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Part 1 in the APSAC & NY Foundling Workshop Series 2023: What is Positive Parenting?

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Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a general introduction to the concept of positive parenting. The history of the positive parenting movement will be briefly introduced and examples will be provided. Evidence for the use of positive parenting techniques will be reviewed. Finally, future directions of the approach will be proposed.

Speaker Biography: George W. Holden, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He served as chair of the department from 2015 to 2020. Holden’s research interests are in the area of social development, with a focus on parent-child relationships. His work into the determinants of parental social cognition and behavior, discipline and positive parenting, and the causes and consequences of family violence, has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Timberlawn Research Foundation, and the U.S. State Department. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters, as well as the author or editor of five books, includingParenting: A dynamic perspective, currently in its 3rd edition.

Pricing & Registration:

General Admission: $25.00

APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff General Admission: Free

1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology): $25.00

1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology) for APSAC Members and New York Foundling Staff: $15.00

*If you are in New York and would like social work, mental health or psychology CE credits please email

APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.

The New York Foundling Staff: Please email to request your entry code.

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