CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

15 Nov 2018

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 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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27 Jun 2019

Keeping Kids Safe: Confidently fulfilling the Duty to Report

Available until: February 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Child abuse is a serious, pervasive and complex issue experienced by approximately 1/3 of Canadians. All adults who work with children and youth have an obligation to report suspected abuse. Talking with a child or youth about suspected abuse or making a report is often very stressful. Knowing what signs to look for, how to respond and what to expect when you report can help make this difficult situation more manageable. This session is designed to increase the capacity of adults who work with children and youth to:
- Recognize behavioral and physical signs of potential child abuse
- Respond to children and youth who disclose or give subtle verbal clues
- Confidently report suspected child abuse.

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04 Jul 2019

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the complex nature of Autism and ADHD, as well as the associated strengths and challenges. Executive functions are discussed, along with practical intervention techniques to promote long-term success in all areas of functioning. Valuable information regarding common medications often prescribed will also be reviewed.

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05 Jul 2019

Nutrition and Mental Health: An overview of what the science says

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The key to understanding the importance of nutrition for our mental health is having some basic knowledge about what exactly it is that nutrients do in our brains. This workshop will provide an overview of nutrition in brain health, as well as a summary of some of the clinical studies showing how dietary education and supplementation are being used to improve mental health. The talk will end with practical ideas for fostering better eating habits, even in our pickiest eaters such as those on the autism spectrum.

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18 Jul 2019

Opioids & Youth: What adults should know

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of youth opioid abuse. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of an opioid overdose, including how to access and when to use a Naloxone kit. A universal screener for opioid abuse and other resources will also be examined.

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21 Aug 2019

Advancing Care Transitions: ACH Patient/Family Perspectives and Emerging Practices

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Objectives:
1. Understand impact of transitions to adult care from the patient/family perspective.
2. Learn about emerging practices in care coordination aimed at creating more seamless transitions across health, education and community services.
3. Learn about ACH specific resources helping patients/families and care teams navigate care transitions across life's trajectory.

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06 Nov 2019

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children and Adolescents

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 10:00 PM

OCD occurs in 1 to 2% of the population and symptoms most often emerge in childhood or adolescence. OCD can cause considerable dysfunction at home and at school, yet is frequently under-diagnosed and under-treated. At Alberta Children’s Hospital we have developed a multi-disciplinary program which provides evidence-based and family-centred care.
In this presentation you will learn about:
1) How to recognize symptoms of OCD and distinguish it from other common childhood disorders
2) Evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication, and
3) New research into better understanding causes and treatments of OCD.

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26 Nov 2019

Not falling through the cracks - How Psychoeducational Assessments can help Foster Success!

Available until: March 31, 2020 - 11:55 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.

12 Dec 2019

Guardianship and Trusteeship: The Legal and Financial Aspects of Transitioning to Adulthood *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

The transition from children's services to adult services can be an exciting time in a young adult's life, but it can also be a time of uncertainty and challenge for the family. Children's Link Society and McMan Youth Family and Community Services have designed a workshop for parents to address some of the main issues for families who have youth ages 16 and up and moving into the adult service system.

Lorna Selig from Children's Link will discuss the Transition Process as it relates to the following:

PDD - Persons with Developmental Disabilities
AISH - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
OPG - Office of the Public Guardian (Guardianship/Trusteeship)

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12 Dec 2019

Guardianship and Trusteeship: The Legal and Financial Aspects of Transitioning to Adulthood *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The transition from children's services to adult services can be an exciting time in a young adult's life, but it can also be a time of uncertainty and challenge for the family. Children's Link Society and McMan Youth Family and Community Services have designed a workshop for parents to address some of the main issues for families who have youth ages 16 and up and moving into the adult service system.

Lorna Selig from Children's Link will discuss the Transition Process as it relates to the following:

PDD - Persons with Developmental Disabilities
AISH - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
OPG - Office of the Public Guardian (Guardianship/Trusteeship)

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09 Jan 2020

Problem Behavior: Why Does It Happen and What To Do About It *Also Available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

Have you wondered why someone uses problem behavior, even when they "know better"? What motivates someone to use problem behavior? In this workshop, participants will learn: a)the simple reasons why people use problem behavior, b)how to determine why someone you know uses problem behavior, and c)a variety of practical strategies to promote the use of more positive behavior. This workshop is aimed at all developmental levels and will be useful for family, as well as professionals.

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09 Jan 2020

Problem Behavior: Why Does It Happen and What To Do About It *Also Available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you wondered why someone uses problem behavior, even when they "know better"? What motivates someone to use problem behavior? In this workshop, participants will learn: a)the simple reasons why people use problem behavior, b)how to determine why someone you know uses problem behavior, and c)a variety of practical strategies to promote the use of more positive behavior. This workshop is aimed at all developmental levels and will be useful for family, as well as professionals.

23 Jan 2020

Emotional Regulation for Parents, Caregivers, and Children

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Briar Hill Elementary

This presentation will introduce ways in which parents and adults providing care to children can self-regulate and model calming behaviors to help children who are emotionally escalated and/or difficult to manage. Drawing on neuroscience and the latest research on attachment theories in early childhood and beyond, attendees will develop an understanding of how to craft interactions with young people that are positive, reciprocal, and empowering for all family members.

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23 Jan 2020

Seeing through the Vape

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Crossing Park School

Given e-cigarette popularity amongst young Canadians there are concerns about the possible adverse health effects, renormalization of smoking and tobacco uptake among youth, and other unforeseen consequences of their use. In this workshop you will gain knowledge about e-cigarettes and vaping, impacts of nicotine, appropriate prevention, identifying problematic use and legislation.

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30 Jan 2020

Taming Anxiety Gremlins

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dalhousie School

Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children and teens. This workshop will promote parent and teachers' understanding of anxiety and teach them how traditional ways of offering help may unwittingly feed into the child's worries and associated behaviours. Participants will learn effective tools to help children manage their anxiety to promote their resilience and overall well-being.

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