Parent Talks, Conference Keynotes & School Staff Workshops
Kathy Masarie MD is a pediatrician, parent coach, and founder of www.family-empower.com. Her parenting guides, Raising Our Daughters, Raising Our Sons, and Face to Face provide parents with proven tools to strengthen family through community. Through conferences, workshops and presentations, Dr. Masarie also shares her wisdom about the development and social lives of boys and girls and about what parents, educators and professionals can do to ensure a safe social climate in which children can grow up to be independent, responsible young adults.
A lively speaker, Dr. Masarie has visited hundreds of schools as well as been a popular speaker for SEARCH Institute, American School Counselors Association, Family Science Association, PTA, Pre-School Association, Peacemaker, and many other conferences throughout the country.
DESCRIPTIONS OF DR. MASARIE’S PRESENTATION TOPICS
TOPICS FOR STAFF IN-SERVICE/TRAININGS
ADDRESSING VERBAL BULLYING AND RELATIONAL AGGRESSION
Teasing, name-calling, gossip, exclusion, silent treatment–verbal bullying and relational aggression can break a child’s life. Get an in-depth look at verbal bullying and relational aggression, its impact on children, and ways individual parents, school personnel, counselors, youth workers, and healthcare professionals can address the problem. Full and half-day workshops are available and will cover an overview of the research, a look at precipitating factors, and a discussion of a framework that can be implemented to create a safe all-school social environment.
Choose from the topics below for a 2-, 4- or 6-hour workshop.
COMMUNICATION FOR UNDERSTANDING AND CONNECTION
Compassionate communication is a powerful tool. It can give you the life you long for, one based on open communication, trust, respect and cooperation. It allows you to connect with others as well as yourself, no matter what the behavior look like. This creates a calmness and clarity that nurtures relationships and fosters a healthy, vibrant life. This workshop is based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model of communication outlined in Non-violent Communication. The following topics will be featured and, depending upon the length of the workshop, discussed in depth.
Choose from the topics below for a 2-,4-, or 6-hour workshop.
TOPICS FOR STUDENT DISCUSSIONS
- DON’T STAND BY, STAND UP (50 min.) – Learn what it takes to stop bullying in your school. Dr. Masarie will lead the students in role-playing as they learn about how bystanders can mitigate the damage of bullying and peer aggression.
- WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO (50 min.) – Feelings, needs and values are at the core of every behavior. How we express those and how we respond to how others express those can make the difference between a calm life and one that’s out of control. Dr. Masarie uses role-plays to share with the students an invaluable communication tool to use for understanding and connecting with themselves and others.
- SEVEN WAYS TO CONNECT THROUGH COACHING (50 min.) – Yep, kids can coach, too. Dr. Masarie will lead the students as they learn about the seven steps to coach themselves and others: Respect, Listening, Understanding, Appreciating, Supporting, Being Responsible, and Becoming Independent.