Family, Anti-Bullying Workshop
Christy "Conch" Konschuh
Family, Anti-bullying Workshop
Dawson City, Yukon Territory
November 22, 2012
Overview:A group of talented youth and enthusiastic youth workers are excited to meet the famillies of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and of Dawson City, Yukon Territory for a fun, interactive and creative workshop. This workshop is free and open to those with children in their lives.
Many folks have come together to build this workshop with the hope of becomming connected to the village in which we raise our children. Our aim is to enhance our awareness around bullying, map out our communitys' needs and identify resources for healthy living.
The workshop will offer:
- the sense that you are not alone in your concerns about bullying,
- a t-shirt that you've screened yourself (got to love do-it-yourself!),
- the freshness that comes to you after yoga and guided relaxation,
- prizes donated from great people in great places,
- information about anti-bullying initiatives, current research and resources,
- ideas on how to play as a family,
- self compassion,
- tips for families, care givers, youth workers and professionals,
- practiced Compassionate Listening skills,
- a broader communication perspective,
- a sharing of ideas about conflict resolution,
- new allies and friends
Feedback from participants will be used by the Municipal Community Development team as a way of identifying sustainable methods of keeping youth safe in rural northern communities. At the same time, families will be connected to a support about anti-bullying initiatives.
Holistic, interactive and compassionate based skills and connectedness is what is needed to conquer bullying.
For more information or to hold a space for your family, contact the workshop coordinator, Conch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGENDA Agenda Day One, Saturday December 1st:
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ice Breaker Game – Conch
Introductions who are we and why are we here Review schedule & welcome ammendaments Group Guidelines what's okay according to this group? Goals brainstorm what do you want to get out of this workshop?
Energizer game - Kelvin
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – build your own sandwhiches & help yourself to soup! Feel free to talk with your mouth full and challenge yourself to sit with someone you don't know that well!
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Energizer Game - Vanessa
Communication Perspectives Instructions to participants with eyes closed for perfect snowflake
Trust game – Greet a Tree (or variation)
2:30 pm Break Tea, Juice and treats
Energizer game - Kelvin
Interactive Scene (work as per Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed adapted by Theatre for the Living by David Diamond)
4:30 PM Closing Circle w/ Gift bags - Vanessa
5:00 PM Family Yoga (Participation is voluntary)
Agenda Day two – Sunday December 2, 2012
8:00 AM Family Yoga (Participation is voluntary)
9:30 AM Review of previous day Energizer Game – Vanessa
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Compassionate Listening Exercises in Triads
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
Help yourself to food & drink. Please practice silence for 20 minutes. Observe. Notice. Calm. Breathe.
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Smaller groups will come together and choose from the following:
- The needs of this community
- The resources available to this community
- The goals for healthy living
2:30 PM Group Debrief (hand out feedback forms)
3:00 PM Final Group Activity (writing compliments on the certificate taped to each other's back)
3:30 Closing circle w/ acknowledgements (collect feedback forms)
4:15 Pack up, Tidy and depart Dawson.