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 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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