Conscious Discipline Training
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) invites you to attend this special session on "Conscious Discipline®."

Participate in an introduction to the award winning, evidence based Conscious Discipline. This training is a "leader in brain-based social emotional learning" created by Dr. Becky Bailey. 

Explore the basics of Conscious Discipline and learn ways to shift from a reliance on fear-based interventions, to a reliance on love, when helping children through moments of conflict and difficulty. Develop conscious awareness and recognize how to respond to behavior and identify skills to help children self-regulate, increase impulse control and willingness. Explore this life-changing model grounded in safety, connection and problem solving.
Dates: June 26 - 27, 2018 (must attend both days)

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Owatonna High School, 333 East School Street (Auditorium)

Cost: Free

Registration Deadline: June 20

School and community based preschool teachers and assistants, ECFE, social workers, public health staff, home visitors, family and center based child care staff & directors, parents, and anyone working with families that have young children are welcome to attend.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for 12 hours
Annie Hoff has been implementing Conscious Discipline in her personal and professional life since 2008. For over 20 years she has worked in a variety of human service and educational settings including: public and private school settings, community preschools, community mental health centers and early childhood programs. 

She is currently the owner of Safe Harbor Counseling and Consultation where she provides consultation, therapy to young children and their families and trainings on mental health topics. Annie is endorsed as a level 3 infant mental health specialist, and a licensed clinical social worker.   
Contact Teri Steckelberg at 507.214.7015 or with questions.
About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $106 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 31 years. SMIF's key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit .