Dr. Marilyn Gootman

Dr. Marilyn Gootman

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Helping grieving teens heal, loving parents' discipline, caring teacher discipline, solving trauma-related discipline problems, defusing student anger, reaching and teaching abused children, conflict resolution, and parents and teachers: partners in discipline

Presentation Style: Energetic, dynamic, knowledgeable presenter with practical, down-to-earth, child-focused ideas

"Shelve every idea you have about self-help, Dr. Marilyn Gootman speaks directly and simply to anyone who has suffered the loss of a friend. HEY KIDS--MAKE YOUR PARENTS READ IT" quote by Michael Stipe, of the popular band R.E.M. (in reference to Dr. Gootman's book "When a Friend Dies").

Dr. Marilyn Gootman is a nationally recognized speaker and author who focuses on the rights and needs of children. She is a member of the faculty in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia and a former elementary teacher.

Dr. Gootman has taken her passion for children into many settings from the local classroom to guest appearances on the CBS Evening News, Nightwatch, CNN, Parenting Today and numerous radio shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of several books which include When a Friend Dies, The Loving Parent's Guide to Discipline, A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing, and her latest book, The Caring Teacher's Guide to Discipline.

Dr. Gootman's workshops are not only for teachers, but for anyone who wants to understand the children they are working with.