Salmon Workshop

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Salmon Workshop

November 22, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Child & Family Agency and DMHAS Present:


Promoting Pro-social Behavior in School-Aged Youths and Encouraging their Academic Achievement: 

The Salmon Program


Workshop Description:

This 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 ofConnecticut.  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 atHarvardUniversity in theSchool ofEducation 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.


A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.

There is no cost for attending this seminar.


Date: Friday, November 22, 2013

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30)

Place:  Hilton Garden Inn,65 Glastonbury Blvd.,Glastonbury,CT 06033  

Phone: 860-659-1025

Register online at (click on Workshops & complete the Registration Form)


Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.


Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).


November 22, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm