Promoting Pro-social Behavior in School-Aged Youths: The Salmon Program

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Promoting Pro-social Behavior in School-Aged Youths: The Salmon Program

January 24, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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This one day workshop is a hands-on, experiential workshop exploring the background, content, and implementation of the Salmon Prosocial Curriculum for In School and After School Programs. It examines a teaching methodology that enables adults to help children learn kindness, respect, empathy, sharing, and self-control. The Salmon Prosocial Program is an evidence-based curriculum that encourages positive social skills and academic learning in elementary and middle school aged youth. Grounded in learning and multiple intelligence theories, this “universal” primary prevention program is introduced to staff in a series of learning sessions. After this introductory experience, staff work with coaches in their job settings to develop their abilities to elicit and nurture positive behaviors from their students. This workshop provides an introduction to the curriculum. In view of the recent tragedy that befell our state, this workshop begins with a one hour discussion of Asperger Syndrome.

Workshop Objectives:

Through lecture/discussion this training workshop will enable participants to:

  1. Gain an understanding of Asperger Syndrome.
  2. Learn the principles of prevention programming.
  3. Examine how prosocial behavior develops in childhood.
  4. Examine how parents, teachers and clinicians can promote prosocial behavior.
  5. Learn how the Salmon Prosocial Program works.

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.

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.

A light breakfast and lunch is provided without charge for each workshop.

CEU’s available for LMFT, LPC and LCSW.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Registration / Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.

Place: The Hilton Garden Inn, 86 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT.



January 24, 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm