CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

More Information Telehealth/Video Conferencing is a way to access a session using specialized equipment. Telehealth/Video Conference sessions can not be viewed from a personal computer.
More Information Audioline is a way of accessing the session via your telephone. A session handout is typically provided which allows you to follow along.
25 Feb 2019

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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.

Poster

27 Feb 2019

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

11:00 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.

Poster

06 Mar 2019

Helping Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

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

Poster

07 Mar 2019

The Core Story Of Infant Mental Health

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Participants in this workshop will learn what infant mental health is,how it unfolds, and how the emotional
well-being of very young children can be derailed. The presenter will discuss what can parents do to support healthy attachments and brain development in their infants and toddlers. Parents will learn about how the young child’s brain is shaped by experiences, how relationships help children learn how to regulate their emotions, attention and behavior.

Poster

13 Mar 2019

Why Reading Matters

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Literacy is the path to prosperity. In this session, you will learn about the literacy landscape in Canada, what current research says we need to be doing to support children to become successful readers, and how to develop a reading culture in your home, school, or organization.

Poster

20 Mar 2019

Self - Regulation: for you & your child

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

While being a parent or caregiver of children can be a joyous and awe-inspiring experience; it can also be frustrating! This session will help you understand what happens in your brain when we are under stress, and why self-regulation of our feelings and actions is essential to helping children learn this critical life skill.

Poster

03 Apr 2019

Cannabis: Legalization, Harms and Benefits

10:30 AM - Noon

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This session will start by briefly reviewing the history of cannabis use. The session will discuss the reasons cannabis is being legalized and the prevalence of its use. The benefits and harms of cannabis will then be reviewed and guidelines for youth will be presented.

Poster

10 Apr 2019

Opioids & Youth: What adults should know

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of youth opioid abuse. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of an opioid overdose, including how to access and when to use a Naloxone kit. A universal screener for opioid abuse and other resources will also be examined.

Poster

18 Apr 2019

Optimal Parenting in the First 2000 Days of Life

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the various areas of child development (e.g., physical health, social competence). Evidence shows that some children are not performing as well as others in these areas. I will discuss how engaging in sensitive and responsive forms of parenting can help children develop optimally. We will review video examples to illustrate when parenting behavior and communication could be strengthened to optimize child development.

06 May 2019

Nutrition and Mental Health: An overview of what the science says

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The key to understanding the importance of nutrition for our mental health is having some basic knowledge about what exactly it is that nutrients do in our brains. This workshop will provide an overview of nutrition in brain health, as well as a summary of some of the clinical studies showing how dietary education and supplementation are being used to improve mental health. The talk will end with practical ideas for fostering better eating habits, even in our pickiest eaters such as those on the autism spectrum.

Poster

15 May 2019

Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help

11:00 AM - 12:30 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.

29 May 2019

Summer Slide: What is it and what can you do to prevent it?

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Throughout the summer, many children lose as much as 2 months of reading skills. Known as summer slide, this learning loss can leave children, especially those furthest from opportunity, up to 3 years behind their peers by the end of Grade 5. In this session, learn how to keep children engaged over the summer to ensure they don't lose any ground in their learning and experience the joy of reading.