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The Power Source Workbook Now Available

20/01/17 COMMENTS 0

The Power Provides educators, clinicians and youth workers with a skill-based, ready-to-use program that requires minimal preparation or additional training. The Power Source Workbook blends reading from the Power Source book with proven change-promoting exercises and approaches. Circles based on a restorative justice model are used are used to process and guide participants through the material while mindfulnessbased exercises increase emotional regulation skills. Intended for each participant to keep his or her own copy. Can be used individually or in groups.  Read More:

New: The Power Source Workbook

 

New: Power Source Workbook Available in January 2017

30/12/16 COMMENTS 0

The Power Source Workbook provides an engaging, practical, and tested resource to accompany the book Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life. This new addition to the Power Source programming family provides high-impact, evidence-based, social-emotional programming for adolescent students who have already demonstrated or who are vulnerable to risk-taking behaviors. The workbook exists in an easily delivered format, placing minimal planning or training requirements on staff. Carefully constructed to address the developmental tasks and challenges facing high-risk youth, the workbook focuses on increasing self-regulation capacities as well as increasing life and work readiness skills.  Contact: questions@lionheart.org

Houses of Healing Course for California Prisoners in Solitary

02/12/16 COMMENTS 0

The Houses of Healing Self-study Course for prisoners in solitary/ segregation/ SHU.  The Lionheart Foundation started receiving registrations for the course on 5/29/16 from prisoners in the three CDCR prisons where the HOH Self-Study Course is being offered as part of the Innovative Grants Program in California. To date, 436 prisoners are participating in the Self-study course.  213 in Pelican Bay State Prison.  156 in CSP-Corcoran.  67 in California Correctional Institution. Lionheart continues to receive applications from prisoners.  Lionheart’s initial proposal indicated that we would take a maximum of 150 registrations (per prison) over the grant period – with a maximum of 50 (per prison) at any one time. Registrations have far surpassed this but Lionheart has accepted all registrations so as not to turn away anyone in solitary who might be motivated to use their time constructively. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time at the Lionheart office have contributed to making the delivery of this grant possible.

We have now received more than 80 evaluations from participants who have completed the course.  Feedback has been outstanding. A full report will be issued in late Spring, 2017.  

To learn more about Houses of Healing and Lionheart’s Prison Project:  http://lionheart.org/prison/project/

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Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life for at-risk adolescents

02/12/16 COMMENTS 0

Lionheart’s Power Source Program    brings an evidence-based, trauma-informed social and emotional learning (SEL) program to at-risk youth and young adults.

Through mindfulness-based practices and a powerful platform of cognitive-behavioral skill building, the Power Source Program is designed to reduce risk-taking behavior, help youth master the developmental tasks of adolescence and increase social and emotional competency.

Available resources include:

  • The Power Source book (available in English and Spanish)
  • The Power Source Videos
  • The Power Source Facilitator’s Manual

Coming soon:  The Power Source Workbook

– Over 100,000 copies of Power Source in distribution

– Research on Power Source has been supported by NIH

Also available, Power Source Parenting: Growing Up Strong and Raising Healthy Kids –

a social and emotional learning program for at-risk teen parents

 

The National Emotional Literacy Project for Youth-at- Risk is sponsored by The Lionheart Foundation

PO Box 170115   Boston   MA   02117   Tel  781-444-6667    Fax  781-444-6855    www.lionheart.org

Coming Soon: The Power Source Workbook

02/12/16 COMMENTS 0

The Power Source Workbook

A Trauma-Informed, Social and Emotional Learning Program for Adolescents

Increasingly, research is confirming what most of us know intuitively — that it is our social and emotional competence such as understanding and managing our emotions, developing and sustaining healthy relationships, and creating and following through on goals that largely predicts the quality of our lives. Helping youth develop the social and emotional skills covered in this workbook is a major contributor in launching them toward trajectories of success and well-being. These skills not only impact adolescents physical and mental health, but their educational outcomes and work-place readiness as well. The good news is that these skills are not capacities you are either endowed with or you’re not; they are entirely learnable. And that’s where the Power Source Workbook comes in.

The Power Source Workbook can be used by youth in:

  • High schools serving trauma-impacted youth engaging in health-risk behaviors;
  • Secure and non-secure detention centers;
  • Diversion and alternative to incarceration programs;
  • Residential treatment centers and facilities;
  • After school and community-based programs.

The Power Source Workbook is designed to be used:

  • in group settings;
  • one-to-one (with a staff/facilitator and a youth);
  • by youth working individually.

The Power Source book and workbook build youths’ capacity to:

  • Develop a cohesive and healthy sense of self and future orientation in the wake of trauma;
  • Recognize the emotional, social, and situational factors that lead to risk-taking and develop health-promoting behaviors in their place;
  • Increase interpersonal skills including managing conflict, repairing relationships, taking responsibility for one’s actions, self-advocacy, and seeking help;
  • Acquire the Social and Emotional skills associated with workplace readiness success;
  • Select positive peers and acquire the skills to maintain those relationships;
  • Identify individual and situational factors leading to substance use and learn alternative coping strategies;
  • Build skills to tolerate and manage distressing emotions such as anger, disrespect, shame, and fear.

 

A typical group-based session of Power Source Workbook includes:

  • reading a selection from the Power Source Workbook;
  • a mindfulness activity;
  • completing the content of the worksheet/s;
  • and sharing their answers in a Circle.

 

Table of Contents

     Who Is the Power Source Workbook for?

     Using the Power Source Program

     The Parts of the Power Source Workbook

     Circles

Mindfulness Activities

     The Supplemental Workbook

     Making the Biggest Impact

Facilitator Presence

The Importance of Praise

Looking at Ourselves with Compassion

  • Using mindfulness skills ourselves
  • Looking at the connection between our own stress, triggers, and trauma history
  • Secondary Trauma

Coming Soon! The Power Source Workbook

30/11/16 COMMENTS 0

The Power Source Workbook: Lionheart’s Clinical Director of Youth Programs, Beth Casarjian has created a new resource.  The Power Source Workbook will be available soon.  This workbook will give youth a resource whereby they will be able to work through the Power Source program on their own or in groups. This will reduce the need for a trained facilitator who is willing to do the preparation to facilitate a manualized program. In addition to mapping on to the content in the Power Source book, there will be an increased focus on work readiness.  To read more about The Power Source Workbook, please click on the following link:  http://lionheart.org/new-power-source-resource-the-power-source-workbook/

 

Coming soon from Lionheart: The Emotion Coaching Workbook

16/11/16 COMMENTS 0

  Dr. Bethany Casarjian, Lionheart’s Clinical Director of Youth Programs, introduces a forthcoming resource from the Lionheart Foundation  The Emotion Coaching  Workbook (EQ2) at the Healthy Teen Network Annual Conference in Las Vegas. (11/16/16) The Emotion Coaching Workbook is being written  for front-line staff who work with at risk young people. EQ2 uses a trauma-informed approach to help direct care staff best meet the social and  emotional needs of the youth they serve.

To read more about Lionheart’s Youth Project  http://lionheart.org/youth_at_risk/

PRISONER RESOURCE LIST

15/11/16 COMMENTS 0

The Lionheart Foundation has composed a list of resources (mostly free) for prisoners nationwide.  The list includes free books and newsletters, pen pals and meditation resources.   To access the list please click on the link below:

http://lionheart.org/free-prisoner-resource-list/

Please share with your friends and family who are incarcerated.

We hope you find this helpful.  Thank you.

Lionheart Staff

Exciting News for the Lionheart Foundation!!

04/11/16 COMMENTS 0

 

 

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR LIONHEART!! This week a donor stepped forward with the pledge of a $40,000 MATCHING GIFT – IF Lionheart can match this amount by February 1, 2017. If matched, this $80,000 will support Lionheart’s expansion into public schools, programs for high-risk youth, and prisoners across the country. For 25 years Lionheart has made a life-changing difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people on the fringe of society. Please help Lionheart provide life-altering resources to thousands more individuals. To learn more about Lionheart please go to:  www.lionheart.org  To donate please go to: www.lionheart.org/donation/

THANK YOU for responding to this important and urgent request . Any amount is greatly appreciated. PLEASE PASS THIS APPEAL ON TO YOUR FRIENDS. Thanks again!!!

Lionheart’s Houses of Healing, Power Source, and Power Source Parenting Programs are changing lives and building futures.

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Social Emotional Learning

15/09/16 COMMENTS 0

THE LIONHEART FOUNDATION OFFERS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LITERACY (SEL) PROGRAMS TO ADULTS AND AT RISK YOUTH.
What is Emotional Regulation? Emotional regulation refers to the processes, both automatic and controlled, that we use to manage our emotions. For many adolescents who emotional development and self-regulatory capacities have been negatively impacted by trauma, explicit and differentiated instruction in thee SEL skills are critical to their ability to stay in school, hold jobs and, for some, avoid the criminal justice system. Early adversity arising from maltreatment, exposure to violence, and profound neglect undermines the acquisition of these SEL skills through neurobiological mechanisms and social learning channels. As a result, trauma-impacted youth often experience imbalances in their physiological responses to stress, exaggerated reactions to negative emotional cues, and possess fewer internal resources for self-soothing. Lionheart’s Social Emotional Literacy program for prisoners and at risk youth, Houses of Healing and Power Source, address these issues and help youth and adults learn strategies to carve out a new way of life — helping them break cycles of negative high-risk behavior; heal shame, anger and grief; and emerge with a new sense of self and a positive future orientation.

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