• Seminars

    Our seminars are intended for personal and professional development. There are two ways to participate in our seminars. Schools and organizations can hire Strength for Change to conduct onsite seminars, or individuals can attend (in-person or virtual) a Strength for Change sponsored seminar.

    On-site seminars vary in pricing according to the target audience and length of time. Strength for Change sponsored seminars are free of charge to all who attend.

    Topics To Choose From

    For Educators

    Essential Skills & Best Practices Guidelines For Today’s School Counselor: Intended for school counselors and child study team members. Participants will learn how to conduct thorough and reliable student risk assessments, and strategies for helping students develop mood regulation, problem solving, and social skills.

    Feeling Good – The Art & Science of Wellbeing:  Intended for all school faculty members.  The field of psychology has made many advances over the past few decades.  We now know more than ever about the process of change, how emotions work, personality styles, the nature of bad habits, and strategies for change, mental health, and wellbeing. This seminar will teach participants science-based concepts and strategies for stress management, overcoming bad habits, feeling better, developing a solution-focused mindset, and living an empowered life. This seminar can be 2-6 hours long depending on your training needs.

    Suicide Prevention – Knowing Signs & Reducing Risk:  A powerful and moving seminar intended for all school faculty members.   Suicide has become the 2nd leading cause of death for children and young adults ages 15-24.  Its impact is devastating.  For family and friends left behind, the heartbreak and pain can last a lifetime. For teachers, counselors, and other helping professional involved with the student, it represents the greatest failure in their capacity to assist and protect those they serve.  This workshop will identify important risk factors and strategies for the prevention of suicide.  Most importantly, it will empower participants to monitor and take decisive action in response to students who appear to be at risk of suicidal behavior. This seminar is 1-2 hours long and is well suited for an after school staff meeting or district wide keynote presentation.

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    For Parents

    From Porcelain to Steel – Raising Your Child’s Emotional Strength & Resiliency: A motivational and inspiring seminar intended for parents of school-aged children grades 6-12.  Parents want nothing more than to know that their child has what it takes to endure and overcome life’s challenges.  This seminar will teach parents how to improve their child’s self-esteem & resiliency and cultivate the mindset necessary for effective stress management and the achievement of goals.   Special attention will be given to identifying and intervening with children that may be experiencing mental health issues.

    When Nagging, Lecturing, & Yelling Do Not Work – A Guide to Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: Intended for parents of school-aged children grades 6-12. Some children are more difficult than others and do not naturally cooperate or listen to their parents.  These children often seem immune to the nagging, lecturing, yelling, and other emotional tactics commonly used by parents.  Fortunately, there are strategies that can help. This seminar will teach parents the key to being effective with the strong-willed child, strategies for cultivating a cooperative family environment, and a system for effective discipline.

    Rat Park – Understanding & Preventing Substance Abuse:  Intended for parents of school-aged children grades 6-12.  One of the greatest fears most parents have is that their child will develop a substance abuse problem.  While there is no shortage of opinions on how to respond to a child at risk, much of it is based on outdated information from the earliest days of substance abuse treatment. Through the most up-to-date research and the vast clinical experience of the presenter, this seminar will challenge some of the most widely held beliefs regarding the nature of childhood substance involvement and how to best intervene.

    Suicide Prevention – Knowing Signs & Reducing Risk:  A powerful and moving seminar intended for parents of school-aged children grades 6-12.  Suicide has become the leading cause of death for children and young adults ages 15-24.  Its impact is devastating.  For family and friends, it is the ultimate heartbreak that last a lifetime. This workshop will identify important risk factors and strategies for the prevention of suicide.  Most importantly, it will empower parents to take decisive action when they have concerns regarding their child’s (or any child’s) emotional health and safety.

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    Sponsored Seminars

    Strength for Change sponsored seminars are free of charge and intended for school counselors, child study team members, and other helping professionals. Seminars are held throughout the year on designated dates at one of our office locations or virtually.

    A schedule of sponsored seminars for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted soon. Please check this website again for the updated posting of dates and topics.