CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

14 Jul 2018

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families

Online Course

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.

14 Jul 2018

Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop

Online Course

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.

12 Jul 2018

Can One Story Change Everything?

Online Course

-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.

01 Jul 2018

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

Online Course

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.

13 Jun 2018

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.

12 Jun 2018

Inclusive Education: Achieving Quality

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Holiday Inn

The workshop is for parents, teachers, and administrators. We will explain why an inclusive education is important to a child's future and ask parents to consider pursuing inclusive education for their child starting from playschool and leading right through to college/university.

Highlights of the workshop:
- What does a quality inclusive education look like?
- Adapting curriculum and instruction
- Facilitating Friendships in the classroom
- Parents - know your rights and find out how to ask what your child is learning

12 Jun 2018

Inclusive Education: Achieving Quality

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The workshop is for parents, teachers, and administrators. We will explain why an inclusive education is important to a child's future and ask parents to consider pursuing inclusive education for their child starting from playschool and leading right through to college/university.

Highlights of the workshop:
- What does a quality inclusive education look like?
- Adapting curriculum and instruction
- Facilitating Friendships in the classroom
- Parents - know your rights and find out how to ask what your child is learning

07 Jun 2018

Do you know what to say? How to talk with children and teens about sexuality

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Boys and Girls Club Airdrie

Are you ready to answer the questions your kids could ask? In this session, we will explore how to support healthy development by talking to children and teens about sexuality, identify reasons to discuss sexuality in a positive way with children of any age. Participants will gain understanding of child and teen sexual development and behavior and discuss practical strategies about how to support children and youth develop healthy sexuality, boundaries, values.

07 Jun 2018

Little Kids and Big Feelings

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills

Guiding our children through their big feelings, responding to tantrums, and managing difficult behaviors can challenge all parents. Come hear about the Brain-body connection that helps children develop the skills of emotion regulation.  Understand more about why children lose control of their emotions, what it means to ‘flip your lid’, and the role of parents in helping kids with feelings.  Learn skills you can teach your children, and use yourself, to help your child manage big feelings.  We will use a combination of videos, discussion, and practice. This presentation will cover children pre-school through to
school-age.

07 Jun 2018

Understanding Anger Management and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) - also available as a webinar

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub

This presentation will provide a review of the most current literature on the origins of anger. This will include psychological reactions, cognitive processes, and exposure to common thinking distortions. It will also discuss the emotional and behavioural manifestations of anger. Lastly, anger management and intervention strategies will be discussed. Time pending, an opportunity for questions and discussion will be held.

07 Jun 2018

Understanding Anger Management and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) - also available as a webinar

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This presentation will provide a review of the most current literature on the origins of anger. This will include psychological reactions, cognitive processes, and exposure to common thinking distortions. It will also discuss the emotional and behavioural manifestations of anger. Lastly, anger management and intervention strategies will be discussed. Time pending, an opportunity for questions and discussion will be held.

06 Jun 2018

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

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Calgary Health Centre - Room 2285

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.

06 Jun 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.

06 Jun 2018

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

10:30 AM - Noon

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

05 Jun 2018

Kids Have Stress Too

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Chestermere Public Library

An introduction to key aspects of early childhood and brain development, and the crucial role parents and professionals play in buffering the impact of stress on kids. Learn strategies to help young children become aware of and manage stress in fun and engaging ways.

31 May 2018

Circle of Security Parenting- Building Secure Attachment

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

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.

31 May 2018

TEEN SERIES Navigating Mental Health Services - Who to Call

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - 1001

Finding out about the appropriate services for mental health can be very challenging. Explore the services that are offered in the Calgary area for teens.

30 May 2018

Partnering with Parents to Address Behavioural Challenges and Mental Health Concerns at School

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Good mental health starts with an understanding of the brain and its primary roles. This session will introduce parents and those who work with youth to the basic concepts in establishing and maintaining positive mental health in these young people. Topics will include discussion of the teenage brain, common myths about mental illness, teenage stress, promoting positive mental health in the child and accessing help.

22 May 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.