Expired Personal Best Program: A Curriculum to Promote Adult Development and Sensitive Parenting [In-Person]

This two-day workshop prepares participants to implement Personal Best groups with parents and caregivers of young children. The program helps parents manage stress, reach goals, understand their children, and improve relationship, problem solving, and communication skills. The goal is for parents to become resilient, self-aware, and engage in positive interactions with their child.

Learning Objectives:

  • To promote adult well-being by increasing the parent’s confidence, social support, and executive function skills
  • To identify stress triggers, responses, and effective coping strategies
  • To be reflective about child temperament and parenting beliefs that inform parenting practices


Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA is the Associate Director of Ackerman’s Center for the Developing Child and Family and former Developer and Director of Ackerman’s Children with Special Needs Project. Grossman is currently an adjunct faculty member at NYU with previous academic appointments as Department Chairperson at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of Medicine and adjunct faculty at Columbia University. In addition to her family therapy practice, Grossman is a public health and special education policy analyst and consultant to community agencies.


Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17, 2023
10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • November 16, 2023 10:00 am - November 17, 2023 4:00 pm

Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA

11 CE Contact Hours

Location:   Ackerman Institute for the Family

936 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York, 10010, United States

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