Events Calendar

October 7th, 2016
Making The Most of Adolescent Wellness Screenings

This professional presentation for physicians working with adolescents will discuss best practices in the adolescent wellness screening using harm reduction and motivational interviewing strategies. Providence Medical Group Fall Pediatric Conference, St Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR

October 19th, 2016
Building on Strengths: Helping Boys Succeed in School Part 1

Many aspects of schools are not sympathetic to boys relational and learning styles. This staff workshop examines the data on how boys are doing in schools, reviews boys unique developmental issues, and shares strategies for incorporating more movement into the classroom, utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys, improving boys relational capacity, and managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Bridlemile Elementary School, Portland, OR.

November 1st, 2016
Building on Strengths: Helping Boys Succeed in School Part 2

This staff workshop examines the data on how boys are doing in schools, reviews boys unique developmental issues, and shares strategies for incorporating more movement into the classroom, and utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys, including managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Bridlemile Elementary School, Portland, OR.

January 24th, 2017
Competition and Cooperation in the Classroom

A staff development conversation on the roles of competition and cooperation in schools. We will explore the strengths and pitfalls of each, consider gender tendencies with regard to competition and develop strategies to use both cooperation and competition more thoughtfully. French American International School, Portland, OR.

February 7th, 2017
Supporting Your Boys in School

Look at the data describing how boys are doing in their schools and communities. Consider the role that nature and nurture plays on boys’ development. Learn strategies to maintain your relationship with boys and help them to be successful in school. Bonny Slope Elementary School, Beaverton, OR.

February 8th, 2017
Family Enrichment Series: Understanding Cooperation and Competition

This evening parenting workshop will consider the roles of competition and cooperation across childhood developmental stages. We will consider specifics such as being a gracious winner, moving on from loss, and balancing cooperation with competition. French American International School, Portland, OR.