GET NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TEACHING, WORKING WITH CHILDREN, AND HEALTH
Professional development workshops, talks, problem-solving and coaching sessions are tailored to meet specific staff, institution, and parent community needs. Staff development and support occur in the context of understanding the culture of the institution as well as that of the families served. Utilizing a coaching format, reflective work and practice occur in small and large groups or individually, as appropriate. Workshops qualify for professional development hours. Specially designed coursework qualifies for CEU credits. Developmental consultations for individual children take the form of observation, debriefing, and reflective practice discussion. I observe children in their natural school and home settings, discuss findings with staff and parents, and make recommendations. I design and facilitate education, support, and team-building groups for institutions' parent and staff communities. These are tailored to the specific needs and interests of each group. For a non-exhaustive list of workshops, please see Sample Workshop List.
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PARENTING Do you want to support parents in your work with children and families? Join GETnewperspective’s education and support group to learn the latest in brain research and time-tested best practice principles. Focus will be on building strong relationships that can withstand challenging times and help support youngsters’ happy and healthy lives. We will discuss development from infancy to adolescence and emerging adulthood, with special focus on the needs of group participants. Topics include sleep, nutrition, limit-setting, learning, anxiety and depression, self-control and self-esteem, the importance of cultural values for context, as well as any others of special interest to individual groups. (6-week series)
COOKING MEDITERRANEAN -- TEAM BUILDING GROUP The Mediterranean diet is one of the world’s oldest traditional ways of eating, nourishing populations around the Mediterranean Sea. Greek food has received much research attention in recent years as several places in Greece are Blue Zones, places of high overall health and longevity. If you love Greek food and want to learn how to cook some popular dishes, join GETnewperspective’s cooking and team-building group. We will learn how to cook several staples of Greek cuisine, with flexibility to include participants’ favorite dishes, as we also explore fundamental elements of the Mediterranean way of living for health and higher quality of life. (6-week series)