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.
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)

Poster

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.

Poster

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.

Poster

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.

Poster

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.

Poster