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.
15 Nov 2018

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.

Audio Line / Telehealth Signin
Evaluation
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15 Nov 2018

Responding to Youth Crime: An Overview of the Youth Criminal Justice Act

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Samuel W Shaw School

This presentation will provide a general overview of the purpose, principles and procedures found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and will address a number of common misconceptions about the criminal justice system as it relates to youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which youth in
conflict with the law are treated differently than adults, with particular focus on the areas of diversion from the formal court process, bail, sentencing and youth records

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19 Nov 2018

Mindfulness for Stress Management and Emotional Regulation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This session will help introduce you to the main concepts of Mindfulness practices and give you ways to reduce stress in yourself and your children. In this transformative practice, you will be introduced to ways that mindfulness can be used to increase focus and achievement while giving you a toolbox of experiential skills that help lower anxiety, build resilience, reduce stress and help with your (or your child’s) emotional regulation.

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20 Nov 2018

The Teen Years: Raising a Healthy Child Through Resilience and Empathy

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bert Church High School

We will be discussing how to develop resilience in your teen. We will also be exploring teen brain development, health, and the impacts of parental empathy on teens. This presentation is for anyone looking to learn how to support their teen through these difficult years.

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21 Nov 2018

Skills that Help the Brain Get Things Done: Improving Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents Part 2

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Executive functioning skills help the brain get things done in an organized and efficient way but what happens when a child or teen has difficulty in this area? Does your child often start an activity prior to hearing all the instructions? Have a hard time tolerating change? Have trouble knowing where to begin a big project? Or often underestimate time needed to complete a task? If so, strategies for improving executive functioning skills might be helpful. In this session you will learn how difficulties in executive functioning affect children and adolescents. You will also learn a number of strategies for helping your child or teen improve their skills.

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22 Nov 2018

Positive Parenting through Adolescence: Boundaries, Modelling, and Emotional Coaching for Teenagers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monsignor JJ OBrien School

Participants can expect to learn:

-How psychologists, doctors, and other health professionals study and intervene around areas of adolescent behavior and emotional responses
-How parents and teachers can use their own regular interactions to coach teenagers toward positive outcomes and results
-Relevant and recent research around brain development with regards to social media, video gaming, and online social interactions

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26 Nov 2018

A Family's Journey

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hull Services - Social Room

Objectives: To share the family experience of a child's mental illness and suicidality, and eventual recovery, through personal stories. For attendees to see the impact of illness on a family unit, and hear what makes a difference in working with youth and families. Questions and discussion welcomed.

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26 Nov 2018

Teenage Sleep Deprivation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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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29 Nov 2018

Curious About Cannabis

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Learn about cannabis, youth, and the legalization of this drug. Tools and resources will be shared to support you and your family.

29 Nov 2018

Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health *also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with an overview of nutrition in brain health, followed by practical ideas that can help foster better eating habits. The final topic will focus on the many dietary challenges in autism.

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04 Dec 2018

ADHD & Executive Functioning

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bert Church High School

The session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children's ability to manage their environments. The session will also explore the impact ADHD has on Executive Functioning and how it relates to managing everyday tasks, and meeting daily expectations at home and at school, including social, emotional, behavioural and academic demands.

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05 Dec 2018

Optimal Parenting in the First 2000 Days of Life

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the various areas of child development (e.g., physical health, social competence). Evidence shows that some children are not performing as well as others in these areas. I will discuss how engaging in sensitive and responsive forms of parenting can help children develop optimally. We will review video examples to illustrate when parenting behavior and communication could be strengthened to optimize child development.

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05 Dec 2018

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

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Marshall Springs School

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.

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06 Dec 2018

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

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

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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06 Dec 2018

Sleep and your Toddler

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

Is your Toddler (16 months to 3 Years) refusing to go to sleep or waking up through the night? Is your Preschooler find the best ways to extend bedtime routine or waking up at the crack of dawn? Do you feel yourself getting stressed as bedtime approaches?

1. Sleep Basics for Toddlers and Preschool Aged children
2. Bedtime stalling
3. Early morning wakings
4. Dropping their nap
5. Bringing the fun back to bedtime

You will leave the session with some concrete ideas of how to address your child’s sleep issues. Brenda is passionate about this age group and knows first hand how difficult it can be.

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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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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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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, 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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07 May 2019

Cannabis, Addiction and Youth

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bow Valley High School

A discussion around how the new cannabis legislation has impacted youth and cannabis use frequency and trends. Harm reduction methods, Use Vs. Misuse and addictions resources will be presented.

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