CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

10 Aug 2018

Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Correlates, Outcomes and Prevention

Available until: March 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM

This presentation will introduce attendees to the topic of adolescent dating violence. The latest research on prevalence, correlates and outcomes will be reviewed, as well as best practices for prevention. The presenter will also review key take-aways for health care providers, parents and educators.

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16 Aug 2018

Marijuana and Development of the Brain

Available until: March 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Please join visiting Neuroscientist from New York, Dr. Diana Dow-Edwards to learn about:

• Pharmacology and anatomy of endocannabinoid system
• What exogenous cannabinoids do to developing nervous system
• Mental health consequences of adolescent marijuana smoking

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26 Oct 2018

Tech Neck

Available until: December 31, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Are your teens and tweens spending endless hours on electronic devices? A phenomenon called Tech Neck
(yes... it's so prevalent, it's actually been named) is having detrimental effects on the posture and health of our youth! Our mission is to educate our community in prevention of postural related-problems with a grassroots approach.
The good news: Tech Neck is totally preventable with a proper awareness and understanding of what causes it, and some simple strategies to prevent it.

The workshop is brief, interactive and applicable to all ages.

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08 Nov 2018

Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop

Available until: May 8, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The RDSP is a program for those that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and are under the age of 60. There is up to $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds that can be collected until their 49th year. Come get all your questions answered about he Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan.

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09 Nov 2018

Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis

Available until: May 9, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Participants can expect to learn what clinical high risk of psychosis is, as well as what we know about conversion to psychosis. They will learn about symptoms that help identify young people at risk for psychosis. Finally, they will learn about our research group, how our projects might be helpful to them and their clients and how to refer to our program.

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09 Nov 2018

Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems

Available until: November 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Learning Objectives:
1. To learn about the Speaking OUT Special Report process, themes, recommendations and the next steps in this systemic advocacy effort.
2. To build on participants knowledge of supporting LGBTQ2S+ young people and to encourage action to improve their experiences and realities.
3. To hear from young people about what works, what doesn't and how things should change.

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13 Nov 2018

Restricted Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): How do they engage the brain?

Available until: May 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM

One of the lesser studied symptoms in ASD is restricted interests. In a series of studies conducted at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children's Hospital we asked: how does the brain respond to restricted interests? In this presentation I will talk about how we use techniques like electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain, and what the images we get tell us about how restricted interests are processed in the brain.

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15 Nov 2018

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families

Available until: November 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Objectives:
1. To learn about the difference between triggers/expectations, lagging skills and challenging behavior.
2. To understand the rationale for helping children and youth develop 5 common lagging skills for better adaptation.
3. To learn the advantages of collaborative vs. coercive approaches with children and youth.

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21 Nov 2018

Skills that Help the Brain Get Things Done: Improving Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents Part 2

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Executive functioning skills help the brain get things done in an organized and efficient way but what happens when a child or teen has difficulty in this area? Does your child often start an activity prior to hearing all the instructions? Have a hard time tolerating change? Have trouble knowing where to begin a big project? Or often underestimate time needed to complete a task? If so, strategies for improving executive functioning skills might be helpful. In this session you will learn how difficulties in executive functioning affect children and adolescents. You will also learn a number of strategies for helping your child or teen improve their skills.

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22 Nov 2018

Positive Parenting through Adolescence: Boundaries, Modelling, and Emotional Coaching for Teenagers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monsignor JJ OBrien School

Participants can expect to learn:

-How psychologists, doctors, and other health professionals study and intervene around areas of adolescent behavior and emotional responses
-How parents and teachers can use their own regular interactions to coach teenagers toward positive outcomes and results
-Relevant and recent research around brain development with regards to social media, video gaming, and online social interactions

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26 Nov 2018

A Family's Journey

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hull Services - Social Room

Objectives: To share the family experience of a child's mental illness and suicidality, and eventual recovery, through personal stories. For attendees to see the impact of illness on a family unit, and hear what makes a difference in working with youth and families. Questions and discussion welcomed.

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26 Nov 2018

Teenage Sleep Deprivation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Learn about common sleep disorders in teens, the causes of teenage sleep problems and the mental and physical effects
of sleep deprivation. How to improve teens’ sleep health? Join us and find out.

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29 Nov 2018

Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health *also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with an overview of nutrition in brain health, followed by practical ideas that can help foster better eating habits. The final topic will focus on the many dietary challenges in autism.

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29 Nov 2018

Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health *also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with an overview of nutrition in brain health, followed by practical ideas that can help foster better eating habits. The final topic will focus on the many dietary challenges in autism.

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04 Dec 2018

ADHD & Executive Functioning

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bert Church High School

The session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children's ability to manage their environments. The session will also explore the impact ADHD has on Executive Functioning and how it relates to managing everyday tasks, and meeting daily expectations at home and at school, including social, emotional, behavioural and academic demands.

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05 Dec 2018

Optimal Parenting in the First 2000 Days of Life

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the various areas of child development (e.g., physical health, social competence). Evidence shows that some children are not performing as well as others in these areas. I will discuss how engaging in sensitive and responsive forms of parenting can help children develop optimally. We will review video examples to illustrate when parenting behavior and communication could be strengthened to optimize child development.

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05 Dec 2018

Sexuality and Diverse Abilities

Noon - 1:00 PM

Are you a parent, caregiver or service provider of a child or teen with diverse abilities? Do you want to learn more about puberty and sexual development, healthy relationships, and personal boundaries? Sexuality is an important part of the overall wellness of all people. This workshop will give you practical tools and strategies to guide your child or teen through puberty and beyond and introduce resources to help build your comfort and skill in working with your child.

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05 Dec 2018

Cannabis and Calgary's Youth: How to help young people make an informed and responsible choice

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Marshall Springs School

The legalization of marijuana is here. As adults, we play an important role in supporting our City's youth in making smart decisions surrounding its use. To help you play this role successfully, we're inviting parents and mentors to learn more about its use, the effects on the young brain and changes in Federal and Provincial laws. This informative and engaging presentation focuses on facts and helpful strategies to help you start supportive conversations surrounding cannabis and its use with the young people in your life.

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05 Dec 2018

Not Prescribed: A Discussion about Prescription Drug Use and how to Support our Young People Today

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Genesis Place

This session will empower you and our community to understand the impact of prescription drug use on our youth, engage you in prevention techniques, how to recognize signs of use and equip you with a simplified conversation guide, how to respond and where to seek support. This session will enable and better support parent and caregivers to more confidently respond to the curious question “just asking for a friend!”

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06 Dec 2018

An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

This workshop will provide an overview of the Inclusive Post-Secondary (IPSE) model, promoting higher learning for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IPSE Team from the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University will be providing key information on the importance of collaboration, application processes/preparation and desired outcomes.

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06 Dec 2018

An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the Inclusive Post-Secondary (IPSE) model, promoting higher learning for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IPSE Team from the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University will be providing key information on the importance of collaboration, application processes/preparation and desired outcomes.

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06 Dec 2018

Sleep and your Toddler

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

Is your Toddler (16 months to 3 Years) refusing to go to sleep or waking up through the night? Is your Preschooler find the best ways to extend bedtime routine or waking up at the crack of dawn? Do you feel yourself getting stressed as bedtime approaches?

1. Sleep Basics for Toddlers and Preschool Aged children
2. Bedtime stalling
3. Early morning wakings
4. Dropping their nap
5. Bringing the fun back to bedtime

You will leave the session with some concrete ideas of how to address your child’s sleep issues. Brenda is passionate about this age group and knows first hand how difficult it can be.

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12 Dec 2018

Curious About Cannabis

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Learn about cannabis, youth, and the legalization of this drug. Tools and resources will be shared to support you and your family.

23 Jan 2019

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta- Community Education Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The Schizophrenia society of Alberta offers community education Presentations to educate our community on the disorder, its symptoms and what those living with it experience.

Community education Presentations are unique in that the program presenters are living with schizophrenia themselves, they share their personal experiences in order to combat the stigma around the illness, with the goal of creating a more inclusive and educated society.

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26 Feb 2019

Let’s Talk Mindfulness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Lake School

This session will outline and discuss the main concepts in mindfulness and how understanding the brain can improve self-regulation. Using a hands-on approach this session will teach skills related to these concepts. This session will discuss how the brain influences thinking, emotions and behaviour. Improved self-regulation can lead to better focus in school, better cooperation with others and improved self-awareness and self-control.


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26 Mar 2019

Let’s Talk Mindfulness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A.E. Bowers Elementary School

This session will outline and discuss the main concepts in mindfulness and how understanding the brain can improve self-regulation. Using a hands-on approach this session will teach skills related to these concepts. This session will discuss how the brain influences thinking, emotions and behaviour. Improved self-regulation can lead to better focus in school, better cooperation with others and improved self-awareness and self-control.


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02 Apr 2019

Understanding Adolescent Stress and Anxiety

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Manachaban Middle School

A discussion on anxiety and stress in adolescents; what it is, what it may look like, how you can help your youth. This session will teach attendees strategies such as mindfulness and relaxation, and will also provide resources that can support caregivers and their youth.

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07 May 2019

Cannabis, Addiction and Youth

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bow Valley High School

A discussion around how the new cannabis legislation has impacted youth and cannabis use frequency and trends. Harm reduction methods, Use Vs. Misuse and addictions resources will be presented.

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