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237: Positive Parenting with Debbie Godfrey
3rd January 2022 • Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools • Mark Taylor
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Deborah Godfrey, certified Parent Educator, brings over 30 years of expertise in the parenting education field. Through her business, POSITIVE PARENTING, she teaches the Redirecting Children’s Behavior parenting skills class and the Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom training in schools and community centers around the world.

She has served many organizations including C.A.A.N (Child Abuse and Neglect), Casa Pacifica, Conejo Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Authority and Child Development Resources of Ventura County, The California State Foster Parent Association, Southern California Mothers of Twins, the Ventura County Wellness Program and the Oxnard and Ventura School Districts.

In April, 2007, Deborah conducted teacher trainings for 8 schools during a 30-day period in 5 states across India. Deborah conducted 8 parent education workshops in Beijing, China during a 2-week period in February 2008. She is the past director of Foster & Kinship Care Education at Ventura College and the regional Instructor Trainer for the Redirecting Children’s Behavior curriculum for the International Network For Children and Families.

Deborah is a member of and has sat on the board of the Ventura County Partnership for Safe Families. Deborah is recognized for her humor and compassion while teaching behavior and discipline tools that work at home and in the classroom.


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