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Training for Educators & Mental Health Professionals

Overview of Jeff’s Message

“Teachers and students were emotionally touched by your presentation. It not only equipped our students with tools to defuse bullying, but teachers as well. Your profound steps made it simple and easy for any student to deal with bullying. Thank you!”

— Dr. Henry Haye, Teacher, Windham Middle School

Learning Objectives

These are the exact points that Jeff will cover with your audience.

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1. Participants will learn how to play a unique, improvisational game that educates children in why they are bullied, and how to stop it immediately.

When participants infuse this game into their current prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation efforts, they will help students grow in emotional resilience, build empathy and kindness, and develop effective leadership skills.

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2. Participants will learn the top-ten socio-emotional resilience items that must be identified for a child to become truly emotionally resilient to bullying behaviors.

Each will learn how to apply the “Peace Sign Approach”, using a role-playing game to a child’s area of weakness, to build and promote emotional strength.

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3. Participants will learn a simplified definition of bullying/social aggression that allows them more clearly understand this complex issue, and how to respond to it more effectively.

Furthermore, they will learn how to keep a positive mindset that enables them to see the bullying problem as an educational opportunity for a student’s social and emotional growth.

Professional Development &
Staff In-Service Training

As a youth crisis coach, Jeff spent over a decade helping at-risk youth in schools, residential treatment, and counseling programs.  He truly understands the need for simple techniques that will work right away!  His training seminar teaches educators and mental health professionals the most effective ways to empower young people to solve social problems before they escalate.

Unlike programs that rely on school-wide systems and take significant time to implement, Jeff will teach you how to empower a those targeted by bullying in as little as 10 minutes.

These powerful techniques aid schools in conflict resolution by allowing teachers to teach, rather than spend their time investigating and enforcing.  Jeff’s training is full of laughter, audience participation, and role-playing of real-life scenarios.

(Duration: Choose a 60-min keynote, 90-min interactive, 3-hr interactive, or 6-hr/full day interactive training).

I don’t think I’ve ever seen our staff that mesmerized in a training before. There was great information! We will certainly use this. Lori Robinson

Health Coordinator, Godwin Heights Public Schools

The “Peace Sign Approach” is based on Resilience Education, Social and Emotional Learning and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It is in harmony with Love & Logic, PBIS, Character Education, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Merrill’s Strong Kids, Bucket Fillers, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, The Four Agreements, The Golden Rule, and wisdom from the ages.

Conference Keynote Speaker

Research has identified resilience education as a promising solution for the modern bullying problem.  The challenge is this, “How do we identify a child’s emotional weaknesses and teach them to become more emotionally resilient?”   Jeff Veley will provide tools to identify and strengthen children in their specific areas of need.

As a youth crisis coach who’s spent  years working on the front lines, in schools and residential treatment programs, Jeff understands how important it is to find simple techniques that work immediately!


Unlike many programs that rely on school-wide systems and significant time to implement, Jeff’s approach focuses on empowering students with the social and emotional skills that allow them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems immediately.


Attendees will learn a practical approach to responding to social aggression, that’s psychologically-sound, and rooted in Social and Emotional Learning.  This approach gives students the ability to change their own situation, rather than waiting on the environment around them to change.  As a result, students grow in the areas of self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. Educators and mental health professionals that utilize Jeff’s techniques, will find that they spend far less time intervening, and instead serve as a coach, supporting social skills education.

Jeff’s session is high-energy, and infused with stories of student success, including the best practices from the latest research on resilience, wisdom from the ages, and plenty of humor. His teaching methods include lecturing, interactive role-playing with audience members, and group discussion.

(Duration:  60-min keynote or 90-min interactive)

Breakout Sessions

These sessions can be added to Jeff’s keynote.

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Resilience Revolution

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.

Becoming Cyber-Smart

How to respond to digital drama such as cyber-bullying, textual harassment, and sexting.  Jeff shares the long-term impact of an online reputation and promotes digital citizenship.

Safe Dates

This session explores the topic of dating through identifying values, recognizing signs of abuse, and understanding the components of healthy relationships.  Jeff is a SAFE DATES certified trainer and facilitator.

Anger Management

A three-step process to prevent, intervene, and positively respond to anger based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Follow-Up Packages

Tangible materials that you can use all year long to reinforce Jeff’s message

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