About The Authors:
Jan Cloninger has developed and run two successful service businesses with her husband, Steve. Over 20 years ago, Jan began questioning the quality of the life she was living and returned to school, completing a graduate program where she studied the components and development of the human spirit. What she discovered was that during the busyness of living life, it’s easy to lose touch with those things that are truly most important to us, but by utilizing some simple tools and principles, we can change the quality of our experience. For over 15 years Jan has coached individuals, small businesses, and non-profits using the skills she has developed – but knows that her most important job in life has been parenting her son.
Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW, is a consultant to parents, schools, teachers and organizations on the emotional development of children as well as a practicing psychotherapist with a focus on parent/child interaction. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Social Work Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Rosemary and her husband, Stan have two married daughters and two grandchildren. Rosemary serves as A Place To Turn To’s Clinical Consultant.
A Place To Turn To’s approach: underlying much of A Place To Turn To’s work is the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, an evidence based program that helps identify why some children get involved in high risk behaviors and others thrive. Jan & Rosemary have also incorporated their professional and personal philosophies that every family is unique, parenting is a process, and that there isn’t a one-size-fits all approach that works. A Place To Turn To provides families opportunities to question, learn, explore, and integrate what they feel is important into everyday life. And, they invite individuals and organizations to join them in helping families create the shifts they desire so their children can grow into their personal best.