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Building a Successful, Lasting Team: From the Desk of Professor Dave

David Malter | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a busy Summer spent happily disconnected, a close friend suggested I watch Hard Knocks which follows an NFL team throughout training camp. I am constantly evaluating how what I’m watching/reading applies to the importance of company culture and employee engagement and he success of organizations. One of the coaches pointed to a saying on […]

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Thinking About Bullying All Year Long: From the Desk of Professor Dave

David Malter | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we begin the off-season work of looking at the totality of our Summer programs, it’s imperative to objectively critique our Behavior Management plans including Bullying Prevention and Awareness. If you are lucky enough to interact with other youth development professionals throughout the year at conferences or other meet-ups, you may have access to some […]

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The WISE A. Conflict Resolution Method at Camp Stomping Ground

Jack Schott | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Jack Schott I don’t like punishment. I never liked taking away flashlight time, or putting kids in time out. Punishment isn’t a long term deterrent of behavior and it gives kids the wrong message, but what other options do we have? Sometimes kids are mean, unsafe, or damage property.   Our staff, especially our […]

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Thinking about Behavior Management: From the Desk of Professor Dave

David Malter | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the summer glow fades and we begin to think about next summer, the talk inevitably turns to how camps will manage camper behavior next summer. The world is certainly changing rapidly with increased access to technology, agonizing social pressures and the race-for-success at school. The one constant is that camp is a place to […]

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13 Reasons Why – What You Should Know – Suicide Prevention

Dr. Christopher Thurber | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

213 Things Adults Should Know About 13 Reasons Why by Dr. Chris Thurber (PDF) Assessing Suicidality (PDF) If you suspect that an individual is considering suicide, contact: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The effects of suicide are not limited to those who die. Suicide is a serious public health problem that has shattered the […]

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