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Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as The adolescent brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This class will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive. 

Course Lessons

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as The adolescent brain assesses risk differently and teens get bored more easily. These are just a few of the changes taking place in your adolescent’s brain that might make communication and safety a lot more challenging. This class will provide parents with important information about teen brain development and practical strategies to help teens stay safe as well as grow and thrive. 

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Lesson Details

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in place - welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within. 

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

● Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 

● Support your child’s social life 

● Broach the difficult subjects 

Course Lessons

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within. 

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

● Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 

● Support your child’s social life 

● Broach the difficult subjects 

CVS Exclusive Class Recording and Handouts

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How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine

Course Lessons

How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine

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Lesson Details

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

Course Lessons

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. Talking isn’t lecturing and this class will strengthen your listening as well as talking skills in ways that will help protect your teens and maybe even save your sanity.

8.16.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence

Course Lessons

As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.  

Class participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior 
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky” 
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence  
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence

8.6.21 Public Class recording & Handout

Lesson Details

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place - welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.   

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Support your child’s social life 
  • Broach the difficult subjects 

Course Lessons

Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, technology and shelter-in-place – welcome to the tween and teen years! This interactive online class will include a conversation about parenting the independent, emerging adult while still nurturing the playful child within.   

We will talk specifically about building relationships during this very unpredictable time. You will have the opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Participants will be able to: 

  • Initiate and maintain an open dialogue 
  • Support your child’s social life 
  • Broach the difficult subjects 

7.27.21 YUM! Brands Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood (https://childmind.org/2015-childrens-mental-health-report/). Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more support is needed

Course Lessons

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood (https://childmind.org/2015-childrens-mental-health-report/). Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relationship strategies and everyday habits that support good mental health in children and teens 
  • Recognize the impact of parents’ mental health on the family
  • Recognize and respond to signs in children and teens that more support is needed

5.20.21 CVS Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

In this roundtable about "Little Kids, Big Emotions," we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not! You will have a chance to ask questions, share your ideas and hear from other parents as well as Peace At Home teachers. Our conversation will include:
• Ways to prevent children's feelings of overwhelm
• What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
• How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time you may want to view the following classes in advance of our conversation:

*Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
*Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
*Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
*Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive
Ways

Course Lessons

In this roundtable about “Little Kids, Big Emotions,” we will explore the reasons young children up to 5 years old react strongly and have meltdowns – sometimes it’s predictable but other times, it’s just not! You will have a chance to ask questions, share your ideas and hear from other parents as well as Peace At Home teachers. Our conversation will include:
• Ways to prevent children’s feelings of overwhelm
• What to do when big feelings overwhelm your young child
• How to gradually help your child cope with disappointment and frustration

If you have time you may want to view the following classes in advance of our conversation:

*Taming Tantrums: Recognize Triggers and Plan Ahead
*Positive Discipline for Toddlers and Preschoolers
*Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
*Sibling Connections: Help Young Children Connect in Positive
Ways

03.18.21 CVS Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

Some children display behaviors that challenge and sometimes defeat parents and other caregivers. Your child may often refuse to follow directions or scream, swear, hit and even throw objects. This Roundtable Discussion will help you recognize why children may behave this way and why punishment isn't helping and may actually do harm. After this class you will be able to:

* Recognize root causes of children's challenging behaviors
* Apply effective ways to help children calm their brains
* Identify and make plans to repair lagging social skills
* Address unsolved problems that lead to harmful behavior
* Identify ideas from the latest research that create room for strong, healthy relationships

Course Lessons

Some children display behaviors that challenge and sometimes defeat parents and other caregivers. Your child may often refuse to follow directions or scream, swear, hit and even throw objects. This Roundtable Discussion will help you recognize why children may behave this way and why punishment isn’t helping and may actually do harm. After this class you will be able to:

* Recognize root causes of children’s challenging behaviors
* Apply effective ways to help children calm their brains
* Identify and make plans to repair lagging social skills
* Address unsolved problems that lead to harmful behavior
* Identify ideas from the latest research that create room for strong, healthy relationships

9.18.20 IPG Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  

Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year?  

Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods 

Course Lessons

Are you feeling like you and your child are missing out on activities with other kids and families?  

Are you wanting to explore other options for school this year?  

Are you also worried about you and your family getting sick?  

Forming a pod with other families might help.  

A pod is a small number of families who are committed to each other’s health and well-being, agree to shared rules and practices, and spend time together while physically isolating from the rest of the world. Pods can also be a mode of education for your children. 

This provides information on what pods are, how they work, and what to consider when forming them. After this class you will be able to: 

  • Apply strategies to identify those families with whom you could form a pod 
  • Recognize key issues you may want to consider when approaching another family 
  • Identify approaches to build shared understanding and trust once you agree to form a pod 
  • Consider modes of education based on pods