Community & Social Services

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Positive Discipline Community Resources

The Positive Discipline Parenting and Classroom Management models are aimed at developing mutually respectful relationships. Positive Discipline teaches adults to employ kindness and firmness at the same time, and is neither punitive nor permissive.

The tools and concepts of Positive Discipline include:

-Mutual respect. Adults model firmness by respecting themselves and the needs of the situation, and kindness by respecting the needs of the child.

-Identifying the belief behind the behavior. Effective discipline recognizes the reasons.

-Kids do what they do and works to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior.

-Effective communication and problem solving skills.

-Discipline that teaches (and is neither permissive nor punitive) and guides.

-Focusing on solutions instead of punishment.

-Encouragement (instead of praise). Encouragement notices effort and improvement, not just success, and builds long-term self-esteem and empowerment.

Who are our services for?

• Parents, grandparents, foster parents and other family caregivers
• Families
• Parent educators
• Teachers and school administrators for preschool through grade 12
• Child-care providers
• Therapists, counselors, social workers
• Community organizations
• Communities of faith


Visit our website for a complete listing of community resources available across sectors of our community!

Positive Discipline transforms family lives through respectful relationships. We offer virtual support and learning group sessions at no cost via Zoom.

Currently we have no cost Positive Discipline Family Support sessions for all Santa Cruz City School District families for the entire academic school year.

Email your request for a parent coaching session, workshop or class to come to YOUR school site/community group virtually (or in-person once COVID19 precautions and restrictions are lifted):

Positive Discipline Community Resources is a social change nonprofit that supports adults in creating healthy and thriving relationships with youth in homes, schools, and communities. Through the Positive Discipline approach, we teach a model of respectful communication and joint decision-making. Research shows that when adults have more of these skills and tools, and most importantly they MODEL these skills and tools, we see more successful outcomes with young people.

Please visit our website for more information,

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Business Phone Number:
831-476-7284 ext.107