POSITIVE SCHOOLS: How to get students to take responsibility for change
When classrooms and schools, focus on what students are doing wrong the opportunity for change gets lost in the negative effects of the “blame game” as students disengage and staff feel frustrated. Working with students/staff with "strengths-based" or “solution-focused” principles, has real impact on the "climate" of the school and has measurable effects in terms of academic performance, discipline, truancy and staff morale, as students and staff begin their own change process by noticing when a problem does not occur rather than focusing on the problem or what caused it.
POST TRAUMATIC SUCCESS: Solution-Focused Approaches for Trauma, Loss and Grief
This workshop focuses on adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual abuse, violence, natural disaster and other kinds of trauma and who present with difficulties of guilt, depression, poor self-esteem, relationship problems, etc. It offers a practical framework for therapy derived from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), the strengths perspective, positive psychology and resilience research. The course includes practical exercises that can be used with individuals or groups that assist in identifying, strengthening and harnessing personal strengths and resources in the wake of traumatic events. For professionals working with trauma, loss and grief, this workshop offers practical direction, new skills and optimistic viewpoints for assisting people struggling with their traumatic past.
These topics can be delivered as a keynote or workshop (one or two days)
and can be tailored to your audience (practitioners, educators, parents).