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Community Lecture Series

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE lectures.

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The Power and Place of Developmental Assets

Presented by: Jim Conway, Search Institute

When: November 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Where: North Campus Auditorium at the University of Saint Francis

About the Lecture: Search Institute’s research for more than 25 years with millions of young people clearly demonstrates the powerful impact of critical opportunities, relationships and personal strengths that young people need to succeed. The session will explore Institute’s research-based framework of 40 developmental assets and the cumulative power of assets to help youth grow into happy, competent and caring adults.

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Emotional Poverty: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom

Presented by: Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. founder of aha! Process

When: January 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Where: International Ballroom at Purdue Fort Wayne

About the Lecture: Emotional Poverty is when the brain is unintegrated and unregulated, when the bonding and attachment is not secure, and the inner self is under-developed.   Having an understanding of emotional poverty helps in dealing with students who are angry, anxious and tending to violence. Learn that typical discipline strategies are only working with about half of students because many behavioral issues have very deep emotional roots. This training will provide strategies, understandings of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. In addition, it will help participants identify early the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The "emotional dance" in the classroom will also be named and discussed.

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Emotional Well-being: GRIT and the Path to Resilience

Presented by: Skye Berger, Chief Encouragement Officer at Door Opener Academy

When: March 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Where: International Ballroom at Purdue Fort Wayne

About the Lecture: Emotional Intelligence has gained momentum as an awareness movement and understanding EI assists in understanding the role that resilience plays in overall well-being. The path to resilience begins with relationship.  Positive relationship development includes accountability and realization beyond behaviors that create intrinsic resilience.  Participants will learn to implement best practices to encourage feelings of youth connectedness to support systems. They will also explore GRIT and the growth mindset as a tool for increasing well-being and develop a plan to implement resources that can support their work to develop youth's growth mindset and overall well-being.

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Developmental Relationships and Sparks

Presented by: Kent Pekel, CEO Search Institute

When: April 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Where: International Ballroom at Purdue Fort Wayne

About the Lecture: Relationships are developmental when they help young people discover who they are, develop abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. A Spark is the hidden flame inside every young person that taps into their true passions, talents, skills, and dreams. This training will help participants be intentional and strategic in strengthening relationships in schools, youth-serving programs, and agencies while tapping into Search Institute’s research on Sparks as a gateway to relationship-building with young people.

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Joelle Schrader, Leader Impact Academy Coordinator: joelle@greatkidsallencounty.org.

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