My Approach to Helping
Jim connects with Children, Teenagers & Young Adults:
Video games on a 7 foot screen, Dolby Digital Surround Sound & Popcorn. He is also competes in a Car Club and shares pictures of his track events and trophies in the office. Jim uses humor as well since he had two Teen Comedy Clubs & Dance clubs, and used these clubs to build teens confidence, speaking and acting skills and published several sketches performed in his clubs with Youth Specialties.
He meets students for lunch, coffee, smoothies, a driving range, play basketball, throw a football or baseball or most anything to connect with students.
He also had a Skateboard Team with corporate sponsors, built a half pipe, ramps, quarter pipes, fun boxes, rail slides, and more. Jim utilizes a Ropes Courses, climbing walls and team building games for Day Camps, and Summer Camps.
Specialized Counseling Skills: Jim West has clients drive from all over the state of Florida, from Georgia and the Bahamas and helps with vitamins and diet in most cases for ADHD, ODD, Defiance, Anxiety, Selective Mutism & Bipolar.
Local and National TV & Radio: Jim is a child, teen, college student & family expert the media asks Jim to provide advice on TV & Radio including Daily Buzz, Fox, ABC, NBC & more.
School Consultations & Staffings: Jim has been invited to provide consultation to several private and public schools in the state of Florida. Some local schools include: Lake Highland Preparatory, First Academy, Pinecastle Christian Academy, Ocoee Elementary, Clarcona Elementary, Foundation Academy, etc. His consultations include conflict resolution, accommodations for ADHD, character building, student retention, and school improvement programs. He is an advocate for students with their IEP or Individualized Education Plan & 504 Plans.
International Communicator: Jim has been invited to speak for private school accreditation boards over the past 6 years including ACSI, Childrens Home Society, National School Social Workers & FACCS. He has spoken to thousands of teachers over the years and influenced private schools to provide special programs for students with learning disabilities, and accommodations for ADHD.
Retreats: Jim provides retreats for schools as well to help students resolve conflicts and repair past hurts.
Summer Camps since 2004 incorporating a Challenge Ropes Course and Equestrian program has helped students mature significantly, socially and emotionally, increase confidence, become calmer, more compliant, improved leadership skills,and a more positive influence on their peers.