SkillSense offers workshops, individual sessions and customized programming to meet your unique needs.
From managing girl drama, to feeling good about yourself and your body, to making the transition to college, girls’ workshops offer practical advice and reassurance about mastering girl world!More Details Workshop Calendar
Being a girl rocks. And is tough. Girls are expected to do so much – make good grades, look good all the time, have fabulous friends, excel at your “passion”, please parents and teachers and give back to the world – it’s no wonder t(w)een girls can feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or just plain mad!
Girl’s workshops can help. In an informal, relaxed and open environment with plenty of opportunity for discussion, girls learn common sense knowledge and practical techniques for keeping themselves safe, happy and healthy. Workshops include small group activities, video clips, and large group presentations to offer interactive-based learning on a variety of real-life topics, including:
- Sex Ed: This Ain’t Middle School Anymore
- Be Sweet/Be Mean: Mastering Girl Drama
- Learning to Surf: Managing Your Moods
- Handling High School
- Managing Middle School
- Girl in the Mirror: Feeling Good About Your Body
- Guilt-free Strategies for Saying NO
Contact Dr. Finch to create a customized girls' workshop or group!
From helping your middle-schooler survive her friendships to getting your senior off to college, parents’ workshops offer practical advice and reassurance about parenting today’s t(w)eens with skill and common sense!More Details Workshop Calendar
Parenting is hard work. Today’s parents face a dazzling array of pressures, worries, expectations and responsibilities. Parenting a t(w)een is different from parenting a child and parenting strategies from previous generations may not work well in today’s high-demand environment.
Parents’ workshops can help. In an informal, relaxed and open environment, parents learn practical and common sense knowledge and techniques for helping their t(w)eens stay safe and healthy. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics relevant to today’s t(w)een world, including:
- Girls, Girls, Girls: Be Sweet, Be Mean
- Staying Connected: Mom and Daughters in Conversation
- Middle School Madness: Parenting Tweens
- Indulgence & Affluence: Have I Raised A Spoiled Brat?
- Talking About S-E-X
- Yes You Can: Building Resilience
- That Was Then, This Is Now: The Culture of Adolescent Substance and Alcohol Use
- Dads Are Important Too: How You Can Help Your Daughter Survive Girl World
- Cyber-savvy Parents
- Girl in the Mirror: Building Your Daughter’s Self Esteem
- The Home Stretch: Parenting Your High Schooler
- Making NO an Educational Experience
- What Now?: Parenting a College Student
Contact Dr. Finch to create a customized parent education workshop for you and your special interest group!
School-based programming provides education professionals with the information and strategies they need to help t(w)eens and their parents navigate the developmental challenges of middle school and high school.More Details Workshop Calendar
Schools are called on to teach students a dazzlingly array of skills necessary for navigating the world. Today’s students are expected to achieve academically at increasingly high levels, to demonstrate responsible decision-making, to manage their emotions and relationships maturely and to deal with an increasingly global world with awareness and tolerance. And schools are in a unique position to help support and guide students and their parents as families navigate these transitional years.
School-based workshops and classes can help. School programming give students, parents and educators the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the teen years with skill and common sense. In an informal and relaxed style, students, teachers and parents learn practical, common sense knowledge and techniques for keeping t(w)eens safe and healthy. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics relevant to today’s school culture, including:
- Relational Aggression and Bullying
- Body Image
- Decision Making
- Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Coping Skills and Resilience
- Mental Health Awareness
- Sexuality Education
Customized teacher and counselor in-service training and student workshops and classes are available. Schedule programming now to help your school community navigate life with skill and common sense!
Customized mother-daughter retreats are a fabulous way to encourage mother-daughter communication and connection. By the end of the weekend, mothers and daughters will have a deeper understanding of each other and their respective worlds, gain effective techniques for communicating with each other, and develop strategies for continued connection through the teen years.More Details
Designed as a one-night/two day retreat, a small group of mother-daughter pairs are guided through a series of discussions and activities, including movies, discussion, small group, paired and individual activities plus time to relax & play. Contact Dr. Finch to create a customized, mother-daughter retreat for you and your daughter and your friends!
- Have a deeper understanding of each other and their respective worlds
- Practice effective strategies for communicating with each other
- Develop strategies for continued connection through the teen years
Contact Dr. Finch to create a customized, mother-daughter retreat for you and your daughter and your friends!
Dr. Finch is available to consult individually with parents and girls. Individual parent consultation and life skills coaching for girls are great ways to meet your family’s unique needs in a collaborative, educational format, designed to put girls and parents at ease and normalize the difficulties we all feel adapting to life’s changes. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience including late afternoon and evening hours and are relaxed and informal in tone. Dr. Finch can hold sessions at a non-office location, including your home or school. Contact Dr. Finch now for affordable, common sense advice on growing up safe, happy and healthy!
Allow Dr. Finch to design and deliver a customized workshop suited to the needs of your group. Dr. Finch will work collaboratively with you to assess and address the questions or concerns unique to your situation, including school groups, girls’ friendship groups, church groups, service learning groups and adult groups. Workshops can be customized to meet your time schedule and format. Contact Dr. Finch to design an affordable, individualized workshop for your group!