MORE THAN JUST STRESS…
According to a 2009 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), almost half of tweens and teens report suffering from headaches, sleep difficulty, and eating disorders due to stress in their everyday life. On the other hand, only ten percent of parents report being aware of these symptoms of stress in their children.
There are more long-lasting effects of stress in children. Stress impacts the development of deeper learning abilities, such as, problem-solving, critical-thinking, effective communication, creativity and confidence in the classroom; and as a result, stress can affect both academic and future success in the workplace, positive personal relationships, and ultimately rearing healthy, happy families.
In the Conflict Resolution/Bullying Prevention Module participants build effective coping skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively and ethically. Our participants learn tools to promote non-threatening and anti-bully environments in the classroom and beyond.
YLA’s social skills and leadership building program has been recognized for excellence by: Kellogg Foundation (1997), PBS (1999), The Ford Foundation (2000), Harvard University (2000, Innovation Award), NYC Department of Education-Region 8 (2004), Verizon (2005), NYC Department of Education (2005, 2011), and the Department of Justice (2011).