Students and Chapels
I love equipping students!
As a middle school and high school counselor and previous youth minister, I have a passion for equipping the next generation to make choices leading to a life time of learning, character development and for Christian audiences, a life that is connect to and honors God and His Kingdom.
The Friendships of Girls
This presentation can be geared to students or their parents and has been presented in both public and private schools addressing topics such as choosing friends wisely, when you don't agree, loyalty binds and girl drama as well adapting to change as life changes occur.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Biblical Teens for Chapels)
Trained by Franklin Covey in this program, this presentation follows the book and covers all 7 habits with hand motions taught to preserve learning. Designed to be taught in 45 minutes, 7 Habits gives students a quick overview of these lifetime principles of reaping and sowing.
Tough Questions Student Ask™: Depression
Tough Questions can be geared to any difficult life topics and this one addresses the difference between sadness and depression, how to protect oneself from being depressed, how to help a friend who is struggling and when to know when you need help outside your peer group.
Additional presentations Michelle has given include topics such as anxiety, self harm and sexuality. She is able to engage students in a discussion that both equips and encourages them with Solutions for Life in a challenging culture.
These presentations can be clinical in nature from a mental health perspective for public school groups or also address these topics from a biblical perspective for youth groups and private Christian schools
Friendships for Life
This presentation has been delivered in public and private schools and adapted for middle and high school students.
How to Make Friends
How to Be a Good Friend
Stages of Relationships
Dealing with Conflict
Obstacles in Friendship
When It’s Time to Move On
Added for Christian Audiences:
What the Bible Says About Friends
Friends Without Benefits™: Dating in a World Without Rules
This public school presentation which can be adapted for private Christian schools and youth groups addresses how to honor one another in relationships, avoiding using someone's interest to determine your social status and self worth, how to end a relationship that isn't working and how to build a healthy balanced relationship. This presentation also includes spotting and addressing control/manipulation dynamics and preventing relationship violence.
Michelle empowers students to clarify what they want to give and receive in relationships and how to approach someone in a way that honors both yourself and the other's dignity from beginning friendship and attraction to even a difficult breakup.