Workshops

1. Social Skills! The Missing Link

The purpose of this course is to provide an alternative method of addressing violence and its prevention in the school setting through education. Participants will raise their level of awareness of violence in our society and its impact on children and the classroom. Educators will be better prepared to respond to the changing educational enviroment through the infusion of a comprehensive social skills curriculum in the classroom.

 

2. Violence Prevention for Elementary and Secondary Students

Youngsters frequently have to deal with problems which arise from their interpersonal relationships with parents, peers, and others. This workshop teaches how to employ proactive skills to cope with real life situations and how to resolve many difficult and violent problem situations in life.

 

3. Family Dynamics: Correlations Between, Family Experience and Classroom Behavior

The goal is to expand the understanding of family dynamics as it relates to the building of skills for nurturing youth, the development of empathy and self-discipline and the ability to deal effectively with the pressure of violence in today’s society.

 

4. Managing the Classroom for Success

This course will present the components of effective classroom management that lead to improved classroom instruction and academic achievement.  The instructor will focus on helping participants feel successful in the classroom as they create a classroom environment where the teacher can teach and the students can learn without the distraction of disruptive students.

 

5. Reaching and Teaching the ADHD Child

Participants will be able to differentiate between ADHD and related disorders and learn various approaches to treating children with ADHD including behavior management, psychopharmcology and parent education. Participants will also develop a repertoire of intervention strategies for working with children with ADHD in the classroom.

 

6. Building Academic Resiliency in the Stressed Child

Teachers, care-givers, parents, and others will learn what causes a child to be stressed or traumatized and how to recognize the symptoms and how stress can affect children and the various means that children have to conquer stress and build resiliency.

 

7. Domestic Violence, Causes, and Prevention

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with information about domestic violence and how it is integrally connected to poor academics, violence in school, the community and society at-large. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the complex issues that surround domestic violence and its effects on students. They will also be able to create a more nuturing, supportive classroom and school to enhance the protective factors of students from violent and non-violent families.

 

8. Building Self-Esteem Through the Curriculum

The participants will learn through lecture, group exercise, audio-visual aids and discussion the various ways to integrate self esteem building techniques in every day classroom lessons to enhance student awareness of their own values.

 

9. Fair Play: Violence Prevention in the Sports Arena

The participants will learn basic techniques to be used to reduce stress, to defuse tension and to promote discipline and team interaction in the sports arena, so that the players, as well as the spectators, have the pleasure to enjoy peaceful performance.

 

10. Bullying! From Playground to Classroom

This course will provide participants with information about bullying behavior and how to prevent this aggressive behavior in the school.  The course will emphasize the effects that bullying has on the victim and will suggest various life saving strategies to help them cope with this problem. The presenter will explore how to provide a sense of security to the students in the school by developing a process to address the bullying issue.

 

11. Gangs, Guns, and Schools Safety

This workshop will provide school personnel with an increased awareness of the myth, reality, and family sources of youth violence, guns, and gangs. Participants will become acquainted with the factors that cause youth to be attracted to a violent lifestyle. Practical intervention and prevention strategies will be shared with participants.

 

12. Warning Signs of Date & Relationship Violence

The participants will be able to identify teen dating violence symptoms to help intervene in violent relationships and help teens build healthy relationships in a group setting to prevent teen dating violence.

 

13. Diversity in the Schools

True diversity (the study of human difference) starts with a personal journey and ends in social justice (attempts to right the wrong of our society). This course is designed to prepare future educators to create communities where all students are connected, respected and valued.

Through a combination of lecture, personal reflection, group exercise and in-depth conversations, participants will explore the individual, cultural,societal and institutional levels of privilege and oppression and how they manifest in our classrooms. Upon completion of this course, future educators will know how to access tangible resources and be able to integrate social justice education (SJE) into a curriculum.