Helping Teens Build Their Village - Professional Workshop
"Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to Be Their Best Through Developmental Relationships" with Dr. Kent Pekel, President and CEO, Search Institute
"Educational success and social-emotional development blossom when caring adults and supportive peers are present in young people's lives. Relationships are too important to leave to chance." - Dr. Kent Pekel
During the workshop, participants will:
- Reflect on the things they currently do—and can start to do— to build strong relationships with young people
- Review findings from studies at Search Institute and elsewhere that demonstrate the connections between strong relationships and strong youth outcomes
- Understand how developmental relationships build upon Search Institute’s longstanding research on Developmental Assets
- Consider and discuss the ways that developmental relationships help young people learn to strive to be their best
- Analyze the five core components of Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework and identify ways to integrate the concepts into their ongoing work with young people
Who Should Attend: Professionals serving youth including program directors, counselors, educators, church youth leaders, school administrators, community leaders, and wellness/healthcare advocates.
Parking at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Enter at Middlefield Road, across the street from Menlo-Atherton High School.
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Kent Pekel is an educator and administrator who has worked at the school, district, state, federal, and university levels. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Minnesota.
Sponsored By: The M-A Parent Education Series is sponsored by the Menlo-Atherton PTA and the Sequoia Healthcare District. Dr. Pekel will address parents on Thursday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. (M-A PAC), “Who’s in Your Teen’s Village?”
Both events are possible through a generous gift from the Esther Ting Foundation.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided! Seating is limited, so advance registration is required.
When & Where
M-A Parent Education Series
M-A Parent Education Series events are free and open to the community, sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union High School District.