What We Do
SBTILP engages individuals and communities in interactive, hands-on, collaborative workshops. Each workshop embodies a variety of activities, games, mindfulness processing and psychoeducational teachings. The workshops seek to enhance participants’ compassion and resiliency with the objective of bringing greater safety to all communities.
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- Conflict Resolution Theatre: Healthy conflict resolution management is used to explore problem identification, management and expression in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. The four steps to creative resolution are introduced and practiced, helping the learner transition to a leadership role.
- Expressive Arts: Using visual, performing and culinary arts helps participants learn to express their thoughts and feelings, inspires individual and group creativity and encourages empathy building for oneself and others.
- Coping Skills / Managing Stress: Participants identify the varied stressors in their world and develop a plan to reduce their own personal stress. Participants identify and practice behaviors that build a peaceful self.
How We Work
SBTILP partners with individuals and communities in high crime, low income and under resourced Philadelphia neighborhoods. SBTILP is led by Judy Nelson, MSS, LCSW, CP, a team of graduate clinical social work students, and teen, pre-teen, and youth leaders. Many programs have teens learning and then leading the strength-based leadership conflict resolution and Conflict Resolution Theatre musical theatre workshops. The program is funded under the larger umbrella of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and collaborates with other city agencies and local organizations.