CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

26 Feb 2021

Bullying and ASD

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Bullying, or peer victimization, is an unfortunate and common experience of those on the spectrum. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of how bullying is currently described, its frequency regarding those on the spectrum, and its impact. Strategies to address these concerns will also be discussed.

01 Apr 2021

A Parents’ Guide to Tackling Stress, Anxiety, and Mood: Using CBT Skills to Support Your Children and Yourself

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a well-established way of reducing anxiety, stress, and low mood in adolescents and adults. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to implement practical CBT strategies to support your children and teens in managing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Tools to support parent well-being will also be included in this presentation. By the end you should feel you have strategies that will help you help your kids!

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01 Apr 2021

Friend or Foe? How to create healthy relationships with digital devices in the family

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon


With the multitude of changes that have occurred in the last year, families are stuck at home and spending a lot of time with their digital devices (e.g., video games, phones, tablets). Parents especially have become concerned about how much time their children and adolescents spend facing a screen, whether it’s on TikTok or playing Fortnite. Some parents may be left wondering, “Are my kids addicted? What do I do? How will this affect them?” Learn from our experts, Tanya Mudry and Jezz Stone, on how to manage the increased use of screens/digital devices from a relational and family perspective. In this presentation, they will discuss tips for families to consider when developing healthy relationships with digital devices.

01 Apr 2021

Nurturing stability in the face of uncertainty

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon


Families are faced with a variety of challenges due to COVID-19, which can increase relational strain, stress, and anxiety.

With everchanging transitions like school, seasons, and new rules to follow, teens may be feeling some added pressure to adapt.

In this presentation, we discuss supportive tips and considerations for supporting your family under stress, fostering healthy relationships, and nurturing stability when in the face of uncertainty.

Q & A will be addressed throughout the presentation

Jezz Stone is a registered provisional psychologist and PhD candidate in counselling psychology in the Werklund School of Education, with specialized training in family therapy and group facilitation (ADHD, social-emotional/behavioural regulation, and parenting). Outside of her counselling practice, Jezz is involved in research focused on supporting the relational recovery of critical care survivors and their families. Her master’s research focused on mother’s experiences of communicating to their children about the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, which has informed her current dissertation research on familial experiences of COVID-19.

Dr. Tanya Mudry is a registered psychologist and assistant professor of counselling psychology in the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education. She supervises and trains counselling psychology students, practices family therapy at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre, and has a small private practice. She has specialized clinical training in child and adolescent mental health and family therapy. Tanya’s research and writing have focused on family therapy, excessive behaviours, addiction and recovery from addiction, and relational recovery of critical care survivors and their families.

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01 Apr 2021

Part 1: Specific Learning Disorders with Impairment in Reading: What Parents and Teachers Should Know

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Summary/Objectives:

1. Understand the core components of a Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in Reading
2. Inform parents and educators about the referral and testing process for psychoeducational assessments
3. Learn about specific evidence-based resources to help students, families and school personnel teams navigate student's unique academic challenges

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01 Apr 2021

Part 2: Specific Learning Disorders with Impairment in Written Expression: What Parents and Teachers Should Know

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Summary/Objectives:

1.Understand the core components of a Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in Written Expression
2.Inform parents and educators about the referral and testing process for psychoeducational assessments
3.Learn about specific evidence-based resources to help students, families and school personnel teams navigate student's unique academic challenges

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01 Apr 2021

Part 3: Specific Learning Disorders with Impairment in Mathematics: What Parents and Teachers Should Know

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Summary/Objectives:

1.Understand the core components of a Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in Mathematics
2.Inform parents and educators about the referral and testing process for psychoeducational assessments
3.Learn about specific evidence-based resources to help students, families and school personnel teams navigate student's unique academic challenges

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01 Apr 2021

Putting Stress Under the Microscope: Parenting Stress and Its Relationship to Parenting

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon


Saturday morning presentation!

Parenting is rewarding, but is no easy feat. This presentation will focus on the parenting role and will discuss parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and a specific type of stress, known as parenting stress. New lines of research, children's social and emotional development, and parenting strategies will also be covered, with the overall goal of supporting parents' parenting experiences.

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01 Apr 2021

That Kid, Your Child, My Student (Parent Version)

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Amy Murray, Principal of Early Childhood Education at the Calgary French & International School and author of the blog http://missnightmutters.com, has collaborated with MORE and CES to transform her world-renowned blog on Dear Parent: About that Kid … into a 6-minute video presentation. The purpose of this module is to share with parents what teacher confidentiality is from a teacher’s perspective. Reflection questions are provided at the beginning of this presentation, and as a download, for you to consider how confidentiality impacts teachers, parents and students.

01 Apr 2021

Children and Parenting After Separation: Developing Parenting Plans

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

Parenting plans are agreements, court orders and arbitrator awards that set out the rules for how separated parents will care for their children and share their children’s time. This webinar will talk about separated parents can work together to develop parenting plans that are good for children. We'll talk about parenting plans for parents in high levels of conflict and parents in low levels of conflict, some of the important things to include in parenting plans and some considerations that will minimize children's exposure to their parent's conflict.

01 Apr 2021

Children and Parenting After Separation: Hearing the Voice of the Child in Family Law Disputes

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

This webinar is about how children’s views and preferences can be heard when family law problems are being resolved in court and out of court. We will talk about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, how the Convention gives children the right to be heard, and the research on the benefits to children and parents when children are heard. We will also talk about the strengths and weaknesses of hearing the voice of children through parenting assessments (also called custody assessments and bilateral reports), through shorter views of the child reports and through other options.

01 Apr 2021

PPD 101 – What you need to know about Perinatal Mood Disorder

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon

The focus of this presentation will be on discussing the range of the Postpartum experience and all that it can encompass. Focusing on what to look for, how to create space to speak about it, and to spend some time discussing how to support yourself, or a loved one, where this may be a concern. This discussion can never happen too early or too late, and all are welcome to join, wherever you happen to be on your prenatal/postpartum journey.

07 Apr 2021

Slaying “Examaphobia” How students can approach tests with more confidence and strategies

Available until: March 31, 2022 - Noon


Youth welcome to participate.

Learn how to understand “exam anxiety” as well as strategies to better address stress and improve performance.

This webinar will help us understand how some students often become very stressed and overwhelmed around taking exams. As a mental health clinician and MRU professor who has taught courses in optimal learning strategies, our presenter, Kathy Jarrell is ideally suited to take on this topic. Kathy will address mental health aspects along with practical study and test-taking strategies for students and those who support them.

Let’s take a little time to learn how to learn and slay the dreaded “Examaphobia” dragon!

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13 Apr 2021

Let me triple check that: Childhood Perfectionism and Bossing Back OCD

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


This session offers an overview of child and adolescent perfectionism and how intrusive thoughts around “getting it right” can impact a child’s academic and social abilities. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy technique of Exposure and Response Prevention for parents and/or school personal to help children and/or adolescence to fight back against their obsessive-compulsive symptoms will be discussed along with:
Background information on what Perfectionism and OCD is
Ability to notice signs of perfectionistic tendencies within your child
An understanding of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Fun and exciting ways to tailor ERP to children/adolescence

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14 Apr 2021

Building Resiliency in Children

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


During the presentation, a description of stress in its various forms is provided as well as practical means to develop skills that help reduce stress in children and youth. There is an emphasis on connection and promoting buffering relationships so we can diminish the impact of toxic stressors by converting them to tolerable stressors. Brain and physiological mechanisms will be introduced and integrated into the discussion of stress and relationships.

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20 Apr 2021

Easier Than You Think –Workshops for Parents and Natural Supports: Parents of 0-11-year-old kids

10:00 AM - Noon

This session will be best suited for parents of children aged 0-11 years old.

The Easier Than You Think programs provide interactive learning to parents on how to communicate with their children on topics related to sexuality and sexual wellness.
Research by SEICUS shows that kids want to hear from their parents about not just sexual activity, but also about love, values, and relationships. This program will provide you with tools to have those important and meaningful conversations with your kids throughout their childhood and teen years.

After participating in this program, parents can expect:
• To feel more comfortable & confident talking with their children about sexuality and relationships.
• To practice basic strategies to effectively communicate with children about sexuality and relationships.

This session will be best suited for parents of children aged 0-11 years old
In this workshop we will reflect, explore, and gain tools to build, grow and maintain your family’s conversations on topics of sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. Topics include language, boundaries, consent and answering questions.

** This presentation is being delivered via Zoom. Please register within the attached poster.**

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21 Apr 2021

Secrets Mothers Keep – Let’s Talk About Postpartum Scary Thoughts

10:30 AM - Noon

The focus of this presentation will be on discussing a specific struggle that can occur during the Perinatal Period, called Scary Thoughts. The material presented will be from the book, “Dropping the Baby and other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts of Motherhood” by Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel. I will be breaking down what Scary Thoughts are, how to recognize them, how to cope with them, and when to access professional supports.

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21 Apr 2021

Anxiety in the Classroom: strategies and approaches to supporting anxious students

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you a parent, educator, or supportive adult in a child’s or youth’s life? Do you want to better support them in moments when anxious thoughts and feelings are getting in the way of their learning or academic performance?

Learn ideas and strategies around how to help children and youth cope with anxious thoughts and feelings that add to the difficulties in their school days or homework nights. Jory has been a clinical social worker and clinical supervisor for 15 years in the area of school-based mental health and is very familiar with the reality that saying “Don’t worry about it” is more often a hopeful wish than a successful intervention for an anxious child. With a mix of proactive and “in the moment” interventions, this webinar will provide ideas and approaches that will add to the helping adult's toolbox when they are faced with the task of helping a child cope with those worries.

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22 Apr 2021

ADHD & Executive Functioning with Covid-19 Considerations

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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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26 Apr 2021

Understanding the Brain and Stress

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation will focus on increasing knowledge of brain development, brain functioning, the stress response system, the impact of trauma on the brain, and ways to increase functioning in the context of caregiving relationships. The lens from which these topics will be discussed is from Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model. This presentation will aim to increase caregiver compassion, flexibility and confidence.

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27 Apr 2021

Easier Than You Think –Workshops for Parents and Natural Supports: Parents of 12-18-year-old kids

10:00 AM - Noon

This session is aimed for parents of 12-18-year-old kids.

The Easier Than You Think programs provide interactive learning to parents on how to communicate with their children on topics related to sexuality and sexual wellness.
Research by SEICUS shows that kids want to hear from their parents about not just sexual activity, but also about love, values, and relationships. This program will provide you with tools to have those important and meaningful conversations with your kids throughout their childhood and teen years.

After participating in this program, parents can expect:
• To feel more comfortable & confident talking with their children about sexuality and relationships.
• To practice basic strategies to effectively communicate with children about sexuality and relationships.

** This presentation is being delivered via Zoom. Please register within the attached poster.**

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28 Apr 2021

Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers

10:30 AM - Noon

Highly sensitive teens are often misunderstood by parents and teachers as they often have stronger emotional reactions. In this presentation, learn why this happens, and the necessary tools required to help these teens manage their emotions so they don't become derailed.

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29 Apr 2021

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth: A Workshop for Parents and Family Members

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will support parents and caregivers to create a more inclusive family environment. Deepen your understanding of the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and discuss the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia on LGBTQ2S+ children and youth. Participants will also gain practical tools and skills to support their LGBTQ2S+ family members and friends.

** This presentation is being delivered via Zoom. Please register within the attached poster.**

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03 May 2021

From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents have a role to play in helping children establish good homework habits. Parents also play a critical role in building healthy school attitudes and effective home/school communication. Being responsible is more than just doing what you're told; it involves problem solving and decision making. Children are not born responsible; parents must teach the skills to their children. Children need to learn that their actions have consequences, good and bad and that it is their choices and decisions that largely determines what that consequence will be. They also need to learn from the consequences so that they can be a part of any solution that is required if their choices result in a need to "fix" things.
In this workshop, Parents will learn:
What role they play in teaching their child responsibility
The 3 parts to responsibility
Ways to encourage children to become responsible for themselves and their chores
How and when to start giving children chores and some age appropriate chores
Should we pay children to do chores?
Whose problem is it if the chores aren't completed?
Tips on setting up a family chore chart?

03 May 2021

"All of my coping strategies went out the window": How neurodivergent individuals and their caregivers are coping during the pandemic

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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04 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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05 May 2021

Understanding Teen Mental Health & Wellness

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone has mental health, teens included. This workshop will provide information to help parents and caregivers understand and support positive mental health for youth in their teen years. Learn to distinguish between normal feelings and behaviour of young people, and signs and symptoms of mental health concerns and issues. Relevant school and community resources will be shared.

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06 May 2021

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

10:30 AM - Noon

Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.
At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

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06 May 2021

Emerging from the shadows - recognizing signs of mental distress in our children and youth as we navigate through the pandemic and beyond

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Overview on current mental health trends seen in children and youth, we will share universal approaches and an introduction to some easy screening tools parents can review and implement. The session will review the mental health impacts of the last 18 months - what physicians have seen and what is still emerging. Participants will learn to recognize normal distress reactions, including physical signs of emotional stress, when further assessment is needed and the importance of early detection. It will also explore who to turn to for more information and support. Building resilience together - takes a village.

08 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

11:00 AM - Noon

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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10 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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11 May 2021

Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough.”

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mental toughness (MT) has a great deal of evidence to support its use in education, but is also broadly misunderstood because of its roots in competitive sport and in high-performance arenas such as the military and business worlds. There are lots of stories of professional athletes and folks like Navy SEALS who talk about MT. But what about the rest of us? What about kids? In this webinar, we will discuss what MT really is – and the critical value of mental sensitivity and mental flexibility in enhancing our performance and in supporting kids and ourselves to become more willing risk takers, be more resilient, have more interpersonal success, and how to not only learn from mistakes but also actively seek out opportunities for new learning.

12 May 2021

Intergenerational Trauma- Learning and Healing

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In this session, you will be walked through some information about intergenerational trauma and how it has impacted the Indigenous peoples of Canada and societal imprints on a specific population. With this information participants will learn through questions, videos and examples and hopefully spark attendees to learn more. Attendees will also learn about a Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Indigenous led program for youth that is challenging systems and creating space for healing.

13 May 2021

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about?

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop is about caring for the caregiver. Participants will be taught tools and techniques towards taking care of themselves so that they, in turn, can mindfully connect with their child/young adult. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) processes and how they can support caregivers of neurodiverse individuals (including autism and other developmental differences) will be discussed.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) seeks to help individuals to manage difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT helps to develop a new mindful relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings. This process helps a person to be more open, and to take action consistent with what they care about.

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15 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

11:00 AM - Noon

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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17 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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18 May 2021

Resilience

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or hardship. So what makes humans resilient? And what is the role of resilience in our lives? Additionally, how does resilience relate to mental wellbeing? Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions and can help keep mental health concerns like depression or anxiety at bay. Come join us for this presentation as we uncover the five pillars of resilience: self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships & purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.

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20 May 2021

Play with Purpose: The Impacts of Play on Development & Incorporating Play into Learning

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Play is one of the most important and impactful ways children learn. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of skills that can develop through play, the different types and stages of play, as well as working through those tricky moments when conflict arises during play. By the end of this presentation, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for play, and more playful tools that you can incorporate into your household or classroom!

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22 May 2021

Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution

11:00 AM - Noon

****These sessions are being run via Zoom - please register using the registration tab in the attached poster****

One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:

May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.

May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies - An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.

May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution - Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

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31 May 2021

Understanding Social Media Use in Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The world of social media is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up. This session will look at some of the most popular platforms among Canadian youth and how to protect privacy and keep everyone safe. We will also discuss the effects of social media use on teen mental health and how to promote healthy social media habits in a digital world.

02 Jun 2021

Children and Parenting After Separation ' Parenting Coordination and other Dispute Resolution Processes '

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Court is not the only way to resolve family law problems, and it’s not always the best way to resolve family law problems. In this webinar, we’ll talk about some alternatives to court. We’ll cover mediation, where a neutral person helps people reach an agreement on their own, and arbitration, where a neutral person makes a decision resolving a problem, just like a judge. We'll also talk about parenting coordination, a long-term process that combines parts of mediation and parts of arbitration to resolve problems while helping people learn to communicate better and resolve problems on their own.

02 Jun 2021

Parenting, Pedantics & Peculiarities during the Pandemic

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Scenes and snippets about how parents and families are navigating this all-consuming crisis.

Join us for a conversation regarding what our first year of navigating a modern-day, worldwide pandemic has taught us so far. Learn more about the impacts of this event on the mental health and wellness of people on personal, and systemic levels, and how COVID-19 has recalibrated and continues to shape the human psyche.

03 Jun 2021

From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Parents have a role to play in helping children establish good homework habits. Parents also play a critical role in building healthy school attitudes and effective home/school communication. Being responsible is more than just doing what you're told; it involves problem solving and decision making. Children are not born responsible; parents must teach the skills to their children. Children need to learn that their actions have consequences, good and bad and that it is their choices and decisions that largely determines what that consequence will be. They also need to learn from the consequences so that they can be a part of any solution that is required if their choices result in a need to "fix" things.
In this workshop, Parents will learn:
What role they play in teaching their child responsibility
The 3 parts to responsibility
Ways to encourage children to become responsible for themselves and their chores
How and when to start giving children chores and some age appropriate chores
Should we pay children to do chores?
Whose problem is it if the chores aren't completed?
Tips on setting up a family chore chart?

08 Jun 2021

Habits of Mental Health

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Everyone has mental health which is equally important as physical health. Just like physical health, we need proper supports, strategies, and healthy coping habits to maintain an optimal wellbeing. In this webinar we will go through various ways to facilitate positive mental wellbeing as well as the many benefits of positive mental health.

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09 Jun 2021

Starting or changing medication for your child/youth’s mental health? An introduction to genotype-guided prescribing

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Genotype-guided prescribing uses a person’s genetic information to help find medications that are most likely to be safe and beneficial for them. Some genes make it harder for the body to process certain medications, leading to side effects. Others can cause the body to use up medications too fast and a normal dose may not work. Genotype-guided prescribing can reduce the trial-and-error when selecting mental health medications for children and teenagers.

This presentation will:
• Provide an introduction to this emerging approach to prescribing
• Explain who can benefit from it
• Highlight current research examining genotype-guided prescribing

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07 Sep 2021

Helping newcomer youth navigate the process of school integration

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Immigrating to Canada and entering a new school system is an enormous task for newcomer youth. The process of school integration captures the adjustment of newcomer youth across all aspects of student life – both inside and outside the school context – including English Language Leaning, academic performance, classroom behaviour, social networking, identify negotiation, emotional and familial wellbeing, involvement in school life, and understanding of the educational system. This presentation will focus on strategies to help newcomer youth navigate the numerous social-emotional challenges they face as they integrate into a new school setting.

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13 Sep 2021

GUT HEALTH and how it affects youth mental health

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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15 Sep 2021

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness for Parents: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The terms self-care and mindfulness have flooded mainstream media, but what do these terms really mean, and how can you engage in these practices in a meaningful way? This presentation will explore science-based research into the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion, before introducing practical ways for you to incorporate these concepts into your daily life. This presentation will include some in-session activities such as written reflections and guided meditations.

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