Prevention Workshops

Haven therapists provide psychoeducational programming in local schools upon request from teachers and advisors.  The workshops are presented during advisory periods, health classes, and other settings that the school may request.

Current Workshop Topics Include:

College 101

Preparing for college is about more than connecting with your roommate and learning your way around the campus.  Our College 101 workshop can be tailored to fit the needs of the class, with possible topics including harm-reduction with substance use, dating safety/consent, life skills, self-advocacy and how to find on-campus mental health resources.

Digital Citizenship

Social media is an ever-changing tool for us to connect with the world.  Misused, social media can also be detrimental to our well-being.  This workshop promotes discussion on how to best communicate digitally, distinguishing between our “offline” and “online” selves and guidance about overuse and dangers.

Depression

One out of every eight teens will be diagnosed with clinical depression, which means that most teens know someone who is struggling with this very treatable illness. Through this workshop, students will learn the signs and symptoms of depression, how stigma plays a role with depression, and what to do once depressive symptoms have been identified.

Healthy Relationships

Adolescence is a time when we are developing ideas about what makes a relationship a healthy one.  This workshop includes discussion about stages of romantic relationships, education on conflict resolution skills and maintaining a sense of self in relationships.

Positive Self-Image

Building self-esteem and a positive self-image is an important component of mental health.  As teens navigate high school, they face growing responsibilities and pressures from those around them. It is important for them to develop their own opinions and values as well as a sense of pride in themselves. This workshop focuses on educating teens about personal acceptance and how to foster a good sense of self.

Stress and Anxiety

High school students experience a variety of stressors, including school demands, problems with friends and family, and over-scheduling. In this workshop, students will learn how to detect their personal limits before they experience “burnout,” how to manage stress and anxiety day to day with easy coping strategies, and where to seek help when stress and anxiety becomes too overwhelming.

Yoga and Meditation

The earliest practitioners of yoga did not practice the physical postures that correlate with modern day yoga.  They learned that controlled breathwork  helped to ease central nervous system distress.  In this workshop, students learn how mindful breathing and simple yoga postures can help us to reduce stress.

Need Something Else?

Although the above topics are our most-often requested presentations, we realize that these only scratch the surface of the many challenges teens face today. If you have a suggestion for a topic we have not outlined, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to make it happen!

To learn more information or to schedule a workshop, please contact Haven’s Clinical Director at 847.251.6630.