Each presentation will describe what it is and all participants will have useful tools to be able to use what they have learned in real life situations. Each presentation is 2 hours, however they can be adapted to meet the needs. I am available to speak to parents, schools, mental health providers and other community members on topics such as:
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- This presentation will cover the definition and cycle of abuse, understating healthy and unhealthy relationship patterns, the effect on children, how to help and respond to both the victim and perpetrators, and trauma informed useful tools for prevention and intervention as well as resources.
- Teen Relationship Violence and Healthy Relationships
- This presentation covers issues specific to teens on recognizing healthy and unhealthy patterns in relationships, how to speak to teens about these topics and how to help both the victim and perpetrator, the media and technology in teen relationships, and specific tools in working directly with teens. This can be modified to present directly to teens, to parents or to providers working with teens.
- Anger and Aggression
- This presentation will teach participants to identify causes and triggers towards anger, recognize the real emotion underlying the anger feelings, and change maladaptive coping skills into pro-social coping mechanisms. The presentation includes positive uses of anger and how to make anger work for you as well as utilizing mindfulness and relaxation techniques to be in better control of your emotions. The presentation will also address trauma and its role in anger and aggression. The presentation can be modified to working with young children, teens or adults. It can be presented to providers, parents, or directly to the teens or adults.
- The Dangers of Tobacco and E-Cigs
- This presentation covers the effects of smoking and the research on E-cigs. It looks at the realities and short and long term effects. The presentation is meant to provide factual information regarding choices and resources available. There are two presentations, one directed to actual prevention/ intervention which includes a game, and one directed at providers which includes tools and speaking points to use.