The Browne Center

April Newsletter

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April has been an exciting month as Tara Flippo, our Youth & Student Programs Director, released her first book, pictured above.

 Social and Emotional Learning in Action (SELA) is an easy to use source book facilitated by teaching and/or counseling practitioners primarily in school settings. 

The pedagogical basis for these lessons are shaped around the research findings of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), indicating that the inclusion of social and emotional development programs positively affect academic achievement.

We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months about training workshops supporting the book content! 

Wishing you all the best,

Pam, Mark, Tara, Jeff & Crystie






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StandUp May 2016


Designed to educate, train and engage student leaders to spearhead bullying prevention efforts at their schools, TAS-16 is an elite, two-hour program engaging them in breakout sessions facilitated by graduate students from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University.

Participants will receive program certification as peer leaders in bullying prevention. Certificates will be issued by MARC and STAND UP.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?• Students (grades 6-12) who represent diverse groups and interests.
• Student leaders who are motivated to create positive change in their schools. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:TAS-16 will train student leaders to:
• Identify challenges within their schools.
• Exchange ideas and approaches for dealing with bullying.
• Create and share student-led strategies and programming with their peers.We hope your school will take part in this very important program! School teams are made up of 10 students and must be accompanied by a supervisor. Schools may register up to three teams. Space is limited. This is a Free Program. Light refreshments will be provided and Free parking is available onsite.
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An intensive five-day course designed to help develop the competencies needed to facilitate consumer- and family-directed life planning

This course incorporates lecture, role-playing, action learning, and peer support to provide an interactive forum for participants to develop and practice effective group facilitation skills. The curriculum addresses theories of group development, offering experiential methods for process design, questioning and recording skills, and strategic planning.

Click Here for More Information and to Register



The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.