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Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre has inspired children, teens, and adults to make better decisions and lead healthier lives by offering free programs to schools and communities for over 25 years. A Healthier Community, One Audience at a Time.
About the Program
Ghosted is a FREE fully digital, interactive and live streamed program designed to inspire conversations about mental health for your middle and high school students. After an engaging 30-minute film, teaching artists will lead a guided discussion where students can ask questions and share their thoughts about stress, anxiety, depression and resilience.
Will a student’s bout with anxiety allow others to create a safe space to talk about what they’re going through – and what’s really going on? Ghosted is a candid glimpse of a single day in the life of four high school students as they learn to adapt to remote learning and struggle to connect with others while still social distancing. It’s an up-close look as to how they navigate their relationships and support each other while facing harsh realities and many unknowns.
“There are all kinds of ways to ‘ghost,’ to disconnect abruptly from each other, or from life. The play is called Ghosted because it is about the fear of losing someone – a friend, a partner, even a sense of self. Despite the fear of being ghosted, in this play the characters do the opposite, they commit to staying connected regardless of their fears.”
— playwright Trista Baldwin
Target audience: Grades 8-12
Suggested size: One classroom
Duration: 30 minutes, plus 30 minutes for interactive discussion
Cost: Free to schools within Kaiser Permanente Metro Atlanta service area
To schedule: Contact Dr. Ruth Herndon at Ruth.X.Thompson@kp.org or Larry Davis at Larry.Davis@kp.org
RISE UP is an online workshop designed to explore the prevalence and potential impact of trauma and stress on student behavior and offer strategies to help educators and other school staff navigate challenging interactions. Teaching Artists from Kaiser Permanente facilitate the 75 minute session employing theatre, experiential learning and arts integration techniques to engage participants in their own discovery and practical implementation
Activities designed to provide participants a safe place to practice, question, discover and learn. They also include large and small group discussion, peer interaction, self-reflection and kinesthetic experiences. The program is appropriate for teachers, homeschooling parents, school staff and administrators at a school, and is most effective with 15 to 30 participants. Multiple session can be provided to accommodate groups larger than 30.
RISE UP participants will:
Reframe challenging student behavior through a trauma informed lens.
Practice self-regulation techniques in order to show up for our students as our highest selves.
Understand the potential role of the body’s fight/flight/ freeze response in challenging student interactions.
Develop supportive relationships with colleagues
Contact Dr. Ruth Herndon at Ruth.X.Thompson@kp.org to discuss availability
Time: 75 minute Learning Session
Audience: Teachers, homeschooling parents, school staff, and administrators
Number of Participants: maximum of 300