CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

16 Oct 2018

Let’s Talk Mindfulness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mitford 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.


Poster

16 Oct 2018

Curious About Cannabis

Online Course

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

Poster

15 Oct 2018

Taming Toddler Tantrums

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

Ever wondered how to break through a toddler meltdown? This presentation will help you gain an understanding of toddler emotions and how to tame the tantrums that go with it. You will also learn techniques and tips on how to prevent them, how you can handle these strong emotions and also teach toddlers better ways to express them. Covers 1-4 years of age.

Poster

15 Oct 2018

Keeping Kids Safe: Confidently fulfilling the Duty to Report

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Child abuse is a serious, pervasive and complex issue experienced by approximately 1/3 of Canadians. All adults who work with children and youth have an obligation to report suspected abuse. Talking with a child or youth about suspected abuse or making a report is often very stressful. Knowing what signs to look for, how to respond and what to expect when you report can help make this difficult situation more manageable. This session is designed to increase the capacity of adults who work with children and youth to:
- Recognize behavioral and physical signs of potential child abuse
- Respond to children and youth who disclose or give subtle verbal clues
- Confidently report suspected child abuse.

Poster

10 Oct 2018

HeartMath

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Foundations for the Future Charter Academy

Stress affects people physically, mentally and emotionally. Relieve stress anytime, anywhere and feel better in the moment. This course introduces the HeartMath system of breathing techniques and a heart rate variability tool that can help you manage life's challenges and improve overall health, emotional wellness and resilience.

04 Oct 2018

Taming Anxiety Gremlins

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dalhousie School

Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children and teens. This workshop will promote parent and teachers' understanding of anxiety and teach them how traditional ways of offering help may unwittingly feed into the child's worries and associated behaviours. Participants will learn effective tools to help children manage their anxiety to promote their resilience and overall well-being.

01 Oct 2018

Not falling through the cracks - How Psychoeducational Assessments can help Foster Success!

Online Course

Does your child struggle in a mainstream classroom? Are you concerned that your child may be anxious, overwhelmed or inattentive at school? Does your child struggle to understand new academic concepts or lessons? Do you think your child needs extra support to achieve academic or social success? If you can relate to any of these questions, please join the presenters to explore when a psychoeducational assessment may be warranted for your child. Within the current session, presenters will provide parents and supports with an overview of how psychoeducational assessments can be helpful in identifying a child’s strengths, areas of difficulty, and learning style, as well as help caregivers learn how to advocate through the educational system and community supports to foster growth and success.

27 Sep 2018

How to Help Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD PART 2

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Learn additional intervention strategies and skills for parents and teens with ADD / ADHD.

* This is a level 2 session, and meant for those who attended Part 1, or have some understanding of ADD/ADHD/

24 Sep 2018

Anxiety and its Associated Consequences During Childhood and Adolescence Part 1

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Among school aged children and youth, fear and anxiety are common emotions. Although many children experience healthy anxiety, some experience disproportionately higher anxiety in relation to their context (e.g., separation anxiety) and/or developmental age. This presentation will explain the nature, cause, and developmental course of anxiety disorders as well as explore the predictive nature of poor social relationships on anxiety symptoms. Information will be provided on how parents and professionals can support children with anxiety. Part 2 on November 13, 2018.

20 Sep 2018

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success **Also Available as a Webinar**

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

This workshop will provide an overview of the complex nature of Autism and ADHD, as well as the associated strengths and challenges. Executive functions are discussed, along with practical intervention techniques to promote long-term success in all areas of functioning. Valuable information regarding common medications often prescribed will also be reviewed.

20 Sep 2018

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success **Also Available as a Webinar**

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the complex nature of Autism and ADHD, as well as the associated strengths and challenges. Executive functions are discussed, along with practical intervention techniques to promote long-term success in all areas of functioning. Valuable information regarding common medications often prescribed will also be reviewed.

20 Sep 2018

Concussions: 101 - Heading In The Right Direction ** Also Available as a Webinar **

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cochrane Community Health Centre

"So what's the deal with concussions? It's just a little bump to the head.......right?"
Would you know what to look for if your kid sustained a concussion? Would you know what to do?
Participants are provided with the most current information on the importance of recognizing and properly managing this invisible injury. Whether a parent, volunteer coach, athlete or health care professional... participants will leave feeling empowered in their ability recognize the signs and symptoms, and know what to do when a concussion is suspected. Further discussion surrounding resources and help available for those who are experiencing the long term effects of post-concussion syndrome.

20 Sep 2018

Concussions: 101 - Heading In The Right Direction ** Also Available as a Webinar **

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"So what's the deal with concussions? It's just a little bump to the head.......right?"
Would you know what to look for if your kid sustained a concussion? Would you know what to do?
Participants are provided with the most current information on the importance of recognizing and properly managing this invisible injury. Whether a parent, volunteer coach, athlete or health care professional... participants will leave feeling empowered in their ability recognize the signs and symptoms, and know what to do when a concussion is suspected. Further discussion surrounding resources and help available for those who are experiencing the long term effects of post-concussion syndrome.

20 Sep 2018

Southern Alberta Child Exploitation Unit (SAICE)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

ICE is a specialized law enforcement team that targets those who make, possess, and distribute child pornography as well as those who lure children online for a sexual purpose. Compelling evidence will be provided to show how often this is happening in our communities. With technology and social media being both a challenge and opportunity, there is an urgent need for collaborative approach on intervention, prevention, education, and enforcement.

01 Sep 2018

Videogaming and Youth

Online Course

Increase your comprehension of videogame culture, including popularity of play in Canada, pros and cons of play and signs of problematic use. Identify strategies to open up conversations at home, within your organization, or in the classroom that raise awareness and help people to make informed decisions. Session is run by Alberta Health Services, Youth Addiction Services.