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Friday, August 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Applied Improvisation Skills For Bullying, Suicide & Drug Prevention

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 “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lie our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor E. Frankl
This quote is the foundation of the Peer Education and Upstander Skills training. The only thing we really control in life is our response to the offers the universe makes to us. Yet, many times, people miss that opportunity for growth and freedom, to be in control of their response, and, instead, impulsively or unknowingly make choices that lead to more aggression, addiction, self-harm or worse. Using Applied Improvisation games to address bullying, vaping, or suicide serves to temporarily freeze that moment in between incoming offers and outgoing responses, so that the skills needed for a healthy response can be plugged in and practiced. Social emotional learning skills; listening; connection and the almighty “Yes…And” will be enjoyably experienced in this workshop. We will be playing the games that have made the Peer Education & Upstander Skills Training so successful. And you can take handouts, with all the game directions and processing questions on them, for use in your own groups.


John Martin

John Martin works as a Supervising Public Health Educator for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in New York. What started as a Peer Education Program for bullying prevention quickly led to the Peer Education Upstander Skills Training Program he implements for numerous... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Wang Center - Room 102