History of Classes & Workshops

Previous Classes

 

Navigating the Teenage Years with Positive Discipline

What: This 8 week class provides an opportunity to learn new tools and skills to communicate with your teen or preteen that will be effective both in the short term and long term. Learn how to make agreements and follow through, develop your teen’s intrinsic motivation, and better understand the changes of the teenage brain. For more visit pdcrsantacruz.org

When: February 5th to March 26th 2015, Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 
Cost:  $80 for the 8 week series plus $20 for materials and the book “Positive Discipline for Teenagers”
How:  To register call 831-429-3966.
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Prepare Your Teen for Their Future

(3 separate classes that can be taken together)

When: Saturdays April 11, 25 & May 9th 2015 from 10am-1pm

Where: Cabrillo College Campus rm 1522 - 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Cost:  Each session is $24 before Feb 23 ($28 after early bird speacial)
or ALL 3 sessions $65 before Feb 23 ($75 after early bird special)
How: Register at www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/parenting.html

*For more information on all 3 classes click here

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​FREE Teen Mom Parenting Class (with Positive Discipline)

What: Free 6 week parenting series helps teen moms learn more about their child’s behavior and new ways to set limits with kindness and firmness. The class also covers safety around the home, car, feeding, sleeping, and bath time. Open to all moms up to 21 years old. Moms can also be pregnant or already have a child. Free childcare, snacks, and materials are provided. For more visit pdcrsantacruz.org/teenmoms

When: Mondays, April 13th to May 18th 2015, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Where: Live Oak Family Resource Center ~ 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz (click here for a map)
Language: Classes are in English only

Cost: none

Referral Form (to be contacted by Stephanie) downloadable or online
Registration (can call 831-920-3835) or Register online
Class Overview for Teen Mom Advocates 
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Embodying Positive Discipline

What: Turns out that the vast majority of our communication is nonverbal, between 70-90%! This 3 class series teaches you to HOW to get your message across, not just with your words, but with your body posture, tone of voice and other forms of nonverbal communication. Based on the parenting philosophy of Positive Discipline, it focuses on learning how to actually practice and embody the core concept of being kind AND firm at the same time. Open to parents who already have had some experience with Positive Discipline. This class is fun, engaging, interactive and involves full participation. Stop struggling and see what a huge difference transforming your communication can make across all your family relationships!

When: Oct 14th, 21st & 28th 2014, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 
Cost:  $35 for three-class series plus $5 materials fee
How:  To register call 831-429-3966 or go to www.quikreg.com/classreg/catalog/getcourse.do
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Navigating the Teenage Years with Positive Discipline: Part 1

What: Part 1 is an introduction on how to use Positive Discipline with teenagers. This 8 week class provides an opportunity to learn new tools and skills to communicate with your teen or preteen that will be effective both in the short term and long term. Learn how to make agreements and follow through, develop your teen’s intrinsic motivation, and better understand the changes of the teenage brain. For more on Part 2 visit pdcrsantacruz.org

When: Sept 25th – Nov 13th 2014, Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 
Cost:  $80 for the 8 week series plus $20 for materials and the book “Positive Discipline for Teenagers”
How:  To register call 831-429-3966 or go to www.quikreg.com/classreg/catalog/getcourse.do
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Prepare Your Teen for Their Future

(3 separate classes that can be taken together)

 

When: Saturdays July 12, 26 & August 9th 2014, from 10am-1pm
Where: Cabrillo College Campus - 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Cost:  Each session is $24 before June 9 ($28 after early bird)
or ALL 3 sessions $65 before June 9 ($75 after early bird)
How: Register here www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/parenting.html

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Class #1: The New Territory of the Teenage Years

Feel like your child has changed overnight and no longer listens toanything you have to say? This class explains why that is by offering parents greater knowledge of this new developmental phase.   Explore what you want for your child and gain a clearer perspective on how to navigate what lies ahead.  Learn about the changes occurring in the teenage brain and the importance of brain function for clear communication.  This class also teaches simple and effective tools to gain cooperation and encourage participation in the family, the household and future aspirations.When: Sat., July 12th, 10 am – 1 pm

 

Class #2: Preparing Your Teen for Their Future Class

Learn how you can help prepare your teen for their future as you move from the pilot’s seat into the co-pilot’s seat. This class will explore the changing role parents must play as their teenagers individuate.  It also addresses how to develop your teen’s sense of intrinsic motivation so that they become active agents in preparing for their future.  Understand how to avoid parenting from a place of unresolved issues of your own past.  Develop communication skills to promote cooperation, and help build accountability and responsibility!When: Sat., July 26th, 10 am – 1 pm

 

Class #3: Parents & Teens Together, Setting the Course

The final class in the series invites the teenagers to attend with their parents. Having both parents and teenagers in class is an opportunity to explore ways to work in partnership on mutual goals. Together, they will practice establishing routines for studying and family life with family meetings, and making agreements on issues of importance.  Both parents and teenagers will learn tools for improved communication and see change as a continuum with opportunities for the future.When:Sat., Aug 9th, 10 am – 1 pm

 

Summer Parent Support Group: for Parents of Kids

What: This is a monthly meeting where parents of school-aged children can share their challenges, concerns, problem solve together, and find support.  These groups are based on the principals of Positive Discipline but will be led in a support group format versus an instructional class series.
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, July 2 and 16 and August 6 and 20 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm

Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 

Cost: none
How: Just come join us! Meetings are drop-in. If you have questions you are welcome to call or email Stephanie at 831-920-3835

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Discussing Difficult Topics with Positive Discipline

What: Sex, drugs, death, divorce, abuse–these topics are difficult to deal with personally let alone talk about with your children. Using a parenting method called Positive Discipline, this 2 series class helps you address whatever subjects you find most difficult to discuss with your kids. These moments often bring up our own fears and challenges. However, when facing some of life’s toughest struggles, there’s no need to do it alone. Find support in addressing these topics thoughtfully, learn developmentally appropriate responses, and experience a process that you can use with difficult topics in the future.

When: March 5th & 12th 2014, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA Cost: $30 for two-class series plus $5 materials fee

How: Call 831-429-3966 or go to www.adultedreg.com/santacruz

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Embodying Positive Discipline

What: Turns out that the vast majority of our communication is nonverbal, between 70-90%! This 2 class series teaches you to HOW to get your message across, not just with your words, but with your body posture, tone of voice and other forms of nonverbal communication. Based on the parenting philosophy of Positive Discipline, it focuses on learning how to actually practice and embody the core concept of being kind AND firm at the same time. Open to all parents–from never having taken a Positive Discipline course, to those who are more familiar with the method and looking to refine their skills. This class is fun, engaging, interactive and involves full participation. Stop struggling and see what a huge difference transforming your communication can make across all your family relationships!

When: October 2nd and 9th 2013, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 
Cost:  $30 for two-class series plus $5 materials fee
How:  To register call 831-429-3966 or go to www.adultedreg.com/santacruz
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Previous Workshops

 

Attachment Theory & Creating Security through PD

What: As part of Central Coast Early Care and Education Conference, Stephanie Tam Rosas will be offering a workshop about Attachment Theory and how early relationships can help develop the building blocks for future success. This workshop also offers Positive Discipline strategies to work with children who have developed insecure attachment, and ways to create secure attachment as a caregiver. 
When: October 11th , Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA - room 316

Event Details: http://www.childcareplanning.org/conference.html
Registrationhttp://santacruz.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=88744

 

5 Positive Discipline Techniques That Work

What: As part of Central Coast Early Care and Education Conference, Stephanie Tam Rosas and Colleen Murphy will be offering a workshop about 
Positive Discipline strategies that can be used in the classroom and the home.
When: October 12th , Saturday, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Where: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Event Details: http://www.childcareplanning.org/conference.html
Registration: http://santacruz.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=63079

 

Communicating from a Strength-Based Perspective

What: As part of Central Coast Early Care and Education Conference, Stephanie Tam Rosas will be offering a workshop for ECE teachers and staff on how to think, speak and listen in a way that promotes parent collaboration.
When: October 12th , Saturday, 1:15 - 2:45pm

Where: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Event Details: http://www.childcareplanning.org/conference.html
Registration: http://santacruz.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=63079

 

Positive Discipline & Trauama in the High School Setting

What: As part of the teacher staff training at Costanoa High School, this workshop covers trauma informed care using the Positive Discipline method. Topics covered include belief behind the behavior, attachment theory, levels of trauma, how to create a safe space, self regulation and boundary setting.
When: November 6th , Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Where: Costanoa High School, 840 N Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

 

Positive Discipline & Trauma Informed Care

What: As part of the Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium (SCTC) Stephanie Tam Rosas will be presenting a workshop on Positive Discipline as a Trauma Informed intervention. 
When: November 7th , Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Santa Cruz Adult School, rm #5, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 

Event Details: http://www.meetingwizard.com/mwiz/v/r.cfm?mtag=918927753&m=1373644&g=13617591
Registration: If you are not part of the SCTC you are welcome to attend as a guest. The full meeting runs from 2:00 - 4:00pm

3 separate workshops that can be taken together. Classes are offered through
Cabrillo College Extension and cover the following topics:

-The New Territory of the Teen Years 

-Preparing Your Teen for Their Future 

-Parents & Teens Together 

Every last Wednesday of the month
6:30-8:00pm -- CURRENTLY CLOSED

Monthly support groups for parents of teens
to check-in, share experiences and identify solutions using Positive Discipline. 

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