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Barbara Krovitz-Neren, M.A.

Barbara Krovitz-Neren, has worked in the addiction field and been a youth and parenting advocate for over 30 years. She was co-founder and director of Children Are People Inc., where she created a support group model for elementary and middle school age youth at risk and for children of alcoholics. She trained individuals in school districts, community social service agencies, and parent groups in Minnesota, nationally, and internationally. As a pioneer in the prevention field, she has created programs that have impacted over 50,000 youth and families. She has developed a new program through her work with thousands of children, adolescents, young adults, and parents called “Foundational Parenting.” She has a Master’s degree in counseling, an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, completed a two year program in alcoholism and chemical dependency, completed a one year program specializing in family system dynamics, and has studied Mindful Based Stress Reduction for adults and children. She has piloted her new innovative parenting program in Recovery High School for parents, sober living programs and has coached parents using this model. She is writing a book teaching parents how to rebuild their foundation using 5 Steps of Foundational Parenting. Her work on behalf of the children and families she has served has earned her outstanding recognition awards throughout the years.