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Holistic Health & Emotional Literacy

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Date(s) - November 22, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Donna Golob
Holistic Health & Emotional Literacy

About the Topic
Join us as we discuss the importance of Holistic Health and Emotional Literacy in prevention education. Donna will share an overview of “Whole Person Health” including a short demonstration that we use with youth in the classroom. She will also discuss the current state of our youth regarding mental health and emotional literacy and share an activity that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to get your kids talking and to better understand what emotional literacy is and why it is important.

About the Speaker 
Donna Golob is the CEO of A Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH). Donna holds a degree in Nonprofit Executive Management from IUPUI. She is also a certified QPR & ASIST suicide awareness and prevention trainer, as well as a Belbin Team Roles certified trainer; sharing the benefits of effective team growth and management. Donna enjoys bringing her perspective and experience with team building, communication skills and leadership to parents and youth serving professionals.

Donna oversees the development and implementation of various youth programs throughout Northwest Indiana.  These programs include after school mentoring, in-class presentations, peer to peer mentoring programs and community-wide events. Under her leadership, the development team at PATH, Inc. produced the Evidence-Based Comprehensive Youth Development curriculum, Positive Potential; Be the Exception, Push the Limits and Unstoppable. The middle school program focuses on the reduction of teen pregnancy, bullying and violent behaviors as well as drug and alcohol use and abuse. The program has a strong social and emotional health component with a whole person health focus utilizing positive youth development and trauma informed care. Positive Potential is available nationally and recognized by Health & Human Services as an effective program.

Donna is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others; encouraging them to recognize their value and reach their full potential. She is happily married (36 years) to Rob, has 3 grown children and 6 amazing grandchildren.