Aware Parenting in the United States of America

 

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The Aware Parenting Institute is an international organization founded by Aletha Solter, Ph.D. (a Swiss/American developmental psychologist). The Aware Parenting approach is described in her books, which are available from most online booksellers.

 

The Aware Baby
Cooperative and Connected
Tears and Tantrums
Raising Drug Free Kids
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Healing Your Traumatized Child

 

Aletha Solter lives near Santa Barbara, California, and has been leading workshops for parents and professionals since 1985 in the U.S. and 16 other countries. In the U.S., she has led workshops in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington. Please contact her if you wish to organize a workshop in your area. She also offers telephone, skype, and in-person consultations for parents.

Instructors:

The following people are certified Aware Parenting instructors in the U.S. Please contact them for information about Aware Parenting activities in their area.

The names with a red star indicate Level 2 instructors. These instructors are more experienced and have met additional requirements beyond the basic certification requirements. They are certified to offer workshops that meet the workshop requirement for people who wish to become certified.

CALIFORNIA
CHERYCE GUTZMER
Soquel, CA 95073
(1 831) 728-5256
e-mail: gutzmercc@gmail.com
CAROL MARKS
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(1 424) 272-7108
e-mail: carolwmarks@gmail.com
website: www.carolwmarks.com
HEIDRUN MATTHIES
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(1 831) 346-8083
e-mail: hsmfun@yahoo.com
red star HEATHER STEVENSON
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
e-mail: heather@heatherstevenson.com
COLORADO
JOSHA VAN BAALEN (speaks English and Dutch)
Denver, CO
(1 720) 454 4100.
e-mail: joshavanbaalen@gmail.com
IDAHO
MARIELLA HOGAN
Boise, ID 83712
(1 208) 284-5273
e-mail: dr.mariella.hogan@gmail.com
website: www.drmariellahogan.com
MASSACHUSETTS
red star SWANSEA BENHAM BLEICHER
near Northampton, MA 01012
(1 413) 519-7394
e-mail: awareparentingwma@gmail.com
NORTH CAROLINA
ELIZA PARKER (lives in Texas but travels frequently to North Carolina)
Raleigh/Durham
(1 919) 469-0519
e-mail: eliza@consciousbaby.com
website: www.consciousbaby.com
PENNSYLVANIA
GENEVIEVE BUSCH
Philadelphia
e-mail: gkb1687@gmail.com
TEXAS
ELIZA PARKER
Austin
(1 919) 469-0519
e-mail: eliza@consciousbaby.com
website: www.consciousbaby.com