The Adler Family Centre offers a wide variety of presentations and workshops that address a wide range of concerns and issues. Our staff has considerable expertise presenting and leading workshops that include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Reducing Your Child’s Stress in a Competitive World
For all of us, the world has become an increasingly competitive and stressful place. In particular, the negative stress that we all experience in Hong Kong increasingly challenges us, often resulting in our feeling less satisfied with our lives. This workshop teaches parents to better manage their own stress as well as the stress experienced by their children.
- Preventing or Ending Computer Addiction
Computers, including mobile phones and similar devices, are indispensable tools in today’s world. However, they also present many challenges for children. Recently, parents and schools have told us that children frequently stay up to the early morning hours, many nights in a row and on school nights, often playing video games. As a result, many children get little sleep which makes it extremely difficult for them to succeed academically. This workshop teaches parents effective strategies in setting reasonable limits on the use of computers and other electronic devices.
- Developing a Successful Behavioral Management Plan at Home
All children, whether or not they have significant social emotional difficulties, benefit from a thoughtful and well-developed behavioral plan to improve behavioral, social, emotional and academic functioning. This workshop teaches parents to develop effective behavioral management plans as well as approaches to monitoring and rewarding success.
- Working Successfully with Your Child’s Teacher and School Administrators
The challenges of being a parent are great. One area than almost all parents find difficult is communicating successfully with their children’s teachers and school administrators. This workshop provides practical strategies and approaches to help parents more successfully develop a better working relationship with their children’s school and establish a productive ongoing dialogue.
- Remaining Calm While Improving Student Discipline
Teaching is often called a “noble” profession, although many of our colleagues who are teachers use far less positive terms, especially when it comes to maintaining class discipline to create a positive learning environment. This workshop helps teachers develop highly effective approaches to create a productive class environment using positive rather than aversive strategies.
- Creating an Optimal Learning Environment for Students with Social-Emotional Difficulties
All teachers have had students with significant behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. Often, these students’ problems interfere considerably, not only with their own learning, but with the education of the rest of the class. This presentation focuses on teaching practical strategies to help these students function better, both behaviorally and academically, and join their classmates in successful learning.
- How to Engage Students to Improve Academic Performance
Students who are passionate about what they learn are highly motivated and committed to doing their best work. Unfortunately, motivation and commitment vary among students and even entire classes. This workshop provides training on how to greatly enhance student interest in any subject in order to increase the likelihood of increased academic success.
- Overcoming the Challenges of the Parent-Teacher Relationships
Teachers often tell us that one of the greatest challenges they face is communicating with parents. Difficulties tend to arise when parents are very, or sometimes, overly concerned, about their children’s academic progress and/or behavior or when teachers report to parents that their children are struggling academically or behaviorally. This workshop provides practical solutions for communicating successfully with parents.
- Achieving Success by Reducing Stress
Stress, especially when it is negative, can seriously interfere with academic and social success. This workshop teaches students a wide range of strategies and techniques to reduce the impact of negative stress. The approaches include various forms of meditation including mindfulness meditation, changing negative thought patterns and engaging in behavior proven to reduce stress.
- Becoming “Bully Proof”
Bullying has become an epidemic. Students of all ages a vulnerable to being teased and often, bullied. These problems seem have become more common recently and are of great concern to parents, teachers and students themselves. This workshop teaches students to become “Bully Proof.” They will learn techniques to stop bullies from bothering them, when to tell a trusted adult and how to cope with the negative feelings that occur when facing a bully.
- Overcoming Society Anxiety
Extreme shyness, or what has been called social anxiety, affects many children of all ages. Difficulties relating to and communicating with peers and adults usually interferes significantly in all areas of life. This workshop teaches students strategies for overcoming social anxiety and provides many opportunities to master these strategies through practice (e.g., role plays, public speaking).