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leader in action: Anne Groh
Active Parenting instructors
Jaime, Anne, and Linda |
The Mental Health Association
in Atlantic County (MHAAC), New Jersey, has led parenting classes
for 20 years. Attendees of our classes come from a diverse cross section
of the county's population.
Our Parent Education schedule is comprised of open and closed classes.
As advocates for the prevention of youth violence and the promotion of
wellness and family preservation, we have found that the Active Parenting
programs best suit our needs.
the year we offer closed classes to the female inmates at the Atlantic
County Jail, to the female residents at the Rescue Mission, and to residents
of John Brooks Recovery--an Addiction Treatment Facility. At John Brooks
Recovery, we teach three separate populations: female outpatients, male
residents and female residents (separate classes for males and females).
Additionally we offer several open classes at our facility. These classes
are completely open to the community at large.
Currently, we are piloting a program for nonviolent male offenders who
are being released back into the community. Another specialized population
that we are offering classes to are persons who have a mental illness
and are raising children.
Here are some comments that parents have provided
upon completion of the Active
Parenting Now in 3 class. (They were asked what they
liked about the class.)
- "Learning about the 'I' message, so simple but so effective."
- "The material is easy to understand, simple and concise."
- "It made me realize my strengths and weaknesses; in
addition I learned the importance of communication with my child
as well as my spouse."
- "How specific each topic is."
- "The in-depth knowledge it taught me on communication,
self esteem, anger and discipline."
training catalog is now available
Active Parenting Leader Training
is a great way to sharpen your skills while earning CEUs or even becoming
Active Parenting leader! Our fall training catalog is filled with details
about 30+ Leader Training Workshops scheduled all over the United States,
the Training of Trainers workshops planned for Phoenix and Atlanta,
special leader training opportunities, and more. Click
to download a copy of the catalog, or go directly to the Training
pages of our web site.
new video about our Training of Trainers
Check out this new video
exploring our Training of Trainers, hosted by Dr. Popkin's son Ben,
who has appeared in many of our videos over the years. It features participants
from the July TOT in Atlanta sharing their thoughts and widsom about
parent education. Plus some great music by an up-and-coming band. (To
view the video, click on the image at right or go to activeparenting.com/TOT.
Active Parenting Training
of Trainers, Atlanta 2011
Will we see you there?
Fall is conference season,
and Michelle and I will be travelling all over the United States to
meet you at various trade shows. We'll be in Fort Worth, Albuquerque,
St. Louis, Orlando, Atlanta, and Dallas this fall. Check
out the list of conferences we'll be attending, and come by to see
our booth in the exhibit hall. If you work near one of these cities,
we'd love to stop by to learn about your program. Just give me a call
to arrange a meeting.
Employee of the Month
Dr. Popkin and I are two
members of a large team that works together for you. This month I'd
like to shine some light on one of our hidden treasures, Distributor
Sales Manager Marian Adair. She has worked at Active Parenting longer
than anyone but Dr. Popkin: 22 years! Every year Marian examines dozens
of parenting books and videos to select the best ones for our catalog.
If it's in our catalog, it has passed the "Marian Test" by
reflecting Active Parenting principles. Around the office, Marian is
highly valued for her green thumb. At home she dotes on her plants,
pets, and family, especially grandson Dylan (shown here). Thanks, Marian!