Presentation on theme: "From Warts to Wings: Helping Young People Live Healthier and Happier Lives John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D. Department of Counselor Education University of."— Presentation transcript:
From Warts to Wings: Helping Young People Live Healthier and Happier Lives John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D. Department of Counselor Education University of Montana John.firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Plan Thanks to Danya Perry and Communities in Schools of NC Opening survey Articulate 9 key principles and strategies of human change that you can use immediately in your work with students and parents
Today’s Plan II Organized by chapter: Each chapter has a story, a cartoon, and a concluding principle A summary handout and all powerpoint slides are available at johnsommersflanagan.com and available through Mr. YaBerry Caveats [Danya: Do a talk that’s inspirational, funny, and includes strategies.]
Political Platform “The road to economic vitality, the road to environmental sustainability, the road to excellence in health care and social support programs, and the road to good government always has and always will run through education.”
Trivia Question #1 Who said? “We must have the attitude that every child in America—regardless of where they’re raised or how they’re born—can learn.” April 18, 2001, New Britain, CT.
The Principle Love can overshadow our own unique faults or warts
Summary and Conclusions Be careful in your judgments, because students are watching Use passionate rewards and boring consequences Create your own respect bubble; and watch out for revenge It’s not what happens to you... but what you think... Use the power of mind to focus on your goals Learn from observation and remember youth may treat you with ambivalence If you want genuine cooperation, be less threatening If you want to change behavior, make an new plan We all have warts and, if we’re lucky, we might find a wing in there somewhere too