Workshops & More

The DCYP program and workshops are designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Increase school and/or family cohesiveness
  • Promote resiliency in youth
  • Develop safe and effective homes, schools, and/or youth programs that will:
    • Encourage youth asset development
    • Reduce factors that influence violence and aggression
    • Promote conflict resolution
  • Encourage young people to be accountable for their actions
  • Help youth increase achievement, motivation, and discipline
  • Dramatically improve parent and/or teacher effectiveness

The DCYP program and workshops are for anyone in a position to influence youth development:

  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Juvenile Court Workers
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Youth Service Workers
  • Clergy
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Family Therapists
  • Foster Care Professionals

DCYP Program Description

The DCYP Program is based on a unique inductive learning model which emphasizes collaboration and encourages people to adapt the principles to their unique relationships and situations so they can achieve personal mastery.

DCYP provides a ten-session* multi-media training process supported by a:

  • Group facilitator
  • Workbook
  • Textbooks
    • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
    • Positive Discipline
  • Video or audio presentation
  • Group discussion
  • Individual and group activities

*Note: The ten sessions can stand alone as individual workshops or packaged in various combinations to meet your needs. The complete ten-session program is designed for maximum impact and effectiveness.

Goals and Objectives For Each Session:

  • Session One: Changing Relationships
    • Identify factors in modern society and lifestyles that are creating new challenges
    • Develop an understanding of the seven resources of exceptionally capable people
  • Session Two: Working With Perception
    • Develop an understanding of the critical role perception plays in attitude, motivation, and behavior
    • Learn how to use 5 keys to working effectively with people’s perceptions
  • Session Three: Help People See Themselves As Capable
    • Learn how to avoid the Five Barriers to healthy relationships
    • Learn how to implement the Five Builders to healthy relationships
  • Session Four: Help People See Themselves As Significant
    • Identify the greatest human need
    • Identify three conditions necessary to meet the greatest human need
  • Session Five: Help People See Themselves As Having Influence
    • Identify conditions in our current lifestyle that encourage an External Locus of Control
    • Learn behaviors that foster an Internal Locus of Control
  • Session Six: Develop Self-Discipline
    • Recognize approaches that discourage self-assessment, self-control, and self-discipline
    • Teach the relationship between feelings, actions and results
    • Structure the environment to teach the difference between wants and needs
  • Session Seven: Develop Skills To Work With Others
    • Conceptualize the skills needed to interact effectively with others
    • Model/teach dialogue as the basis of human interaction
    • Identify and avoid barriers and obstacles that affect listening and communication
  • Session Eight: Develop Responsibility
    • Learn to avoid approaches that encourage irresponsibility
    • Convey unqualified acceptance, love and/or respect
    • Learn to teach responsibility through natural/logical consequences and results
  • Session Nine: Develop Judgment
    • Learn strategies that encourage the development of judgmental skills
    • Provide role-taking experiences
    • Apply the process of “Social Inoculation” to behavioral health problems in young people
  • Session Ten: Maintain Personal Progress
    • Share ideas and strategies you have learned and how you will apply them to specific solutions
    • Assess personal progress
    • Maintain family, school, and/or program cohesiveness
    • Share the process with significant others

Special Topic Presentations, Retreats, and Custom Workshops & Seminars

Custom Programs – Retreats, Workshops and Seminars

Half, one, and two-day workshops, retreats, or seminars based on the principles of Developing Capable People™ are also offered. Dr. Colston custom designs programs that most effectively meet the needs of your organization and intended audience, including time and budgetary considerations.

Special Topic Presentations

Dr. Colston offers a variety of Special Topic Presentations designed to address the special interests and goals of your group. Some popular topics include:

  • Developing Capable Young People™: The Challenge of the 21st Century
  • Developing Healthy (Not High) Self-Esteem
  • Developing Capable People™: A Pro-Active Approach to the Family-Friendly Workplace
  • Elements of Effective School-Wide Discipline Plans
  • The Seven Qualities of Highly Capable People
  • TV and the Media: How it Affects Your Children and Your Family
  • Strengthening Family Cohesiveness
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children
  • Tips For Successful Parenting in the Modern World
  • Society in Transition: Why Does it Seem So Difficult to Parent These Days?
  • Family Meetings: Effective Uses
  • Classroom Meetings: Effective Uses
  • The Seven Building Blocks of Resiliency
  • Youth Asset Development Through Developing Capable Young People™
  • Principles of Empowering Others: Working Towards Self-Sufficiency

To Schedule Developing Capable Young People Leader Training, Workshops, Special Topic Presentations, or Custom Programs Contact Us