Surviving the Holidays Workshop

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Session Description: Time for the winter holidays? Join FosterClub in this engaging and fun way to celebrate the holiday season. We know the holiday season can be a challenging time for youth in care so let's explore tools to survive the season and create a holiday party youth will enjoy.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Express what the winter holidays mean to you (Story of Self/Personal Narrative)
  • Prepare and cook a meal to contribute to a holiday party (Purpose/Meaningful contribution) 
  • Contribute to a group by providing a dish for a large meal (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Describe and practice what you need during the Holiday season (Self-Regulation)

Session outline:

  • 10m / Introduction & Overview
  • 45m / Activity & Discussion: Reclaim Holiday Joy
  • 3m / Real Story
  • 2m / Wrap-up
  • 45m / Activity: Favorite Holiday Meals (optional)
  • 90m / Activity: Slice & Dice (optional)

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Reproducible handouts included:

  • PeerUp! Holidays Tips & Tricks


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