School & Parent 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, 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.

I hope you will consider my social-emotional learning and preventive mental health programs aimed at teaching communication that builds resilience, nurtures empathy, and encourages perspective-taking. For information about fees and travel arrangements contact Events [at] LynneGriffin [dot] com.

TEEN PROGRAMS

  • 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

PARENT WORKSHOPS

  • Essential Conversations: Talking to Teens About Tough Subjects
  •  Teenagers in Trouble: What Parents Need to Know About Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use
  • Friending and Unfriending-Influencing Your Teen’s Social-Emotional Decision-Making
  • No More Constant Conflict: Parent & Teen Communication that Builds Resilience
  • At Risk, Stressed Out, or Just Fine: Understanding the Emotional Health of Your Teenager

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

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.

 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.