ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) is based upon research conducted by the ARKGroup in cooperation with the University of Texas School of Public Health.
This ground-breaking research revealed a new paradigm for creating self-esteem in children. Rather than being a product of performance, high self-esteem is generated by a child's receiving unconditional love from an adult (parent, teacher, counselor, etc.) who is central in the child's life.
ARK helps adults learn how to discipline inappropriate behavior while still affirming the worth of the child. In enabling children and teens to value themselves in spite of their mistakes, it provides them with the ego strength to say "no" to negative peer pressure.
Our ARK for Schools curricula –is ARK FOR TEACHERS.
ARK FOR TEACHERS programming includes three separate programs: ARK for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, ARK for Elementary Teachers, and ARK for Secondary Teachers.
The ARK approach was developed by child-rearing author, speaker, and expert Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson, President and founder of the ARKGroup and has been used successfully for over 20 years throughout the United States.
ARK for Parents (and Caregivers) focuses on giving parents the support and tools they need in building deeply caring relationships with their children. The result is the development of children with a higher self-concept, a more positive outlook on life, more resilient, and better mechanisms for dealing with difficult situations. This award-winning program (“Texas Governor’s Award for Excellence in Programming”) is now available for purchase and use by individual families (see the ARK store).
Our ARK for Teachers curricula includes three separate programs: ARK for Pre-K and Kindergarten, ARK for Elementary, and ARK for Secondary. In schools, our professional development programs contribute to lower drop-out rates, higher academic performance, less propensity for school violence, less bullying, more productive classrooms, better connections between the students and teachers, and a more positive social/emotional school environment.
Additional exciting ARK programming includes ARK for Churches, ARK for College, ARK for Teens, ARK for Kids, ARK for Juvenile Justice Programs, and ARK for Prisons. ARK groups meet in schools, churches, neighborhoods, community centers... really anywhere! Visit our online store or contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744), or email the ARK Group so that you can find the right ARK series to meet your needs!
An exciting and effective way to utilize ARK's parent and teacher materials is in a small-group format where adults can problem-solve, peer mentor, and team-build in a confidential, relaxed setting. Here’s how the process works:
ARK groups meet in schools, churches, neighborhoods, community centers…really anywhere! Visit our online store or contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744), or email the ARK Group so that you can find the right ARK series to meet your needs!