Assertiveness Training for Girls

  • Determine personal comfort zones and set boundaries that stick
  • Distinguish among passive, assertive and aggressive behavior
  • Learn about the importance of voice control and body language when dealing with acquaintances and strangers who do not respect personal or professional boundaries

Stepping Forward: Leadership Training for Teens

  • Learn the hallmarks of collaborative leadership
  • Understand the roles of emotional intelligence and technical knowledge
  • Understand one’s talents and skills and learn how to apply them in the real world

Did I Just Say That? Inclusivity Training for Teens

  • Learn why microaggressions matter: Intent vs. Impact
  • Understand the veils of social interaction
  • Recognize adverse communication situations and practice resolution skills

 Is There an Emoji for That? Social Media Training for Teens

  • Safe social media use
  • The positive and negative effects of social media
  • Understand Social Media Identity 

Conflict Transformation

  • Learn the five conflict styles and recognize when each is most effective
  • Master the building blocks to assertive communication
  • Understand the impact of nonverbal communication

Loud and Clear: Understanding Listening Styles and Gaining Listening Skills

  • Decode nonverbal communication
  • Develop active listening skills
  • Learn to communicate like a listener and listen with empathy

Media Literacy

  • Learn to be active consumers of popular culture
  • Understand how media shapes values and cultural beliefs about love, sexuality, and other issues
  • Make conscious, values-based choices about media consumption

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

  • Evaluate negative results of poor body image (e.g., eating disorders, self destructive behaviors) as well as the psychological and social impact of these disorders
  • Understand the role mass media plays in developing cultural ideals of beauty for men and women
  • Establish a realistic and attainable sense of beauty

Public Speaking With Confidence

  • Decrease public speaking anxiety and increase confidence
  • Learn the essential components of a good presentation
  • Prepare and successfully deliver a speech and receive audience feedback

Job Interview Skills

  • Develop strategies for communicating competence
  • Gain skills for reducing anxiety
  • Learn to be a confident negotiator

Parenting with Compassion and Connection

  • Develop strategies that reduce frustration
  • Keep marriages strong in the face of sibling rivalry, divisive children, and other set-backs
  • Explore the challenges of parenting, including discipline and parenting special needs children

Mean Girls, Cliques, and BFFs: Bullying Solutions for Girls

(Middle and High School)

  • Understand how relational aggression (RA)/female bullying erodes the self-confidence of target and bully alike
  • Develop problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to take an active role in creating a bully-resistant environment
  • Understand how media impacts girls’ relationships
  • Learn about the power of empathy to transform relationships

Man Up: Bullying Solutions for Boys (Middle and High School)

  • Learn to take an active role in creating a bully-resistant environment
  • Learn about the power of empathy to transform relationships
  • Gain verbal and nonverbal communication skills to respond to bullying
  • Understand what constitutes unwelcome attention and sexual harassment

Not in Our School: Creating and Maintaining a Bully-Resistant Environment

  • Identify and support participants in the bullying triad (bully, target, and bystander)
  • Understand communication dynamics that perpetuate the bullying cycle versus those that foster positive communication
  • Enhance established academic curricula to incorporate anti-bullying pedagogy and foster empathy and collaboration

From Milk Money to Cyber-Stalking: Understanding Bullying in the 21st Century (For Parents)

  • Understand the roles played in the bullying paradigm
  • Learn to recognize the warning signs of children impacted by bullying
  • Develop strategies for raising empathetic children who take an active leadership role in creating bully-resistant environments

Communicating, Dating and Relating for Girls

  • Enhance interpersonal communication skills for work, school, and dating situations
  • Practice setting and enforcing boundaries
  • Master physical self-defense techniques to handle worst case scenarios

Communicating, Dating and Relating for Boys

  • Master conflict resolution, de-escalation, and physical self-defense skills
  • Learn to correctly interpret verbal and nonverbal communication common in social situations, including dating
  • Understand what constitutes unwelcome attention and sexual harassment

Keeping Our Children Safe: Sane Talk for Concerned Parents

  • Develop a realistic sense of dangers facing today’s children
  • Learn how to talk to children about safety in an empowering rather than frightening way
  • Gain information about avoiding abduction, molestation, and peer harassment/assault

Teen Esteem for Personal Safety (1-hour assembly program)

  • Gain skills for avoidance, deterrence, and resistance of physical and verbal assault
  • Learn to assess the potential danger in a situation
  • Get answers to questions about assertiveness, safety, and self-defense in this interactive seminar

A Girl’s Best Defense: Self-Defense Workshop for Teen Girls

  • Build communication skills and self-Esteem to set effective boundaries
  • Master physical self-defense techniques
  • Deliver full-force blows to equipment or padded instructor
  • May include opportunity to participate in simulated assaults with padded “assailant”

Esteem for Boys: Self-Defense Workshop for Teen Boys

  • Gain conflict resolution skills and techniques for de-escalating altercations
  • Understand what constitutes unwelcome attention and sexual harassment
  • Deliver full-force blows to equipment or padded instructor
  • May include opportunity to participate in simulated assaults with padded “assailant”