All sessions are offered at no cost.
Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help * Also available as a Webinar*
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This workshop is for parents and caregivers on how to help their child cope positively with painful medical procedures, tests and injuries of childhood. 90 minute session will include a presentation with discussion focusing on how a child’s pain is perceived, how to talk to your child about pain, and how to successfully coach them to help themselves to overcome fears and worries associated with medical interventions.
Getting Off the Couch! Inspiring a Healthier Lifestyle *Also available as a WEBINAR*
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This workshop will discuss the physical, mental health and social benefits of being active. For many people on the autism spectrum, getting to the gym or just having an active lifestyle can be challenging. Strategies for increasing recreational opportunities will be shared as well as how to build a social network for engaging in community and physical activities.
An Overview of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE): Promoting Higher Learning for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities *Also available as a Webinar*
Available until: June 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM
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.
Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Correlates, Outcomes and Prevention
Available until: September 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM
This presentation will introduce attendees to the topic of adolescent dating violence. The latest research on prevalence, correlates and outcomes will be reviewed, as well as best practices for prevention. The presenter will also review key take-aways for health care providers, parents and educators.
Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems
Available until: November 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM
1. To learn about the Speaking OUT Special Report process, themes, recommendations and the next steps in this systemic advocacy effort.
2. To build on participants knowledge of supporting LGBTQ2S+ young people and to encourage action to improve their experiences and realities.
3. To hear from young people about what works, what doesn't and how things should change.
Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families
Available until: November 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM
1. To learn about the difference between triggers/expectations, lagging skills and challenging behavior.
2. To understand the rationale for helping children and youth develop 5 common lagging skills for better adaptation.
3. To learn the advantages of collaborative vs. coercive approaches with children and youth.