Parent Educator Certification Program

This program is a two part course designed for people who are interested in teaching Echo Parenting & Education’s published Nonviolent Parenting curriculum. Past participants have included teachers, therapists, and other professionals who are teaching parenting classes or integrating our philosophy into their work.

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Information on NPET/PECP

Part One is the Nonviolent Parenting Educator Training (NPET). It involves an intensive course of study, reviewing the research, principles, and practices of Nonviolent Parenting. In an alive, creative, and dynamic learning environment participants will be immersed in the philosophical underpinnings and pedagogical framework for teaching in multiple settings. In addition to experiential learning opportunities, there will be required reading, class assignments, and frequent opportunities to practice presenting to the group and to receive feedback.

Part Two is the Parenting Educator Certification Program (PECP), a six month practicum for students who have completed the NPET. Students who wish to receive Echo Parenting & Education’s certification will be asked to join the practicum. Activities will include:

* Observation of certified teachers.
* Additional trainings and participant support group meetings.
* Opportunities to practice teaching with supervision from an Echo Parenting & Education teacher who will provide feedback and support to facilitate development of skills.

Upon successful completion of the practicum, participants will receive certification as an Echo Parenting & Education certified parent educator.

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Who may apply:
The Parent Educator Training Program is designed for individuals who have completed a series of classes in Nonviolent Parenting at Echo Parenting & Education. If you have not completed a series, please call Echo Parenting and speak with Brian or Ruth to discuss your participation in the training.

The NPET program will run from October 16, 2013 through January 12, 2014
It includes three intensive weekends where class will meet once a month on Fridays from 3pm – 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 8pm.

The following dates have been selected:

October 16 – Orientation — 6:00
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October 18, 19, 20
November  22, 23 & 24
December 13, 14, & 15
January 10, 11 & 12, 2014
NPET Graduation:
January 12, 2014

The fee for the program:
Part One (NPET) is $2,530, materials included. Payment plans and some scholarships are available.

Part Two (PECP) is $500. Payment plans and some scholarships are available for this program as well.

If you are a parent, teacher, social worker, or counselor who is interested in studying, practicing, and teaching Nonviolent Education and Parenting and would like to participate in Echo Parenting’s Nonviolent Parenting Educator Training, fill out the Application Form.

If you have questions contact Glenda Linares ( or  213.484.6676 x. 310.

The following is a list of books that will be referred to and discussed during the training:
Nonviolent Parenting Curriculum (given to all participants in the training program)
Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Playful Parenting by Leonard Cohen
Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control ( Vol.1, Vol 2)
Dare to Love – all by Heather Forbes
Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jen kabat-Zinn
Healing the Dark Emotions by Miriam Greenspan
Bring out the Best in your Child and Yourself by Ilene Val-Essen

Before training begins we ask that you read:
1. First 96 pages of Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille.
2. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn Pages 1-92

From the Nonviolent Parenting Curriculum
Week 1 and 2