Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just In Time for National Suicide Survivor Day, November 21: Educator/Child Advocate Helps Educators and Family Foster Children's Self-Worth

U.N.I.Q.U.E. Kids - Growing My Leadership Garden helps children develop a "Leadership Garden Legacy' based on mutual respect, cooperation and teamwork.

When kids get depressed, the consequences can be severe—even including suicide. For educators, parents, grandparents, and caregivers facing the challenges of increasing children's leadership skills and sense of self-worth while creating a safe, supportive climate, the acronym, U.N.I.Q.U.E. may provide a handy toolkit: Understanding, Nurturing, Inventive, Quality, Unstoppable, Expression.

Each letter gets an entire chapter in Debra J. Slover's new book, U.N.I.Q.U.E. KIDS: Growing My Leadership Garden— a Who-Moved-My-Cheese-style parable designed to counteract depression and build self-empowerment strategies.

Taking one letter at a time, Slover walks the reader through creating and encouraging the life-affirming, esteem-building, leadership skills characteristic, and harnessing the six qualities together to form a "Leadership Garden Legacy" based on mutual respect, cooperation, teamwork, and other values. Kids who have been bullied may respond especially well.

U.N.I.Q.U.E. Kids and the accompanying Activity Guide are designed as learning aids to involve the active participation of grownups who can read the book with a child (8-12), facilitate the activities in the workbook, and provide guidance and reinforcement in the Leadership Garden concepts.

More information on the Leadership Garden Legacy program is available at www.LeadershipGardenLegacy.com. Information on National Survivors of Suicide Day is available at the Leadership Garden Legacy blog. Ms. Slover can be reached by email at info@LeadershipGardenLegacy.com

About the Author

Author of three books and numerous articles, educator and advocate of creating a positive school climate, Debra Slover's leadership expertise stems from 20 years directing a statewide youth leadership in prevention/safe schools initiative in the schools, seven years as a classroom educator, experience organizing 20 state and national conferences, and running her own consulting firm for over six years.

A survivor of loss by suicide herself, Slover is available for interviews and presentations on how developing personal leadership skills early can help prevent suicide and related topics such as countering bullying and substance abuse in the schools.

For more on National Suicide Survivor Day, originated by Nevada Senator Harry Reid, with dozens of local conferences plus a 90-minute national webcast, please visit http://bit.ly/106J8L

About The Company

Leadership Garden® Enterprises, LLC is the parent company of Leader Garden Press and Leadership Garden Services.

The Enterprise was formed in 2007, as the corporate structure to support the Leadership Garden Legacy. The goal is to seed and nurture 11 million Leadership Gardens worldwide using the power of leadership wisdom.

In keeping with our acronym theme, the company operates from the following values (A.C.T.I.O.N.S.) that are true to the corporation's vision, purpose, mission, and goal:

* Acknowledgment: honor and be in service of others
* Commitment: remain steadfast to our unique purpose and aim
* Trust: practice the extraordinary power of listening for greatness
* Integrity: be authentic and responsible for who we are with others
* Ownership: empower our natural gift "choice" to create thriving experiences
* Nurture: be at peace with and embrace life’s changing seasons
* Synergy: work with others to sprout leadership greatness on the planet

The company's hope is to empower others to leave a thriving Leadership Garden Legacy for the sake of all children and the planet.

Leader Garden Press is a member of Small Publishers Association of North America and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Debra Slover
Leadership Garden® Enterprises, LLC
PO Box 841
Albany OR 97321

Posted by Don at Free Publicity Focus Group