Title

Building Motivation on False Information: Understanding the Environmental and Generational Affects on Family and Community

Location

Harborside Center

Strand #1

Family & Community

Relevance

The motivation media has on the environmental and generational trends that ultimately impact an individual/society's point of view can empower or stifle the relationship between the family and community of children and youth that are at-risk and living in high poverty situations. This in-depth look at Home: Family and Community will provide an alternate look at how media can influence the trends, traditions and tolerance of this population and how media can be used as a resource to build strong and sustaining relationships.

Brief Program Description

Limiting the negative exposure of all the forms of media a child or youth is exposed to is essential to their success academically, socially and emotionally. Identifying community resources that can be provided to the family is important; however, drawing families to these resources can prove difficult and overwhelming. So, how can media be a resource? We will let you know how to use today’s trends to your advantage to benefit young people in high poverty areas.

Summary

Building Motivation on False Information delves into the environmental and generational trends, traditions and what one may tolerate to achieve goals or be accepted by their family or peers. It is a means of mass communication whose sole purpose is to do or convey a specific thing even if it is not true. It is knowing the differences in Trends, or momentary ideology, Traditions, which are one's value system and Tolerances or the limit or allowance our ceiling of compromise allows. Media is all around and utilizing media in all forms allows us to have valuable resources in truly understanding the values of those who are considered at-risk and specifically high-poverty.

Media is utilized throughout this presentation because children and youth are exposed to Trends, Traditions and Tolerances and are motivated by what they are exposed to without having the resources or tools to decipher what is true or false. Providing families and community partners with the tools to help young people understand the truth through positive exposure will help broaden their perspectives and seek opportunities outside of their experience. This growth helps the young person in their education, family relationships and decision making processes.

These tools will increase parent involvement and provide community partners with an authentic gauge of how best to provide resources and impact the family and community holistically. So, prepare to have all of your senses stimulated and identify with the messages our young people are being inundated with and leave with tools to better understand how to assist them.

This program has been used primarily in the urban school setting and with individual young people who are faced with the realities of homelessness. Methods used to collect effectiveness are Qualitative Individual or Group Interviews for young people who participated in school and community based programming, Quantitative Method utilized through the Ohio Scales Practical Outcome Assessment and the Survey Method.

Evidence

Qualitative Group Interviews are conducted to determine the effectiveness of presentation for the young people who have been identified as high-poverty and/or at risk in the urban public school settings. This method is then transformed into a Quantitative Method which is shared with adult participants who work in the fields of education, social work, corporate-giving and partnerships, community partners and family members without disclosing the identity individuals of the analysis in a means to identify areas of improvement, growth, success and significant improvement.

Qualitative Method is also utilized in conjunction with Quantitative Method of the Ohio Scales Practical Outcome Assessment which is given when first taking the program as well as the quarterly when still engaged.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Paul Murray-Davis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of At-Risk Enterprise, LLC. Dr. Murray-Davis has worked in the community with the at-risk population through various organizations where he was directly involved with the day to day plight of the individuals he served. Relationship is a key to the work Dr. Murray-Davis has pursued and those relationships are catalyst that helped birth the organization. Limiting Negative Exposure is more than just a phrase, but it is what this visionary knows will aide in the direction of choices that the individuals who come through this Organization will encounter that will promote changes.

Dr. Murray-Davis began his journey immediately out of high school where he worked for City Year Columbus from 1995-1996 as a Corp Member. During Dr. Murray-Davis’ time with City Year, he, with his team, partnered with Hospitals and created Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum and educated over 3,000 middle school students on making positive non-violent life decisions.

Dr. Murray-Davis has always had a knack for at-risk individuals. He has served on various boards helping design strategies for at-risk individuals to help them become more responsible. Dr. Murray-Davis worked as head of the youth and young adult initiatives where he was responsible for hosting mentoring groups and rap sessions at schools in the community targeting gang members and at-risk youth. Dr. Murray-Davis created the “Taking Time to Heal Crime” Program, targeting gang members and at-risk youth. This program was created to reduce recidivism and crime among youth and adolescents in the Hilltop Area. He also worked with the Hilltop community crime block watch groups and the Columbus Police Department and strategic response bureau to help in the Hilltop Area, and ran groups and gang workshops in the Sullivant Gardens Recreation Centers. These workshops targeted both at-risk youth; adults and parents in Central Ohio.

Dr. Murray-Davis has worked with an organization to target the personal growth of youth and young people within the inner-city to promote positive experiences, exposure and life choices. Due to his work in Central Ohio, Dr. Murray-Davis received a certificate of appreciation from the Sheriff’s office for his work in the community specifically with the at-risk population and community work with youth and families.

Ms. Nicole E. Harris is a graduate of Columbus City Schools Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and The Ohio State University. A proud mother, a passionate advocate for the at-risk population and a firm believer of limiting the negative exposure of individuals, Ms. Harris serves as the Chief Operations Officer of At-Risk Enterprise, LLC. Ms. Harris has almost twenty years of experience working with the at-risk population through Secondary and Post Secondary education, non-profit case management, social services and through her personal journey as an at-risk individual. Authenticity is key when serving this population and throughout her experience, Ms. Harris has always kept the realities of life clear with those she serves and shows them alternatives to the current self-perspectives and societies lack of expectation. The realization that the face of the at-risk individual is non-descript and spans socio-economic and racial bounds is a reason Ms. Harris works passionately in the Central and Northern Ohio Area to provide opportunities for diverse exposure to young people who may otherwise not have access to these experiences and educate those who have but take for granted their blessings.

Ms. Harris has been actively involved in her Community Block Watch, an officer in the Northland High School STEM Parents Association and is a facilitating partner of the Adult Parole Authority Victim Awareness program.

Mr. Jerome DeCarlo II has worked with at-risk homeless teens for over ten years in the Central and Northern Ohio areas.

Keyword Descriptors

Media, Education, Environmental Trends, Generational Trends, Exposure

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 5:30 PM

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Building Motivation on False Information: Understanding the Environmental and Generational Affects on Family and Community

Harborside Center

Limiting the negative exposure of all the forms of media a child or youth is exposed to is essential to their success academically, socially and emotionally. Identifying community resources that can be provided to the family is important; however, drawing families to these resources can prove difficult and overwhelming. So, how can media be a resource? We will let you know how to use today’s trends to your advantage to benefit young people in high poverty areas.