CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

More Information In person sessions are held at a location within the Calgary area and your attendance is required.
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.

Poster

25 Aug 2017

Chemicals: The Good, The Bad and Our Health

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

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.

Poster

07 Sep 2017

Identifying Learning Strengths through Psychoeducational Assessment

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Many students struggle with school for a wide range of reasons – it’s too hard, it’s not challenging enough, it’s too boring, it moves too fast…In any event, these issues can present at almost any age or grade and can cause parents and teachers a great deal of concern. A good psychoeducational assessment can, and should, help caregivers (including parents and teachers) better understand the specific pattern of strengths and challenges experienced by children and young adults.  As adults, we tend to have an intuitive sense of our strengths, and we capitalize on these.  We also tend to avoid engaging in areas in which we may not be as strong. In the school environment, students may not have this ability to choose, resulting in frustration, anxiety, and disengagement.  This presentation will highlight the value of a good psychoeducational assessment in relation to enhancing the performance of students, with an emphasis on capitalizing on strengths.  A particular focus on gifted students will be emphasized, as this model can work for a wide range of students.

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12 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Anxiety & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Calgary Health Centre - Room 2285

Learn strategies to help your teen deal with anxiety.

Poster

14 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Connecting with Your Teen

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - 1001

Learn how to increase your influence when having difficult conversations with your teen.

Poster

19 Sep 2017

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.
At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

Poster

19 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Raising Financially Fit Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Learn how to raise financially responsible youth, including paying for post-secondary education, moving out, and other valuable financial tips.

Poster

19 Sep 2017

Can One Story Change Everything? How Early Childhood Experiences Impact Child Development, Addiction and Mental Health throughout Life

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Western Canada High School

Open to everyone - parents, teachers and students alike - registration required

Brain health is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences get built into our brains and bodies and what the AFWI is doing to support research into early brain development, mental health and addiction and how they are educating everyone about the science of brain development and its impact on lifelong health.

Invitation

20 Sep 2017

Music Therapy and Early Childhood Development

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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

21 Sep 2017

Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

21 Sep 2017

Street Drugs

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Health Campus Auditorium

This presentation will address common street drugs in the City of Calgary and its surrounding communities, their use and symptoms of use. Myths surrounding certain substances and the various other substances that are found within illicit drugs will also be discussed.

21 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Videogames & Youth

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - 1001

Discover the impact video games have on the emotional wellbeing of youth and their families. Learn about current research, new ideas, and strategies for your home.

Poster

26 Sep 2017

Emotion Regulation in Children and Youth: The Parental Role

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

To Be Announced

Parents are instrumental in teaching their children/Youth how to identify and subsequently manage their emotional experiences. This role becomes more challenging if your child/ren tend to have heightened, intense emotions on a regular basis. This presentation will assist parents in developing techniques that will allow them to effectively manage their own emotional responses when tending to their child/ren reactions, and teach them strategies to help their children/youth when they are experiencing these emotions.

In this presentation you will learn:
- about vulnerability factors and their impact on emotions
- the importance of validation and how to use it
- how thoughts contribute to experiencing prolonged emotions
- mindfulness skills to help quiet their mind and reduce emotional intensity/duration
- effective communicate strategies

26 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Social Media & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Learn which social media apps teens are using today as well as the ways in which they are used.

Poster

27 Sep 2017

Fostering Academic Resilience in Elementary and Middle School Children

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

West Ridge School

For children to be successful in school, they must be resilient to the challenges that appear in their daily lives. Many researchers explore how resilience is important to the functioning of children who survive significant life traumas, but often neglect the everyday stressors that impact the majority of children in our schools and communities. Academic resilience can be described as the ability to overcome situational barriers or stressors that appear in life to achieve academically in school. In this talk, we will identify the components that make children academically resilient and outline the ways that parents and teachers can foster it in their homes and classrooms.

Poster

28 Sep 2017

Creating a Culture of Respect for LGBTQ People

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Building on the anti-homophobia work that Calgary Sexual Health Centre has been doing since the 1990s, this workshop defines and examines the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. We discuss the root causes of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, while looking at both media messaging and our culturally constructed views of gender and the impact this can have on clients and coworkers. Participants will leave with practical strategies for creating a safer, more inclusive and respectful work environment. They will also learn about additional community resources and referrals.

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28 Sep 2017

Childhood Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention Strategies

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of the Evergreens School

Participants can expect to learn:

- symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorders and common presentations for children aged 6-17
- evidenced-based treatment strategies for treating anxiety
- review of emerging practices and research related to prevention and mental wellness

28 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Helping Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD Part 1

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

Discover strategies and skills for parents and caregivers of teens with ADD and ADHD.

Poster

03 Oct 2017

TEEN SERIES: Gangs & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Join us for an information session about teens and gang prevention. Detective Da Silva-Spence will lead a discussion on gang prevention, organized crime, current settings and trends in Calgary.

Poster

05 Oct 2017

TEEN SERIES: Social Media & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

Learn which social media apps teens are using today as well as the ways in which they are used.

Poster

12 Oct 2017

The Impact of ADHD on Learning

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

Have you wondered why children with ADHD struggle in the school environment? While ADHD is not a learning disability ADHD can significantly impact a student's ability to learn and impair their academic achievement. Research on general academic outcomes will be reviewed during this presentation as well as the impact of ADHD symptoms on classroom functioning, typical presentations of ADHD symptoms seen in the classroom and some that may be commonly overlooked will be covered. Typical executive functioning impairments and other cognitive deficits will be discussed in detail. Key elements to assisting your child find success at school will also be covered.