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A Mission of Empowerment: Addressing Teen Insecurities in Girls (Guest: Debra Beck)

Beck photoMost of us can remember parts of our teen years that we would rather forget. Stuggles and insecurities in growing up are often part of that picture.

The world today is even tougher and more difficult for our young people, be it struggles to achieve, fit in, or pass the tests of always being compared to others. And, according to our guest on this program, Debra Beck, issues and concerns faced by teenage girls are especially difficult ones.

In this program Debra will draw from her work and experience to point out to us the problems these teens face, what we can do to help them become more empowered, and, of course, what parents and other caring adults can do to help.

BeckbookWith over 20 years of experience in self-development and first-hand awareness of how difficult the teenage years can be, Debra took her passion for making a difference and made it her life’s work: helping teens, especially girls, learn to truly love themselves from the inside out. And, as a mother of two daughters, she is especially devoted to helping parents create harmonious connections with their teenage children.

Today, Debra  creates and facilitates workshops, retreats, training and mentoring through her organization, Empowered Teens and Parents. Debra is the author of the award-winning book, My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out.  (27:22)


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Helping Adolescents Manage Frustration and Anger (Guest: Dave Wolffe)

Ask just about any counselor, social worker, clinician or Special Education teacher to identify the toughest challenge they face in helping youngsters improve interpersonal skills. Their response will be amazingly consistent: the management of frustration and anger.

Dave Wolffe, banking on over 35 years as a public school educator and counselor, shares a process that works: the Anger Management Power Program. This program builds on the premise of authentic communication and helps young people improve their behavior from the inside out. Interventions Dave calls “Anger Managers” are discussed in this interview.

Dave is a sought-after seminar leader and trainer on the subject of anger management with adolescents. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and he’s the founder of PEACE, Inc. (Peace Enhancement Attained through Collaborative Effort), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting harmonious, peaceful relationships. Dave’s book is entitled, Peace: The Other Side of Anger. (26:30)

For more information and free resources, go to www.peacefulroute.org

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