This program illuminates various ways that bullying can be identified. All forms of bullying, including cyberbullying, affect all people in the bullying circle: target, bully, followers, and bystanders. Adults attending this session learn simple ways to reduce bullying and how to encourage students to report bullying. Adults leave with a better understanding of how they impact the lives of the youth with which they interact.
Participants follow the path of a drink through the body, learning both the short and long-term effects of alcohol. Binge drinking and the stages of liver disease are discussed and displayed through the use of human plastinated livers.
Participants will learn some surprising facts about smoking and prescription drugs. In addition, the short and long-term effects of illegal drugs on the human body will be shared. The importance of not using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during pregnancy will be discussed.
Adult professionals learn how motivational interviewing techniques can help us re-frame communication with parents, and the research behind why certain types of communication styles work and others don’t. This session gives participants the tools to have those tough conversations and to be more successful in helping parents make positive changes.
New research shows that childhood obesity may change the way a child’s metabolism is working during a critical developmental time-frame. In this training, participants take a look at the long-term outcomes and causes of childhood obesity. Participants examine what research has shown to be effective or ineffective when communicating with parents and designing intervention programs.
The need for a broad based approach to preventing opioid abuse and dealing with the ramifications is explored using recorded interviews of professionals involved in Allen County, Indiana. The presentation illustrates how anyone can fall to opioids and the need for awareness of the connection between opioid use and heroin. Attendees leave with practical information they can implement and knowledge they can impart to the children and adults with whom they interact.