Laura Abbe

Laura Abbe

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Marshalltown, IA

Laura works with early childhood professionals and parents to help them create an environment of optimal social and emotional growth for children. She is passionate about supporting adults by offering the safety and connection they inherently need, yet may not have experienced fully in their own childhood. Laura builds her life’s work on the concept that offering to others what we need (or have needed) creates a path of healing and a sense of peace through which we are empowered to positively impact the lives of children, students, families, communities and world.

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Laura works with early childhood professionals and parents to help them create an environment of optimal social and emotional growth for children. She is passionate about supporting adults by offering the safety and connection they inherently need, yet may not have experienced fully in their own childhood. Laura builds her life’s work on the concept that offering to others what we need (or have needed) creates a path of healing and a sense of peace through which we are empowered to positively impact the lives of children, students, families, communities and world.

Laura’s training and consulting style is calm, connected, responsive and empathetic. She has a unique gift for meeting others where they are, assessing their deepest needs, and creating a pathway to optimal learning and lasting change. Laura’s command of Conscious Discipline skills and strategies, combined with her ability to create an emotional safety net in which clients feel safe to grow, creates significant positive outcomes for adults and the children in their care.

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    Experience

    Laura has been in the early childhood and family support field since 2008. She began as an Early Head Start home visitor before shifting to leadership roles that include coordinating services, coaching teachers and home visitors, and working with leadership and administrative teams. Laura has served on several state-wide leadership and professional development committees, and was appointed to the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Advisory Council by the governor of Iowa.

    Specialization

    Laura specializes in coaching and consulting with leadership and administrative teams, home visitors, teachers, and parents. In addition to professional development with adults, she works with staff who support pregnant women and caregivers of children 0-5 years old. Laura excels at developing individualized consulting plans and facilitating group trainings.

    Certification

    Family Support Supervisor Certification – Iowa

    High Impact Leadership – Iowa
    Parents as Teachers

    Home Visitor Rating Scale Assessor (HOVRS)

    Education

    Bachelor of Social Work; University of Northern Iowa