Connie Hammer   (Back)
MSW, certified parent coach and owner of The Progressive Parent, LLC, a parent coaching business that guides parents to achieve harmony in their home, work and family life.
Round Pond , ME




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My Best Referral Is:
Parents of young children recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are looking for some extra support and guidance, by phone or in person, in adjusting to their new role as a parent of an autistic child.

I'm also looking for:
-Joint Ventures (short or long term)
-Cross Promotion Partners

Websites:
Current Work:
  • founder/owner at The Progressive Parent, LLC
  • Previous Work:
  • •School Social Worker at School Union #74 at School Union #74
  • Family Service Worker at Department of Human Services - Maine
  • Executive Director at Lincoln County Child Abuse and Neglect Council
  • Education:
  • PCI Parent Coach Certification™ , Multi-Dimensional Parent Coaching, Seattle Pacific University/Parent Coaching Institute
  • MSW, Children and Families, University of Maine - Orono
  • BSW, Children and Families, University of Southern Maine

  • Summary:
    For over twenty years, Connie Hammer, social worker, parent educator, step-family counselor and parent coach, has been energetically guiding frustrated, lost and confused parents to achieve their parenting hopes and dreams with her amazing skills. Her clients consistently describe a metamorphosis from a place of doubt, guilt and chaos to a confident, guilt-free place of harmony. Let her help you emerge from your cocoon and watch your butterfly take flight. Her pledge to parents is, 'Invite me to become your parenting partner and I will transform your parenting world.'

    As one client stated, 'Connie was my SOS. She was that Supportive Objective Someone I could lean on and learn from. She saved me from drowning in a sea of confusion, doubt and self-pity. When I grabbed her life ring I no longer floundered like a fish out of water. She helped me get my bearings, find calmer waters and become a confident long distance parent.'
    - Kim Benton, mother of two, North Yarmouth, Maine

    Years ago as a young wife and mother of three sons, Connie would seek out objective and supportive individuals to assist her with her parenting challenges, now people are seeking her out. When a friend's child was abused in 1983 her passion to protect children was ignited and eighteen months later she founded a county-wide non-profit agency to prevent child abuse and neglect that continues to thrive. Committed to doing even more for children and families, she acquired her MSW as her unique personal journey led her to experience life as a divorced, single, working and step parent which allows her to understand parenting from various perspectives.

    Connie founded her coaching business, The Progressive Parent, LLC www.theprogressiveparent.com in 2006 and acquired her Parent Coach Certification from The Parent Coaching Institute of Bellevue, Washington, the nation's only Parent Coach Certification in affiliation with Seattle Pacific University's prestigious, graduate-level Continuing Education Program.

    Her mission continues to be helping parents achieve harmony in their home, work and family life. Because of her training and experience in child abuse prevention, conflict resolution and mediation she has developed a special focus on guiding parents to raise victimless children that are resilient to all forms of child abuse and bullying. Now running her coaching business from home, she enjoys the physical activities of gardening, tennis and hiking along with the calming practices of yoga, meditation and other leisure interests that nourish her soul and enrich her life.
    Skills:
    - Extensive training in child abuse prevention, conflict resolution and mediation.
    - A passion for supporting parents of autistic children.
    - Assisting parents who are divorcing and helping to blend new step-families.
    - Advocacy for child and family well being

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    founder/owner at The Progressive Parent, LLC
    June 2006 - Present

    A certified parent coaching business offering an engaging variety of workshops, teleseminars and products in addition to phone coaching services.

    •School Social Worker at School Union #74 at School Union #74
    September 1992 - June 2006

    Providing counseling services to children, supportive services to parents and classroom guidance programs for a K-8 school.

    Family Service Worker at Department of Human Services - Maine
    September 1991 - August 1992

    Provided reunification services to parents, advocacy for children and also licensed foster homes.

    Executive Director at Lincoln County Child Abuse and Neglect Council
    November 1985 - August 1989

    Developed and provided education and awareness programs.


    Detailed Education Summary:

    PCI Parent Coach Certification™ , Multi-Dimensional Parent Coaching, Seattle Pacific University/Parent Coaching Institute
    June 2006


    MSW, Children and Families, University of Maine - Orono
    May 1992


    BSW, Children and Families, University of Southern Maine
    May 1991


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