Creating a Culture of Dignity
This presentation is a call to action to create communities where young people thrive. From young people’s friendships, anxiety, social media use, conflicts with friends and family, and the constant pressure to “keep up,” we will share how to best connect with young people; especially when they need us most. As young people navigate a constantly changing educational environment, we know a few things are certain, supportive relationships and social skills are critical to their emotional well-being. But these skills are not “soft skills;” they are essential for young people to engage in education, manage emotions and become responsible and positive members of families and community.
This presentation will:
- Define the difference between dignity and respect and their impact on communicating with young people
- Establish foundational principles in alignment with community and family values
- Help guide children and students as they navigate their friendships online
- Provide a deeper understanding of the role and purpose of emotions
- Strengthen communication between adults and young people to avoid breakdowns and power struggles
- Share concrete skills to increase adults’ ability to support the emotional well-being of young people
This talk can be adjusted for remote learning, hybrid, or in-person. This talk can be adjusted for an audience of parents, educators, youth advocates, or other community needs.