We have become all too familiar with demonstrations of unhealthy masculinity: sexual abuse, harassment, supremacy movements, and bullying of anyone who dares step outside the "gender box" of manliness. Where are the models of the range of healthy masculinities? Given all the examples of how boys should not act, how can they act? Join BAM! co-authors Peter Mortola, Howard Hiton and Stephen Grant for this full day workshop in Portland, Oregon for parents and professionals wanting to learn more about supporting boys. More details here.
Adolescence represents a time of intense change for teens and their families. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to calmly consider what’s working well in your family and steps you can take to improve behavior and relationships. Through presentation, video clips and small group conversations we will explore: setting appropriate limits, monitoring technology, talking to teens about risky behavior, and communication styles that work. Download flyer here. Presented at Sellwood Smile Station in SE Portland, OR.
Many aspects of schools are not sympathetic to boys relational and learning styles. This staff development 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. Duniway Elementary School, Portland, OR.
The transition to high school presents many new pressures and opportunities. During this two hour workshop 8th grade boys will participate in activities that will assist them in thinking about what lies ahead. We will consider such topics facing alcohol and other drug use, issues of sexuality, managing stress and preparing for academic success as a high school student. French American International School, Portland, OR.
This parenting workshop will discuss the roles of competition and cooperation across childhood developmental stages. Our conversation will consider the self-esteem movement and how that has led organizations and families to believe that everyone must win. We will contrast that with the work of Kristin Neff and the importance of self-compassion. We will explore such specifics such as being a gracious winner, moving on from loss, and balancing cooperation with competition. Camas High School, Camas, WA.
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 workshop addresses the physiological impact of stress on our lives and offers strategies to support our children and ourselves. North Clackamas School district, Milwaukie, OR.