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  • Definitions
    by kennyturck on December 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Some Definitions: Social and Emotional Intelligence: How we recognize, understand, and manage ourselves/our emotions and navigate social contexts successfully. Experiential Learning: Learning by doing, “hands on learning”. Social Learning: learning by observing others, “monkey see, monkey do”. Symbolic Interactionism: assigning meaning and symbolism to poignant, salient events, people, places, things, experiences in our lives which then … Continue reading Definitions &rarr […]

  • The “MARINADE”
    by kennyturck on December 4, 2018 at 2:07 am

    What happens when you combine the ingredients for neuroplasticity and applied theory in practice? You get what I have referred to for years as THE MARINADE. The integration, or melding of these ingredients (recent findings in neuroscience combined with 5 major theoretical basis/applications) are necessary for social and emotional learning to become social and emotional … Continue reading The “MARINADE” &rarr […]

  • Social & Emotional Learning-the Power of Our Lived Experiences.
    by kennyturck on December 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Emotional Dysregulation. Intentionally and redundantly focused on “easy, fast, fun–now” (Walsh, D. 2004)–severely limits opportunities to experience discomfort, disappointment, frustration, failure, rejection, problem solving, etc. How do we learn to bounce back in life without having intentionally focused, redundant opportunities to live/learn, practice, and master these skills if we never have to face these challenges … Continue reading Social & Emotional Learning-the Power of Our Lived Experiences. &rarr […]

    by kennyturck on July 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    We’ve been posting a lot of pictures on instagram and the facebook the past few months so hopefully you’re staying caught up with the photos and progression of the growing season here in Minnesota (United States). I can’t believe we are already into the end of July and our gardens are growing well even through … Continue reading WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!?!?!? &rarr […]

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  • Upcoming Trainings
    by kennyturck on March 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Kenneth S. Turck, MSW, LICSW Presenting: Creative Methods in Social and Emotional Learning Based in Neuroscience and Applied Theory at 125th Annual MSSA Conference at Minneapolis Hilton March 21st 1:45pm-3:15pm and at MACMH 2018 Monday, April 16th “The largest children’s mental health conference in the nation”, DECC, Duluth, MN 1:15pm-2:45pm DIRT GROUP is a trauma-informed, … Continue reading Upcoming Trainings &rarr […]

  • 2017 Harvest Banquet Celebration. Crow River Family Services feeding bodies and minds, capacities to competencies, getting back to the roots of social work-growing to learn, learning to grow.
    by kennyturck on October 29, 2017 at 12:24 am