Additional Programming

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Additional Programming

We know individuals experiencing hardships at home are much more likely to struggle in typical academic environments. These struggles inside the home and inside the classrooms should be met with resources reinforcing resilience, healthy relationships, and self-esteem, not harsh punishments that will only increase their likelihood of incarceration, victimization and abuse in the future. This is why Women Wonder Writers (WWW) not only brings The Write of Your L!fe™ to schools and facilities, but we also have additional program offerings to empower youth and their families out in their communities.

OUR P'ART OF PARENTHOOD

By establishing an interactive bonding activity of a guided painting project, “Our P’Art of Parenthood” seeks to increase the importance of healthy relationships between children and their parent-figures.

 

We know how critical a parental figure is to the development of a child. In the U.S., approximately 2,968,000 youth under the age of 18 do not live with either parent in the home. 1.7 million children have a parent in prison, and nearly 50% of the nation’s children have experienced one or more types of severe childhood trauma. Children who grow up with an absent father, are more likely to be subjected to higher rates of poverty, experiment with drugs, and experience teen pregnancy.

 

“Our P’Art of Parenthood” bridges the gap by providing protective factors such as access to resources and promoting an engaged parent-figure. We also educate caregivers and children on the importance of this bond. Cultivating this relationship during this critical developmental stage in their lives will result in long-term, positive impacts across all areas of their lives.

 

Corporate sponsorships and scholarships are available for families in need.

Program Success

Overall Results:

Successful

37

73%

Unsuccessful

14

27%

Sorted by Gender:

Male

38

75%

Successful

25

66%

Unsuccessful

13

34%

Female

13

25%

Successful

12

92%

Unsuccessful

1

8%

Sorted by Grade

(middle school vs. high school)

Middle School

25

49%

Successful

18

72%

Unsuccessful

7

8%

High School

26

51%

Successful

19

73%

Unsuccessful

7

27%

Sorted by Crime:

Drug/alcohol

(Possession of drugs or alcohol; under the influence of drugs or alcohol; tobacco etc.)

15

29%

Successful

12

80%

Unsuccessful

3

20%

Truancy

(SARB; tardiness; habitual tardiness)

15

29%

Successful

11

73%

Unsuccessful

4

27%

Behavioral

(Disruptive; disrespectful; defiant; profanity; fighting; weapon false police report)

12

24%

Successful

7

58%

Unsuccessful

5

42%

Property crimes

(Trespassing stealing; vandalizing; pulled fire alarm)

4

8%

Successful

3

78%

Unsuccessful

1

25%

Tech-related crimes

(Possession of child pornography; inappropriate pictures/ use of technology)

3

6%

Successful

3

100%

Unknown

2

4%

Who is it for?
This program is designed for youth ages 7-18 and their parent-figures, though all are welcomed. Students who have experienced adverse childhood events are particularly encouraged to attend, as this activity will strive to help heal some of the wounds that may have resulted from those challenging events.
How does it work?
Child-caregiver pairs sit side-by-side while a head artist leads them in creating their masterpiece. Even a celebrity guest artist may appear or lead the guided art instruction. We also invite community exhibitors and highlight community members who present unique, nontraditional career opportunities for the teenage population present, providing resources for personal and professional achievement.
 
If you’re already active in The Write of Your L!fe™, you’ll have no problem accessing the details to the next “Our P’Art of Parenthood,” but it is an offering available for any site.
Where has this program been successful?
Women Wonder Writers has provided this service within the Fallbook Union High School District’s (FUHSD) Youth Court Program partnership as well as the Jurupa Unified School District’s (JUSD) Youth Court Program partnership. The two districts have adopted peer-based youth court models and WWW has provided consulting, case management and training to JUSD and training services to FUHSD.

YOUTH COURT TRAINING & CASE MANAGEMENT

Women Wonder Writers provides consulting, training, evaluation, program management and case management to support start-up or existing youth/student courts. Youth court is a collaborative, results-based, peer-to-peer intervention and prevention program that provides an alternative response for school suspensions and/or an alternative response for the juvenile justice system for first-time, school-based, non-violent minors.

 

In these programs, community youth determine the appropriate consequences for the respondent. The program holds youthful respondents accountable and provides educational, life skills, and enrichment services to respondents and youth volunteers in an effort to promote long-term behavioral change.

NARRATIVE THERAPY

If you were with us for our Narrative Therapy Webinar, you learned what Narrative Therapy is and some techniques for implementing it in your own life. Jeffrey Kidd and our Founder, Debra Mares, discussed the techniques of this written modality and how these structured, reflective writing techniques are incredible tools for overcoming inner turmoil for yourself, or for your students and children.

 

If you choose to go a bit deeper, we’re excited for you! 10 of our own instructors here at Women Wonder Writers have already been trained on Narrative Therapy, and we’re eager to share this with you.

 

The Narrative Therapy program is an 8 hour training to convey the entire components of this particular therapeutic writing technique. The training will answer four integral questions: (1) what is narrative therapy, (2) which narrative therapy techniques can be utilized in different scenarios, (3) how is narrative therapy applied in practice, and (4) how can narrative therapy be reutilized and taught in professional and/or academic settings.

 

This training will focus on the therapeutic techniques of R.E.D.U., Pathway Exploration, Unique Outcomes, and many others. Participants will not only learn how to use and take advantage of narrative therapy in their lives, but will also discover activities in how they can turn around and use this tool as professionals and educators. Individuals will receive certification of their participation of the Narrative Therapy training upon completion.

Program Success

Overall Results:

Successful

37

73%

Unsuccessful

14

27%

Sorted by Gender:

Male

38

75%

Successful

25

66%

Unsuccessful

13

34%

Female

13

25%

Successful

12

92%

Unsuccessful

1

8%

Sorted by Grade

(middle school vs. high school)

Middle School

25

49%

Successful

18

72%

Unsuccessful

7

8%

High School

26

51%

Successful

19

73%

Unsuccessful

7

27%

Sorted by Crime:

Drug/alcohol

(Possession of drugs or alcohol; under the influence of drugs or alcohol; tobacco etc.)

15

29%

Successful

12

80%

Unsuccessful

3

20%

Truancy

(SARB; tardiness; habitual tardiness)

15

29%

Successful

11

73%

Unsuccessful

4

27%

Behavioral

(Disruptive; disrespectful; defiant; profanity; fighting; weapon false police report)

12

24%

Successful

7

58%

Unsuccessful

5

42%

Property crimes

(Trespassing stealing; vandalizing; pulled fire alarm)

4

8%

Successful

3

78%

Unsuccessful

1

25%

Tech-related crimes

(Possession of child pornography; inappropriate pictures/ use of technology)

3

6%

Successful

3

100%

Unknown

2

4%

If you weren’t in attendance, we invite you to watch the recorded webinar here. It’s a full hour, free for the taking!

 

This is a full 8-hour live and interactive training (in-person or online) where you will:

Course details:

Scheduled Time & Location: 8 hour training (not including 1 hour of breaks/lunch). Implemented either in-person or online.
Course Capacity: In-person course: 8-20 adults. Online course: up to 50 individuals.
Cost: $350 per participant for the 8 hour training session
Contact: For any questions or further information, please use the form to contact us, or contact Debra A. Postil (Executive Director) at Debra@WomenWonderWriters.com or (818) 517-1567.

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