CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

20 Sep 2017

Music Therapy and Early Childhood Development

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

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19 Sep 2017

Can One Story Change Everything? How Early Childhood Experiences Impact Child Development, Addiction and Mental Health throughout Life

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Western Canada High School

Open to everyone - parents, teachers and students alike - registration required

Brain health is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences get built into our brains and bodies and what the AFWI is doing to support research into early brain development, mental health and addiction and how they are educating everyone about the science of brain development and its impact on lifelong health.

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19 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Raising Financially Fit Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Learn how to raise financially responsible youth, including paying for post-secondary education, moving out, and other valuable financial tips.

Poster

19 Sep 2017

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.
At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

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14 Sep 2017

Part 1 - "Changing Roles": Successful Strategies for Promoting Independence for Individuals with Autism in the Transition to Adulthood

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

We will share strategies to help your son or daughter navigate the transition to adulthood including post-secondary school/training and employment. Topics discussed include:
- Post-secondary/Vocational Training/Employment programs
- Addressing disclosure
- Breaking down potential barriers, including anxiety
- The parents' changing role
- Promoting independence in your son or daughter
- Ready, Willing and Able
- Community Resources
And More........

14 Sep 2017

Part 1 - "Changing Roles": Successful Strategies for Promoting Independence for Individuals with Autism in the Transition to Adulthood

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will share strategies to help your son or daughter navigate the transition to adulthood including post-secondary school/training and employment. Topics discussed include:
- Post-secondary/Vocational Training/Employment programs
- Addressing disclosure
- Breaking down potential barriers, including anxiety
- The parents' changing role
- Promoting independence in your son or daughter
- Ready, Willing and Able
- Community Resources
And More........

14 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Connecting with Your Teen

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - 1001

Learn how to increase your influence when having difficult conversations with your teen.

12 Sep 2017

Rage Age: How to Reach and Connect with Angry Adolescent Girls

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Aggressive angry adolescent girls are an increasing fallacy of female empowerment in our schools requiring intensive services and monopolizing crucial amounts of time by school staff. Gain insight and understanding of their provocative, self-destructive and conflicting behavior. Learn how to be a champion and create a dream team for these girls within your setting. Gain and practice tools on how to relate to and intervene with this hard to reach population to help them develop into resilient, competent young women.

12 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Anxiety & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Calgary Health Centre - Room 2285

Learn strategies to help your teen deal with anxiety.

10 Sep 2017

Emotion Regulation in Children: the Parental Role

Online Course

Parents are instrumental in teaching their children how to identify and
subsequently manage their emotional experiences. This role becomes more challenging if your child/ren tend to have heightened, intense emotions on a regular basis. This presentation will assist parents in developing techniques that will allow them to effectively manage their own emotional responses when tending to their child/ren's reactions, and teach them strategies to help their children when they are experiencing these emotions.
In this presentation you will learn:
- about vulnerability factors and their impact on emotions
- the importance of validation and how to use it
- how thoughts contribute to experiencing prolonged emotions
- mindfulness skills to help quiet their mind and reduce emotional intensity/duration
- effective communicate strategies

07 Sep 2017

Identifying Learning Strengths through Psychoeducational Assessment

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Many students struggle with school for a wide range of reasons – it’s too hard, it’s not challenging enough, it’s too boring, it moves too fast…In any event, these issues can present at almost any age or grade and can cause parents and teachers a great deal of concern. A good psychoeducational assessment can, and should, help caregivers (including parents and teachers) better understand the specific pattern of strengths and challenges experienced by children and young adults.  As adults, we tend to have an intuitive sense of our strengths, and we capitalize on these.  We also tend to avoid engaging in areas in which we may not be as strong. In the school environment, students may not have this ability to choose, resulting in frustration, anxiety, and disengagement.  This presentation will highlight the value of a good psychoeducational assessment in relation to enhancing the performance of students, with an emphasis on capitalizing on strengths.  A particular focus on gifted students will be emphasized, as this model can work for a wide range of students.

01 Sep 2017

High Conflict Custody and Access/Parenting Disputes and Their Potential Impact on Children from the Perspective of Children's Counsel

Online Course

This session will present observations about High-Conflict Parenting disputes, why they are difficult to resolve, the nature of the individuals involved, how different professional groups perceive the disputes and the potential impact of these disputes on children.

01 Sep 2017

Oral Health in the Early Years

Online Course

Community Oral Health, Alberta Health Services has developed a video called 'Oral Health in the Early Years' Alberta Health Services recognizes the importance of oral health. Babies teeth are a very important part of their overall health and development. This presentation will teach caregivers about children's oral health in the preschool years.

25 Aug 2017

Chemicals: The Good, The Bad and Our Health

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

Should you aim to live a life without chemicals? Are all chemicals harmful? In fact, chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects on your family's health if not properly managed. Come and learn practical tips and strategies you can use to create a healthy home for you and your family.

24 Aug 2017

Chemicals: The Good, The Bad and Our Health

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Should you aim to live a life without chemicals? Are all chemicals harmful? In fact, chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects on your family's health if not properly managed. Come and learn practical tips and strategies you can use to create a healthy home for you and your family.

30 Jun 2017

Launching or crashing? The autism support cliff post 18 and what to do about it

Online Course

By participating in this presentation, attendees will:
1) Understand transition to adulthood challenges in ASD
2) Review "easy" tools for creating post-high school transition plans
3) Learn about the Launch Program (feasibility and scalability)

27 Jun 2017

Life After High School: Post - Secondary for Students with and without Special Needs

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Nosehill Library

Brought to you by a Government of Alberta Learning Clicks Ambassador. Hear her story of navigating post-secondary, including: moving across the country and surviving only 10 days, starting University two weeks late, facing mental illness, navigating academic supports, transferring programs, to now - Graduate School. Presentation topics will include: Finding the right path, upgrading after high school, scholarships/grants, post-secondary options, and supports available to students with unique needs. (Registration open to all)