Youth Effectiveness Training
The goal of Youth Effectiveness Training (Y.E.T.) is to introduce communication and conflict resolution skills to kids. The kind of skills that many adults wish they had learned when they were young.
We teach kids as young as 12 to help them become more confident, open, and honest, so they can develop and improve relationships with their friends as well as other people (their teachers, family, parents...), and it will even help them prepare to work with people, once they enter the workplace.
The Effective Person
Because kids learn more effective communication skills they become better at making friends, sustaining friendship, and as a results, their self-esteem and self-confidence increases. It helps them see their strengths, be more understanding and accepting of themselves, and give them feelings of personal achievement.
At the end of the YET course your kinds and teens walk away with a different approach to interpersonal communication as well as highly practical conflict resolution skills for them to be effective and assertive without being (passive) aggressive and without being a pushover or people pleasure.
Dr Thomas Gordon
Dr. Thomas Gordon created and developed Youth Effectiveness training. He was a renowned clinical psychologist. He received 3 nominations for the Nobel Peace price for his work.
Dr Gordon also developed other programs such as Parent Effectiveness Training, for parent on how to model these communication skills to their children, Be Your Best assertiveness Training for any individual, Teacher Effectiveness Training for in the Classroom, and Leader Effectiveness Training for effective communication at work.
Y.E.T. Instructor and Master Trainer
Meike Lemmens is an independent Instructor and Master Trainer of Youth Effectiveness Training (Y.E.T.). She has taught the Gordon Model to hundreds of professionals, teachers, and parents and kids for the past 10+ years and trains other instructors as well. Meike received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Communications from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has extensive experience in educational research and development of training curriculum for professionals and has published in all these areas. Meike lives in Southern California with her husband, two teenagers (16y & 18y) and their dog.