Presentation Topics

I have presented on a number of topics and I can tailor a presentation to suit the needs of the audience for parents, for school districts, and for both mainstream and alternate schools.

At-Risk Youth and Mental Health Topics

  1. Start With Your Core Values and Beliefs
  2. Empathy vs. Sympathy
  3. Social Construct Theory vs. Disorders
  4. Labels and Their Effects
  5. The Benefits of Intergenerational Events and Connectedness
  6. Self-esteem
  7. Self-fulfilling Prophecy
  8. Learning Gaps vs Learning Disabilities
  9. The Gifted “Problem Youth”
  10. Roots of Issues vs. Symptoms
  11. Differences Between Relationships and “Acquaintanceships”
  12. The Importance of Behaviour Modeling
  13. Creating Pride Without Superiority
  14. Creating a Culture of Acceptance
  15. Giving Voice Through TEDx, Ignite, and Other Public Speaking
  16. Reacting to Trauma and Overcoming the Effects
  17. When and How Far To Push Them to Challenge Themselves
  18. Working With Seniors
  19. Working With Elementary Schools
  20. Creating a Culture of Acceptance
  21. Giving Back

Intergenerational Events and Programs

Based upon my TEDx LangleyED talk, I will speak about events and programs that have been a great success in working with at-risk youth.

Topics include:

  1. Senior/Teen events and relationships built.
  2. Annual Intergenerational Day event involving youth.
  3. Christmas morning event for seniors on their own.
  4. Having seniors in class with the youth; both working toward graduation.
  5. The value of the relationships for both groups.