Workshops & Speaking

Signe provides training nationwide for professionals, parents, and kids on topics related to bullying prevention, assertive anger expression, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.

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Sample Presentation Topics

  • Understanding and Ending Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Professionals
  • Friendship & Other Weapons: Workshops for Elementary & Middle School Students to STANd Up to Bullying
  • Friendship & Other Weapons: Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention Workshops for Middle & High School Students
  • How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Skills Workshop
  • Life Space Crisis Intervention Training & Certification
  • The Angry Smile: Understanding & Managing Passive Aggressive Behavior

Custom Workshops

Signe offers modified versions of the above workshops and custom workshops upon request. Learn more about custom workshops.

Well prepared, practical, and useful information. I feel infinitely more prepared to handle bullying issues in my classroom and in the hallways.

Thank you for the life-changing experience I had as a participant in the LSCI training January 24-26. I have had the opportunity to us LSCI on a daily basis. My goal is to help our staff at the Alternative school by providing them with the tools of LSCI. I do plan on incorporating LSCI into my dissertation and will be looking to you for assistance in the future.Thank you, Signe. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

– Kay Arnold, M.Ed.

Finally, a social emotional step-by-step curriculum to address the needs of elementary students who have specific behavioral and/or emotional concerns! This curriculum provides fun and purposeful activities and lessons to teach students how to make and refuse requests, disagreeing without arguing, responding to anger appropriately, problem solving, and much more.

– Michele Bethel, DC Public Schools

Current Workshops & Speaking Topics

Understanding and Ending Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Professionals

Understanding & Ending Bullying workshops are based on Signe’s newest book, 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools.  In full-day, half-day, or 2-hour workshops, educators, school administrators, counselors, social workers, and parents will learn how to distinguish toxic bullying from rude and mean behaviors and develop new skills for intervening on-the-spot to end all forms of unwanted aggression.  Attendees will gain insight and applicable ideas for the most important, impactful things that adults can do to confront and change bullying in schools, treatment programs, communities, and families.   Using video, discussion, role play, and many hands-on ideas and activities, Signe demonstrates the many ways that adults can play a role in changing the culture of bullying.

Learn more about the Understanding and Ending Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Professionals Workshops

Life Space Crisis Intervention Training & Certification

Turn crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth involved in self-defeating patterns of behavior.  This non-physical intervention training gives professionals and parents a roadmap to help prevent conflict and de-escalate crisis situations.  Training in the advanced skills of LSCI is offered through:

  • Certification training
  • Online training
  • LSCI Skills for Parents
  • LSCI Group Curriculum for Kids

Learn more about training and certification opportunities in Life Space Crisis Intervention.

 

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How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Skills Workshop

From the time they are toddlers, children are coaxed by adults to hide their feelings of anger behind a social smile. Worse yet, kids hear the explicit message, “Don’t be angry,” and are actively encouraged to deny this most basic of human emotions. When they act out—either through the tantrums of their earliest years or the rebellion of their teenage ones—they are chastened for all of the behaviors that adults do not want them to use.

How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens flips this traditional approach. Rather that hammering away at all of the things kids should not do when it comes to expressing their anger, the skill-building workshops, based on the book, provide instruction for professionals, parents, and kids on how to be angry effectively, using assertive behaviors to confront and manage real-life situations.

Learn more about the How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Skills Workshop

Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Kids Cope with Bullying

Friendship & Other Weapons workshops are based on the book’s 12-session curriculum, written for parents and professionals living and working with young people coping with conflict and bullying. Customized training provides information, strategies, and activity ideas for giving both adults and young people the knowledge and skills to effectively manage bullying.

By creating safe, open, and fun forums, participants of all ages can talk, listen, compare experiences, and gain new skills for confronting incidents of cruelty disguised as friendship.

Learn more about the Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Kids Cope with Bullying Workshop

 

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The Angry Smile: Understanding & Changing Passive Aggressive Behavior

The Angry Smile training is designed for anyone who lives, works, or interacts with a passive aggressive person and wants to better understand and manage the often-troubling dynamics. The 1-day workshop takes an in-depth look at the roots of passive aggressive behavior in children, exploring masked anger at five distinct and increasingly pathological levels.

Learn more about The Angry Smile Workshop

 

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Managing Conflict in Schools

Managing Conflict in Schools: Practical Strategies to Stop Bullying and Help Kids Handle Anger Effectively is a 2-day course that brings together two of Signe’s most popular training programs into one event for educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, youth workers, and parents.

Day 1: Based on How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids & TeensHow to Be Angryfinalcover

Day 1 of the course examines the role of anger in conflict and identifies four distinct choices that kids have in dealing with angry feelings. Aggressive, passive aggressive, passive, and assertive responses to conflict are explored with an emphasis on teaching kids assertive strategies for expressing emotion and building positive relationships.

Day 2: Based on 8 Keys to End Bullying; Strategies for Parents & Schools

Day 2 of the course focuses on bullying prevention. Participants will learn how to distinguish between rude, mean, and bullying behaviors, and gain skills for creating classroom cultures that prevent unwanted aggression. Participants will also learn strategies for reaching out to vulnerable children, intervening in incidents of cyberbullying, and teaching social-emotional skills that empower kids to manage physical, verbal, relational, and online aggression.

Learn more about Managing Conflict in Schools.

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