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South Bay Wednesday Evenings 6-Week Series Starting October 12

Parenting is one of the most creative and exhausting jobs you’ll ever have. Sometimes you’ll find yourself saying or doing something to your child you swore you’d never do!

Our private group classes are an opportunity to learn about nonviolent parenting in a smaller, more intimate setting. In the privacy of a home, school, or other arranged meeting space, a certified Echo Parenting & Education educator will introduce a practice of raising children based on the latest research about child development (including the effects of toxic stress), nonviolent communication, and how to be a child’s emotional coach.

Through discussion groups, theory, role playing, and specific problem solving, participants will learn:

• How to set and hold limits with empathy.
• Self-regulation techniques and the tools to build emotional literacy.
• How to form developmentally appropriate expectations of a child.
• How to build and sustain a connected relationship.

Wednesday Evenings, October 12 – November 16, 2016:
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Facilitated by Sarah Straton, Certified Parent Educator

Art Zone Hermosa Beach
1102 Aviation Blvd # A
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Series Fee:
$300 per person.
$450 per couple.   Click here to register online.

Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds for missed classes.

If you have questions please contact Sarah Straton at (310) 379-9969 or by email.


Please invite anyone who you think would join this class — click here for a printable flyer.

Changing the Paradigm Conference

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015


Applications for workshops and exhibitors coming soon!


Our 2015 Changing the Paradigm conference was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Click here for more pictures! 


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Questions? Contact Glenda Linares ( or (213) 484-6676 x310

Tuesday Parenting Class Series in English currently unavailable, please check back later

Echo Parenting & Education teaches nonviolent parenting Philosophy and Practice on Tuesday evenings in Echo Park. Currently our Tuesday class is held in English. Each class cycle is ten weeks long (unless otherwise noted) and held on an ongoing basis. Participants may begin at any point during the ten-week cycle and return for continued support throughout.

Discussion groups, theory, role-playing and specific problem solving and topics such as empathy and healing are part of the curriculum. The class gives adults a framework to think about their actions as parents and discover what children truly need to thrive as healthy human beings. Together they learn methods that teach them to create the best possible connection with children, emphasizing respect for the life force of the child. They learn to become emotional coaches to their children; building unconditional acceptance, affection, appreciation, autonomy and attention. For most adults, it is a life changing experience.

Child Care is provided during class hours.

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Registration Required for New Participants (Click here to Register)

Please arrive 20 minutes before class begins to register.

Class Fees:
$25 individual registration fee or $30 couple registration fee due at first class.

Fee per class based on a sliding scale
$10 – $30 (individual), $15 – $45 (couple)

Individual Income

($10)  $0 – $30,000
($15)  $30,001 – $45,000
($20)  $45,001 – $60,000
($25)  $60,001 – $75,000
($30)  $75,001 plus $10

Household Income

($15) $0 – $45,000
($20) $45,001 – $60,000
($25) $60,001 – $80,000
($35) $80,001 – $100,000
($45) $100,001 plus

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
Checks payable to Echo Parenting & Education.

Location: Echo Parenting and Education
1226 N. Alvarado Street
At Reservoir St, one block north of Sunset Blvd.

Flyer links:

Seeking Safety Training

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Join us for a 1-day live training on Seeking Safety hosted by Echo Parenting & Education and Treatment Innovations.  This training is designed for anyone; no license, degree, or prior training is required.


Date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Total Cost: $160 (training only) or $215 (training + book) – (Register here)
Location: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Schedule: 9:00am to 4:30pm (Registration 8:30am to 9:00am)

The Seeking Safety book is highly recommended for all attendees and required by DMH. It is a 400-page manual that provides all you need to conduct Seeking Safety (clinician guide and client handouts). If purchased, the book will be provided at Registration on the day of.

Educational Objectives:
– Learn how to implement Seeking Safety with adults and/or adolescents
– Review research and clinical issues in treating trauma and substance abuse
– Increase empathy and understanding of trauma and substance abuse
– Learn how to conduct Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse
– Obtain assessment and treatment resources

Trainer: Joni Utley, PsyD, Treatment Innovations

Questions: Please contact Glenda Linares at or (213) 484-6676 x 310

If you are registering multiple people: Please be sure to write the names of each attendee in the comments field when you checkout, so that we will have the correct listing when they show up at registration.

CEUs: CEUs are included in training fee and are available upon request during registration. This course meets the qualifications for 6hrs of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. BBS Provider #PCE4426. If you are interested in other types of CEUs, there will be an extra charge of $30; For a list of additional CEUs that are available click here and list your discipline and license number in “Comments” when you register.

Payment: Credit cards are accepted through this website, or you can pay by check per this form.

Download flyer: Keep a copy of the flyer, post it, and pass it on to others.

Cancellation policy: We are not able to issue refunds. If you register and are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to another person. Please email with the subject line “Transfer Registration” and include your contact information as well as the information of person you are transferring the registration to.

If you are a LAC-DMH PEI Provider and are taking this training as part of the PEI Plan you are required to:
– Bring a copy of the Seeking Safety Manual; manuals can be purchased online or on the day of the training
– Read Seeking Safety’s Frequently Asked Questions located on the Seeking Safety website
– Review the LAC-DMH PEI Seeking Safety Guidelines

Introduction to Nonviolent Parenting on the West Side

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Free Event: Pizza and Parenting

Parenting is one of the most  creative and exhausting uses  of your entire mind.  Raising  children is so difficult, yet  most parents don’t get much  support to build their skills!  Join us to hear about new strategies for connection, regulation and peace with your child, family and self!

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: FREE EVENT at The Art Zone Children’s Studio | 10944 W. Pico Blvd West LA, CA 90064

Sorry, due to space limitations, we are not able to offer child care.

This is a FREE event, but please RSVP by contacting Laura Krug (310) 889-8598 or Azucena Ortiz at 213.484.6676 ext 311  Also feel free to call if you have questions!  Click here to register online.