Professional & Parent Programs

Lynne Griffin is available to speak to your school or parent organization about parenting, social-emotional learning, and preventive mental health. Programs are aimed at teaching communication and relationship skills that build resilience, nurture empathy, and encourage perspective-taking. Lynne can provide individualized parent workshops & teacher trainings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, case presentations, grand rounds, & staff meetings, or visit your civic group.

Lynne’s professional and parent programs are designed for your target audience. Introductory programs are delivered in one, two or three hours. The more comprehensive programs run in half day, full day, or in series formats. Each presentation is customized to meet the needs of your organization.

All fees are negotiated, based on the kind of program you desire, length of time, and other program considerations. Travel fees include air and ground transportation, daily per diem fee, and hotel as appropriate. Email information about your program needs to PR at LynneGriffin dot com.

PARENT WORKSHOPS

  • Essential Conversations: Talking About Tough Subjects
  • Children in Trouble: What Parents Need to Know About Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use
  • Putting an End to Constant Conflict: Parent & Child Communication that Builds Resilience
  • At Risk, Stressed Out, or Just Fine: Understanding the Emotional Health of Your Child
  • Negotiation Generation: Take back your parental authority without punishment
  • Collision Course: Why parents and children argue and how you can turn the tide
  • Winning Power Struggles

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

  • Nothing Extra, Nothing New: Seamless Integration of Social-Emotional Learning Opportunities
  • Media Literacy & the Stigma of Mental Illness: Toward a Kinder Understanding of Emotional Health
  • The Power of Stories: Using Fiction to Teach Teens about Mental Health
  • Proactive Teaching: An approach to behavior management that leaves no child behind
  • Temperament in the classroom: Working toward it not against it
  • Organizing and Leading Interactive Parent Groups

With a focus on curriculum integration, Lynne shows teachers how to embed social-emotional learning activities into health, literacy, and media literacy curricula and offers suggested projects/assignments as well as grading rubrics.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Adolescence is a developmental period of concentrated growth and change, and it’s a delicate task to raise awareness about the extent to which some teens struggle with emotional issues while at the same time dispel myths that adolescents are universally unpredictable and unstable. Yet armed with accurate perceptions, teens, parents, and teachers can learn to embrace the essential role each plays in helping teens move through this complex time feeling cared for and supported, while becoming skillful at managing relationships and making good decisions.

  • No More Constant Conflict: Parent & Teen Communication that Builds Resilience
  • At Risk, Stressed Out, or Just Fine: Understanding your Emotional Health
  • Media Literacy & the Stigma of Mental Illness: Toward a Kinder Understanding of Emotional Health
  • The Power of Stories: Using Fiction to Learn about Mental Health
 All of Lynne’s programs are grounded in research on:
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Resilience
  • Teaching empathy
  • Nurturing perspective-taking
  • Proactive skill-building
siebertLYNNE REEVES GRIFFIN RN, MEd teaches family studies at Wheelock College, and is the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist and Coordinator of Parent and Professional Programs for an independent school in Boston. She is the author of the family-focused novels Girl Sent Away, Sea Escape, Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guides, Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health and Negotiation Generation. Lynne’s blog for Psychology Today is called Field Guide to Families. To learn more about Lynne’s work visit: www.LynneGriffin.com.

Arranging a Program

For more information about how Lynne can meet your program needs call: 781-545-6585.

A partial list of previous clients

Kingsley Montessori School, Boston MA
University of Hartford Magnet School, Hartford CT
Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Stonehill College, Easton MA
Association of Writing Programs Annual Conference [Los Angeles, Boston]
Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund
Massachusetts Department of Education
The Steward School, Richmond VA
Saint Anselm College, NH
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Washington DC
Parent Encouragement Programs, Washington DC
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Children’s Hospital Boston
National Institute for Healthcare Management, Washington DC
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Saint Joseph Hospital Nashua, NH