Choose the program that best addresses your challenges.
What are the best strategies to develop resilient children with character in today’s complex world? Students show up for school with many risk factors that impact their chances for life-long success. This session -- designed for teachers, counselors, parent outreach staff and parents themselves -- provides critical information and an action plan to facilitate the development of resilience and character among youth. This important workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to further students’ ability to succeed in the classroom and beyond, and to do that with a strong sense of character.
This high-energy workshop works for both youth and adults. Take a fascinating look at what makes people happy. Surprisingly, it may not be what you think! Participants actively engage in self-reflection, peer-to-peer discussion and activities such as taking inventory of one’s values, behaviors and levels of happiness. Participants will leave the session with a heightened awareness of the “happiness factors” and the tools to refresh one’s internal value system.
Attendance and truancy. Parent Engagement. Obesity. Body Image. Bullying … and more. Stacey DeWitt and the Connect with Kids Network will design training and educational programs addressing topics of relevance to your school or school district. Training includes research-based strategies for effectively engaging students and parents. Participants also receive a copy of an on-topic half-hour Connect with Kids DVD with Resource Guide and implementation plan. Choose from one or a combination of the following topics for educator, parents, and/or student audiences:
- The Culture of Cruelty: Reversing Today’s Bullying Epidemic
- Screen Addicts: Understanding Teens and Today’s Technology
- Here! Here!: Drop-out and Truancy Prevention Strategies
- Time Out: Handling Today’s Competition and Stress
- Affluenza: The Real Cost of Having it All
- Innocence Lost: Talking About Teen Sexuality
- Between the Lines: Media Literacy
- The Power of Expectations: Creating a Culture of Character and Achievement
Agents of Change make a positive difference in their communities. This dynamic and interactive training can be conducted with youth and/or adult leaders. Participants are led through the five-step Agents of Change process, empowering each individual to be a positive, effective role model for themselves and their peers to improve school climate and culture. The process can be applied to a range of issues, including bullying, character development, health promotion, attendance and more.
Raising kids has never been easy. Parents of the new millennium face some very real and sometimes frightening concerns about their children’s lives – and look to schools for help and guidance. Multi-media programs get the conversation started. Bring your group together to learn about and discuss these challenges:
- Communications Strategies for Parents
- Developing and Delivering Your Message for Parents – Focusing on Differentiation, Effectiveness, Style and Substance
- Dealing with Over-involved or Difficult Parents (Parent Management)
- How to Effectively Involve Parents
- Planning and Executing Parent Events
- Involving Local Media Outlets in your Parenting Events
- Involving Corporate and Community Sponsors in Parenting Events
- Follow-up after your Parenting Events (suggested methods and materials)