Events Calendar

August 27th, 2014
Helping Boys Succeed in School

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. Archbishop Howard, Portland, OR.

October 28th, 2014
What About Boys?

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. Presented with Kathy Masarie at McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Registration through Legacy Health Systems. Portland, OR.

January 22nd, 2015
Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use in your Children

Parents at this evening workshop will consider the reasons young people use alcohol and other drugs within the context of understanding adolescent development. We will consider strategies to strengthen kids’ refusal skills as well as discuss issues that come up when talking to our children about chemical use. Cedarwood School, Portland OR.

January 22nd, 2015
Developing Refusal Skills For Middle Schoolers

This student workshop will explore the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the developing adolescent brain. Participants will be coached to craft their personal reason for refusing to use chemicals. Cedarwood School, Portland, OR.

February 5th, 2015
Supporting Healthy Social Interactions in School

This two session staff development workshop will help teachers look at the roles they play in fostering healthy social interactions among students. Faculty will consider classroom methods to encourage a sense of safety and belonging, how they make decisions to intervene, and working with parents. Swallowtail School, Hillsboro, OR.

February 12th, 2015
Coaching Your Child Toward Positive Peer Relationships

A child’s friendships are a strong indicator of their overall well-being. It can be difficult to know when and how to get involved in your child’s social life.  How do we know what is typical and acceptable behavior and when the behavior has crossed a line to something more harmful?  How can I help my child develop better skills at developing and keeping friends?  When should I let my child work out problems and when should I intervene?  What are some differences between boys’ and girls’ relational styles?  How do I prepare my child for the challenges of peer pressure?   This 90 minute interactive presentation will offer ideas for keeping perspective on your child’s social world. Swallowtail School, Hillsboro, OR.

March 11th, 2015
Developing Refusal Skills For Middle Schoolers

This student workshop will explore the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the developing adolescent brain. Participants will be coached to craft their personal reason for refusing to use chemicals. Portland Waldorf School, Milwaukie, OR.

March 11th, 2015
Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use in your Children

Parents at this evening workshop will consider the reasons young people use alcohol and other drugs within the context of understanding adolescent development. We will consider strategies to strengthen kids’ refusal skills as well as discuss issues that come up when talking to our children about chemical use. Portland Waldorf School, Milwaukie, OR.

April 14th, 2015
Supporting Healthy Social Interactions in School

This staff development workshop will help teachers look at the roles they play in fostering healthy social interactions among students. Faculty will consider classroom methods to encourage a sense of safety and belonging, how they make decisions to intervene, and collaborating with parents. St Clare School, Portland, OR.

April 14th, 2015
Keeping The Peace

This student workshop uses interactive activities and discussion to help young people see the role we each play in making schools friendlier and more inclusive. St Clare School, Portland, OR.

April 15th, 2015
Coaching Your Child Toward Positive Peer Relationships

A child’s friendships are a strong indicator of their overall well-being. It can be difficult to know when and how to get involved in your child’s social life.  How do we know what is typical and acceptable behavior and when the behavior has crossed a line to something more harmful?  How can I help my child develop better skills at developing and keeping friends?  When should I let my child work out problems and when should I intervene?   How do I prepare my child for the challenges of peer pressure?   This 90 minute interactive presentation will offer ideas for keeping perspective on your child’s social world. St Clare School, Portland, OR.

April 21st, 2015
Engaging Teens in Conversations About Substance Use

This professional development workshop for primary care physicians will examine best practices for opening discussions with teenagers about substance use. We will consider strategies that are more likely to elicit honesty on the part of adolescent patients. Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR.

August 25th, 2015
Building on Strengths: Helping Boys Succeed in School

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. Arleta School, Portland, OR.