Workshops for Adults
Although most of our work is with middle and high school students we are committed to working with all of the adults in teenagers' lives. We believe that increasing understanding and communication between teens and adults is crucial in empowering our youth.
Preteens and teens go through many amazing physical, social, and intellectual changes. These changes can be hard for parents, caregivers, and other adults to understand and parent through. We will look at what these changes look like on the inside and outside of our teens.
Positive communication is the cornerstone of staying connected through the ups and downs of adolescence. We will learn tools and skills for increasing positive communication; listening- really listening; expressing ourselves without blame or shame to create understanding and develop empathy, and controlling emotion when things get tough.
Empowering Teens and Giving a Voice - Sharing Power
As kids start to transition into adolescence, we often see an increase in conflict. By including our teens in the problem solving and decision-making tasks that we have previously done on our own, we include our teens voice in the important issues that affect them daily. We will look at ways we can include our teens more in our homes.
Talking about Risky Behavior with our Teens
Research shows that communicating clear standards for healthy behavior to our children is an important part of guiding our children away from high risk behavior and helping them make healthy choices. In this workshop we will learn how to develop clear standards for healthy behavior with our teens.
Prevention at Home
This workshop will look at what helps young people navigate a tricky time of development most successfully and how parents can play a positive role.
When Mistakes are Made
How we handle our kids making mistakes has implications. We will look at positive and effective discipline that requires the child to take responsibility, helps them learn from their mistake, and maintains the bond they have with you.
Teen Culture training is an opportunity for adults to learn more about the music, TV, movies, websites, and apps that teenagers around NH (and the country) are currently excited about. This is an opportunity to explore many ways that popular youth culture has changed and the many ways in which teenagers today are similar to those who came before them.
Other adult training topics include
Working with Diverse Populations
Empowering Youth-Led Initiatives in Schools, Communities, and More!
Setting the Tone - Creating a Culturally Responsive Space
Shared Risk and Protective Factors
The Impact of Risk and Protective Factors
Cultivating Inclusive Spaces: Organizational Planning with the LGBTQ Community In Mind