Kuʻikahi Mediation Center Brown Bag Talk | Effective Approaches for Positive Adolescent Behavior
The non-profit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk on October 15 as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are Third Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 pm via Zoom.
This month’s speaker is Lorenn Walker on the topic “Effective Approaches for Positive Adolescent Behavior: Alternatives to Grouping ‘At-Risk Youth.’”
“Research confirms that most parents know: exposing a child with problem behaviors to others bad behaviors increases the likelihood of more bad behavior,” says Walker. “Despite the research on negative peer influence and labelling, problems grouping ‘at-risk youth’ are common.”
In this talk, learn how to apply restorative justice, solution-focused, cooperative, and peer-education approaches with youth.
Lorenn Walker, JD, MPH, develops, implements, researches, and reports on cooperative learning interventions using public health approaches including restorative justice and solution-focused applications. She collaborates with schools, prisons, courts, law enforcement, NGOs, and individuals to address injustice. A Senior Fulbright Specialist, Walker directs Hawai‘i Friends of Restorative Justice and is a professor at the University of Hawai‘i Public Policy Center.
Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and connect with others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”
To get the Zoom link, register online at https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Majidah Lebarre at 935-7844 x 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.hawaiimediation.org. This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.
- Event Area: East Hawaiʻi, South Hawaiʻi, West Hawaiʻi, North Hawaiʻi