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The Children's Project www.emotionallyhealthychildren.org
"By creating a positive atmosphere in which people interact with people in ways that make everyone feel respected, important, accepted, included and secure, we can become a powerful force for developing emotionally healthy and high-achieving children, families, and schools--our own and those of others. And, who knows, if enough of us get involved, we might just change the world."
Dr. Newmark's focus for several decades has been on "people." He has had experience at every level of education from elementary school to university as a teacher, consultant or researcher. He has lectured extensively in the United States, and periodically in Europe, Japan and Mexico on parent-child-teacher relations. In all these venues, he captivated audiences with his ability to connect with all cultures and groups and penetrate quickly to the heart of the subject. In a straightforward, non-technical language, he conveys information in an interesting and entertaining manner.
Presently, Dr. Newmark is President of The Children's Project, a non-profit organization co-founded with his wife, Deborah. Their focus is on developing emotionally healthy children, families, schools, communities, and cities. Through The Children's Project, 410,000 copies have been sold of Dr. Newmark's latest book, How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children...and Parents Too! The book has been translated into Spanish, Hungarian, Hebrew, German, Russian, Catalan and Braille in USA, with new translations soon to appear in China and India.
Previously, for 15 years he was a Human Factors Scientist, first with the Rand Corporation and later the System Development Corporation. There his work focused on the design, development, and evaluation of innovative training and instructional systems for military programs and public schools.
Under a seven-year Ford Foundation grant, Dr. Newmark worked with children, parents, and teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District as co-director of a project to develop a model school. The results of this effort are described in his book, This School Belongs to You and Me: Every Learner a Teacher, Every Teacher a Learner. For this work, Dr. Newmark received a presidential citation.
An important aspect of Dr. Newmark's adult life has been participation in civil and youth affairs. He was involved for six years with the Synanon Foundation and participated in its pioneering work in the treatment of drug addiction and with Operation Bootstrap in Central Los Angeles in projects to improve inter-racial relations. He has been a consultant to the California Special Olympics and the California State Department of Education. Dr. Newmark has served on the advisory boards of the National Commission on Resources for Youth, the Center for Reuniting Families and two drug abuse prevention programs -- Amity, Inc. in Arizona, and Tuum Est in Los Angeles (now Phoenix House).
Dr. Newmark is a member of the American Association of Humanistic Psychology, the Charles F. Menninger Society, the National Association For The Mentally Ill, the Rand Corporation Alumni Association, and the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI).