Educational Presentations

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. 

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

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.
 

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

Bullying is hardly a new problem in our world. But with the advent of social media, bullying has taken on a new dimension. “Cyberbullying“ can affect kids via technology 24/7. In fact, 41% of teen girls report being bullied while online. What can kids do if they are being bullied? This presentation will discuss what children can do to confront the problem of bullying and how they can help the victims.

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


 

Stop the Drama! Steps to Manage Stress and Anxiety
Presented by:
Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Teen or college groups
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Our teens are bombarded with stressful situationsgrades, sports, college choices, relationships, the list goes on. This presentation will review various strategies and techniques to help them manage stress and anxiety. Specific topics will include assertiveness, time management, self-care, and relaxation exercises. Opportunities to practice these techniques and receive feedback will be provided. The presentation will consist of a lecture format, including a PowerPoint slide show. In addition, the seminar may include small group discussions and opportunities for question and answer.
 

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.
 

Discovering Authentic Beauty: Navigating Your Role as a Woman in Christ
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Adolescent/young adult females or parent perspective
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

In a world embedded with various career, familial, and societal pressures for women, it can be difficult for women to develop a sense of personal self. This presentation will cover aspects of these pressures, as well as negative behaviors/habits that can result from solely using these expectations to define female self-image. Other specific topics addressed will include basic needs that females seek out and healthy ways to get these needs met. Finally, this presentation will touch on Christ’s role for women as his children, and how females can set their personal identity in Christ.

Designed for: Adolescent/young adult females. Also can be modified to be presented from a parent perspective.

Stressed Out but Standing Strong
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
30 or 60 minutes

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and looking for some relief? Would you like to know how to prevent stress overload? This presentation clarifies the issue of stress by looking at the definition of stress, good vs. bad stress, the signs of stress, and the causes of stress. We will discuss solutions for stress by identifying coping skills and stress prevention techniques, as well as considering God’s promises to help during stressful times.

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. There is also a version of this presentation designed for high school and college students.


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) 

 

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.
 

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.
 

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)

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)

 

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.
 

No More Drama! Solutions for Teen Stress
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Teenagers
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and looking for some relief? Would you like to know how to prevent stress overload? This presentation clarifies the issue of stress by looking at the definition of stress, good vs. bad, the signs of stress and the causes of stress. We will discuss solutions for stress by identifying coping skills and stress prevention techniques, as well as considering God’s promises to help during stressful times. 
 

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.
 

How to Help a Depressed or Suicidal Friend
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Are you the person your friends talk to when life gets tough? Do you think one or more of the people you know may be depressed? Are you afraid they might try to hurt themselves, or even worse? In this session we will talk about some of the challenges you may be dealing with as you try to help your friends in the best way possible. We will identify the signs and causes of depression, and look at the warning signs of suicide. We will discuss specific ways to help your struggling friends, as well as ways to care for yourself.


Notes: This presentation is written specifically for teenagers, but can be adapted for parents and other adults as well. 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.
 

Peer Pressure: Helping Godly Kids and Teens Resist Ungodly Temptations
Presented by:
Sheryl Cowling, MSW, LCSW, DCC, BCPCC, BCETS
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Children, tweens, teens, and their parents
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation is designed for children, tweens, teens, and their parents. In a fun, interactive style, participants will learn more about what peer pressure is and ways to resist it. Parents will be given strategies to help empower their family members. All recommendations are based on Scripture, which is highlighted throughout.
 

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.
 

Christian Courtship: My Story
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Teens and single young adults
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation is meant specifically for teens and singles and explores the important issues to consider when dating and looking for a spouse. I use God’s Word and my personal story as an example as we discuss how to cultivate important qualities in yourself, what type of a partner to look for and where to find him or her, and how to overcome common obstacles to finding a relationship.

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.
 

Let’s Talk About Suicide: How to recognize the warning signs and what to do next
Presented by:
Elizabeth Robinson, MA, LPC, DCC
Length:
30 or 60 minutes

This brief presentation gives an overview of risk factors for suicide as well as warning signs. It includes practical advice for how to proceed if you think someone might be having suicidal thoughts as well as some guidelines of how not to respond. It also includes resources for you to use yourself or pass along to the student. This is meant to be an interactive presentation with time for questions and discussion. My goal is to provide you with practical, useful information that you can use with your students and to answer any questions you might have about this challenging topic. Let’s talk.
 

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)