Events Calendar

October 5th, 2013
BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Engaging Boys in Counseling and Educational Contexts

Based on the BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring approach, this workshop challenges the adults who work with boys to see boys in new ways and provides the skills to mentor young men to be more interpersonally engaged within educational and counseling settings. BAM! co-authors Stephen Grant, Peter Mortola, and Howard Hiton will be leading this half-day workshop at Lewis and Clark College on Oct 5, 2013. Registration is now available.

October 8th, 2013
Getting Real About Adolescent Substance Abuse

This student workshop will explore the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the developing adolescent brain. Participants will consider the reasons why people use chemicals, other ways to get those needs met, and what it means to be dependent. Portland Waldorf School, Milwaukie, OR.

October 16th, 2013
Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

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.

October 29th, 2013
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 Emanuel Hospital. Register through Legacy Health Systems. Portland, OR.

November 6th, 2013
Helping Boys Succeed as Students: The Role That Parents Play

Boys’ academic challenges are well documented. This parent presentation looks at how parents can support their son’s academic progress. We will look closely at organizational skills, making school relevant, advocating for your son, and finding more success with reading and writing. Trillium Creek Primary School, Tualatin, OR.

November 20th, 2013
What, Me Worry? Supporting our Children in an age of Increasing Anxiety

We live in an age of increasing anxiety. The influence of technology and increasing expectations on our children leave many parents and kids anxious and worried. This evening workshop will address the physiological impact of stress on our lives and share strategies to support our children and ourselves. Hosted by the Hosford Middle School PTA presented at Woodstock Elementary, Portland, OR.

December 23rd, 2013
Engaging Boys in Conversations About Sexual Health

Utilizing current information about adolescent and gender development this workshop will explore ways to engage males in conversations of sexual health and increase boys’ participation as teen leaders in  sexual health youth leadership program. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Portland, OR.

February 11th, 2014
Engaging Boys: Educational Strategies that Play to Boys’ Strengths

This two hour workshop will examine the data on how boys are doing in schools, review boys unique developmental issues, and share strategies for utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys including managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR. Register through Lewis and Clark.

February 26th, 2014
It’s Getting Hot in Here

Conflict and anger are a normal part of life. However, many families feel unequipped to constructively move through conflict. This presentation will examine the ways conflict escalates in families, share ideas about the role of anger in conflict and suggest a method to skillfully manage charged discussions at home. La Salle High School, Milwaukie, OR.

March 1st, 2014
Literacy Strategies That Play to Boys’ Strengths

This workshop will examine the data on how boys are doing in schools, review boys unique developmental issues, and share strategies for utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys including managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Northwest Regional Council of Teachers of English Conference, Portland, OR.

March 12th, 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. Archbishop Howard, Portland, OR.

May 13th, 2014
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. Bridlemile school, Portland, OR.

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.