation that kids are motivated by the desire to feel belonging and significance. Using practical PD tools, we can expand empathy within each of us.
We also know that lasting social movements are grassroots and collaborative so we have mobilized a vast network of partners and organizations. PDCR has established a powerful ecological model designed to create systemic change, addressing generational trauma in homes and institutionalized behavior modification in schools, jails, etc.