COLLABORATIONS WITH WILTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Privileged and Pressured: Wilton Data
In 2017-2018, Wilton High School and Wilton Youth Council engaged Suniya Luthar, PhD, in a research-based collaboration to assess the well-being of youth in our community. A summary of Dr. Luthar's presentation to the community is available here.
Connecticut Governor’s Prevention Initiative for Youth Survey
Between 1998 and 2014, Wilton youth were surveyed six times, using versions of the Connecticut Governor’s Prevention Initiative for Youth Survey. Data from the 2011 and 2014 surveys are available on the Positive Directions - The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Inc. website.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
This program, developed by the authors of the book by the same name, uses lessons, role-play, and practice to help parents develop more effective skills for communicating with their children. In this six-class workshop, participants learn how to:
Engage your child's willing cooperation
Deal with your child's negative feelings - frustration, disappointment, anger
Express your anger without being hurtful
Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill
Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
Encourage positive relationships between your children
Resolve family conflicts peacefully
The workshops are free and limited to Wilton parents. They are led by Wilton Public Schools staff and supported by Wilton Youth Council. Workshops are typically offered in the fall and again in the late winter/early spring.