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HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol Training

in Orlando, Florida

 Remo Inc., the world's largest maker of drumheads in conjunction with Bethesda Children's Home, Lutheran Social Services of Meadville, PA announces that it will offer its second training for Health Rhythms Adolescent Protocol Facilitators April 29 - May 1, 2010 at the beautiful Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Research was conducted at Bethesda Children's Home in Meadville, Pa., a court-referred residential treatment facility. 52 adolescents participated in a structured recreational music making (RMM) protocol as part of their rehabilitation process. This strategy involves enhancements to the HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming protocol, essentially customizing it for use with at-risk youth populations. Study participants were comprehensively evaluated in the research study, which spanned more than a year.

 According to the study results recently published in the June issue of the medical journal, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, this Adolescent Health Rhythms protocol is a new, highly cost-effective strategy for empowering success with at-risk youth. Instrumental anger is the clinical term used to describe a delayed expression of emotion, including revenge or retaliation, such as what is believed to have precipitated the massacre at Columbine High School, often referred to as the Columbine Effect. According to principal researcher Barry Bittman, MD this groundbreaking study has demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the level of instrumental anger in addition to improvements in school/work performance and behavior toward others, with less depression, reactive anger and interpersonal problems than a control group who did not participate in the music making activities.

 This innovative approach builds on the HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming protocol and integrates counseling techniques for use with at-risk adolescents. Whereas the HealthRHYTHMS protocol can be used as a single session, the HealthRHYTHMS Adolescent Protocol is a 6 or 12 week series of steps.

The cost of the training April 29-May 1, 2010 at the beautiful Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is $500 per participant which does not include accommodations and transportation with limited space available. More information on this training can be obtained by calling Larry Dickson @ 814-724-7510 ext.227 or going directly to the Bethesda Children's Home website

 Professional counselors, social workers, educators, and other concerned individuals who are working with at-risk adolescents are encouraged to attend. This training will be especially helpful for professionals working with adolescents in residential treatment programs and in community centers.

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