Community Education for Parents, Teachers, and Youth Mentors

College Affordology 101

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 5:30-7:30PM

Do you want to stay on the right side of the fine line between a financially beneficial college experience and a tragically average one? In this eye-opening and informative workshop, Al Anderson gets to the heart of the growing tuition problem and will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to tackle it. In this event you will learn to develop personal decision filters to ensure your choices lead to an affordable and beneficial higher education. Along the way you will acquire dozens of insights, practical strategies, and resources to help boost the end result of obtaining your college degree without massive debt. Learn more at:

Guest Presenter: Alan Anderson, CFP®

Alan is an investment advisor representative of Yavapai Financial Planning, LLC, an Arizona registered investment advisor firm. There is no relationship between Yavapai Financial Planning, LLC and CollegeAffordology. CollegeAffordology is not a registered investment advisor firm and does not provide advisory services.

Special thanks to Schutte & Hilgendorf for sponsoring this event!  Schutte & Hilgendorf, a Prescott CPA firm, is a full service professional accounting firm that specializes in audit, accounting, and taxes for individuals, companies, non-profit entities, homeowner’s associations.


How to Talk Teenager 

 October 2nd, 2017 at 5:30PM

This workshop will focus on the biological, bonding, and social conditions that are necessary for positive communication exchanges! A greater understanding of the teenage brain, and nervous system will be fostered. With this nuero-biological foundation the exploration of how to more deeply connect with your teen will begin. Join us to jumpstart your learning of the new way to speak your teenager’s languages of connection!

Guest Presenter: Stasia Rivera, MA, SEP

Stasia is a Prescott, Arizona native who is passionate about creating a recovery platform that strongly enhances long-term sobriety. She received her undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University, and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College. Stasia is a professionally trained Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) therapist that enjoys working with various degrees of nervous system dysregulation, addiction, and trauma.

Body Talk with your Teenage Daughter 

 November 6th, 2017 at 5:30PM

1 in 3 teenage girls are withdrawing from classroom debate because the don’t want to draw attention to the way they look.*
1 in 5 girls will fail to show up to class at all on days they don’t feel good about themselves.*
When it comes to exams, if teenage girls perceive themselves as not “thin enough” on any particular exam day, they will score a lower grade point average than their peers who are not concerned with their looks.*
Teenage girls disproportionately struggle with body image and eating disorders, usually leading to a decrease in grades and self esteem. How do we, as parents, teachers, or mentors, best support the teenage girls in our lives? How do we talk to teenage girls about their bodies in a healthy, non harmful way? This workshop will explore teenage body image and how to best support the teenage girl in your life to gain the tools she needs to succeed.

Guest Presenter: Victoria Abel, MA, MNT, CAN

Victoria has been in the field of addiction and recovery since 1992, having received her first Masters and working in dual diagnosis treatment centers. After her daughter’s critical illness was healed through a change in diet, her interest in food escalated. After completing a nutrition degree she combined her years as an addiction therapist and her passion for nutrition and creativity. She now consults at many treatment centers as well as one on one nutrition therapy with clients. She also is the nutrition therapist for partners for integrated cancer therapies. She provides nutrition information for patients fighting cancer and other diseases. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her now very healthy daughter.


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