Parent Training Program

My son used Jeff’s techniques at school and shared with me that his bullies no longer pick on him. Thank you so much for your help! It works!
— Marian, Mother of 11-year old

Key Content: 

  • Defining Bullying:  Simplifying a complicated issue.
  • Empowerment:  Why teaching your child social and emotional skills is the best way to decrease victimization and maximize student success.
  • The Peace Sign:  The two-step approach that uses social skills to stop mean behavior.
  • Taking Responsibility: Bullying often turns into the blame game.  Parents will learn the importance of the school, the students, and parents taking responsibility for conflict resolution.
  • Coping Skills:  How to identify coping skills centered around your child's passions to release stress, manage emotions, and foster healing.
  • Resilience:  How to protect your heart and change your mindset.
  • Love:  How compassion in action helps make friends and manage enemies.
  • Stronger Together: The importance of seeing the school as an ally and moving towards a common goal.

Other Training Topics:

These optional sessions can be added to Jeff's keynote presentation at no cost.  They are the perfect way to tailor Jeff's program to meet your goals.  Each workshop is 30-45 minutes in length.

    This training gives parents a deeper understanding about bullying.  Parents will learn the best ways to help their child solve social problems and how they can rehearse these skills at home.  Through role-playing common bullying scenarios they find a superior way to help their child respond to social aggression and grow in resilience. 

    Many parents come to the training frustrated and with pre-conceived notions of how schools should handle conflict but leave with a completely new perspective that unites their efforts and the school's.  They share that Jeff's training is "eye-opening" and "completely changed" their outlook on bullying. They also share how implementing the "Peace Sign Approach" in their home has helped reduce stressful parental intervention and stop sibling rivalry.
    (Duration:  60 - 90 minutes)

    Jeff Veley teaches the Peace Sign Approach in his international award-winning bullying prevention program.  he travels from grand rapids, Mi and is a respected youth motivational speaker.
    • Becoming Cyber-Smart:  How to respond to digital drama such as cyber-bullying, textual harassment, and sexting.
    • Anger Management:  A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger.
    • Resilience Revolution:  The media is full of stories of people who have given up or made the wrong choices.  Jeff shares stories of those that faced adversity, overcame obstacles, found potential in their pain, and turned their struggle into something positive.  It inspires students to do the same.
    • Safe Dates:  This session explores the topic of dating through identifying values, recognizing signs up abuse, and understanding the components of healthy relationships.  Jeff has been a certified trainer and facilitator of the SAFE DATES Curriculum for over 8 years.

    Follow Up Materials:

    • Online Training for Adults:  Parents will learn how to help their child become "bullyproof" using the "Peace Sign Approach" to bullying/social aggression.  This nine minute training video is a condensed version of Jeff's keynote presentation for parents and is easy to distribute through an email newsletter.
    • Bonus Content:  We've thrown in a few surprises to further your efforts in implementing the "Peace Sign Approach" to stop bullying.