Educational Presentations

Friends Forever
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation focuses on the blessings of women friendships, and considers the unique ways women can support and encourage one another.  We discuss the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of friendship, how to set boundaries in friendships, and how to develop friendships with other women. 

How to be a Kid of Character
Presented by:
Whitney Donovan, LPC, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Each presentation can be tailored to fit a specific grade level
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This classroom presentation will focus on building positive life skills and help to promote character values in students from a Christian perspective. Presentations are designed to reflect how God’s Word guides our behavior using interactive and multi-sensory activities. The goal is that students can then take these skills from the classroom into their homes, extracurricular activities, communities, and daily lives.

Topics for presentation can be selected from, but are not limited to, the following life skills:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Self-control
  • Courage
  • Patience
  • Self-confidence
  • Initiative
  • Conflict resolution
  • Responsibility
  • Gratitude

Notes: This presentation is available in person only to schools (not via video). Travel expenses are additional. 

Did I Really Just Eat That?! The “Silent” Skills that Impact Physical Health and Weight Loss
Presented by:
Length:
30 to 60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Adults of all ages
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

While portion control and healthy food choices are essential in physical health and weight loss, a crucial element that is often overlooked is what lies beneath: mood and stress level! This presentation will explore the more “silent” factors related to physical health and weight loss, as well as introduce practical and easy-to-implement skills relating to boosting mood and managing stress levels, and their effect on physical wellness. This presentation goes beyond the common health regime—it explores our relationship with food, our bodies, and how our mental/emotional state might be one of the most powerful tools to utilize in overall wellness.

Notes: This presentation is suited to any health/wellness event, weight loss meeting, gym promotion, or sporting/physical health event. 

Creating Kids of Character (for parents)
Presented by:
Whitney Donovan, LPC, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Parents
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation explores how parents can become equipped to help their children grow into people of high character. It focuses on assisting parents in identifying practical strategies to foster an environment at home that models, nurtures, and teaches valuable life-skills to their children. It will also share hands-on activities that can be used with their kids to make character building fun. Additional resources will be made available to parents so they can gain further information on character development.

Kids and Sports—Finding Your Family’s “Sweet Spot”: Balancing your family’s emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
Presented by:
Whitney Donovan, LPC, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Participating in athletics can provide some of the best experiences and memories for both children and their parents. Yet the demands that come from sports can make it difficult to also balance school, family, and faith. This presentation looks at identifying challenges that athletes and their families may face, making intentional choices, and finding strategies to improve overall well-being while juggling so much. It is possible to find a healthy balance between sports and life, and this presentation will give families the practical tools they need to find that balance!

Notes: 
This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations. This presentation can also be delivered via video-conferencing.

Discipline & Obedience
Presented by:
Juan Diaz, MFT, NFP
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

How to create effective discipline and obedience in your children

Standing Up to Bullying (K-4)
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
K-4 grade school students
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Who gets bullied? Anyone can. Who bullies? Anyone can. How can young children deal with the issues of bullying? This presentation will discuss how to confront the problem of bullying and help victims by addressing the following:

 

  • What is bullying?
  • Why is it a problem?
  • The bully and the bullied.
  • What to do if you are bullied.
  • What to do if you are the bully.
  • What to do if you are a witness.
  • What God says about bullying.

 

Notes: This presentation has been prepared for K-4 students and has videos and multimedia for that specific age group. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations.
 

Being a Christian Kid in the Electronic Age
Presented by:
Sheryl Cowling, MSW, LCSW, DCC, BCPCC, BCETS
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Students ages 8-18, and parents
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

The Internet, Facebook, text messages, e-mail, chat rooms, cell phones, computers, laptops, and tablets can all have tremendous benefit for the user. However, they can also pose dangers and temptations that 21st-century kids and parents need to know about to have fun safely when using these technologies. In this seminar, participants will discuss ways to make the most of technologies while avoiding the pitfalls.

Notes: A 6x8 screen for PowerPoint projection is requested. Handouts will be provided. This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing.
 

The Lens of Gratitude: The Mind, Body, and Spiritual Effects of Cultivating Joy
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Young adults/adults
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

An attitude, practice, and way of life: gratitude. This presentation will introduce the concept of gratitude and explain how it relates to mental, physical, and spiritual health. Specific topics addressed include the empowerment we receive from utilizing gratitude to structure personal thought processes, ways to implement gratitude thoughts and gratitude practices in everyday life, and the mental and physical benefits that come from this implementation. Finally, this presentation will explain how living in gratitude looks for Christians, in order to support God’s desire for his people to cultivate joy.

Designed for: Young adults/adults