Resources and Related Links
From the Positive Discipline Association Web site:
The Positive Discipline Association promotes and encourages the development of life skills and respectful relationships in families, schools, businesses and community systems.
The Association's philosophy is partly based upon the writings of the Austrian medical doctor and psychologist, Alfred Adler (February 7, 1870 - May 28, 1937), who was the inspiration for what came to be known as the school of individual psychology. Adler's theories are based upon the conviction that human beings are fundamentally equal and devoted to personal authenticity by a primordial desire for self-affirmation and social connectedness.
Adler's works include (links to amazon.com):
The Association's Web site offers research articles, information about teleconferences, workshops, classes and training for teachers and parents. You can also find information about the Association's Certification Program.
NASAP is an organization for those interested in professional applications of the concepts and theories of Adlerian Psychology. The Society promotes academic research, writing and procedural development that promotes and advances the relevance of Alder's philosophy.
This Web site offers books, ebooks, newsletters, CDs, DVDs, smart phone apps and other tools for parents, teachers and other facilitators interested in the Positive Discipline approach toward child development, learning and lifelong psychological health. Articles by Jane Nelsen, Roslyn Duffy, Cheryl Erwin and other Certified Positive Discipline Trainers are available, as well as current information about upcoming workshops, parenting classes, seminars and other events.
Sound Discipline is a Seattle nonprofit organization that works with schools, parents and educators from a Positive Discipline perspective.
From the Sound Discipline Web site:
Sound Discipline offers workshops, coaching, resources and support for school administrators, school staff, parenting educators, youth workers, and families. We use research based methods to teach social and emotional skills to build strong character and to foster equity and democracy in our community.
Our whole school model builds an inclusive and socially competent learning community over three years. Each school adapts the program to its own culture and challenges within a clear framework to meet its long term goals. Schools monitor their own progress with regular data evaluations.
Collaborative Team Professionals
Collaborative Divorce offers the services of legal, mental health and financial professionals working together as a team to help our clients through the divorce process. Collaborative Professionals offer very specialized services, having undergone extensive training in their respective areas, as well as in collaborative mediation methods and procedures.
Given that the outcome will impact lives long after the divorce is final, the goal of Collaborative is to help both parties make thoughtful, proactive decisions.
Legal — Attorneys handle the legal aspects of the divorce to ensure that all arrangements are proper, legal and binding.
Emotional — Mental health professionals may include a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker who functions as a divorce coach. In this capacity, the coach helps teach problem – solving and communication skills to facilitate moving through impasses. The coach may also address ways to deal with stress or emotional issues that may arise during the process.
Psychological stability, from both sides, is essential to making the right decisions and reaching a peaceful settlement as soon as possible. Cases with difficult child-related issues may also employ a Child Specialist to assess and communicate the unique needs of each child.
Financial — Financial specialists are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ or CPA's and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts who specialize in the financial and tax aspects of divorce. Their purpose is to help both parties reach a mutually acceptable financial agreement while assisting in making manageable, long-term decisions.
Collaborative Professionals offer very specialized services, having undergone extensive training in collaborative mediation methods and procedures. We have developed insights into all aspects of the divorce process and how our three independent professions can work together for you.