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Kelly Townsend:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Townsend, Kelly

United States of America (US)

Keynote Speaker?
Featured PresentationsCalifornia Homeschool Network (CHN) Family Expo (2010)
California Homeschool Network Family Expo (2010, CA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The Home School Parent’s Checklist of Drug Prevention Education Workshop (with Jonathon Scott)
This parent meeting is designed for home school parents to teach them to be prepared with a plan of action to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to the subject of drugs. Most families begin the conversation when it’s too late based on the confidence that their children will not use drugs or alcohol. While that may be true, what they aren’t prepared for is when friends outside of the homeschool system or in college begin to use.

The most important piece of the puzzle is that most drug education isn’t about drugs at all, it is about communication. We will help parents with a checklist developed from everything we’ve learned in 15 years of teaching drug prevention education in private schools in California. Our goal is to keep homeschool children protected and homeschool families proactive and not reactive.

Included in this presentation will be discussions about warning signs, how to begin the conversation in early childhood, role modeling as prevention, positive & proactive parenting, communication, listening and talking, life skills, supporting the nonusers, phone trees when you’re not at a traditional school, how negative thinking breeds reactive parenting, the human body, drugs and alcohol.

The presentation will include a handout with a checklist of the presentation ideas for the home school parent. This presentation is based on our booklets “A Home School Parent’s Checklist of Drug Prevention” and “A Mother’s Checklist of Drug Prevention.”


The Other Side Of The User: How To Help A Friend In Trouble (Teen) (with Jonathon Scott)
After our first conference working with home school students, we spent hours answering questions from teens who were worried about other people in their lives. Others had many friends in the public school systems that were already in trouble. We call these non-using students “the other side of the user” – they are kids left to deal with other peoples’ drug and alcohol use. Many parents told us that their kids didn’t use drugs, so they didn’t see drug prevention as a priority. What those same parents didn’t realize was that their kids were carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders with nobody to ask for help.

The other side of the user: you may never use drugs, but it is highly likely that you will know someone who does get into trouble. How do you help them without putting yourself at risk? This class will teach teens how to help a friend in trouble while they learn about the different types of drugs that their friends could be involved with and how they may be affected.

Classifications of all drugs: Illegal drugs, legal drugs, semi-legal drugs, prescriptions drugs, OTC (over the counter drugs), caffeine (Red Bull and sports supplements), stimulants, CNS depressants, hallucinogens, opiates, multi-phasic drugs, inhalants, and steroids.

Kelly's AchievementsDirector: Miles to Go Currently working to complete her Ph.D in Psychology
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Kelly Townsend and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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