PARKING: Behind the building. Few spaces in front. Some street parking. Additional parking across the street at Klune Industries.
A Training Program for Working with Children.
Beat the Odds integrates activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling to teach skills such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy and gratitude. It is inclusive, culturally relevant, and does not bear the stigma of therapy.
UCLA researchers have shown that Beat the Odds can significantly improve a spectrum of behavior problems in children, such as inattention, withdrawn/depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo. Click here to view the study published in eCAM in July 2010 While this program has been designed for use with elementary age children, it can be easily adapted to any population such as older children, families, and older adults.
Click here to view a one-year follow up study of mental health professionals in elementary and under-performing schools that were taught to use Beat the Odds.
Click here to view a video clip of the Rock the Rhythm: Beat the Odds project in collaboration with Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
Click here to view an excerpt from a documentary film about the Beat the Odds project in the context of the lives of underserved children in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Click here to view a brief summary of Beat the Odds for administrators and interested persons
While this program has been designed for use with elementary age children, it can be easily adapted to any population, including older children, families, and older adults. The program can serve a whole classroom at a time and is designed for delivery by school personnel or individuals without musical experience. Many mental health professionals and teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District have received training in Beat the Odds.
Remo Recreational Music Center in North Hollywood - an amazing refurbished warehouse stocked full of drums and percussion instruments, 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, CA 91605; (818) 982-0461.
for MFT & LCSW. Please note that there is a separate registration site on this website for those who wish to earn CEUs.
Curriculum materials, including companion CD, can be purchased separately at the event for $65 plus tax. Optional training DVD is $15 plus tax.
Drop-ins will need to pay an additional $5 to enroll.
Individuals who are unable to attend due to financial hardship may call 310-452-1439 to make other arrangements.
Bring: Drums will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack and beverage as there are no food sources immediately adjacent to the building. Curriculum materials will be available for purchase, so you may also wish to bring a credit card or check with you.
7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
North Hollywood, California 91605
Additional Contact: Call Mike, Ana, or Valeska at the REMO RMC 818-982-046