Debbie Godfrey

Positive Parenting

Hello, welcome to my Udemy Biography page! My name is Debbie Godfrey.  I am a certified Parent Educator and have over 24 years of expertise in the parenting education field.  Through my business Positive Parenting, I teach the Redirecting Children’s Behavior parenting skills class and the Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom training in schools and community centers around the world.  In 2013, I began teaching my classes and workshops via teleconferences and webinars, so I now have parents participating from all over the globe.  Most recently I conducted parenting workshops for Google employees in France, the UK, and IMEA via Google Hangouts.

I have served many organizations, including C.A.A.N. (Child Abuse and Neglect), Casa Pacifica, Conejo Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Authority, 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, I conducted teacher trainings at eight schools during a 30-day period in five states across India.  I also taught eight parent education workshops in Beijing, China during a 2-week period in February 2008.  I am 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. I am a member of and have sat on the board of the Ventura County Partnership for Safe Families.  I am known for my humor and compassion while teaching behavior and discipline tools that work at home and in the classroom.

This is a partial list of groups, clubs, and organizations I have served in parenting classes and teacher training:             

Google France and Google UK

Ventura County Foster Parents Association

Ventura County SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) *training for 50 school principals

Ventura County Partnership for Safe Families

California Mothers of Multiples

California State Foster Parents Association

Office of the Chancellor, State of California

Southern California Mothers of Twins Club

Moms Clubs of Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley

Ojai Valley Neighborhood for Learning

Mupu School District  - *Provided Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom for teachers, staff, and principal

Ventura Unified School District - *Regular teacher in-service trainings

Oxnard Unified School District - *Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom for teachers with extreme discipline problems in the classroom

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Oak Grove Private School - *Teacher in-service training

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National Association for the Education of Young Children - *Presented for teachers and staff

Casa Pacifica Residential Treatment Program - *in-service training for program staff and teachers

Ventura County Public Health – WIC Program - *in-service training for Public Health Nurses

Ventura County Public Health – National Pilot Study on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Pacific Sociological Association

California Sociological Association

Welham Boys, Welham Girls and The Doon School, Deradun, India -*Presented for teachers & principals

Sanskriti School, New Delhi, India-*Presented for teachers & principals

Vidya Devi, Hisar, India-*Presented for teachers & principals

Johnson Grammar School, Hyderbad, India-*Presented for teachers & principals

Mody School, Rajasthan, India-*Presented for teachers & principals The Learning Center, Beijing, China

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