Serving families and adolescents with counseling, mission trip experiences and boarding school programs designed to help individuals succeed, families thrive and communities prosper.

Upcoming Seminars and Classes

Crosswinds is pleased to offer the following interactive, educational seminars and classes as we seek to help individuals and families reclaim control, restore relationships and rebuild hope. Our seminars are informative, thought provoking and entertaining, as well as offering an emotionally supportive and interactive experience for those who attend. The seminars will offer effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s parents, educators, pastors and other professionals. The seminars are facilitated by our Therapists and or Family Coaches.

September 20, 2017

Communication 101

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

  • Presented by by Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist

Communication 101

Healthy communication basics

  1. Non-verbal vs. verbal communication
  2. Practical ways to actively listening
  3. 10 keys to effective communication (Be concise, don’t blame, be polite, etc.)

Expressing feelings

  1. Knowing when and how to be transparent/vulnerable with others
  2. Developing a better self-awareness

When, where, what, why, and how to communicate

  1. Putting it all together – practical steps to communicate better
  2. Discussion/Homework
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
September 27, 2017

Suicide: Enhanced Understanding, Improved Approach, Increased Hope

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/person – meal included.

  • Presented by Shannon Brady, M.S. – Therapist
  • This presentation brings awareness to several issues regarding suicide, including one's own reaction to risk suicide.
  • The presentation provides experiential activities to understand warning signs, protective factors, and approaches to people in deep, psychological pain.
  • Participants will have a greater understanding of how to approach those that are dealing with thoughts of suicide, how to manage the risk of suicide and how to help care for and support someone who has lost someone to suicide.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
October 04, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10/ person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

The incidence of grandparents raising their grandchildren on a full-time or part-time basis has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. This seminar will affirm the deep commitment and sacrifices grandparents make to raise their grandkids while addressing ways to cope with the social/emotional challenges parenting grandparents have.

Presented by Tim LaGro, M.A., LMHC Crosswinds Therapist

Join us for tips on:

  • How to nurture relationships within your family
  • Ideas on establishing routines
  • Techniques for maintaining expectations
  • Ideas on adapting to challenges
  • The importance of connecting to the community
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
October 18, 2017

Conflict Resolution

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

  • Presented by by Chad Eckert, M.A. – Certified Life Coach

Healthy Conflict Management

  • Bringing up the issue
  • How to work through the issue (taking appropriate breaks, apologizing, etc.)
  • Understanding one another’s point of view/perspective
  • Understanding one another’s conflict styles (avoidance, yielding, cooperation, etc.)

Compromising

  • Learning to give and take in the middle of conflict
  • Developing healthy goals in a relationship

How To Keep Calm

  • The value in self-awareness
  • Understanding your stress and the stress of others
  • Developing practical ways to soothe yourself and others

Next Steps

  • Practical applications
  • Discussion/Homework
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
November 07, 2017

The Experience of Grief

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10 per person – meal included.  Space is limited so make your reservations today! RSVP

  • Presented by Aubrey Garner M.A., LMHCA, Therapist
  • This seminar addresses how to assist yourself or others regarding the grieving process. This presentation includes an overview of grief, an exploration of loss, and experiential activities to process grief and loss.

Quotes from people who have attended one of our Grief Seminars:

  • "Informational, compassionate, caring, a special blessing to have heard." 
  • "Wonderful information not many have. Hard to get info like this - thank you!"
  • "I appreciated the gentle manner in which it was presented."
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
November 15, 2017

Parenting with Boundaries

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person – meal included. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

  • Presented by by Jim Stoppenhagen, B.S. – Family Coach
Parenting with Boundaries
For parents of pre-adolescent or adolescents
  • Learn why parents need to be "in charge"
  • Developing principles
  • Empowers and equips parents to succeed and to enjoy the adventure of these challenging years
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
December 06, 2017

Life coaching – How to Create Your Own Personal Vision Plan

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10 per person – meal included.  Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Presented by Chad Eckert, M.A. – Certified Life Coach

  • Participants will be introduced to the coaching model, explore their future vision and define a personal life mission and purpose.
  • Coaching can clarify your true identify, rediscover where you came from, why you are here, what you’re capable of and where you are going.
  • Want to understand and remember who you truly are and what your purpose is?
  • Participants will gain a better concept of the coaching model and work on a personal vision plan.

Quotes from people who have attended one of our Vision Planning Seminars:

  • "Made me stop and think about what I want out of life."
  • "This seminar helped me feel more focused with life in general and I earned approaches to use in  both my family and work setting."
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
January 17, 2018

Enhance Intimacy in Your Marriage

Enhance Intimacy in Your Marriage

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

  • Presented by by Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist
  • We will address physical and emotional intimacy.
  • How to connect and understand your spouse.
  • How to enhance your relationship through better understanding and connection.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
February 21, 2018

Effects of Trauma and Stress on Children

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

  • Presented by by Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist

Effects of Trauma and Stress on Children

  • Children may behave and react in maladaptive ways due to trauma and stress.
  • It is important to respond in a trauma-informed matter.
  • Understanding trauma will shift your approach, enhancing compassion and empathy.
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register
March 21, 2018

Forgiveness

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY YMCA 1305 Mariners Drive Warsaw, IN 46582. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so make your reservations today!

Forgiveness

Forgiving others is a vital but misunderstood process that is necessary for emotional, spiritual and relational health. This seminar is designed to answer four basic questions:
  • How do we get wounded?
  • Why should I forgive anyway?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • How do we forgive?
$10/person   |   6 - 8 pm Register