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VIRTUAL SESSIONS IN 2020

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Mental Health | Body Image | Self Defense | Sexuality | Bullying & Harassment
Teen Health & Nutrition | Emotional Intelligence | Yoga De-Stress

VIRTUAL SESSIONS IN 2020


MARJORIE JOHNSON, Come to The Quiet: Manage Stress With Mindfulness Meditation

#cometothequiet

November 5, 2020, 7PM

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We all experience STRESS from school, family, sports, activities, peer pressure and a ton of other challenges. When we are stressed, worried, multi -tasking or overwhelmed we literally can’t think straight! This workshop will teach you Mindfulness so you become more calm, focused and able to respond with self- compassion and flexibility to life’s stressors.

Mindfulness is the act of intentionally focusing the mind on whatever is occurring in the present moment, within and around us. Come join us for some simple yet powerful strategies to relax and bring more calm into your everyday life.

REGINA PELLEGRINO, FUEL YOUR TANK

#fuelyourtank

November 21, 2020, 7PM

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Want to feel healthier? Have more energy to do the things you love? And learn how to nourish your body? Join Regina Pellegrino registered RDN and CHARGE for some interactive nutrition trivia. Learn how to make healthy choices to fuel and empower you through your busy schedule.

CARA DIXON, Calculating Emotions

#calculatingemotions

December 1, 2020, 7PM

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Get in touch with your emotions using improv exercises. Watch video clips to tune into emotions & then gain tools to be able to understand, validate and express your emotions in a healthy way. Presented by Cara Dixon, MA, LPC, CCN.

CARA DIXON is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Nationally Board Certified. She has specialized training in Schema Therapy and is a Seminar Director for the Prepare and Enrich Assessment. Cara currently trains Clinicians in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Cara has developed Mental Health Wellness Centers with policies and procedures for schools, guided strategic planning and been the Accreditation Leader to earn The Joint Commission Gold Star.

Cara was the co-founder of an Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospital Program (PHP), and partnered with a healthcare company to create accessible mental health resources through a mobile app. Cara has published a children's book series and articles on the Huffington Post. Her manuals for schools and hospital programs are pending publication. Cara is passionate about developing ways to ensure quality care and optimal growth potential is experienced by all individuals and organizations served.

DANIELA CERULLO, Compassionate Action

#compassionateaction

October 14 , 2020, 7:30PM

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No one should feel bad about who they are & what they stand up for! This session will discuss ways to arm yourself & bring to light what you can do right now to stop bullying! By Daniela Cerullo, Executive Director of TAB "Teach Anti-Bullying"..

DANIELA CERULLO is the Executive Director of Teach Anti Bullying, a national 501 C 3 non-profit organization that started in Delaware County, PA. She is a mom of two sons and a bonus daughter and is the wife of National Anti Bullying Expert and Founder of Teach Anti Bullying, Dr. Claudio Cerullo.Mrs. Cerullo has been heavily involved in the Autism and Special needs community, as she has a child on the Autism spectrum and is currently she is co-president of the Sun Valley High School Parent Teacher Organization and sits on the Northley Middle School Advisory Board.

She also works closely with residents in the City of Camden, NJ to assist them in obtaining careers, education and homeownership. Mrs. Cerullo works with schools, companies, law enforcement and faith based organizations to help bring Teach Anti Bullying to the forefront, as the organization that EMPOWERS others to stand up and speak up.

MARY ANN MURTHA, SEIZE THE AWKWARD

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#seizetheawkward

September 30, 2020, 7PM

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Learn how to "Seize the Awkward" With Mary Ann Murtha Area Director of Greater Philadelphia Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP].

Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst young adults. Young adulthood is a critical time in a person’s life when they may experience great stress from multiple life changes like leaving high school, moving from home and beginning college. It’s also a time when mental health issues frequently emerge and, despite effective treatment options, there are often long delays between the first appearance of symptoms and when people go to receive counseling or treatment.

The friends of those struggling with mental health issues can be incredibly influential in helping them get the help that they need when they need it. 76% of young adults will turn to a peer in a time of crisis for support. This generation is ready to crack open the cultural conversation about mental health, but they’re missing the language to do it.

Nobody likes an awkward silence. But when it comes to mental health, awkward silences don’t have to be a bad thing. Seize the Awkward encourages teens and young adults to embrace the awkwardness and use this moment as an opportunity to reach out to a friend. The campaign focuses on that moment to break through the awkward silence to start a conversation about how they’re feeling.

ANNE KIRK, LIVE SAFE AND CONFIDENT

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#livesafeandconfident

September 15, 2020, 7PM

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Experience this highly interactive session where you will learn some safety methods to defend yourself for a more confident lifestyle. Led by Anne Kirk, Owner of Kirk Martial Arts & Krav Maga.

ANNE KIRK is the Director of Women’s Self Protection for Krav Maga Universal. She has pioneered a Women’s Self Protection program teaching women from 4 to 84 that they are worth protecting. She believes the first line of self protection is knowing that you are worth protecting.

She has been asked to lead Women’s Self Defense Seminars throughout the United States, as well as invited as an instructor to teach men and women how to use the body’s structure to improve self defense training. Anne has a vast background in body mechanics and movement. She earned her BA in Dance in 2004 (Goucher College), and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 (Temple University).

Anne has continued her study of human movement becoming certified in Selective Functional Movement Systems, Barefoot Training, and Kettlebell coaching through Strong First. Beyond teaching Women’s Self Protection, Anne assists local law enforcement and military with scenario based training, practices Physical Therapy, and facilitates advancements and improvements in self defense education via her Facebook group and page The Female Collective, and her blog which can be found on her website www.principlemovement.com.

ADREAN TURNER, G.I.R.L. Power

#girlpower

July 22, 2020, 5PM

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If you can dream it - you can be it! Anything is possible at any age or stage of your life when you activate G.I.R.L. Power! Learn ways to be gritty, build influence, take risks and transform to achieve your goals with Coach, Author, & Speaker Adrean Turner!

ADREAN TURNER is an award winning Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Professional Development Trainer and Business Consultant. She is the owner of Turner Coaching Training and Consulting, Llc, a nationally certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE). Clients and partners include organizations in the financial, real estate, energy, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, marketing, food service, government, law, nonprofit and education sectors.

Adrean’s book, “F.I.T. for Success: Fearless. Inspired. Transformed for Success”, based on her podcast reached #38 on Amazon’s best-seller list in work/life balance in business and is in the Library of Congress. Adrean is a Master Coach with the Muse®, an Adjunct Graduate Professor of Business at Alvernia University and Visiting Professor at Widener University.

Adrean holds a B.S. in Economics, a Master's of Management and an MBA, all from the Pennsylvania State University. To learn more about Adrean visit www.coachadrean.com, watch this video , review case studies and learn of past clients click here to download or connect with her on social media as @coachadrean.

MELINDA JANOFSKY, Mind Body Wellness Yoga

#mindbodyyoga

August 4, 2020, 6PM

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Yoga session to Tune into your Body. We will ask ourselves—Are you your own worst critic? Do You feel like you are not good enough? Share strategies of letting go so that we can continue to evolve. It will be a positive, non-judgmental space to explore these topics and sharing is not required!

FUTURE SPEAKERS


JAMIE LYNN CURLEY

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LISA BRYANT

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CALCULATING EMOTIONS

#calculating #emotions

A highly interactive session using an improv exercise to see what emotions are, a video...

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COMPASSIONATE ACTION

#teachantibullying

No one should feel bad about who they are and what they stand up for! This session will discuss...

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FIND FREEDOM IN YOGA

#yoga #wellness #namaste

This breakout session is a yoga session designed to tune into your body. Learn to let go so you can evolve...

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FUEL YOUR TANK

#healthyonthego

Join CHARGE for some interactive nutrition trivia. Learn how to make healthy choices to fuel and...

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G.I.R.L. POWER

#anythingispossible

If you can dream it - you can be it! Anything is possible at any age or stage of your life when you activate...

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HEAL FROM THE CORE

#de-stress #yoga

TRE is a revolutionary body-based technique that shakes off deep muscular patterns of stress...

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HEAR IT CLEAR

#hearitclear

An informational session about teen health from the perspective of an OB/Gyn.

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LIVE SAFE, LIVE CONFIDENT

#livesafe #liveconfident

In this highly interactive session you will learn some safety methods to help defend yourself...

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MINDFULNESS

#mindfulness

Learn how being present now can help your future. Practice mindfulness & experience the benefits...

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NOT ALL A HIGHSCHOOL MUSICAL

#highschoolgirls #highschool

7th & 8th Graders Only. Q&A panel of High School Girls discuss the change from middle school...

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ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

#relationships #healthyboundaries

Learn how to set healthy boundaries and build healthy relationships in this session with...

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SEIZE THE AWKWARD

#seizetheawkward

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults. 76% of young adults turn to...

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STREET SMARTS

#selfdefense #streetsmarts

Us young women have to stick up for each other, look out for each other, and take action when needed...

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TALK IT OUT

#communicate

Provide girls a safe space to share and be heard about the pressures they face in today's world...

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TIME'S UP

#timesup

Unfortunately, sexual harassment can happen to anyone, anywhere. In this interactive session you...

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UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

#diversity #inclusion

We all at one time or another in our life will be considered a minority, then what? In this session...

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