Timothy Shoemaker M.S. has been featured on both the television and radio news. He was invited to appear on NBC’s Today Show, been a guest on internet podcasts and served as a contributor to several major publications. He has been an author, an editor and media consultant. Tim is a recently retired Police Sergeant with certifications as a SRO, DARE and LEAD officer. In 2009 he was named the N.J. State DARE Officer of the Year. In 2011 he was honored as the U.S. National DARE Officer of the Year. Today, Tim is the CEO of MpoweredParent LLC, where he serves as their Lead Instructor and School Consultant. A professional trainer, motivational speaker and school facilitator, Tim has presented to over 750,000 live audience members in the past five years alone. His keynotes encompass topics such as Raising Resiliency, Vaping Prevention, The Best Me is Drug Free, and several others. His prevention video, “I Believe”, has been seen and shared over 100,000 times on Youtube and his virtual programming has been used by dozens of school districts across the country. Tim is happily married to his college sweetheart, and is the busy father of two crazy teenagers. To learn more about Tim’s unique story, visit www.TimothyShoemaker.com.
This mind-blowing course blows the lid off of what may go down in history as the single greatest public health failure of modern times. What was once promoted as a healthy form of nicotine delivery marketed towards existing cigarette smokers, was soon blamed for causing severe pulmonary damage, dozens of sudden deaths and the debilitating addiction of millions of American teenagers. Instead of serving as an off-ramp for those addicted to nicotine, vaping now represents the single greatest on-ramp to recreational substance abuse and addiction on the planet. It is recognized as the fastest growing and most pervasive drug trend ever measured in the United States. As shocking as these circumstances are, perhaps more concerning is that the fact that this legacy was not likely an accident, but an intentional accomplishment for those seeking to strategically compromise the next generation of recreational drug users. Join our nationally acclaimed presenter, Timothy Shoemaker, as he reveals the sordid history of Team Nicotine's latest assault on America's most precious resource; our children. You will receive up to the minute intelligence on relevant literature, including the contents and effects of the latest vaping products. Students will explore the newest devices, and the newest drugs, that are being adapted to exploit the delivery system of thermally dehydrated e-juice. We will examine the short and long-term effects of popular vape-based drugs and consider where this industry appears to be heading in the near future. We will also examine effective intervention techniques, drawn from thousands of interviews conducted amongst current or recent vape users. Attendees should expect to leave fully intrigued by the history, informed by the intel and empowered by the inspiration to make an even greater difference in their own communities.
Perhaps the most misunderstood and elusive attribute of all, resiliency is the foundation upon which nearly all other attributes are built. Recent studies have shown that this essential human quality may be waning amongst the most recent generations of the American population. As anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide rates continue to set year-after-year record highs, many have been left searching for answers, searching for hope. Coaches, counselors, teachers, parents and mental health practitioners are struggling to manage the needs of an increasingly fragile population, while developing palatable strategies to strengthen the next. Join our nationally acclaimed presenter, Timothy Shoemaker, as he discusses the current commentary on this pressing issue. With observations relevant to the recent COVID Epidemic, and with fresh-off-the-streets experiences from schools across America, Tim shares his insights on the dilemma. An experienced emergency services supervisor, with a M.S. in Organizational Leadership, Tim brings forth many of the lessons he's learned over the years. He will also discuss observations gained through his experience mentoring teenagers over the past two and a half decades. Students should expect to experience an intriguing discussion of resiliency, with take-aways that can instantly be applied to their own lives, and their own opportunities for mentorship. Attendees will also be expected to contribute their own insight into how resilient strategies may be integrated into the evolving cultural atmosphere. Special attention will be given each individual's conspicuous role in the lives of others, and how that role could be subtly everaged to empower those around them. After all, COVID isn't the only thing that's contagious.
Studies indicate that up to 80% of 6th graders have cell phones and 70% of fourteen-year-olds are using social medial. Studies also show that cell phone and social media use are correlated to an alarming increase in the rate of failing mental health, obesity, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression and self-harm. Excessive screentime has been linked to poor sleep habits, declining attention span, reduced cognitive ability, impaired memory and retention faculties. Time on the smartphone has also been correlated to increased victimization by sexual predators, blackmail artists, confidence scams and identity thieves. In 2021, the United States Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to address the troubling trends, connecting teenage screentime to the failing mental health of our youngest generations. Also in 2021, the nation was shocked by whistle-blower testimony and leaked corporate documents exposing what appear to be the willful exploitation of America's teens by the major social media and Big Tech giants. In a modern "Big-Tobacco" moment, federal legislators lodged heart-breaking complaints and shared vivid testimony of those whom have been hurt, and those who have been lost, to the abuses of the Social Media machine. But the exposure of these harms brings to the forefront a dilemma that every parent, and every person must now explore for themselves; what price are we willing to pay for the convenience that Big Tech and Social Media offer? The apps are free, but for all too many, what they take is more than we can afford. Our nationally acclaimed presenter, Timothy Shoemaker, reveals what has been hiding in plain sight for nearly a decade. Cloaked within a mind-numbing array of user-oriented apps, platforms, SDK's and messaging services is a nefarious intent to exploit the vulnerabilities of the teenage mind, and weaponize our children's own weaknesses against them. Tim reviews the recent explosive testimony from Capital Hill and unveils ramifications that few parents, and seemingly no teenagers, appear ready to accept. Attendees will be expected to contribute their own observations, predictions and insights ,as potential solutions are proposed. Also included in this course is a review of personal privacy practices, and a demonstration of how white, black and grey-hat hackers routinely exploit the lax security practices employed by most cell phone users. Attendees will become familiar with proper device settings and useful tools, such as VPN's, Encrypted Mail, Authenticator Apps, Private Browsers, Cookie-Killers, 2FA and more