Tom Palermo is the father of two daughters. As President of Human Service Support Systems, LLC and Chief Executive Officer/Founder of it's Positive Parenting division, he dedicates his days to empowering parents and professionals. Through trainings, parent seminars, and private consultation, Tom brings the craft of parenting to the forefront.
Tom has authored several books including “Parenting…The Instruction Manual Your Child Should Have Come With” and “Jumping In Puddles…A Guide To Positive Parenting”. Tom is currently providing in-home intensive parent services for many agencies funded through the NYC Office of Mental Health Services and provides staff training for case managers and therapists throughout the tri-state area. Tom also provides parent workshops through New Jersey State agencies to include the NJ Department of Youth and Family Services, the Department of Addiction Services and many NJ Municipal Alliances.
During the program’s tenure, Positive Parenting was also the only Parent Training Program offered by the Corporate Training Services of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. Mr. Palermo holds the national distinction of attaining certification by Boystown of Omaha and The Teaching Family Association. Positive Parenting is an approved Parent Resource by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services's Foster and Adoptive Family Services.