Prevention Goals and Strategy Initiatives Powerpoint SlidesThis workshop is a hands-on, participatory workshop, exploring the background, content and implementation of the Salmon Prosocial Program. It examines the roles of administrators, coaches, teachers/facilitators and parents in helping children to learn kindness, respect, empathy and self-control. The Salmon Prosocial Program is evidence-based curriculum to encourage positive social skills in elementary aged children. Grounded in learning and multiple intelligence theories, these “universal” primary prevention programs are introduced to staff in a series of learning sessions. After this introductory experience, educators work with coaches in their settings to develop their abilities to elicit and nurture positive behaviors from their students. This workshop provides an introduction to the curriculum. Workshop leaders: Chris Gullotta: Creative Experiences coordinator for the Glastonbury Youth Services Bureau. She has been recognized as a leader for prevention programming in the state of Connecticut. She has published several articles in respected journals and books discussing how the arts can be used to promote social competency. She is one of the co-authors of the Salmon Program. Jen Messina: Coordinator of Educational Services at the B. P. Learned Mission, a program of Child & Family Agency of SECT. Jen’s graduate work in primary prevention and health promotion at Harvard University in the School of Education focused on children and adolescents. She is one of the co-authors of the Salmon Program. Tom Gullotta: Editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention and co-edited with Martin Bloom the Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. He has written extensively on evidence-based practice in childhood and adolescence and is one of the co-authors of the Salmon Program. Workshop location: Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033 . A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge. Social Work CEU’S have been applied for. 8:30am – 3:00pm.