Teen & Young Adult Issues

Teen & Young Adult Issues

Presented by: Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
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 6×8 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.

Presented by: Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length: 30 or 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Parents of high school or grade school children

 

This presentation examines the problem of bullying by considering the definition and prevalence of bullying, and by profiling both the bully and the victim. We will discuss what parents, children, and schools can do to confront the problem of bullying and help the victims, as well as what can be done if you are the parent of a bully.

 

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)

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.

Length: 30 or 60 minutes

 

 

 

This brief presentation addresses common myths and misconceptions about self-harm, including clarifying the differences between self-harm and suicide. It examines the signs of self-harm and provides practical advice on how to help a student who is engaging in self-harm, for you individually as well as an organization. Also included are resources for you to use yourself or to share with your students and families. This is meant to be an interactive presentation with time for questions and discussion. Self-harm is common among our young people today. Many of you probably have experience working with children or teens who are engaging in self-harm. Let’s talk about what has worked for you and what hasn’t. My goal is that you leave with your questions answered and with concrete, useful information you can use.

 

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 6×8 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)

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 6×8 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)

Presented by: Karen Fischer, LPC
Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults, Adolescents
Cost: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

Each one of us will have difficulties in life—some seemingly more than others—but some individuals have a greater propensity to recover or “bounce back.” In this workshop, participants will learn more about the science of resilience, the traits of those who tend to persevere, identify their resilience strengths and weaknesses, and make an improvement plan to work on the 9 traits and bolster their ability to weather the storms of life while leaning on the promises of their faithful God.

 

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.

Presented by: Karen Fischer, LPC

Length: 60 minutes

Intended Audience: Young adults entering college or new to college

Cost: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

Mental wellness and the transition to college require new skills. This presentation highlights 10 great habits for mental health that individuals can practice in a few minutes a day. Some of the skills covered include combating perfectionism, adopting a growth mindset, replacing regret with motivation, building relevance, and relaxation techniques.

 

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.

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.

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 6×8 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.

Presented by: Karen Fischer, LPC
Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults, Adolescents, Service Groups
Cost: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

In most instances, we serve others selflessly—or at least we think we do. This workshop is designed to help participants examine motivation, payoffs, boundaries, relational issues, and other obstacles that sometimes stand in the way of true service to others. Through a series of scenarios, participants will reframe thoughts and actions to practice coming from a more self-less position in service to others.


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.

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.

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 6×8 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)

Presented by: Joshua T. Mears, PsyD, LP, DCC

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

 

The statistics tell us that youth are leaving our churches. What is causing the decline in church attendance and involvement for late teens and young adults? This presentation will use developmental psychology theories to examine the social and cultural factors that are contributing to this drop out and formulate strategies for prevention.

 

Notes: A PowerPoint screen is requested. Handouts will be provided. This presentation is available throughout the Mankato and Twin Cities, MN metropolitan area. Please contact the presenter to arrange for travel fees/accommodations for venues outside that area. A room containing tables for note-taking and a projector are required.

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.

Presented by: Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM

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.

Presented by: Karen Fischer, LPC

Length: 60 minutes

Intended Audience: Young Adults, Parents of Young Adults

Cost: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

 

The transition to adulthood comes with unique challenges. Research tells us that it is a time of great upheaval and one of the moments of highest mental distress. Tailored to each group, this presentation will educate individuals on general human development during this time as well as provide a deeper understanding of 7 particular hallmarks of the maturity process. Using quotes from popular culture and history, individuals will apply these developmental milestones and expand on their comfort with this time of change.

 

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.

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.