Solution Focused Emotional Intelligence (SFEQ) Training Program
An Innovative World Class EQ Training Curriculum for Youth
Educating and raising children have never been easy for teachers and parents in our time. Even veteran teachers are ready to testify that classroom management takes away more time than actual lesson contents being taught on a daily basis. Parents often feel the same pressure to bringing up their teenagers in the way they know best but have lost in the confusion of proper and effective approaches. Many parents are still holding on to the traditional idea that giving their children a good education is equal to good parenthood. Time has changed this thinking because our world is now in the technological and informational era. Computer, Internet, cell phones, and video games are the trend of time which can steal away familiar traditional values and personal relationships. Simply helping our children to be smart and making good grades is not the answer to address this trend. As a result, problems of our young people can be low school performance, negative relationship with family members, alienated oneself from others, poor social life and ignorance of family, social, ethnical and moral values. More extreme problems can be drug abuse, being gang related, and violence prone as in the cases of Columbine High School and Virginia Tech tragedies in the United States.
Teenagers’ human relationship, social, ethical, moral and spiritual aspects are in a poverty state to which we all feel the urgency to do something for them. They are neither low in IQ nor deprived of material goods. They lack EQ – knowing how to take care of their emotion and relationships! Youth Success Institute (YSI) understands teenagers are facing this unparallel challenge and is ready to give help. We would like to assist our youths to gain the wisdom and strength to meet the challenge of this century and to become better persons, leaders, healthy in mind and spirit. After much research and clinical testing of our program, we have created the SFEQ program just for this single and essential purpose – training young people to be valuable to oneself, family and social life!
Many research reports concluded that a young person can thrive in one’s development through knowledge, friendly guidance and family support. SFEQ program is designed to meet these criteria and intends to show teenagers a way to improve themselves. This program consists of classes for the youths, coaching for the youths and classes for their parents. We name this three throng approach as “The 3-C’s”.
When a young person attends our class, he/she will participate in an “Activity Mode” of learning. In other words, the class lessons utilize activities to facilitate learning. Classes begin with a warm up activity, a brief introduction of the new lesson, follow by a series of activities such as plays and discussion to enhance instruction. Through high interest, activities and interactive delivery, students are motivated to participate fully and readily.
A personal life coach will be assigned to each youth who enrolls in the program for the purpose of providing another opportunity for the youths to discuss personal issues, problems and difficulties of the weekly lesson assignments. Their conversations are confidential so that trust can be built between the coach (gender specific) and the student. Of course, critical safety issue revolving around the youth will not have this privilege. Coaching has the same weight of the lessons because it will accelerate change more effectively than learning the materials alone.
Parents are invited to a seminar class once a month to learn what their children have learned. They not only will be able to talk about their children’s learning more intelligently, they can also benefit from the learning themselves. They become better parents in terms of confidence and guidance to their children. Thus, family relationship is improved, becomes healthier, richer and warmer.
The entire curriculum of SFEQ has three modules:
Module I Building Strong Parent/Child Relationship
Module II Developing Successful School/Work Performance
Module III Effective Management of Interpersonal Relationships
These modules address the major issues surrounding the development of a youth’s life, which includes family relationship, school, learning, work attitudes and healthy way to maintain relationships. What follows are learning goals in each module: