Paula Statman, M.S.S.W.
Director of the KidWISE Institute in Oakland, California
Paula Statman, B.S.E., M.S.S.W. is an award-winning author, internationally respected educator, and media spokesperson who is recognized for her groundbreaking efforts in parent education. Her common sense wisdom for raising safe and sound kids and building healthy families has benefited hundreds of thousands of parents in the United States and Canada.
Paula is a repeat guest expert on the Today Show and Oprah ó including Best of Oprah ó and has appeared on over 200 local, regional, and national radio and television programs. She is the author of several books, such as the award-winning Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World, which received a Parentsí Choice Honor, was named one of the "Top Ten Parenting Books" by the Seattle Times, and is published in Russia, China, and Spain. Other books and published materials include Out of Harmís Way: Teaching Kids to Be Safe and Strong and an accompanying curriculum for educators, and Life on a Balance Beam: It Helps If You Donít Look Down. Her views and articles have been featured in numerous national magazines such as Parents, Child, Redbook, USA Today.com., and over 100 newspapers.
An informative and entertaining speaker, Paula frequently keynotes and leads workshops at conferences and community events sponsored by corporations, associations, hospitals churches, schools and civic groups. Currently she is a national keynote speaker for the For the Love of Kids conferences.
Paula directs KidWISE Institute in Oakland, California. She earned a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Paula lives in Oakland with her husband and has a daughter in college.