Jeff Yalden Foundation - Flipbook - Page 16
Teacher In-Service Presentations Hour Long or Half Day
If we focus on the early
prevention and intervention of
mental health problems in the
lives of our teenagers, we’ll be
laying a solid foundation for
greater health outcomes in life
and investing in the future of
(Nobody Does Full Day Programs in School Communities Like Jeff Does)
Teenagers find it difficult to ask for help. Most times, they find it hard to trust and relate freely
with the adult in their lives. During Jeff’s full day(s) visit you’ll see teens not on the school
radar signed up to want to talk to him raising more awareness of teens in need of trusted
adults, help, and possibly intervention.
Raising Healthy Teens:
PROGRAMS/TEACHERS AND STAFF
How Parents Can Successfully Parent
Today’s Child During Troubling Times
A lifelong educator who has taught and coached at the high school level, Jeff understands that
teachers periodically need to refocus on why they chose to teach. Jeff is a strong advocate
for teachers and how hard they work. He first message is to validate the work of a teacher
and then share how important it is to be present and engaged every day.
Jeff’s Parent and Community presentations provide an added benefit to his school visits by
bringing together trusted adults and speaking the truth to their responsibility of parenting and
caring for their children.
His teacher in-service program empowers educators to rediscover their calling and renew
their passion, conviction, and sense of mission - resulting in a motivation to refresh their
unique teaching styles.
As a father, Jeff knows that parents play more of a role in the self-esteem of teens than any
other adult, and his presentations are a great way for parents to find solutions to pressing
issues like cell phones, social media, and the Internet - especially to the question, “how much
is too much”?
His combined teacher and staff in-service program is an ideal way to reawaken a sense
of shared purpose in your entire team. This will ignite a spark of improved morale, school
spirit, and purpose - radiating outward from team members to students, parents, and the
community at large.
We have given our young people rights and privileges that they are not emotionally capable
of handling - especially the stresses that come with some of these platforms. We need to
remember that the expectations of parents, teachers, and peers may also be putting undue
pressure on them.
Jeff also talks about teen mental health and suicide prevention. He will share signs and
symptoms, clues and warning signs, and give you his Theory on Teen Suicide and what a
teacher or staff member can do to prevent a suicide from happening.
Jeff’s Theory on Teen Suicide addresses three main points
I’m Alone * I’m a Burden * Desire for Suicide
DO YOU CARE ABOUT ME?
CAN I TRUST YOU?
Demonstrate that you can answer these three questions and you have a better chance of
your teen opening up to you. Jeff provides the tools to empower parents to do just that.
“ In a crisis situation, would your teen come to you as their first trusted adult to reach out to?
“ What are the two words teens use to describe parents?
“ Why do teens not open up to trusted adults and parents?
Jeff answers all of this and you’ll be shocked!
Learn to be a “Trusted Adult” to whom a teen will open up and know what to do when “Red
Flags” are visible.
Learn how to ask the question without being afraid.
TALKING TO COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES:
KEYNOTE, WORKSHOPS, HALF DAY & FULL DAY PRESENTATIONS
See Something *
Say Something *
Know Something *
Through his personal storytelling, Jeff encourages his audiences to recognize the signs of mental health
struggles in themselves and in others - and to reach out and seek help.
One of the reasons he enjoys speaking at colleges and universities is that he can deliver a no-holdsbarred presentation designed for young adults - targeted to these students for maximum impact and
focusing on the issues college students face daily.
Jeff tackles many of the issues today’s college students are facing: Self value, fear of failure, fear of
disappointing parents, friends, themselves, not living up to the expectations others have for them or they
have for themselves, the pressures of college academics, uncertain future, getting a job, relationships,
adulting, mental illness, depression, and more.
Jeff’s programs are ideal for both community colleges and universities. He captivates as a freshman
orientation keynote speaker as well as a campus mental health speaker / presenter talking mental
health and/or suicide campus intervention and prevention. His campus mental health programs deliver
actionable content in a relevant and engaging way.
His upbeat and inspirational message offers hope for college students struggling with anxiety and
depression and encourages those questioning the meaning of life to seek help.
Two Hours of Fun, Laughter, and Thought: Teen Mental Health, Sexting,
Drugs & Alcohol – Opiods, Vaping . . . Oh Boy! Social Media, Smart Phones,
Life, Self Esteem, Adulting, Suicide Prevention, and so much more.
WE TEACH STUDENTS FIRST. SUBJECT AREA IS SECOND.