CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

21 Sep 2017

Rage Age: How to Reach and Connect with Angry Adolescent Girls

Available until: December 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Aggressive angry adolescent girls are an increasing fallacy of female empowerment in our schools requiring intensive services and monopolizing crucial amounts of time by school staff. Gain insight and understanding of their provocative, self-destructive and conflicting behavior. Learn how to be a champion and create a dream team for these girls within your setting. Gain and practice tools on how to relate to and intervene with this hard to reach population to help them develop into resilient, competent young women.

Handout

17 Nov 2017

Music Therapy and Early Childhood Development

Available until: January 31, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The purpose of this session will be to educate participants on the benefits of using music in early childhood. The presenters will also give an overview of how the development of infants and toddlers is promoted through music therapy interventions.

Poster

12 Dec 2017

Kids Have Stress Too

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mitford School

An introduction to key aspects of early childhood and brain development, and the crucial role parents and professionals play in buffering the impact of stress on kids. Learn strategies to help young children become aware of and manage stress in fun and engaging ways.

Poster

14 Dec 2017

Transitioning to Adulthood

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

A Workshop for Parents or Guardians of Youth with Special Needs.

Learn simplified and practical details parents must know to assist their youth to access adult services including:
PDD - Persons with Developmental Disabilities
AISH - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
OPG - Office of the Public Guardian (Guardianship/Trusteeship)
Transition Planning

Poster

14 Dec 2017

Transitioning to Adulthood

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Workshop for Parents or Guardians of Youth with Special Needs.

Learn simplified and practical details parents must know to assist their youth to access adult services including:
PDD - Persons with Developmental Disabilities
AISH - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
OPG - Office of the Public Guardian (Guardianship/Trusteeship)
Transition Planning

Poster

08 Jan 2018

Grief and Loss

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Grief is a universal experience, yet we often feel vulnerable in our ability to support bereaved families. This session will present a basic understanding of how to understand and deal with grief. Participants will enhance learning around contemporary grief theories, healthy symptoms and experiences of grief and caring interventions.

Emily's Backyard Childcar
Poster

15 Jan 2018

Motivating Unmotivated Teens: A parent - focused approach

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame Ridell Family T

Parents become concerned with their children’s lack of motivation for school achievement when their achievement falls short of their potential.  When parents attempt to enhance motivation, they find motivating young children challenging, motivating teens daunting.  The task is formidable, particularly when there is a history of academic underachievement.  Simply put: habits are difficult to change.  Habits or patterns of behavior do not apply solely to teens, but also to parents.  The idea of changing parental behaviour in such cases is not new.  What makes my approach somewhat different is that I have made parental behavior the underlying principle permeating my thinking on this topic.  The result is a parent - focused approach to the problem. I share the key elements of my perspective in this session. While by no means a quick solution, parent counselling, in my experience, has proven more effective than teen-focused intervention.

This session is FREE and open to all - parents, professionals and students.

Poster

23 Jan 2018

ADHD & Executive Functioning

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Lake 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.

Poster

23 Jan 2018

Anxiety and its Associated Consequences During Childhood and Adolescence Part 1

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Among school aged children and youth, fear and anxiety are common emotions. Although many children experience healthy anxiety, some experience disproportionately higher anxiety in relation to their context (e.g., separation anxiety) and/or developmental age. This presentation will explain the nature, cause, and developmental course of anxiety disorders as well as explore the predictive nature of poor social relationships on anxiety symptoms. Information will be provided on how parents and professionals can support children with anxiety.

Poster

29 Jan 2018

The Implications of ADHD for Kids, Parents, and Teachers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This presentation will focus on discussing current trends in the treatment of ADHD and the impact of the disorder on social and academic functioning among school age children. Additionally, time will be spent discussing optimal means of diagnosis and treatment.

Poster

29 Jan 2018

The Implications of ADHD for Kids, Parents, and Teachers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation will focus on discussing current trends in the treatment of ADHD and the impact of the disorder on social and academic functioning among school age children. Additionally, time will be spent discussing optimal means of diagnosis and treatment.

Poster

31 Jan 2018

It Takes a Community - Supports for Opportunity Youth including Family Finding, Community Support Homes, and Mentorship Based Employment

Available until: April 1, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Accessing treatment, reunifying with family members, and transitioning to adulthood are complex and challenging life events that are difficult for youth to navigate alone. Come and learn about the unique challenges as well as the programs and services available to help strengthen and enrich the lives of youth who have been in care and youth who are accessing treatment programs. Hear about how you can contribute to the growing body of individuals in the community who are helping address these issues alongside our youth.

Poster

31 Jan 2018

Healthy Brain Development: Protective & Risk Factors

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Childhood and adolescence is a period of major developmental change for the human brain. The foundations for healthy brain development are laid during pregnancy and infancy, and after birth external environmental factors constantly influence how a child interacts with and learns from the world around them. This presentation will discuss our current understanding of healthy brain development during childhood and adolescence, and highlight how the interplay between protective factors (diverse support networks, good nutrition) and risk factors (maternal and child stress, substance use) can influence brain development and how a child thinks, learns, and acts.

Emily's Backyard Childcar
Poster

02 Feb 2018

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Special Session on Eating Disorders, Body Image, & Youth

Noon - 1:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In this interactive workshop, you will learn positive strategies to help youth develop a healthy body image, without focusing on weight. We will address risk factors, protective factors, and approaches to prevention and intervention for youth issues with body image, weight bias, and eating disorders. This workshop is recommended for parents, teachers, and other allied adults who work with youth.

14 Feb 2018

Youth Bullying and Discrimination: Let's Make it Stop

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Ryan will address:
The characteristics of a healthy relationship
The relationships between healthy interactions,
social connection and bullying behavior
Power
Bullying
Intervention and Response

http://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/respect-education-courses

Poster - Calgary Attendees

14 Feb 2018

Youth Bullying and Discrimination: Let's Make it Stop

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Royal Alexandra Hospital - Robbins Learning Centre

Ryan will address:
The characteristics of a healthy relationship
The relationships between healthy interactions,
social connection and bullying behavior
Power
Bullying
Intervention and Response

http://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/respect-education-courses

Poster - Edmonton Attendees

28 Feb 2018

Let's Talk About: Typical Speech and Language Development (2 to 5 years)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Typical speech and language development for two to five year olds will be presented, as well as when and how to seek help. There are many misunderstandings of what 'typical' speech and language development looks like in preschool-aged children. We will set the record straight and discuss when to refer, and how the 'wait and see' approach often may not be appropriate.

Emily's Backyard Childcar