MAS Prevention

The MAS Prevention program offers a series of conferences and workshops given by experts in various fields, for the purpose of providing support to all the actors in the educational enterprise: parents, students and teachers, in order to jointly respond assertively to negative social conducts that may endanger the physical, mental or emotional health of the students.

Should you have any doubts regarding our guest speakers, times and/or dates, please do not hesitate to call us on 5658 4766 ext. 4221.

 

 2018-2019 MAS PREVENTION CONFERENCES 

 

THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY

RODOLFO TERCERO

Did you know that the second biggest cause of death among young people in Mexico is alcohol?

Our children are entering a stage of life in which going out to parties and gatherings are gradually becoming the theme of every weekend. Are they really prepared to go out? Are you familiar with the risks that they will be exposing themselves to?

This conference, which has proved to be a big hit throughout the Republic of Mexico and other countries alike, is not to be missed. The conference will tackle interesting topics that could help your child to take care of themselves.

 

MANAGING BOUNDARIES DURING ADOLESCENCE 

Mª DEL ROSARIO BUSQUET

Do you find it difficult to deal with your teenager’s bad habits? Do you worry about the way in which they make decisions? Have you asked yourself who they are turning into and do you feel like you no longer recognise your child? We will try to understand what motivates these changes, but furthermore we will look at the tools that we can learn to relate to them and to avoid damaging the relationship. Despite the fact that bad habits are inevitably a part of adolescence, we must learn to treat them as an important part of the educational processes involved with this stage of development. However, even more importantly, we cannot lose site of the fact that many of the decisions that our kids make at this stage can have repercussions for their adult lives. We must learn to accompany them, whilst at the same time learning to let them go. 

 

SELF-ESTEEM AND PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE

DEBORAH STEIN

Did you know that children can have all the necessary tools to be able to detect and prevent a possible sexual abuse? 

Some of these tools are: self-esteem and self-acceptance, the importance of differentiating between feelings that make us feel good and those that don’t, teaching children how to forcefully say ‘NO’, strengthening our affective bond to promote communication based on trust, helping them to differentiate between a good secret and a bad secret, etc. 

 

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT – WHEN VIOLENCE GETS MIXED UP WITH LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

TERE DÍAZ SENDRA

We build our identities based on our friendly, romantic, social and workplace relationships. But as the complex beings that we are, whilst we have the capacity to love, we are also able to hurt one another. In a society that privileges status, competition and power, it is easy to confuse abusive behaviours with caring and conscientious ones. This generates confusion and emotional damage to those who suffer from it. 

In this conference we invite you to:

  • Detect patterns of abusive behaviour
  • Recognise the causes behind it
  • Discern strategies to tackle it
  • Enable yourself to build healthy relationships

Good relationships are here to stay; the bad ones can take a hike! 

 

MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS: SHAPING THE BRAIN, ALLOWING IT TO FLOURISH

ALEJANDRO VELASCO (KAVINDU)

In this talk, we will share with you how we are implementing mindfulness and compassionate practices on your children at the Modern American School. We will also learn how you can support your children to cultivate their minds at home. Everything in life comes from external and internal conditions, but the internal conditions have a greater influence in the life of a human being. Among the most important internal conditions are the executive functions. It is because of these that we can pay attention, learn, create, play, develop skills, connect with others in a positive way, organise our lives, make decisions and face adversity with intelligence and sensitivity. One of the approaches that is becoming more and more popular for the development of these functions is the practice of mindfulness and compassion. Thanks to the abundance of scientific investigation backing it, schools in many parts of the world have begun to adopt and adapt it with great results. 

 

TANTRUMS, HOW TO MANAGE THEM EFFICIENTLY

VIDAL SCHMILL

Parents will learn diverse strategies to manage tantrums. The following points will be tackled:

  • Unifying concepts
  • Tantrums and adults’ mental health
  • Escape valves for anger 
  • Effective strategies against tantrums

 

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• RODOLFO TERCERO

A previous host of the House of Warner Brothers, he has dealt with artists and producers such as Kevin Costner, Frank Sinatra and Pierce Brosnan, just to mention a few.He spent 15 years working in the Baby’O club in Acapulco and was the manager for 5 of those years. Vice-president of the Association of Restaurants, Bars and Clubs of Acapulco, Member of the Marketing Committee of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Acapulco and Bar Consultant. An expert in alcohol addiction and the effects that this can have on both the mind and the body, endorsed by COMUTEM (the Mexican Community of Therapists), with extensive research into the myths and realities of alcohol and parties, as well as having various recommendations to his name. With more than 22 years of experience in the nightlife sector, he now works in association with foundations such as Latiendo por México (Beating for Mexico), FISAC (Foundation of Social Investigations), Fundación José Cuervo (The José Cuervo foundation), among others. Creator of LA FIESTA DEL SIGLO (the Party of the Century), a conference which has now been given to over 80,000 people in more than 14 states of the Republic of Mexico and 40 educational institutions, businesses, forums and theatres. 

The Honoris Causa Foundation, A.C has awarded him the Ibero-American medal for social prevention, awarded to the most distinguished in the areas of culture, health, tourism, art, philanthropy and peace culture, for their contributions towards creating a better world. 

 

• Mª DEL ROSARIO BUSQUETS
BA IN PSYCHOLOGY

Having studied psychology at the Anáhuac University, she then went on to specialise in Short-Term Family Therapy at the Mexican Institute of Short-Term Therapy. Subsequently, she began with Postmodern Therapy and the Management of Eating Disorders for the Campos Elíseos Group. 

Rosario has also been a school psychologist and has great experience in education, collaborating with Tanesque Educational Centre and as the director of the UNAM Educational Communication Department of the University Museum of Science and Art. She has a very active private practice which offers both family and individual therapy, as well as educational psychological evaluation. She specialises in working with families of children with neuropsychological differences and she also collaborates with a paediatric neurology clinic. 

 

• DEBORAH STEIN
BA IN BIOLOGY

Biology Graduate from the Autonomous Metropolitan University. Masters’ in science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She also has a Diploma in Human Sexuality from Dr. John Money, pioneer in the field of sexuality, and a Diploma in Creativity from I.C.R.E.T. She read a Masters in Sexual Education, therapy and gender at the Laguna University, Spain.  

She has participated in diverse workshops on child and teenage sexuality and has presented at diverse congresses on human sexuality, at both a national and international level. 

She has 33 years of experience giving courses to parents, children, teenagers and adults about sexuality, both within schools and privately. She has also trained preschool and primary teachers to integrate sexual education into everyday school life of children. 

She has collaborated in various news bulletins on channel 11, Project 40, Diálogos en confianza, TV Azteca and MVS to talk about subjects such as child sexuality and the prevention of sexual abuse in children.  

She is the author of the CD Why I want to Protect Myself, a resource designed to help children to detect and prevent possible sexual abuse. 

She is private consultant on subjects related to sexuality and child sexual abuse. 

 

• TERE DÍAZ
BA IN PEDAGOGY 

Graduate in Pedagogy from the Panamerican University, with a speciality in Personal Human Development, both of couples and families. She is also a Promotor of Group Human Development processes for the Family Human Development Centre, A.C. 

Masters’ in Systematic Family Psychotherapy, with a speciality in Couples Therapy from the Crisol Centre Institute for Psychosocial Investigations. 

Studies in Clinical Psychodynamics, in Individual Systematic Therapy and in Couples Therapy from the Latin American Institute of Family Studies (I.L.E.F). Specialist in Narrative Practices and in Attention and Prevention of Violence. Strategic business Coach for Rearrangements. 

She is an active member of the Mexican Family Therapy Association, the Association for Human Development ADEHUM and the Eating Disorders Association. Founding Associate of the S1ngular Concept and of La Montaña Psychotherapy. Author of various articles and co-author of the books Jealousy, Starting again and Do I stay or Do I go. 

 

• ALEJANDRO VELASCO (KAVINDU)

He has dedicated more than 25 years to the study and teachings of ‘Mindfulness’ or Full Awareness, as well as Unconditional Love Practices. The impact that these practices had on him inspired him to put his career as a composer on hold and to focus on developing a methodology that would allow everybody to access the power and benefits of Full Awareness. 

He was a member of a Buddhist Order for 10 years and was trained in the UK on all subjects related to meditation. He lived in a semi-monastic retreat in Spain for 3 years, where he studied and practiced the art of meditation. 

He is the author of the book Mindfulness: Meditation of Full Awareness. In 2005, he created a Meditation for Life programme for the Yoga Space school in Mexico City, of which he is cofounder. He leads workshops, courses and retreats in Mexico and Canada.    

 

• VIDAL SCHMILL
BA IN PEDAGOGY 

Pedagogue and specialist in human development. Experienced international conference speaker in countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in major cities of the Republic of Mexico. 

Director of the Family Secondary School, dedicated to improving the quality of education through school programmes for parents, educational counselling and workshops for children and young people in private schools of DF and throughout the country on Sexual Education, life projects and decision making. 

He is the director and editor of Applied Educational Productions, a publishing company specialising in educational outreach books. Author of the books: Intelligent Discipline in school, Learning to live together in School and Civics and Ethics Education 1 and 2 from the SEP. 

 

  • Ana and Thomas, huge congratulations on winning as part of the Mexico City team, the Mexican Mathematics Olympics for the second year in a row!

  • 3D PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION. The Modern American School has inaugarated the Exhibition ‘Dimensions in Nostalgia,’ by prof. Gerardo Alcalá. It is an exhibition of stereoscopic or three-dimensional photography, in which the illusion of profundity seems to correspond to an authentic reality, seen from a new perspective.
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  • For several years, the American Modern School has been coordinating conservation and environment care projects in its "MAS GOES GREEN" program. During the present school year, all assemblies are aimed at helping the students to become aware of the problems that environmental pollution represents and of the actions that we can all undertake to counteract it. One of the most serious environmental problems that our society is facing in recent years is e-waste or electronic waste. This is seriously affecting the planet. We invite you to participate in the "Reciclatrón", to be held on the 25th and 26th of October. During the day, we will be coordinating the collection of electronic and electrical waste at UNAM: "Tu Tienda UNAM", from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Working together we can make a difference! "

  • Final year Modern American School students, Juan Bobadilla and Santiago Peralta, are the creators of the short film "One out of five", which they entered into the Eco Film 2018 competition. Their work was selected as one of the 37 finalists, from a total of 3000 participants, and will be presented at the MIDE Museum next Sunday, October the 21st at 12:00pm. Congratulations, Juan and Santiago! "

  • Every year, our high school students create a spectacular “ofrenda” to the dead in the Modern American School. This year, the UNAM Language Centre in Canada has invited the School to join with them to commemorate this tradition through the installation of an Altar of the Dead. Students and teachers will travel to Quebec, Canada to set up an altar and a flower carpet in honour of Frida Kahlo, Leonard Cohen and Jean Dellaire. We are so proud to continue internationally sharing a tradition that so very Mexican and that is so much ours. The offering will remain open until November the 2nd . If you live nearby, do not miss it! | Inauguration: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Exhibition Centre Villa de Gatineau, "Maison du Citoyen"
    Address: 25 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 4C8, Canada

  • We congratulate Raúl Abraham Castro Corona (Generation 2011) for his outstanding participation in the G20 youth meeting, held last August in Argentina. Abraham was one of the two Mexicans, chosen from hundreds of candidates, to participate in this forum known as Youth 20. The Y20 is a forum of youth representation that contributes to the work of the G20, made up of the main economies of the world and that meets annually in a different venue. On this occasion, it will meet in Argentina in order to debate policies relating to economic global governance. "

  • ¡Viva México!

  • In 1996, the Modern American School started a social work project with final year high school students from the humanities sector. The project came about thanks to the dedication and commitment of the teachers Lourdes Chávez, Romeo Tello and Isabel Arregui. From the very beginning, one of the project’s primary objectives was to raise awareness among future graduates of the importance of recognising other realities existing within our country. From this moment on, a close link was formed with the Telesecundaria “Tetsijtsilin”, located within the Cuetzalan municipality, Puebla. | 1of4

  • Every year, as a result of the diverse activities organized by our students, the Modern American School makes donations to the Telesecundaria, both in cash and in kind. With the help of these donations, the school has been able to improve in terms of both the level of education and its facilities. The improvement has been such that nowadays the school works with more than 350 students. Among the diverse spaces that have been added to the Telesecundaria we have: classrooms built with limestone and reinforced concrete slabs, a mushroom farm, a butterfly house, an apiary, a library, and a senior management facility. As well as this, the contributions have helped towards increasing the bibliographical and technological resources. | 2of4

  • In the last two years, a bioclimatic building has been added to the list of projects. This building contains restrooms, showers and washing facilities, all of which has considerably improved the sanitation and hygiene of the Telesecundaria students. The building, designed by the Architect Fernando Trigo, is built from bamboo and limestone. Both materials are endemic to the Puebla mountains making the building 100% sustainable as it functions with rain water and solar energy, as well as processing waste to make compost and biogas. | 3of4

  • What began as a promising initiative, is today a fundamental part of our students’ comprehensive training. Cuetzalan constitutes a multidisciplinary project through which, with hard work and dedication, the students can realize their own strength and potential to make a change in their own environment, with the use of compromise and responsibility. | 4of4

  • On Saturday the 28th of August, the 1968 generation met to celebrate their 50 year graduation anniversary in what was a fabulous event. Forty ex pupils met to chat, remember and dance until midnight. Everyone dressed in black and white, reminiscent of their graduation photo from Primary Six. Congratulations and may there be many more future celebrations!

  • Welcome to the new school year 2018-2019!

AVISO DE PRIVACIDAD

Acepto expresamente términos y condiciones de este AVISO DE PRIVACIDAD

Aviso de Privacidad. Por este conducto el(los) Padre(s) del alumno(a) correspondiente (en adelante conjuntamente el(los) Padre(s) y el alumno(a) como el "Titular" expresamente autorizan a la ESCUELA MODERNA AMERICANA, S.C. (en adelante "MAS") con domicilio en Cerro del Hombre Número 18, Colonia Romero de Terreros, Delegación Coyoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Código Postal 04310, para que MAS, obtenga, use, almacene, disponga, tenga acceso y adicionalmente transmita y transfiera a cualquier autoridad y/o institución, especialmente de carácter educativo incluyendo para el ejercicio de sus atribuciones y por cualquier medio conocido o por conocerse incluyendo sin ser limitativo impreso y/o electrónico, los datos personales del Titular, incluyendo en su caso datos personales sensibles, en el entendido de que el presente Aviso de Privacidad también puede versar y tratar sobre los mismos (en adelante conjuntamente incluyendo en su caso los datos personales sensibles como los "Datos Personales").

El tratamiento de los Datos Personales del Titular queda sujeto a todo lo siguiente:

1. Su autorización será revocable por el Titular de conformidad con las disposiciones aplicables en la Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares (en adelante la "Ley"). En caso de revocación, el Titular libera de responsabilidad a MAS sobre la consecuencia y causas de dicha revocación.

2. Se llevará a cabo y hará con las siguientes finalidades, para que MAS pueda: facturar y llevar a cabo sus procesos administrativos; cumplir con las obligaciones de MAS derivadas de cualquier relación contractual que tenga o llegue a tener con el Titular; generar y respaldar información con respecto a su matrícula escolar; llevar a cabo monitoreo y estadística; informar al Titular de cambios en materia educativa y administrativa; contactar al Titular, en especial en casos de emergencia; y pueda cumplir con todas las leyes, reglamentos, ordenamientos, circulares, decretos y directivas aplicables, especialmente relacionados en materia educativa y en relación con el alumno(a).

3. Se llevará a cabo por todo el tiempo que sea necesario para que MAS pueda cumplir a cabalidad con las finalidades referidas en 2 anterior.

4. Se llevará a cabo por MAS y las siguientes personas: sus socios, administrador(es), gerente(s), empleado(s); apoderado(s), sus consultor(es) y/o proveedores de transporte escolar.

Se establece que los Datos Personales constituyen información confidencial del Titular. Por tanto, MAS acuerda mantener todos y cada una de los Datos Personales en estricta confidencialidad y se obliga a no divulgar ni revelar los Datos Personales a personas distintas a las señaladas y/o permitidas en el presente aviso sin contar con el previo consentimiento otorgado por el Titular. MAS tomará las medidas razonables para evitar la divulgación de los Datos Personales a terceros de manera diversa a la permitida mediante el presente Aviso de Privacidad, como por ejemplo, restringir el acceso a los Datos Personales a determinadas personas.

La obligación de confidencialidad no será aplicable a: (i) información que sea del dominio público, que sea pública o que obre en fuentes de acceso público como dicho término se define en la Ley; (ii) información que resulte evidente, incluyendo para un técnico en la materia; (iii) información que previamente a su divulgación ya obre en poder de MAS o de cualquiera de las personas a que se refiere el numeral 4 anterior o haya sido desarrollada independientemente por MAS o por dichas personas; (iv) información que deba ser divulgada por disposición legal, orden judicial o de autoridad competente.

El Titular de los Datos Personales tendrá el derecho de acceso, rectificación, cancelación u oposición de conformidad con lo dispuesto por la Ley. Para hacer efectivos estos derechos, el Titular de los Datos Personales deberá seguir el procedimiento que se describe a continuación: (a) la solicitud de acceso, rectificación, cancelación u oposición deberá hacerse por escrito y dirigirse a ESCUELA MODERNA AMERICANA, S.C., domicilio en Cerro del Hombre Número 18, Colonia Romero de Terreros, Delegación Coyoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Código Postal 04310 y (b) la solicitud deberá contener y acompañar lo siguiente: (b.i) el(los) nombre(s) del Titular y domicilio(s) u otro medio para comunicarle la respuesta a su solicitud; (b.ii) los documentos que acrediten la identidad o, en su caso, la representación legal del Titular; (b.iii) la descripción clara y precisa de los Datos Personales respecto de los que se busca ejercer alguno de los derechos antes mencionados; (b.iv) cualquier otro elemento o documento que facilite la localización de los Datos Personales; y (b.v) en su caso, las modificaciones a realizarse y aportar la documentación que sustente su petición. MAS comunicará al Titular, en un plazo máximo de veinte días naturales contados desde la fecha en que recibió la solicitud correspondiente debidamente integrada, la determinación adoptada, a efecto de que, si resulta procedente, se haga efectiva la misma dentro de los quince días naturales siguientes a la fecha en que se comunica la respuesta al Titular. De conformidad con lo establecido en la Ley, los plazos antes referidos podrán ser ampliados una sola vez por un periodo igual, siempre y cuando así lo justifiquen las circunstancias del caso.

El presente Aviso de Privacidad podrá ser modificado mediante un simple aviso por escrito y/o electrónico que MAS dirija al Titular de los Datos Personales con por lo menos treinta días naturales de anticipación a la fecha efectiva de la modificación. En el caso en que el Titular de los Datos Personales no esté de acuerdo con las modificaciones, éste tendrá el derecho de oposición en los términos anteriormente descritos. De no presentarse oposición durante los treinta días naturales señalados anteriormente o si la oposición resulta infundada, las modificaciones a este Aviso de Privacidad cuando no versen sobre datos personales sensibles se tendrán por aceptadas para todos los efectos legales a que haya lugar. No será necesario el procedimiento anterior cuando las modificaciones consten en acuerdo por escrito firmado o cuando medie consentimiento por el Titular de los Datos Personales.

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