EVERY program is dedicated to building on what kids are learning at home. These lessons are designed for parent/child discussion. Discussing the lessons and what the kids learn in class or camp is highly encouraged.
IPC is a stand alone program and does not subscribe to any agenda, religious, class based, or otherwise. All IPC programs are made for ANY and all type of child.
These are your kids - you are their caregivers, their sounding boards, at times (in their minds at least) their mortal enemy. But above all you are their advocates and their guides. Although they are yours, they are precious to me. I appreciate the opportunity to work with them and get to know them.
~ Deborah Antich, IPC Founder and Facilitator
F A Q
Where did you get the idea for IPC? I have volunteered and worked with children for over 15 years, starting HOLOGRAM (non profit) in October of 2015. I thought, what can I do to make a difference? Confidence and understanding their own self worth is something any kids could use more of. Understanding key elements about themselves, their gifts and strengths, their part in the community are all important. So I created IPC to help kids learn something about themselves as individuals, as well as their importance in the community. When I started teaching the program a funny thing happened, parents started telling me, "I wish something like this had been available when I was a kid." and "I wish there was a way to share this information with my company, some of my co-workers could really benefit from this!" These comments and requests led to several adaptations of the Handbook - Resilience and Recovery, a Soccer Program and several presentations that utilize Unstitching - the process of flipping the Trauma Addicted Mind.
What makes IPC different from other programs? IPC is a very personal experience that is different every time. The size of the group, overall feel and attitude of the group really is the deciding factor of the direction each session takes. Some groups are laid back, some require more direction. Some participants don't want to open up, and some I can't get to shut up!! Each participant walks away with real tools they can use in all aspects of life, career, social and personal. IPC shows each participant what tools they personally have available to them, and how to apply them in any given situation. Everyone walks away with their own individual understanding of their personal worth.
Even though they are all different, my top priority in each program is that everyone is heard, respected, respects others and learns to work together. Lessons are presented in an interesting way that everyone can connect with and relate to. Although some of the safety and observation lessons present difficult situations, none of them are presented in a fearful or scary way. On the other hand, nothing is sugar coated. I speak to and connect to everyone on their level - be it elementary or corporate - with language and scenarios that are easy to understand and appropriate tools that apply to that situation.
We would like for you to come to us, but we aren't sure what kind of program we are looking for. Do you work with organizations to create a presentation specific to our needs? YES. IPC programs can be tailored for the needs of your group. Please contact IPC using the contact for below.
My organization would like to have you speak at an event. Do you do that? Yes. Please contact me through the form below or by phone at 512-496-4284.