CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

11 Jan 2017

Launching or crashing? The autism support cliff post 18 and what to do about it

Available until: June 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By participating in this presentation, attendees will:
1) Understand transition to adulthood challenges in ASD
2) Review "easy" tools for creating post-high school transition plans
3) Learn about the Launch Program (feasibility and scalability)

Poster

05 Apr 2017

High Conflict Custody and Access/Parenting Disputes and Their Potential Impact on Children from the Perspective of Children's Counsel

Available until: July 1, 2017 - 1:00 PM

This session will present observations about High-Conflict Parenting disputes, why they are difficult to resolve, the nature of the individuals involved, how different professional groups perceive the disputes and the potential impact of these disputes on children.

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12 Apr 2017

Oral Health in the Early Years

Available until: July 1, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Community Oral Health, Alberta Health Services has developed a video called 'Oral Health in the Early Years' Alberta Health Services recognizes the importance of oral health. Babies teeth are a very important part of their overall health and development. This presentation will teach caregivers about children's oral health in the preschool years.

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30 May 2017

Not falling through the cracks - How Psychoeducational Assessments can help Foster Success! * also available as a Webinar *

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Does your child struggle in a mainstream classroom? Are you concerned that your child may be anxious, overwhelmed or inattentive at school? Does your child struggle to understand new academic concepts or lessons? Do you think your child needs extra support to achieve academic or social success? If you can relate to any of these questions, please join the presenters to explore when a psychoeducational assessment may be warranted for your child. Within the current session, presenters will provide parents and supports with an overview of how psychoeducational assessments can be helpful in identifying a child’s strengths, areas of difficulty, and learning style, as well as help caregivers learn how to advocate through the educational system and community supports to foster growth and success.

Poster In Person

30 May 2017

Not falling through the cracks - How Psychoeducational Assessments can help Foster Success! * also available as a Webinar *

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Does your child struggle in a mainstream classroom? Are you concerned that your child may be anxious, overwhelmed or inattentive at school? Does your child struggle to understand new academic concepts or lessons? Do you think your child needs extra support to achieve academic or social success? If you can relate to any of these questions, please join the presenters to explore when a psychoeducational assessment may be warranted for your child. Within the current session, presenters will provide parents and supports with an overview of how psychoeducational assessments can be helpful in identifying a child’s strengths, areas of difficulty, and learning style, as well as help caregivers learn how to advocate through the educational system and community supports to foster growth and success.

Poster Webinar

31 May 2017

Responding to Youth Crime: An Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act * Also available by Webinar

Noon - 1:15 PM

Nicholls Family Library Program Room

This presentation will provide a general overview of the purpose, principles and procedures found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and will address a number of common misconceptions about the criminal justice system as it relates to youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which youth in
conflict with the law are treated differently than adults, with particular focus on the areas of diversion from the formal court process, bail, sentencing and youth records

Poster for In Person

31 May 2017

Responding to Youth Crime: An Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act * Also available by Webinar

Noon - 1:15 PM

This presentation will provide a general overview of the purpose, principles and procedures found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and will address a number of common misconceptions about the criminal justice system as it relates to youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which youth in
conflict with the law are treated differently than adults, with particular focus on the areas of diversion from the formal court process, bail, sentencing and youth records

Poster for WEBINAR

31 May 2017

TELUS WISE: Wise Internet & Smartphone Education

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kathryn School Library

Objectives:
- To engage parents/adults in a meaningful discussion about keeping ourselves, our families and our communities safer online
- To discuss internet, social media and smartphone safety tips

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01 Jun 2017

Circle of Security Parenting- Building Secure Attachment

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nosehill Library

The Circle of Security Parenting Program answers these and many other parenting questions. It is an attachment based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

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05 Jun 2017

Oh Yes They Can Be: Depression in Children * Also available as a Webinar

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

South Health Campus - Wellness Centre Room 180006

Participants will learn what depression is, the differences between sadness and depression, and what causes depression. They will also find out about risk factors and will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression. Participants will gain knowledge about what to do if they suspect their child has this disorder, as well as acquire some basic coping strategies and resources they can access to support their child’s healing.

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05 Jun 2017

Oh Yes They Can Be: Depression in Children * Also available as a Webinar

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Participants will learn what depression is, the differences between sadness and depression, and what causes depression. They will also find out about risk factors and will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression. Participants will gain knowledge about what to do if they suspect their child has this disorder, as well as acquire some basic coping strategies and resources they can access to support their child’s healing.

Poster WEBINAR

13 Jun 2017

Life After High School: Post - Secondary for Students with and without Special Needs

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Children's Link

Brought to you by a Government of Alberta Learning Clicks Ambassador. Hear her story of navigating post-secondary, including: moving across the country and surviving only 10 days, starting University two weeks late, facing mental illness, navigating academic supports, transferring programs, to now - Graduate School. Presentation topics will include: Finding the right path, upgrading after high school, scholarships/grants, post-secondary options, and supports available to students with unique needs. (Registration open to all)

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15 Jun 2017

Overlapping Spectrums: Gender Creativity and Autism

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children and transgender youth who are also on the autism spectrum.

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15 Jun 2017

Overlapping Spectrums: Gender Creativity and Autism

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children and transgender youth who are also on the autism spectrum.

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24 Aug 2017

Chemicals: The Good, The Bad and Our Health

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Should you aim to live a life without chemicals? Are all chemicals harmful? In fact, chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects on your family's health if not properly managed. Come and learn practical tips and strategies you can use to create a healthy home for you and your family.

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