CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

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More Information WebEx sessions are being broadcast using the WebEx platform. Connect via your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
17 Nov 2017

Music Therapy and Early Childhood Development

Available until: February 28, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The purpose of this session will be to educate participants on the benefits of using music in early childhood. The presenters will also give an overview of how the development of infants and toddlers is promoted through music therapy interventions.

Poster

11 Dec 2017

Laugh Until it Helps: Building Resilience through Humour and Laughter

Available until: March 1, 2018 - 11:55 PM

In helping children be more resilient, the goal is not to deny the reality of their struggles but rather to recognize areas of special need & help them gain insight into their talents and inner strengths. Knowing how to face up to & answer tough questions, connect with people in ways that are helpful,& deal with frustration with creativity, imagination & even humour are all ways we can teach children to become more independent & enjoy success in school & in the community.

20min Laughter session info
Good Hearted Living worksheet
Poster
Resiliency in Children
Science of Laughter Yoga

08 Mar 2018

Teens & Risk-Taking: Challenges & Opportunities

Noon - 1:00 PM

Teens are faced with making decisions about many new kinds of risk. Choices about drugs, alcohol, social media, relationships and sexuality can be life changing. Research shows that brain development continues until the mid 20s with the pleasure centre of the brain developing before the judgement centre. That is why teens often do not recognize the risk in the things they do or think about the bad things that can happen. Learn tips and tools to allow teens enough risk to grow yet manage risk so they are safe.

Poster

13 Mar 2018

TEEN SERIES Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ** Also Available as a Webinar **

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to understand sexual orientation, gender identity, related terms, values, and youth issues. Practical information about supporting youth, using inclusive language, and accessing local resources will be discussed.

Poster - Webinar

15 Mar 2018

Sexual Health Workshop *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a parent, caregiver or service provider of a child or teen with ASD? Do you want to learn more about puberty and sexual development, healthy relationships, and personal boundaries? Sexuality is an important part of the overall wellness of all people. This workshop will give you practical tools and strategies to guide your child or teen through puberty and beyond and introduce resources to help build your comfort and skill in working with your child.

Poster

27 Mar 2018

TEEN SERIES Curious about Cannabis? *Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Poster - Webinar

31 Jan 2018

It Takes a Community - Supports for Opportunity Youth including Family Finding, Community Support Homes, and Mentorship Based Employment

Available until: April 1, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Accessing treatment, reunifying with family members, and transitioning to adulthood are complex and challenging life events that are difficult for youth to navigate alone. Come and learn about the unique challenges as well as the programs and services available to help strengthen and enrich the lives of youth who have been in care and youth who are accessing treatment programs. Hear about how you can contribute to the growing body of individuals in the community who are helping address these issues alongside our youth.

Poster

01 Feb 2018

Boys and Girls Learn Differently: How Gender Differences Influence Learning and Behaviour

Available until: July 1, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The author of Raising Boys in a New Kind of World presents how gender differences have a profound influence on learning and behaviour. Boys’ brains and girls’ brains develop and operate very differently. Current brain research has revealed fascinating differences between the way males and females think and communicate. The implications for teaching and raising boys and girls are profound. Teachers and parents of both genders will benefit from this entertaining and enlightening workshop.

Handout
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10 Jan 2018

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families

Available until: July 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Objectives:
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.

Poster

10 Jan 2018

Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop

Available until: July 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The RDSP is a program for those that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and are under the age of 60. There is up to $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds that can be collected until their 49th year. Come get all your questions answered about he Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan.

Poster

12 Jan 2018

Can One Story Change Everything?

Available until: July 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

-Participants will develop an understanding of early brain development and its impact on health throughout life.
-Participants will learn about applying brain development knowledge into policies and practice.
-Participants will receive information about learning tools (including the new online Brain Story course)they can access to learn more.

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