CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

21 Nov 2017

Understanding Childhood Stress and Anxiety

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Lake School

A discussion on anxiety and stress in children; what it is, what it may look like, and how you can help your child. How to use strategies such as mindfulness and relaxation with your child as well as resources that can support caregivers and their children.

Poster

21 Nov 2017

Circle of Security Parenting- Building Secure Attachment

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

What does my child need from me?
How can I support my child's independence?
Why do some of my child's behaviours affect me so much?
Can parenting be less stressful?
The Circle of Security Parenting Program answers these and many other parenting questions. It is an attachment based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. This presentation is designed to give parents an understanding of the goals of the program, help parents to make sense of their child's behaviours, learn strategies to support secure attachment with their children and make parenting less stressful.

Emily's Backyard Childcar
Evaluation-Complete and Return
Handout
Poster

20 Nov 2017

Understanding and Resolving Power Struggles Respectfully

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

This class explores the common causes of power struggles, and strategies to reduce the frequency and intensity of them.

15 Nov 2017

Eating Disorders, Body Image, & Youth

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Simon Fraser School

In this interactive workshop, you will learn positive strategies to help youth develop a healthy body image, without focusing on weight. We will address risk factors, protective factors, and approaches to prevention and intervention for youth issues with body image, weight bias, and eating disorders. This workshop is recommended for parents, teachers, and other allied adults who work with youth.

15 Nov 2017

National Child Day 2017: Creating Safe and Caring Environments for Children and Youth

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Supporting children's rights is a key factor in improving their quality of life despite our abundant resources, many children and youth in Alberta face poverty, bullying, discrimination, poor mental health outcomes and abuse. A community that promotes and invests in healthy childhood development, free from these adversities, raises healthier and more engaged citizens.

Join us to learn more about:
1. The current state of services for young people in Alberta and Canada and plans to create a Canadian Children's Charter and enact a federal Commissioner for Children and Youth.
2. The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child and how celebrating National Child Day, and raising rights awareness can enhance your work.
3. How you can support children and youth to be safe, healthy and engaged citizens in your daily work.

10 Nov 2017

Taming Teacher and Student Stress: How do these stresses feed each other, and what can be done to manage them?

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Author, mentor and educational consultant, Michael Reist is an internationally recognized authority on the emotional health and needs of children. In his 30 years as a classroom teacher, he knows better than most the high cost of teacher stress and the kinds of stresses kids bring to learning. Michael offers insights from an extensive collection of research, as well as personal experience, while explaining some surprising causes of student stress and seldom talked about causes of educator stress. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the dynamics of learning and also practical strategies for working more effectively with students of any age.
Michael is the author of Raising Boys In A New Kind Of World, What Every Parent Should Know About School, The Dysfunctional School: Uncomfortable Truths and Awkward Insights on School, Learning and Teaching, and Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys.  http://www.michaelreist.ca/

09 Nov 2017

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

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

South Health Campus Auditorium

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.

08 Nov 2017

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

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

07 Nov 2017

Drug Information Session

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mitford School

Are you prepared? What does the legalization of marijuana look like for Canada? How could this affect YOUR child?? Come learn about the warning signs of addiction, and what to do if addiction makes its way into YOUR home. Also learn ways to keep your kids safe.
Special guest speakers from AARC (Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre) and Calgary Police Services will be presenting, followed by a Q & A opportunity.

07 Nov 2017

Understanding ADHD and Strategies that Work

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children's ability to manage their environments. The session will also explore the impact ADHD has on Executive Functioning and how it relates to managing everyday tasks, and meeting daily expectations at home and at school, including social, emotional, behavioural and academic demands.

07 Nov 2017

Understanding Mindfulness

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bert Church High School

This session will outline/discuss the main content in the MindUP program, how understanding the brain can improve self-regulation and the science behind neuroplasticity. Using a hands on approach this session will teach skills related to these concepts using mindfulness. This session will discuss how the brain influences thinking, emotions and behaviors. Improved self-regulation can lead to better focus in school, better cooperation with others and improved self-awareness and self-control.



07 Nov 2017

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children and Adolescents

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

OCD occurs in 1 to 2% of the population and symptoms most often emerge in childhood or adolescence. OCD can cause considerable dysfunction at home and at school, yet is frequently under-diagnosed and under-treated. At Alberta Children’s Hospital we have developed a multi-disciplinary program which provides evidence-based and family-centred care.
In this presentation you will learn about:
1) How to recognize symptoms of OCD and distinguish it from other common childhood disorders
2) Evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioural therapy and medication, and
3) New research into better understanding causes and treatments of OCD.

06 Nov 2017

Labyrinths in Health and Healing: The Use of the Labyrinth Form for Coping, Stress Reduction and Mental Health

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Participants can expect to:
- Gain knowledge in the history of the labyrinth form and its use in Schools, Community, and Mental Health.
-Experience practical 'hands on' exercises that can help with coping and stress reduction.
- Learn about the work of Jim Buchanan in hospitals and communities in Scotland, England, USA and Canada in the design and development of therapeutic strategies using the labyrinth form.
- Learn about available resources in Calgary and Area.

06 Nov 2017

Labyrinths in Health and Healing: The Use of the Labyrinth Form in Promoting Holistic Health

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Participants can expect to:
- Gain knowledge in the history of the labyrinth form and their uses through the ages.
- Understand the uniqueness of the form and its current use as a tool for mindful practice and self-regulation.
- Learn about the work of artist Jim Buchanan in hospitals and communities in Scotland, England, USA and Canada in the design and development of the therapeutic strategies using the labyrinth form.

02 Nov 2017

Positive Parenting: Boundaries, Modelling and Emotion Coaching

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monsignor JJ OBrien School

Participants can expect to learn:
- How different parenting styles can have an impact on the behaviours of children.
- What boundaries are and practical uses of them in parenting, especially via modelling.
- How emotional moments can be coached toward healthy boundaries.

26 Oct 2017

Calgary Police Response to Domestic Violence

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Participants will learn what domestic violence is and the cycle of violence, how the police respond and what to expect. Advice will be given on who to contact if you or someone you know are in a domestic violence relationship along with information on court orders to help protect you and your family. The session will conclude with a Q&A with a member of the CPS.

25 Oct 2017

Little Warriors: Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

South Health Campus - Wellness Centre Room 180006

The Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse workshop was developed by researchers in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta, utilizing leading scientific evidence.
The workshop is useful for parents, professionals and organizations that are:
- Interested in learning how to protect the children in their lives
- Seeking training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse
After the workshop participants will feel empowered and be informed about child sexual abuse, healthy sexual development and how to reduce the risk of sexual abuse as responsible adults and organizations.

24 Oct 2017

Parents of Anxious Kids - 3 classes

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Canmore Civic Centre

See attached poster. Please call (403) 609-3743 to register.

24 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION to MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!): A healthy lifestyle program for children 7-13yrs old.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bowness Parent Link

MEND is a FREE healthy-lifestyle program designed for three specific age groups: 2-4, 5-7 and 7-13, who are at risk of, or are above a healthy weight, and their families. MEND's goals are to empower children and families to become fitter, healthier and happier!
You will learn about:
- Healthy eating and mealtime habits
- How to read food labels
- What serving sizes look like
- Building self-esteem
- Healthy growth
- Behaviour change strategies
- Positive parenting
- Active play
Learn how to make healthier lifestyle choices for your entire family. Check out MEND!

23 Oct 2017

Sibling Rivalry

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

Is it really possible to reduce the rivalry between our children? This workshop covers, reducing anger between siblings, encouraging cooperation and support, looking at the role we play as parents, and when and how to intervene consciously.

19 Oct 2017

Marijuana and the Developing Brain

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Western Canada High School

We live in two worlds...the external materialistic world and the internal psychic one which regulates our self-esteem...the external world is planning to legalize marijuana in July 2018 and the internal world needs to be well informed about the possible risks of using marijuana in pursuing a quick fix, new sensations and relief from despair if we want to avoid addictions and psychotic experiences.
This talk will look at the risks of marijuana to the developing brain, pregnant moms and those with mental health disorders in addition to the risks for driving and combining with meds or alcohol. Finally, the importance of strict regulation, marketing and distribution will be suggested if we want to prevent unnecessary suffering. Open to everyone 15yrs +

19 Oct 2017

Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

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.

19 Oct 2017

Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

17 Oct 2017

Childhood Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention Strategies

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ecole Good Shepherd School

Participants can expect to learn:

- symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorders and common presentations for children aged 5-12
- evidenced-based treatment strategies for treating anxiety
- review of emerging practices and research related to prevention and mental wellness

16 Oct 2017

Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hull Services - Social Room

Participants can expect to learn what clinical high risk of psychosis is, as well as what we know about conversion to psychosis. They will learn about symptoms that help identify young people at risk for psychosis. Finally, they will learn about our research group, how our projects might be helpful to them and their clients and how to refer to our program.

14 Oct 2017

Teens Talk Transition Workshop

10:00 AM - Noon

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200 (40)

Teens Talk Transition is a free 4-week program designed to support teens with a long term health condition in learning medical management and self-advocacy skills. This program aims to help teens learn to balance priorities, set goals and create action plans, communicate effectively with both their healthcare team and personal supports, and develop problem-solving skills. These skills are particularly important for teens as they prepare to transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services.

Teens Talk Transition will be held on 4 consecutive Saturdays – October 14, 2017 to November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

For more information or to register contact Deb at 403-955-7252.

12 Oct 2017

The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) Presents - The Impact of ADHD on Learning

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Foothills Academy Society

Have you wondered why children with ADHD struggle in the school environment? While ADHD is not a learning disability ADHD can significantly impact a student's ability to learn and impair their academic achievement. Research on general academic outcomes will be reviewed during this presentation as well as the impact of ADHD symptoms on classroom functioning, typical presentations of ADHD symptoms seen in the classroom and some that may be commonly overlooked will be covered. Typical executive functioning impairments and other cognitive deficits will be discussed in detail. Key elements to assisting your child find success at school will also be covered.

12 Oct 2017

The New Guidelines on Screen Time for Preschool-Aged Children: The Importance of Interaction in Early Language Acquisition

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

11 Oct 2017

Fentanyl

10:30 AM - Noon

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Sgt. Andrew Critchley of the Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention Team will present on the issue of fentanyl awareness, touch on the historical issues of opiate usage and offer preventative advice, while highlighting recent changes to legislation.

05 Oct 2017

Little Worry Warts: The Anxious Child

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Scenic Acres School

Participants will learn about what anxiety is (including various anxiety disorders) and how to recognize anxiety in their children, as well as gaining an understanding of its possible origins. Most importantly, they will acquire knowledge of strategies to help reduce their children’s anxiety and its associated behaviours, and when and how to seek professional help.

05 Oct 2017

TEEN SERIES: Social Media & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

Learn which social media apps teens are using today as well as the ways in which they are used.

03 Oct 2017

TEEN SERIES: Gangs & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Join us for an information session about teens and gang prevention. Detective Da Silva-Spence will lead a discussion on gang prevention, organized crime, current settings and trends in Calgary.

02 Oct 2017

ADHD is Awesome!

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

ADHD is often thought of in terms of its symptoms and associated problems. Unfortunately, a deficit-based approach, focusing on what is wrong, can be very impairing for children and their families. However, there are so many positive qualities of ADHD that need to be celebrated! In this session, you will learn about why ADHD is awesome and the assets children with ADHD possess. Importantly, you will also learn how to help children learn to embrace their awesomeness and boost them to success.

02 Oct 2017

ADHD is Awesome!

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ADHD is often thought of in terms of its symptoms and associated problems. Unfortunately, a deficit-based approach, focusing on what is wrong, can be very impairing for children and their families. However, there are so many positive qualities of ADHD that need to be celebrated! In this session, you will learn about why ADHD is awesome and the assets children with ADHD possess. Importantly, you will also learn how to help children learn to embrace their awesomeness and boost them to success.

30 Sep 2017

Eating Disorders, Body Image, & Youth

Online Course

In this interactive workshop, you will learn positive strategies to help youth develop a healthy body image, without focusing on weight. We will address risk factors, protective factors, and approaches to prevention and intervention for youth issues with body image, weight bias, and eating disorders. This workshop is recommended for parents, teachers, and other allied adults who work with youth.

28 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Helping Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD Part 1

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shawnessy Public Library

Discover strategies and skills for parents and caregivers of teens with ADD and ADHD.

28 Sep 2017

Childhood Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention Strategies

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of the Evergreens School

Participants can expect to learn:

- symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorders and common presentations for children aged 5-12
- evidenced-based treatment strategies for treating anxiety
- review of emerging practices and research related to prevention and mental wellness

28 Sep 2017

Creating a Culture of Respect for LGBTQ People

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Building on the anti-homophobia work that Calgary Sexual Health Centre has been doing since the 1990s, this workshop defines and examines the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. We discuss the root causes of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, while looking at both media messaging and our culturally constructed views of gender and the impact this can have on clients and coworkers. Participants will leave with practical strategies for creating a safer, more inclusive and respectful work environment. They will also learn about additional community resources and referrals.

27 Sep 2017

Fostering Academic Resilience in Elementary and Middle School Children

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

West Ridge School

For children to be successful in school, they must be resilient to the challenges that appear in their daily lives. Many researchers explore how resilience is important to the functioning of children who survive significant life traumas, but often neglect the everyday stressors that impact the majority of children in our schools and communities. Academic resilience can be described as the ability to overcome situational barriers or stressors that appear in life to achieve academically in school. In this talk, we will identify the components that make children academically resilient and outline the ways that parents and teachers can foster it in their homes and classrooms.

26 Sep 2017

Emotion Regulation in Teenagers -the Parental Role

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hawkwood Learning Commons

Parents are instrumental in teaching their children how to identify and subsequently manage their emotional experiences. This role becomes more challenging when your child is a teenager who also tends 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 teenager's reactions, and teach them strategies to help their child when in the midst of 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

26 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Social Media & Teens

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forest Lawn Library

Learn which social media apps teens are using today as well as the ways in which they are used.

21 Sep 2017

Part 2 - "Please get my Child off the Couch": Successful Strategies for Promoting Independence and Self-Advocacy within Individuals with Autism

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

We will share strategies to increase your son or daughter's motivation to become independent in all aspects of life including daily living, post-secondary school or training, and employment. Topics discussed will include:
- Independence
- Self-advocacy
- The parents' changing role
- Using reinforcement to increase motivation
- Community Resources
And more........

21 Sep 2017

Part 2 - "Please get my Child off the Couch": Successful Strategies for Promoting Independence and Self-Advocacy within Individuals with Autism

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will share strategies to increase your son or daughter's motivation to become independent in all aspects of life including daily living, post-secondary school or training, and employment. Topics discussed will include:
- Independence
- Self-advocacy
- The parents' changing role
- Using reinforcement to increase motivation
- Community Resources
And more........

21 Sep 2017

Street Drugs

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Health Campus Auditorium

This presentation will address common street drugs in the City of Calgary and its surrounding communities, their use and symptoms of use. Myths surrounding certain substances and the various other substances that are found within illicit drugs will also be discussed.

21 Sep 2017

TEEN SERIES: Videogames & Youth

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - 1001

Discover the impact video games have on the emotional wellbeing of youth and their families. Learn about current research, new ideas, and strategies for your home.

21 Sep 2017

Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Participants can expect to learn what clinical high risk of psychosis is, as well as what we know about conversion to psychosis. They will learn about symptoms that help identify young people at risk for psychosis. Finally, they will learn about our research group, how our projects might be helpful to them and their clients and how to refer to our program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.