Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
, Director, and Robin Stern
, Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and
Co-Developers of RULER, an evidence-based program designed to teach social and emotional intelligence skills.The Art of Understanding & Repairing Our Differences:How to Have Difficult Conversations using Emotional
In this challenging time–from the personal to the political–when fear, anxiety, and feelings are running high, how do we handle difficult conversations? How do we understand another’s perspective? How do we communicate with our peers and conduct constructive conversations with our children? How do we help our children hold onto role models of good behavior?Tuesday, April 187:00 p.m.The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street, Culver City
Free and open to the public. Reservations Required.Marc
will guide us through steps and strategies for having emotionally intelligent conversations with both adults and children, offering tips for all ages and suggestions for conversation starters with children and teens.Learn how to
- Use emotion skills to prepare for a difficult conversation — check in with yourself first
- Begin the conversation with emotional intelligence — what do you say to start
- Effectively engage in the conversation — be clear and consistent about your perspective, listen compassionately to your child’s feelings, maintain calm in delivering your message
Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, the Center’s evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been integrated into over 1200 schools across the U.S. and in other countries. He is a recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning. He serves on numerous research advisory boards including CASEL, the Greater Good Science Center, and the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning.
Robin Stern, Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, is a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, and author. She is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Robin is a co-developer of RULER, and co-creator and lead facilitator for Yale’s Institutes. In collaboration with Facebook, she created a reporting process for cyberbullying incidents and a help center for bullied children. Robin serves on the advisory board of Crisis Text Line, I”ll Go First, and Project Rebirth, is a member of the Emotionally Intelligence Consortium, and has authored three books.
To learn more about Marc Brackett & Robin Stern visit the
Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence website. http://ei.yale.edu/