Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

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Writing

I provide content for online and print magazines, blogs, and journals. I write for both professional audiences, such as educators and psychologists, and for parents. Some of the topics that I’ve covered in the past include:

  • Parenting tips for the first day of school
  • Special issues in parenting Tweens
  • Parenting tips for helping your child navigate sexualized media
  • Strategies for teens in using social media to change the world
  • Tips for school psychologists to promote media literacy in the schools
  • Tips for teachers to promote media literacy in the schools
  • Tips for churches to engage adolescents in healthy discussions about sexuality

Please contact me at operationtransformation@yahoo.com if you’d like to discuss my writing a piece for you!

Workshops

I offer several specific workshops for  groups. Workshops can be scheduled for a full day, two days, or as 2-5 separate one hour-long sessions within a larger program.

These workshops are interactive, providing hands-on practical experiences and strategies for change. If you would like to schedule one of these workshops for your school, parent group, community, or church, please email me at
operationtransformation@yahoo.com

  • Operation Transformation: Transcending media messages to become a world changer

    This workshop provides an overview of the impact that media has on children, along with an examination of the 5 core principles: recognizing, planning, talking, acting, and building community. Participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice specific, practical strategies for each principle.

  • Mediating Childhood: How media influences children and adolescents

    This workshop sheds light on the five factors that impact how media influences children. These factors include: the culture of celebrity, family, gender, race/ethnicity, and religiosity. Participants will gain an understanding of the five factors and how they interact to influence the child’s perception of media messages. Hands on strategies will help participants learn to build media literacy and consumer activism in children and adolescents.

  • Fight the Power: Building media literacy and activism in children and adolescentsA fun workshop that focuses on building skills in helping children and adolescents become more media savvy. This workshop can be adapted for adolescents as the primary audience. Participants will learn about the ways that media attempts to influence children/adolescents and be provided with specific strategies for helping children deconstruct those messages and learn to respond effectively. This workshop encourages the use of creativity to make activism interesting and fun for children and adolescents.

    Journey: Learning to appreciate your past, present and future as you envision becoming all that you were meant to be

    This workshop explores the journey of our lives, reflecting on the past, embracing the present and moving forward into the future. Participants will be empowered to envision the person they want to become and the changes that they need to make in order for that to happen. This journey is especially designed for women from college age and up and can also be presented with a focus on a specific life transition, such as graduation, new marriage or motherhood, or motherhood and middle age.

    Fees are based on travel requirements and the length of the workshop. Please inquire with your specific needs.

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