I have been in nonprofits for 25 years and learned first hand that we will never be able to create a thriving, sustainable, brighter future unless we take responsibility for our thoughts and actions and align them as much as possible with our spoken values. The premise is ALL change is interconnected, the personal, interpersonal and systemic transformation that takes place. AND, as adults who manifest our intentions and teach/model our behavior for children, it is a real lasting way to create change. As a parent, I learned about Positive Discipline and have integrated into my life and work!
Hello Charlotte, woohoo for our common interest with PD! Absolutely, we have partners in both medical and education sectors! We just did a full training with a regional low-cost clinic, Salud Para La Gente, for their staff and are collaborating with them on Shared Medical Visits to parents of babies on developmental milestones and PD support. This is just one example though we have trained with Stanford Hospital, Valley Medical Center Pediatrics, and Healthier Kids Foundation just to name a few...
And, we are super excited about the upcoming schoolyear where we will return and begin new work with over a dozen partners that implement PD on the whole campus and in the classroom. They range from daycare and preschools right up to high school aged students, and we have the buy-in of administrators and teachers. We also work with the County Office of Education and New Teacher Center to create whole systems impact with education leaders.
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