Educational Presentations

Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety and Depression
Presented by:
Sheryl Cowling, MSW, LCSW, DCC, BCPCC, BCETS
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Some children and adolescents experience anxiety and depression, but their emotional struggles are often manifested in ways different from those of an adult. In this seminar, participants will learn the signs of pediatric anxiety and depression, plus proven treatment strategies.

 

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.
 

What’s Going On in There?—The Teen Brain
Presented by:
Sheryl Cowling, MSW, LCSW, DCC, BCPCC, BCETS
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Parents, high school students, school faculty, and religion or health classes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

The adolescent brain undergoes tremendous growth during the teen years. Parents are often left stunned and confused by teen behavior. Teens’ brains are changing during the adolescent years. The reaction from teens has been, “Would someone please tell my parents about this?” So, now we are.
 

Notes: The focus of the content is easily adjusted for the following audiences: parents, high school students, school faculty, and religion or health classes.
 

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

In our current culture of blame-shifting and irresponsibility, it is especially important for parents to learn ways to shape responsible behavior in their children. This presentation will look at the benefits of responsible behavior, as well as specific examples and suggestions for parents to use as they shape responsibility through tasks, discipline, and service.


Notes: This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations. Available for in-person or video-conferencing presentation.
 

Teen Self-Esteem: What Are You Worth?
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAp: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation looks at self-esteem from a Christian perspective by examining the signs and causes of low self-esteem, by looking at the reasons we can have self-esteem as children of God, and by considering what self-esteem uniquely looks like in a Christian.
 

Notes: This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations. Available for in-person or video-conferencing presentation.
 

Social Media and Teens: The good, the bad, and what to do about it
Presented by:
Elizabeth Robinson, MA, LPC, DCC
Length:
30 or 60 minutes

Nearly every teen and most adults I know use some form of social media. This presentation explores what exactly social media is, and gives some basic information on some of the more popular sites today. It explores both the risks and benefits of social media for teens as well as identifies warning signs parents and teachers can be aware of. Risks addressed include: cyberbullying, sexual exploitation, and identify theft. It is a scary world out there. Social media brings that world into our homes and our schools. Learn ways that teens, their educators, and parents can make social media the safest and most positive experience possible.
 

Notes: In addition to being a 60-minute in-person presentation, this presentation can also be shortened to 30 minutes and delivered via video-conferencing, which would be perfectly suited to faculty meetings, circuit pastor gatherings, conferences, or other events. The presentation is practical and allows for questions and discussion. A 6x8 screen for PowerPoint projection is requested. Handouts will be provided. Available for in-person or video-conferencing presentation.

Cost: 
30-minute video chat: MAP: $100/Non-MAP: $200
60-minute presentation: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

Get Ready, Get Set, Get GOING! Goal-Setting in a Hectic Universe
Presented by:
Length:
30 or 60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Young adults/adults

Are you aware that the way in which we set goals can actually inhibit us from reaching them? This presentation will bust open the doors of goal-setting by unveiling various “myths” associated with setting goals. Specific topics addressed include the benefits of goal-setting, areas of life in which goal-setting can be applied, a helpful and easy-to-implement model for goal-setting, and various guideposts to follow when defining goals. Additionally, this presentation will provide methods to increase motivation to achieve goals as well as how to create a personal and social accountability system in order to gain support in reaching goals. Finally, this presentation will conclude with how our faith affects how we structure priorities and goals.

Designed for: Young adults/adults


Notes: In addition to being a 60-minute in-person presentation, this presentation can also be shortened to 30 minutes and delivered via video-conferencing, which would be perfectly suited to faculty meetings, circuit pastor gatherings, conferences, or other events. The presentation is practical and allows for questions and discussion.

This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations.


Cost: 

30-minute video chat: MAP: $100/Non-MAP: $200

60-minute presentation: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Wii™ Just Can’t Stop Playing: Video Games and Young Adults
Presented by:
Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Parents of middle schoolers or high schoolers
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Are video games all bad? Can video games affect your GPA? How do you know if you are addicted to video games? Dr. Hayes looks at the pros and cons of video games and helps the audience understand when games can become too much of a good thing.
 

Notes: This presentation can be adapted to parents of middle schoolers and high schoolers.