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Michael Popkin, Ph.D.
As founder and president of Active Parenting Publishers, Dr. Popkin is widely recognized as the pioneer of video-based parent education. He has written the best-selling video-based programs Active Parenting 4th EditionActive Parenting of TeensFamilies in Action; and Active Parenting for Stepfamilies. He is also the author of the popular book Taming the Spirited Child. His latest project is Active Parenting: First Five Years, a parenting program for early childhood.


Steven Hargrave, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC
Steven is the coordinator for Parent Education Programs and Special Education Counseling Services with the Iberia Parish School System in Louisiana. He is also a counselor in private practice. Steven is an Active Parenting National Certified Trainer with extensive experience using and training in the Active Parenting programs.


Nebra N. Brock, Ed.S, MA, CAPL, CWC, CAMS II
For the past 17 years, Nebra has taught in various traditional and community classrooms as an educator, trainer, Sunday School teacher, and adjunct professor. A native of North Carolina, Nebra received her Post Master’s Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Liberty University in Virginia. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Women and Gender Studies/Community Health Education & Leadership Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Nebra is a National Trainer who has been leading Active Parenting classes since 2016.

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Questions about training?

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