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.
20 Sep 2018

Southern Alberta Child Exploitation Unit (SAICE)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

ICE is a specialized law enforcement team that targets those who make, possess, and distribute child pornography as well as those who lure children online for a sexual purpose. Compelling evidence will be provided to show how often this is happening in our communities. With technology and social media being both a challenge and opportunity, there is an urgent need for
collaborative approach on intervention, prevention, education, and enforcement.

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20 Sep 2018

Concussions: 101 - Heading In The Right Direction ** Also Available as a Webinar **

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cochrane Community Health Centre

"So what's the deal with concussions? It's just a little bump to the head.......right?"
Would you know what to look for if your kid sustained a concussion? Would you know what to do?
Participants are provided with the most current information on the importance of recognizing and properly managing this invisible injury. Whether a parent, volunteer coach, athlete or health care professional... participants will leave feeling empowered in their ability recognize the signs and symptoms, and know what to do when a concussion is suspected. Further discussion surrounding resources and help available for those who are experiencing the long term effects of post-concussion syndrome.

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20 Sep 2018

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

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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24 Sep 2018

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate: A Resource for Young People and Supportive Adults

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the legislature that provides individual and systemic advocacy for vulnerable children and youth. Are you a family/community member, medical practitioner or other professional that supports vulnerable young people involved with Children Services or the youth justice system? Come to this session and learn how the OCYA can support your advocacy efforts to improve their experiences with these systems and ensure their rights are respected.

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24 Sep 2018

Anxiety and its Associated Consequences During Childhood and Adolescence Part 1

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Among school aged children and youth, fear and anxiety are common emotions. Although many children experience healthy anxiety, some experience disproportionately higher anxiety in relation to their context (e.g., separation anxiety) and/or developmental age. This presentation will explain the nature, cause, and developmental course of anxiety disorders as well as explore the predictive nature of poor social relationships on anxiety symptoms. Information will be provided on how parents and professionals can support children with anxiety.

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27 Sep 2018

How to Help Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD PART 2

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Learn additional intervention strategies and skills for parents and teens with ADD / ADHD.

* This is a level 2 session, and meant for those who attended Part 1, or have some understanding of ADD/ADHD/

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02 Oct 2018

Teenage Sleep Deprivation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Learn about common sleep disorders in teens, the causes of teenage sleep problems and the mental and physical effects
of sleep deprivation. How to improve teens’ sleep health? Join us and find out.

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15 Oct 2018

Taming Toddler Tantrums

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

Ever wondered how to break through a toddler meltdown? This presentation will help you gain an understanding of toddler emotions and how to tame the tantrums that go with it. You will also learn techniques and tips on how to prevent them, how you can handle these strong emotions and also teach toddlers better ways to express them. Covers 1-4 years of age.

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