CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

09 Jul 2019

Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems

Online Course

Learning Objectives:
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.

17 Jun 2019

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

Online Course

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.

13 Jun 2019

Getting Off the Couch! Inspiring a Healthier Lifestyle *Also available as a WEBINAR*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

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.

13 Jun 2019

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.

07 Jun 2019

Understanding Childhood Trauma

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. The impact of trauma on neurological development and attachment system will be explored, and how this presents in children’s behaviours. Caretakers will be given key strategies to help children impacted by trauma, and appropriate resources will be suggested.

07 Jun 2019

Understanding Childhood Trauma

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Walter C.Mackenzie HealthSciencesCentre (Edmonton)

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. The impact of trauma on neurological development and attachment system will be explored, and how this presents in children’s behaviours. Caretakers will be given key strategies to help children impacted by trauma, and appropriate resources will be suggested.

05 Jun 2019

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.

04 Jun 2019

Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help * Also available as a Webinar*

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

04 Jun 2019

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.

03 Jun 2019

Avoiding Power Struggles

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

The more early prevention, the less intervention. In this workshop we discuss issues and concerns regarding positive discipline; examine the difference between punishment and discipline and learn positive approaches to encouraging positive behaviour.

30 May 2019

Understanding Teen Mental Health & Wellness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

W.G Murdoch School

Everyone has mental health, teens included. This workshop will provide information to help parents and caregivers understand and support positive mental health for youth in their teen years. Learn to distinguish between normal feelings and behaviour of young people, and signs and symptoms of mental health concerns and issues. Relevant resources will be shared.

29 May 2019

Healthy Relationships: How parents can help their children create positive and healthy relationships

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Springbank Middle School

This presentation will focus on how parents can help children develop positive healthy relationships in their lives. Healthy relationships among youth are key to fostering positive social-emotional development, as well as preventing bullying and other relationship problems. The qualities of a healthy relationship will be outlined. Strategies to help parents talk about relationships and promote healthy and positive relationships will be provided. The purpose of this presentation is to empower parents to have meaningful conversations with their children to build the parent-child relationship, as well as provide strategies that parents can use to help their children develop healthy relationships with other adults and their peers.

22 May 2019

25 Things Kids with ADHD Wished Their Parents & Teachers Knew About ADHD

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Most parents of kids and adolescents who have ADHD try very hard to be compassionate and understanding of the nature of ADHD and its various effects on behaviour, mood, academic performance, and so on. What we can all forget, sometimes, is that somewhere in there is a kid who understands ADHD better than anyone else. This presentation is based on hundreds of conversations with kids with ADHD and their response to the basic – but critically important – question “What do you wish others knew about you and your ADHD?” Using their own words is a great place to engage in truly understanding the condition and developing more effective ways to work with kids, adolescents, and young adults who have ADHD while also framing the symptoms in a much more positive manner, so the focus is on strengths as opposed to focusing on the negative effects of ADHD. Strategies developed in collaboration with kids with ADHD will also be discussed.