Students - High School



#3 Topic:
STRESSED OUT?-- Practical Ways to Manage Your Stress!

TARGET AUDIENCE: High School - Adult - Business Employees - Caregivers
LENGTH: 1 ½ - 2 HRS

This presentation allows the participants to determine if they are under an unusual amount of distress and what specific techniques they can use to cope with those stressors including progressive relaxation and mental imagery. The presentation also focuses on what can be done about their stressors while they write a personal plan of action.



#4 Topic:
THE CARE-FRONTATION SKILL - What to do when you are very concerned about someone close to you.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle School - High School - Parents - Teachers
LENGTH: 1. Hrs.

This presentation addresses a specific life skill that a person can use to confront someone who they are very concerned about in a caring, concerned and non-judgemental way. A practice session for the participants is included in this presentation.



#7 Topic:
SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION to a TEMPORARY PROBLEM!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S./ H.S./ Adults
LENGTH: 1.5 Hrs.

This presentation initially focuses on the sad facts/statistics regarding teen suicide. It also addresses the sign/symptoms of teen suicide. In addition, Tom addresses how one can respond in a caring, non-judgmental way to confront someone who may be severely depressed.



#8 Topic:
HOW WELL ARE YOU?--Looking at your total wellness and beginning to live more “well”.

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S / Adults
LENGTH: 1-4 Hrs.

This presentation addresses the difference between achieving total wellness vs being physically healthy. A personal responsibility is discussed within the 7 dimensions of wellness. Reducing risk factors is also addressed that would dramatically improves ones “quality” of life.



#9 Topic:
WHAT’S IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE? - Managing your time and setting priorities in your life.....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S. / Adults
LENGTH: 1.5-3 Hrs.

This presentation addresses time management in your life. It also addresses efficient ways of managing the time you have personally, professionally and family-wise. A look at the participant’s “normal day” is one activity on the program. A closer look at “workaholism” and “quality” time is also included. Don’t bring your watches!



#10 Topic:
AIDS....Knowledge can save your life!

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S./M.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation discusses the myths/facts about AIDS, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented. It deals with AIDS cognitively and emotionally. An up-to-date AIDS summary of the pervasiveness is also addressed.



#11 Topic:
CHOOSING TO BE MORE WELL----A personal responsibility!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Adults
LENGTH: 1-8 Hrs.

This presentation addresses total wellness vs. just your physical health and discusses specific personal responsibilities one needs to take socially, physically, emotionally and mentally. The assessment of ones wellness can be turned into a workshop day including stress management, time management, personal wellness and personal wellness/self-care planning.



#14 Topic:
AN ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM --Living in a family of alcoholism....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S. / Adults / Teachers / Administrators
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation addressees how alcoholism in a family affects the entire family. A discussion of family roles, enabling and co-dependency also takes place. Practical strategies on what family members need to do to get help for themselves is addressed! Knowing how children of alcoholics function allows us to teach and parent more effectively!



#16 Topic:
GOAL SETTING AND CREATING YOUR BUCKET LISTS: The How To's for  Creating Hope, Anticipation While Truly Living and Ending Your Life With NO REGRETS!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Adults
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation allows the participants a genuine opportunity to closely look at both their short/long-term life goals, identify steps to attain those goals and also identify behaviors that would prevent them reaching them. Tom will discuss the importance of personal, spousal, child, and family bucket lists!  Strategies to achieve your goals and items on your bucket lists will also take place during this presentation



#17 Topic:
TEEN EMPOWERMENT--Life skills needed to navigate through life!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents
LENGTH: 1-3 Hrs.

This powerful presentation or half-day workshop allows young adults to learn and practice some critically important life skills like communication, listening, confrontation, decision-making, and refusal. The student thus becomes more empowered with the needed skills which immediately allows them to make better choices for themselves as well as have more techniques to help others when in need.



#33 Topic:
ALCOHOL--Your choice-a big chance!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S./ H.S.
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation addresses the consequences of the use/non-use of alcohol and focuses on how big of a decision it actually is and how it will impact their entire life. True life stories are shared that will make students personally think about their impending decision and it’s many consequences.



#36 Topic:
DYING TO BE THIN--Disordered eating; it’s not about food!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session addresses two syndromes of disordered eating--anorexia nervosa and bulimia. It focuses on how teens get trapped in this life-threatening web of mind-games and eating. Signs/symptoms and reasons teens develop these disorders will be addressed. Also, some do’s and don’ts about dealing with someone who may have a disorder and how to more effectively confront them will all be discussed.



#41 Topic:
CHOICES.....AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs--Preferably with grups of 20 or less!

This presentation will address choices teens are quite often faced with, the risks involved and the many consequences that could occur. A very interactive activity will allows all participants to become actively involved in an activity that will surely stress the concept of choice-making and consequences.. This is a realistic presentation that is guaranteed to really make teens think about the choices they are making and the consequences they need to consider before they make those possible life-altering choices.



#45 Topic:
ASSET-BUILDING - CHOICE-MAKING- AND EMPOWERMENT -- The A.C.E. Plan!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S
LENGTH: 2-4 Hrs.

This presentation will share the 40 developmental assets which are the necessary building blocks, traits and characteristics teens need to be happy, healthy, and successful in life. It will also address the key ingredients to making positive and healthy choices and it will share the life skills needed for their true emPOWERment as a teen! The plan is as easy as knowing your ABC’s!



#47 Topic:
DEVELOPING A MISSION STATEMENT FOR YOUR LIFE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 2 Hrs.

A builder uses a blueprint to build a home. A cook uses a recipe to cook their delicious meals, and NASA has a detailed mission plan for their spacecraft every second that it’s in space. Why wouldn’t we want a plan/mission for our lives? This session allows the participants an opportunity to develop their own mission plan for their life! It’s an opportunity of a life time for everyone! A written statement that will give you a reason to “be”, get up every day and truly LIVE!



#53 Topic:
CHOOSING TO LEAD

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation addresses the keys to positive and healthy choice-making, related true-to-life stories which concludes with a power point put to music entitled “The Secret Ingredients to Becoming To an Infectious and Powerful leader”



#54 Topic:
CHARACTER BEGINS WITH A “HEALTHY HEART”

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1.5 hrs-2 Hrs.

This power point presentation addresses the “health” of one’s heart “character-wise”. It discusses the four chambers of the heart that need to be “exercised” to ensure the needed character to succeed in life and be a leader. Several relevant true life stories are shared with some video clips that make this session a very emotional and thought-provoking one!



#56 Topic:
PEER EMPOWERMENT - Exercise Your Power to Lead!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S.
LENGTH: 1- 7 Hrs

This session can range from 1 - 7 hours depending on the specificity of the peer empowerment skills covered. Adolescent issues, developmental assets and life skills are all addressed so teens begin to understand and acquire the need information and life skills that are CRITICAL to good choice-making. It is my hope, through this training, to truly allow them an opportunity to become more POWERful with the newly acquired information and life skills so they can lead a healthy, happy and successful LIFE!!



#57 Topic:
INGREDIENTS FOR EFFECTIVE TEAM DEVELOPMENT

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1-3 Hrs.

This session will address what it takes to develop a team, maintain a team and allow a team to grow for success!



#58 Topic:
BE THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK ON YOUR LIFE - Life’s Transitions-Choices-Decisions

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S.
LENGTH: 1-3 Hrs.

This work session allows the participants to look at their life so far, decide on what they’d like in that life and begin making specific choices/decisions for what they want and how they can get it during that life! When finished, the participants will have their own “book” on their goals, plans and choices for their future- a true mission for their life!



#60 Topic:
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S./ M.S.
LENGTH:1-1.5 hrs

This presentation addresses the 7 habits of Highly Effective Teens developed by Steven Covey. Practical strategies and examples of how to live by those habits and to become a more effective teen leader are also discussed.



#63 Topic:
CONTRACTING for ACCOUNTABILITY

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This session focuses on the impending major decisions that adolescents will be forced to make that could alter their LIFE! After a discussion of facts and statistics the teens will be asked to formulate their decisions and to develop their own life contracts. The accountability factor can “raise the stakes” for those decisions to take place. Several discussions will occur for participants to truly think about their contract they’d like to make for their life. Parents, friends and personal supporters in their lives are then asked to co-sign this contract and aid them in their endeavor!



#69 Topic:
METH-A seductive drug!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Police / Teachers / AOD personnel / Social services /H.S. students
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This informational session provides a power point and a DVD clip with the relevant information about meth. A recovering meth addict is also be present for questions/answers.



#75 Topic:
INTERNAL PRESSURE-Are you a ”sucker?”

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.-1.5 Hrs.

This presentation discusses the power of internal & external pressures that force teens to eventually make decisions. A risk-taking activity( the bag activity) is facilitated to clearly demonstrate a realistic view of both internal & external pressures, the effects on one’s decision-making & the eventual life-altering consequences that could occur from those decisions..



#76 Topic:
DEALING WITH LOSS

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation addresses practical strategies to effectively cope with loss. Loss can be a death, divorce, broken relationship, etc. The 5 stages of the grieving process are discussed.



#77 Topic:
KEEPING UP THE GPA IN LIFE

TARGET AUDIENCE: Honor society organizations
LENGTH: 30 mins.-1 Hr.

This presentation congratulates and honors students, their teachers & parents for their academic success. It also addresses a different GPA that is critical for their continued success in life. A powerful story is shared to thank the teachers for their unending support & eventual success of their students.



#78 Topic:
ABSTINENCE: THE BEAUTY OF A ROSE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S. with or without parents!
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This presentation deals with how alcohol or drugs and sexual activity in relationships “infect” them and set them up for failure and heartache. A discussion of a relationship continuum will take place followed by a sharing of the many other mental, social, financial as well as the physical consequences of “sex” before marriage. Abstinence is given as the number 1 choice to consider to avoid the 27 unwanted consequences discussed. A rose is passed throughout the audience during the presentation & a petal is stripped as each consequence is discussed. Discussion follows as to the “beauty” of the rose & the beauty of an abstinent lifestyle!



#80 Topic:
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE?-For teens!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation focuses on the 40 developmental assets or “building blocks” needed for a solid foundation in life. These acquired internal and external assets are critical to the students’ health, happiness & success in LIFE! Based on years of credible research by the Search Institute! What a great thing to know as a teen and an eventual parent someday!



#81 Topic:
RELAXATION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THOSE STRESSED!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults / H.S.
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation is highly interactive where, after a brief discussion of stressors, coping strategies and relaxation techniques, all will try several techniques/ Come and relax-stress is killing you slowly!



#82 Topic:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH LEADERSHIP

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S. Youth
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This keynote addresses what constitutes “making a difference”, what makes for a true leader and how one can lead in both their school and community. It will also address some practical keys to make that difference within their community.



#83 Topic:
GET TO WORK and “MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE”

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. Youth
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation will address the necessary ingredients to successful team development. In addition, I will share how to write SMART plans/goals. This is an effective step by step process that will allow you and/or your teams to write specific and attainable plans/goals that will allow change to happen.



#85 Topic:
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND PREVENTING A TEEN PREGNANCY

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This session addresses the knowledge and life skills that require teens to be responsible when it comes to preventing teen pregnancy. Abstinence is given as their best option.



#86 Topic:
ANGER MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. students or students and their parents!
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This session speaks to relevant and practical anger management strategies for teens and some effective techniques that will help them when resolving conflicts with their siblings and/or parents!



#88 Topic:
WARNING SIGNS OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION/POTENTIAL SUICIDE-What to do, what not to do!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S. / Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session will share some common warning signs of depression. Whether you are a parent, teacher or friend, this session will offer several strategies as to what you should do and discuss the many things that shouldn’t be done when you are concerned about someone who may be depressed /suicidal.



#90 Topic:
LIFE SKILLS-- Life’s “basic skills” needed to succeed!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents / Teachers
LENGTH: 1 Hr.-2 Hrs.

This session shares the necessary life skills that all teens need to have in order to succeed in life. They are extremely necessary at this stage in their life because of the many life-altering decisions they are making!



#91 Topic:
CHOOSING AN ATTITUDE YOU WANT FOR YOUR DAY!--For teens!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentations allows the participants to look at their present attitude and ask if it’s aiding in their healthy development or not. It allows for a discussion on attitude and several practical techniques to begin shaping the one they want each day! This power point has some excellent video clips to bring home the point that their attitude is a choice THEY need to make daily!



#92 Topic:
SENIOR SUCCESS PLANNING

TARGET AUDIENCE: Seniors-first semester or Juniors second semester!
LENGTH: 1-5 Hrs.

This “workshop” allows juniors/seniors an opportunity to take a close look at what they need to do or continue to do to be successful their final year. They are all asked to develop a plan for their life with the help of a community “mentor” they choose and then eventually meet with.


#103 TOPIC:
MENTOR TRAINING: Developing Connections with Underclassmen

TARGET AUDIENCE: Junior and Seniors in HS or 8th graders in a MS
LENGTH: 4-8 hrs.

This training involves the necessary components that juniors and seniors/or 8th graders in a MS situation need to create mentorships and connections with their intentionally designated underclassmen. The training includes: leadership skills, behaviors of an empowered leader, their role as a mentor, life skills that can be used when mentoring, developmental assets, ways to become more positive, confidence tips, skills for leading groups, ways to build more personal power, all interspersed with a variety of interactive energizers that all have life lessons within them so they can share those lessons as they mentor as well!



### Topic:
PEER MENTOR TRAINING

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S. Peer Leaders-Mentors
LENGTH: 6-7 Hrs.

This one day interactive training consists of an assessment of their leadership skills, several interactive activities/energizers that the mentors can use when they facilitate presentations, a review of the life skills that are critical to teen success and a discussion of several confidence tips that they should consiser when they work with their peer groups. If time allows, small groups are given topics to teach to their own peer mentors for constructive evaluation and practice.



### Topic:
LIFE OF AN ATHLETE

TARGET AUDIENCE: MS/HS
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This presentation high-lights some of the research from Mr John Underwood from the American Athletic Institute. The relevant information is for athlete, teens, parents, coaches and/or community personnel. This presentation shares the new and very interesting research on alcohol/drugs and the brain. Related information on sleep, energy drinks, etc. can be included if time allows. To personalize, a 15-20 minute DVD entitled, GABE (interview with a potential HS athlete from prison) can be integrated as well!



#109 TOPIC:
EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON TODAY’S TEEN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults/teachers/teens
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation addresses the “problems” / “concerns” that technology has put on teens today directly affecting their social and emotional maturity. The session will share some of the latest research regarding the “addiction” of technology. Practical suggestions for a healthy balance for parents and their teens while using technology will also be discussed.




#110 TOPIC:
CARING FOR YOUR PRICELESS BODY: What Are You Doing With Your Gift?

TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle/High students
LENGTH: 45 minutes-1.5 hrs.

This presentation doesn’t blatantly tell teens how to live their life but offers relevant information that will help them SHAPE THEIR OWN LIVES! The session specifically addresses how fortunate they are to have their health. It allows them to consider real hard decisions that have a direct impact on the quality of the rest of their lives. A more intense look at just alcohol and drug use/abuse and the many unknown potential affects are shared with them for consideration in their decision-making processes. This relevant information shared comes from John Underwood, a researcher with the American Athletic Institute. After over 14,000 studies over 20 years, he has shared new results from his research that is critical for all teens, parents, coaches, school administration, law enforcement and community members.The session focuses on looking at their bodies as priceless gifts. Intermittent stories and video clips are used to allow the teen to "feel" the necessary emotions in their hearts as they truly think about the decisions they are making or about to make soon.

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#119 TOPIC:
RESPECT EARNS RESPECT
TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S./H.S.
LENGTH: 1 Hr.
This session specifically focuses on what respect means for oneself as well as for others.  a variety of thought-provoking quotes will be shared and discussed regarding RESPECT!  Specific strategies on how to gain and maintain respect will also be shared.  Having and utilizing one's life skills also develops respect and those skills will be shared as well! Come and learn that respect isn't ALL about YOU!

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#128 Topic:
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)-WHO you are IS the Difference
AUDIENCE:  Student-athlete leaders
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This session addresses the qualities student-athlete leaders have and promotes ACTION to make a difference in the lives of their teammates and/or peers. Participants will leave feeling more empowered with specific life skills, especially the care-frontation skill to begin their ACTION PLANS!