Teen dating abuse: Abusive dating relationships are at an epidemic rate with far-reaching implications for further violence both in personally and in society at large. The culture teens are now living in make these relationships appear to be normal. 1:3 girls and 1:5 boys will be in a physically abusive relationship by the time they graduate from high school.
Domestic violence: Most women and men view domestic violence as physical abuse exclusively when in fact, most violent relationships are verbally or emotionally abusive. The effect of these types of relationships affects the workplace, children, the healthcare system, public assistance systems, friends and family.
Parenting teenagers successfully: Teens often appear to be aliens to their parents and all those who work with them. There are several simple "tricks" to communicating with teens effectively.
Helping children develop heallthy relationships: The current MTV culture that children are bombarded with makes the development of healthy, respectful relationships difficult with parents, teachers, friends, and in dating relationships. Adults living and working with kids can help combat the effects of the media if they know some simple rules.
Building healthy relationships (for adults): Manyif not mostadults have been in dozens of unhealthy relationships with family members, in the workplace, with children, friends, and romantic partners. Deciding what you deserve rather than letting others tell you what you deserve is just one of the many concepts workshop participants walk away with in building newer, healthier relationships.
The effects of childhood pain on current adult relationships: It is said that the present is actually 70% driven by one’s past. Most adults have not resolved the pain of their childhood and therefore bring it into current relationships, not only in romantic relationships but also in the workplace and in a repitition with their own children.
Teen mother issues: The ever-increasing teen mother population has wide-reaching implications for future generations. These children are almost without exception born into abusive relationships in which mother doesn’t have the knowledge or ability to raise her child healthfully. Since the vast majority of teen mothers keep their babies, it is imperitive that they receive appropriate life and parenting skills, understanding how her relationships and decisions affect her children.
Personal empowerment: Most people live reactively to others' demands and wishes without considering what they actually want themselves. Those with a healthy concept of personal power are better employees, managers, parents, partners, and citizens.