Journey to Prevention

Posted June 15, 2017 at 8:35 am by

Penelope Haskew, Luke Fincher, Zach Fincher (in back), Chiara Power and Debbi Fincher - Contributed photo

Rock Sol­id Youth Group cho­sen as Grand Prize Win­ners at Wash­ing­ton State Pre­ven­tion-Spring Youth Forum 2017.

Zach Finch­er shares a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about his Com­mu­ni­ty Project at FHES and how it led to their oppor­tu­ni­ty to present at the State lev­el in Prevention…

“Last year, at the Wash­ing­ton State Pre­ven­tion Sum­mit, we learned about Tuck­er the Tur­tle and his Tur­tle Tech­niques. Tuck­er is an evi­dence-based pro­gram to help kids by teach­ing them to reduce stress and to man­age their emo­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly, if they get mad. I worked close­ly with my men­tor, Cyn­thia Stark-Wick­man, Exec­u­tive Coor­di­na­tor, of the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion to research and imple­ment these ideas into a script.” 

“I enlist­ed the help of some of my fel­low actors from our Inter­na­tion­al Thes­pi­an Soci­ety, Fri­day Har­bor Chap­ter to per­form the skit that I wrote based on Tucker’s Tur­tle Tech­niques. I also enjoyed meet­ing with the 1–3 graders pri­or to the per­for­mance to do a pre sur­vey, so I could return after the per­for­mance to ask the same ques­tions and see if the stu­dents learned any new skills from our skit. The results were encour­ag­ing! Kids report­ed an increase in skills to deal with bul­lies and bul­ly­ing behav­iors across the three grades, in some cas­es by over 55%!”

(Con­tin­ue read­ing on sjipc.org web­site)

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One comment...

  1. You go Zack! So proud of you! Amaz­ing job by ALL!!! Deb­bie, you nev­er cease to amaze me girl! Are you secret­ly won­der woman?!?!? 😉

    Comment by alison on June 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

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