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2015

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Date/Time: November 17th, 2015, from 2:00-3:00
Venue: European Institute of Design (Barcelona)
Cost: Free entry
Enrollment: This event it being sponsored by the European Institute of Design for students & staff
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture
Date/Time: September 30th, 2015, from 9:00-10:30
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Payment directly to BFIS (check price with school)
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This event it being sponsored for new families entering their school community
 
Femme Phenominal: A New Definition of Success in Women
Date/Time: June 2, 2015, from 10:00-18:00
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, 5 Via Augusta, 08006 Barcelona (Spain)
Cost: See www.awesummit.com
Enrollment: See www.awesummit.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture – 6 Month Follow Up
Date/Time: March 12th, 2015 from 9:00-10:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This follow up event is being sponsored for new families who entered the school community in September 2015.
 
 Birth Order Theory: Does it apply to YOU?
Date/Time: April 28, 2015 from 9:00-10:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: TBA
Enrollment: Contact the Benjamin Franklin International School.
 
 

2014

Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture
Date/Time: September 16th, 2014, from 9:00-11:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Payment directly to BFIS (check price with school)
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This event it being sponsored for new families entering their school community
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture – 6 Month Follow Up
Date/Time: March 12th, 2014 from 9:00-10:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This follow up event is being sponsored for new families who entered the school community in September 2013.
 

2013

Positive Parenting Plus! 6 Session Parenting Course
Date: October 21st, November  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd, 2013 from 1:00-2:30
Venue: Positive Plus Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost:  150 euros (materials included)
Enrollment: Limited (pre-enrollment required by February 20th). To sign up, click the RSS feed that follows (you won’t need to subscribe to the feed to sign up). If you have any difficulties, please email me directly.
This course is intended for parents of children ages three to ten years. It focuses on understanding children’s misbehavior, and assisting parents in learning how to prevent misbehavior from occurring. How to apply appropriate consequences when prevention does not work is also covered. Homework is included each week; parents are encouraged to learn and support each other within the group setting.
 
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture
Date/Time:  September 16th, 2013, from 9:00-11:30
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Payment directly to BFIS (check price with school)
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This event it being sponsored for new families entering their school community
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture – 6 Month Follow Up
Date/Time: March 12th, 2013 from 9:00-10:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This follow up event is being sponsored for new families who entered the school community in September 2012.
 
Positive Parenting Plus! 6 Session Parenting Course
Date: March 4th, 11th, 18th, and April 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2013 from 1:30-3:00
Venue: Positive Plus Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost:  150 euros (materials included)
Enrollment: Limited (per-enrollment required by February 20th). To sign up, click the RSS feed that follows (you won’t need to subscribe to the feed to sign up). If you have any difficulties, please email me directly.
This course is intended for parents of children ages three to ten years. It focuses on understanding children’s misbehavior, and assisting parents in learning how to prevent misbehavior from occurring. How to apply appropriate consequences when prevention does not work is also covered. Homework is included each week; parents are encouraged to learn and support each other within the group setting.
 
 
Motivating Your Child to School Success
Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
RSVP By: (Please contact school)
Venue: British School of Barcelona
Cost: Free. This even has been organized by BSB for their parent body
Enrollment:Please contact school.
 
This parent lecture and workshop will first challenge you to consider if your child is an underachiever, and then go into the research about specific reasons why children underachieve and what makes children “high risk” for becoming underachievers. The profiles of high achieving children will then be covered, and the “four steps to success” , “12 Laws of Achievement”, and “7 Key Elements to Motivating Children” will be discussed. Parenting styles, motivators, and much more will be covered within the theme of school motivation.
 
 
Stress! Ugh! Session One: High School Students, Session Two: Parents of High School Students
Date: Spring, 2013
RSVP By: Please contact school
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School
Cost: Free.
Enrollment:Please contact school.

2012

Movie Night for Parenting Couples: Parenting Magic ”Surviving Adolescence – How to Manage and Let Go of your 13 to 18 year olds”
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2012 from 8:00PM to 10:30PM
RSVP By: November 21st
Venue: Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
Cost: 50 Euros Parenting Couple (Optional: Buy the accompanying book: 15 Euros)
Enrollment: Limited (prepayment required to reserve spot) Please enroll via the RSS feed below (you won’t need to subcribe to the feed to do so) – if you have any difficulties, feel free to contact Dr. Jenkins directly
 
Back by popular request! And this time for couples! In this session, we will view the Parent Magic DVD “Surviving Adolescents – How to Manage and Let go of your 13 to 18 year olds”. The author of the film covers; what is “normal” teen behavior, how to manage teen high risk taking, exactly what problems require your “letting go”, the four cardinal sins (what not to do!), parent/ teen communication and safety, five ways to improve your relationship, what role to take as parent (observer, advisor, negotiator, director), how to respond to emotional blackmail, and “from fashion to passion”… guidelines to specific problems. Frequent stops for you and your parenting partner to consider the implications of the film will be made.
 
Positive Parenting Plus! 6 Session Parenting Course
Date: October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th & 12th, 2012 from 1:00-2:30
Venue:  Positive Plus Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost:  120 euros (materials included)
Enrollment: Limited (pre-enrollment required by September 24th). To sign up, click the RSS feed that follows (you won’t need to subscribe to the feed to sign up). If you have any difficulties, please email me directly.
 
This course is intended for parents of children ages three to ten years. It focuses on understanding children’s misbehavior, and assisting parents in learning how to prevent misbehavior from ocurring. How to apply appropriate consequences when prevention does not work is also covered. Homework is included each week; parents are encourged to learn and support eachother witin the group setting.
 
 
Ride the Wave:Transitioning to a New Culture
Date/Time:  September 13th, 2012 from 9:00-12:00
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School (BFIS)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Please speak to the PTA at BFIS. This even it being sponsored for new families entering their school community
 
DOVE: Self Esteem Workshop for Girls
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM
Venue: Positive Parenting Plus! Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Valles
Cost: Free
Enrollment: *Limited to 10 young ladies and their mentors (pre-enrollment is required)
Every day, we are bombarded by hundreds – if not thousands – of airbrushed images of “beauty”. These images have the power to affect how we see our bodies and ourselves. In the midst of this media, how can we encourage young girls and women everywhere to embrace a more positive image of themselves, both inside and out?
You can start by participating in this upcoming Dove Real Beauty Workshop for Girls. The Dove Real Beauty Workshops for Girls are fun, educational and interactive sessions for young girls ages 8-12 and their adult female mentors: mothers, relatives, friends – anyone interested in starting a dialogue on beauty and self-image with a member of the next generation. By attending these workshops, you’ll learn how society creates “ideal” images of beauty and how to engage young girls in a healthy dialogue about self-esteem.

Parent Education: Parenting Magic ”Surviving Adolescence – How to Manage and Let Go of your 13 to 18 year olds”
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM
RSVP By: Sunday, April 17, 2012
Venue: Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
Cost: 28 Euros per person/ 50 Euros Parenting Couple (Optional: Buy the accompanying book: 15 Euros)
Enrollment: *Limited to 20 participants (prepayment required to reserve spot)
In this session, we will view the Parent Magic DVD “Surviving Adolescents – How to Manage and Let go of your 13 to 18 year olds”. The author of the film covers; what is “normal” teen behavior, how to manage teen high risk taking, exactly what problems require your “letting go”, the four cardinal sins (what not to do!), parent/ teen communication and safety, five ways to improve your relationship, what role to take as parent (observer, advisor, negotiator, director), how to respond to emotional blackmail, and “from fashion to passion”… guidelines to specific problems. The group will stop frequently throughout the film for guided discussion of the implications.
 
Film: The HAPPY Movie
Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:30PM
Venue: Institut d’Estudis Nord-Americanas, Via Augusta 123, 08006 Barcelona
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Unlimited
This film will be sponsored by Barcelona Network of English Speaking Therapists (NEST), of which Dr. Jenkins is Founder and current President. Dr. Jenkins first saw this film at the American Psychological Association convention in Washington DC over the summer, and was duly impressed. This movie looks at what exactly makes people happy, and leaves plenty of room for reflection. The film will be followed with a round table panel, and Q/A session with Barcelona NEST therapists. For more about the film, and to see the trailer, visit www.thehappymovie.com 
To RSVP to this event, please contact Dr. Jenkins directly at jjenkins.psy@gmail.com.
 

2011

Speaker Series: “Bullying: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions”
Date: November 3, 2011 from 18:30 to 20:00
Venue: Stevens Cooperative School, New Jersey (USA)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Unlimited
Over the past ten years, Dr. Jenkins has facilitated parent workshops, teacher trainings, and guidance counselor/administrative in-services, on the topic of school bullying. She has counseled many children who have experienced bullying in her private practice; whether they were victims, bystanders, or the bullies themselves. Dr. Jenkins’ talk will cover what bullying is, facts vs. myths about bullying, why children bully, what type of children are more at risk for becoming bullies or victims, long term consequences of bullying for victims/bystanders/ and bullies, signs that children are being bullied, what to do if your child is a victim, or the bully, and school interventions for bullying.
 
FILM: “Race to Nowhere”
Date: June 14th, 2011 from 18:30 to 20:00
Venue: Institute of North American Studies, Via Augusta 123 · 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Unlimited
Dr. Jenkins will be one of the panel experts to speak after the showing of the “Race to Nowhere”. About the film, “Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.” For more information see www.racetonowhere.com
 
Riding the Wave: Transitioning to a New Culture – 6 month follow
Date: March 3rd, 2011
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School, Barcelona (Spain)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: This event is exclusively for parents who attended “Riding the Wave: Transitioning to a New Culture” as a part of their welcome to BFIS in September, which was run collectively by Emma Judge and Dr. Jenkins.
This session will review all that was discussed in September, and see how participants are progressing in their acculuration process.
 
The Five Love Languages of Children
Date: February 15th, 2011, 3:00PM
Venue: American School of Barcelona (Spain)
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Unlimited
Based on the bestselling book by Chapman & Campbell who state that “each child, like an adult, expresses and receives love best through one of five different communication styles. This truth can work against parents who speak different love languages than their children. However, when properly prepared, moms and dad can use this information to help them meet their child’s deepest emotional needs”
 
Positive Parenting 6 Session Course
Date: January 24 & 31, February 7 & 28, March 14 & 28, 2011
Venue: Benjamin Franklin International School, Barcelona (Spain)
Cost: Please consult school
Enrollment: Unlimited
Positive Parenting Sessions encourage proactive intervention with all behavior problems in children, from the most common day to day issues to more severe acting out. Through parent training, handouts, and sharing of experiences, participants grow in their knowledge of proactive intervention. What to do when prevention doesn’t work is also discussed including how to use behavior modification and time-out effectively. The techniques discussed are best adaptable for children ages 3 to 10 years.
 
Bullying: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions
Date: November 30th, 2010
Venue: British School of Barcelona (Spain)
Cost: Please consult school
Enrollment: Unlimited
Dr. Jenkins has given parent workshops, teacher training, guidance counsellor in-services, and continuing education courses for professionals on the topic of school bullying over the past ten years. Over her 25 years of experience she has counselled many children who have experienced bullying; whether they be victims, bystanders, or the bullies themselves. Dr. Jenkins’ talk will cover what bullying is, facts vs. myths about bullying, why children bully, what type of children are more at risk of becoming bullies or victims, long term consequences of bullying for victims/bystanders/ and bullies, signs that children are being bullied, what to do if your child is a victim, or the bully, and school interventions for bullying.