CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

10 Aug 2018

Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Correlates, Outcomes and Prevention

Available until: September 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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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 - 11:25 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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17 Dec 2018

An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities *Also available as a Webinar*

Available until: June 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the Inclusive Post-Secondary (IPSE) model, promoting higher learning for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IPSE Team from the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University will be providing key information on the importance of collaboration, application processes/preparation and desired outcomes.

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30 Apr 2019

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

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hull Services - Social Room

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 and mentors to learn more about its use, the effects on the young brain and changes in Federal and Provincial 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.

Campus Map
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30 Apr 2019

Digital Dangers

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Chestermere Municipal Office

With the rapid growth of technology and innovative new methods for communication, it has become an increasing challenge for parents and professionals to implement preventative strategies and effective intervention methods. In this session learn about cyberbullying and the law, dangers of social media, digital safety, sexting and internet luring and netiquette.

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01 May 2019

Nutrition and ADHD

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Parents of children and teens with ADHD are often concerned about their eating habits - are they eating enough, too much or the right type of foods? In this presentation, parents can expect to learn the fundamentals of nutrition, nutrition related to ADHD and practical strategies to make mealtimes more enjoyable!

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02 May 2019

Talking to Teens and Young Adults About Cannabis: What Parents Need to Know

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Drawing from the research on cannabis use and youth, Dr. Goldstein will:
1) Highlight key issues for understanding the impact of cannabis use on teen mental health and development; and
2) Provide practical recommendations for how parents can navigate conversations about cannabis use with their teens.

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06 May 2019

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

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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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08 May 2019

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

Noon - 1:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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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09 May 2019

I'm so Stressed! Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Mental Health Issues *Also Availalbe as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

This presentation will address anxiety and how it arises in our brains, mind and heart. We will learn that anxiety does a good job of pretending to be our friend, when in reality it robs us of the very things we are looking for. We will use a simple Mindfulness process to look at daily worries (friends, academics, transition to adulthood) and how to ensure that anxiety does not get in the way of progress and growth. This presentation will include lots of time for questions as we go along. It will be practical and solution focused.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how and why anxiety arises in the Mind.
2. Describe how our usual ways of reacting to anxiety are not useful.
3. Describe a simple Mindfulness process for responding to anxiety in helpful ways.
4. Learn practical strategies for immediate use in responding rather than reacting to anxiety.
5. Understanding the role of Medications in ASD and related diagnoses.

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09 May 2019

I'm so Stressed! Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Mental Health Issues *Also Availalbe as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This presentation will address anxiety and how it arises in our brains, mind and heart. We will learn that anxiety does a good job of pretending to be our friend, when in reality it robs us of the very things we are looking for. We will use a simple Mindfulness process to look at daily worries (friends, academics, transition to adulthood) and how to ensure that anxiety does not get in the way of progress and growth. This presentation will include lots of time for questions as we go along. It will be practical and solution focused.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how and why anxiety arises in the Mind.
2. Describe how our usual ways of reacting to anxiety are not useful.
3. Describe a simple Mindfulness process for responding to anxiety in helpful ways.
4. Learn practical strategies for immediate use in responding rather than reacting to anxiety.
5. Understanding the role of Medications in ASD and related diagnoses.

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09 May 2019

Sleep Hygiene and your Teens

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calgary Academy

Are you and your family members getting enough sleep? Do you:
• Feel sleepy at the wrong times
• Have trouble paying attention
• Fall asleep quickly
• Feeling wired at the wrong time of day
• Feel frustrated and irritable
• Have trouble controlling impulses
• Have difficulties with attention and concentration
• Have memory problems
Approximately 30% of adolescents between 12-18 do not meet
minimum sleep requirements (8-10 hours/ night), and about 60% report feeling tired when going to school.

This presentation will focus on why sleep is so necessary and will provide parents with practical strategies to help develop healthy sleeping habits for everyone, parents included!

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13 May 2019

Let’s Talk Mindfulness

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BrightPath Airdrie

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 May 2019

Little Kids and Big Feelings

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

Guiding our children through their big feelings, responding to tantrums, and managing difficult behaviors can challenge all parents. Come hear about the Brain-body connection that helps children develop the skills of emotion regulation.  Understand more about why children lose control of their emotions, what it means to ‘flip your lid’, and the role of parents in helping kids with feelings.  Learn skills you can teach your children, and use yourself, to help your child manage big feelings.  We will use a combination of videos, discussion, and practice. This presentation will cover children pre-school through to
school-age.

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15 May 2019

Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This workshop is for parents and caregivers on how to help their child cope positively with painful medical procedures, tests and injuries of childhood. 90 minute session will include a presentation with discussion focusing on how a child’s pain is perceived, how to talk to your child about pain, and how to successfully coach them to help themselves to overcome fears and worries associated with medical interventions.

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22 May 2019

25 Things Kids with ADHD Wished Their Parents & Teachers Knew About ADHD

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Most parents of kids and adolescents who have ADHD try very hard to be compassionate and understanding of the nature of ADHD and its various effects on behaviour, mood, academic performance, and so on. What we can all forget, sometimes, is that somewhere in there is a kid who understands ADHD better than anyone else. This presentation is based on hundreds of conversations with kids with ADHD and their response to the basic – but critically important – question “What do you wish others knew about you and your ADHD?” Using their own words is a great place to engage in truly understanding the condition and developing more effective ways to work with kids, adolescents, and young adults who have ADHD while also framing the symptoms in a much more positive manner, so the focus is on strengths as opposed to focusing on the negative effects of ADHD. Strategies developed in collaboration with kids with ADHD will also be discussed.

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29 May 2019

Summer Slide: What is it and what can you do to prevent it?

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Throughout the summer, many children lose as much as 2 months of reading skills. Known as summer slide, this learning loss can leave children, especially those furthest from opportunity, up to 3 years behind their peers by the end of Grade 5. In this session, learn how to keep children engaged over the summer to ensure they don't lose any ground in their learning and experience the joy of reading.

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29 May 2019

Healthy Relationships: How parents can help their children create positive and healthy relationships

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Springbank Middle School

This presentation will focus on how parents can help children develop positive healthy relationships in their lives. Healthy relationships among youth are key to fostering positive social-emotional development, as well as preventing bullying and other relationship problems. The qualities of a healthy relationship will be outlined. Strategies to help parents talk about relationships and promote healthy and positive relationships will be provided. The purpose of this presentation is to empower parents to have meaningful conversations with their children to build the parent-child relationship, as well as provide strategies that parents can use to help their children develop healthy relationships with other adults and their peers.

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03 Jun 2019

Avoiding Power Struggles

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

The more early prevention, the less intervention. In this workshop we discuss issues and concerns regarding positive discipline; examine the difference between punishment and discipline and learn positive approaches to encouraging positive behaviour.

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04 Jun 2019

Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This workshop is for parents and caregivers on how to help their child cope positively with painful medical procedures, tests and injuries of childhood. 90 minute session will include a presentation with discussion focusing on how a child’s pain is perceived, how to talk to your child about pain, and how to successfully coach them to help themselves to overcome fears and worries associated with medical interventions.

05 Jun 2019

The New Guidelines on Screen Time for Preschool-Aged Children: The Importance of Interaction in Early Language Acquisition

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In a world where 'screen time' is rapidly increasing, how we interact with our children is changing. We will present the revised guidelines on digital media use from the American Academy of Pediatrics (released in October 2016) with a focus on the impacts of screen time on the development of language in the preschool years.

07 Jun 2019

Attachment and it’s Impact on Parenting (Calgary and Edmonton IN PERSON Locations)

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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07 Jun 2019

Attachment and it’s Impact on Parenting (Calgary and Edmonton IN PERSON Locations)

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Walter C.Mackenzie HealthSciencesCentre (Edmonton)

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