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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12 Dec 2018

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

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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, teachers and youth-mentors to learn more about its use, the health and social harms and changes in federal, provincial and municipal 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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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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25 Feb 2019

Understanding Childhood Stress & Anxiety

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

A discussion on anxiety and stress in children; what it is, what it may look like and how you can help your child. How to use strategies such as mindfulness and relaxation with your child as well as resources that can support caregivers and their children.


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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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13 Mar 2019

Adulting: It’s harder than it looks! Helping your child with autism be successful after high school – including university and employment.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Education Centre

Becoming a legal adult at 18 years in Alberta and graduating from high school are two transition points that can be challenging – even scary for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their parents. Developing a plan for “life after high school” can help to maximize the chances your child will be successful as they pursue continued education (post-secondary studies) and employment.This session will support families and provide valuable information about the following topics:

How to create a shared vision for your child’s future
Understanding next steps after high school
Managing health and mental health issues in adulthood
Developing pre-employment skills
Legal and financial issues including guardianship and program funding at age 18

Discuss how the Launch Program might support your child as they transition to adulthood
Launch Program https://sinneavefoundation.org/sinneave_work_item/launch/

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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 and 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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30 Apr 2019

Creating Calm in the Home

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Herons Crossing School

Controlling our emotions is something we typically learn from others, we watch and we learn. Emotional regulation is a complex process that involves initiating, inhibiting, or balancing one's state or behaviour in a given situation. Learn about the contagious cycle of emotions, how to manage our own, and then manage our children's. Identify your personal triggers, your physical and emotional warning signs, and effective calming or coping strategies. When you calm yourself, you can calm the whole family! Applicable for parents/caregivers with children and youth of all ages.

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07 May 2019

Empowering Parents and Caregivers: A Discussion about Substance Use and How to Support our Young People Today

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bow Valley High School

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