What occupations would benefit using the MAP S.T.A.R.S Character Development and Conflict Education Bully Program?
After School Program Coordinator
Work in a setting that provides young people with conflict education/character development life skills after school. This could come under a martial arts school’s outreach program.
The skills offered in the MAP S.T.A.R.S. program have been used successfully by counselors in helping young people to better cope with being bullied by offering them the social and emotional support to necessary to build self-confidence and self-control.
Community Center Employee
One could initiate and run a number of these programs in this type of facility. In this way one doesn’t need the financial or marketing skills necessary to operate the program as they would if one opened for example, an independent facility of their own. For some people this is a better option in that they have less responsibility in the administration of the program and therefore will have more time available to teach.
Many of the MAP S.T.A.R.S. skills can be naturally incorporated into the classroom curriculum as a part of the overall child’s education. A subject area such as Social Studies is a perfect opportunity to offer these services to better assist in the whole development of the child, individually and socially.
There is a career opportunity in being a Workshop Presenter/Trainer where one is paid to present this program to educators, counselors, school administrators, law enforcement, business personnel and the like who are interested in implementing these skills into their occupational environments
The MAP S.T.A.R.S. program can be offered as a business potential in specialized centers created with the intent to offer these skills to young people independent of their schools. There is also the possibility to create multiple centers as Licensed Membership schools similar to Franchises.
Summer Camp Director/Employee
Summer time is an especially good occasion to do this program for parents are looking for a comprehensive program that can be taught each day over an extended period of time. This affords one the luxury to go into depth into the more complex issues of character development and conflict education in a cohesive developmental process with little interruption of the learning process. This allows for a better retention for the young person’s natural educational progression.
Martial Arts School Instructors
The MAP S.T.A.R.S. program components are ideal for a martial arts school. They have been used in hundreds of martial arts schools internationally due to the efforts
The following are particularly noteworthy
At Risk Youth Counselor
The specially designed MAP S.T.A.R.S. At Risk bullying program has been used with troubled youth nationally and internationally with much success. This unique program is specially designed to more accurately meet the needs of these special youth. It includes teaching specific child safe mental and physical skills within a safe and controlled environment to educate young people in the awareness, resolution, and management of conflict through nonviolent means so they can experience a reduction in emotional and physical impulsivity. The fundamental intent of this program is to stop conflict at the primary prevention level but also at the secondary and tertiary level, and to learn from youth who are at risk as well as identified as problematic behaviorally.
School Violence Consultant
The MAP S.T.A.R.S. Program has also been designed to address extreme school violence such as the killings at many schools in the U.S. such as Columbine, Colorado and Sandy Hook, Connecticut in that it creates a safe and controlled environment to explore the nature and structure of violence residing genetically in the primitive biological brain. The intent is to create the right conditions to by-pass this built-in instinctive maladjusted survival reaction thus creating an epigenetic response that can circumvent it.
Children of War Specialist
This program has been used successfully with over 5000 Liberian children of war since 2003. The first curriculum used for these war torn children in Liberia by the Liberian peace educator Dr. Marvin Davis was Why ls Everybody Always Picking On Us? Understanding the Roots of Prejudice, which generated the internationally claimed book Brave New Child - Liberating the Children of Liberia and the World.