EASE – Freedom from concern and anxiety; a quiet state of mind.
This is a Pre-crisis Intervention Action Plan Program (PI APP) that will help you identify and deal with issues like bullying, body image, suicide, rumours, gossip, drama, texting, sexting, the dangers of drinking, drugs, tobacco and much more. The goal is to work with schools before an unfortunate incident occurs, however, this program has been very effective both during an event and post-crisis.
Why choose Life Synergy for Youth?
We travel to schools all over North America & internationally to work with students in grades 8 thru 12. Our programs address issues including bullying, body image, suicide, rumours, gossip, drama and much more. We also have sessions about the dangers of drinking, drugs, & tobacco. Special parent and school staff sessions are also available.
These programs go past the surface and deal with the reality of what is going on in today’s school environment and the family dynamics that play a role in students’ lives. This speaks to the community at large and empowers people to make changes to improve the lives of others. Tools are provided to staff to allow for a common language and reduce the loss of class time caused by student disruptions .
The consequences of a person’s actions are explored both on the positive and negative side. Most students state that this program was “Life Changing” and staff have never experience something so, “Thought Provoking” in their careers. The staff are noticing significant changes in students actions and behaviours and the school culture.
A simple phone call will allow Dwayne to explain in further detail the power of this program.
Penn State University Hears from Dwayne
I want to thank you for coming to Penn State University to the Beaver, Shenango, and New Kensington campuses in August. I cannot tell you the impact that you left on our University.
For the last several years, Penn State has been rebuilding since 2011 when we learned that one of our own had damaged the reputation of our University and the lives of so many children and adults, and the community in general. Your program in my opinion is what our University needs as we continue to heal. I believe that it is very important for us to take advantage of these opportunities to understand human behavior and how we can support each other.
What you did for our students was life changing. Many in my classes where you either spoke or conducted small group sessions, still are talking about your visit. I had several students tell me that it was life changing for them and that they now see a direction for themselves and the importance of supporting one another. I have seen students who barely looked at each other, now spending time with each other, laughing together and wanting to be with each other even more.
My classes have changed since your visit Dwayne. I am now speaking with Penn State Officials and trying to see how we can expand the work of your organization at Penn State University campus wide.
yDwayne the amazing thing about your work is that it is unique in that it is restorative to our youth and potentially our entire country. It is my opinion that those who have had the privilege of participating with your program have been impacted and provided them with tools that will help them the rest of their lives. This program should be in every school in Canada and America!!!
Thank you again for your service to our communities. I look forward to working with you in the future events involving Penn State University.
With Deep Respect,
LaVarr W. McBride, Instructor
Administration of Justice
Day you spoke: 11/24/15
Day my life changed: 11/25/15
You have helped me open my eyes and heart to people more than I have before. I never knew what I wanted to do next year when I’m out of school but you have inspired me beyond belief to speak to people and help. I want to make a change. What happened in the group session opened doors up in my heart and life. So, thank you so very much. I’m so thankful to have met you.
Grade 12 student
We know that kids who feel safe at school, who feel like they belong, who feel like they have support from their friends and from staff, will be more successful than those who do not. This is part of Dwayne’s message. His expertise rests with helping kids understand how they feel, helping kids understand how others feel, and helping kids to deal with the feelings that scare them, and that prevent them from doing well in life.
Mr. Dustan Walker, Principal
Cold Lake High School
The Dwayne Peace small group session was definitely one of the most powerful and eye-opening experiences I have been through in my teaching career. Being exposed to each student’s personal story was truly an amazing opportunity, which allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. As I enter the school each morning, the small group sessions act as a constant reminder that each and every student has their own story to bring to the table, and as an educator, that recognition, has the potential to move mountains.
Teacher, Bonnyville AB