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.
28 Feb 2018

Let's Talk About: Typical Speech and Language Development (2 to 5 years)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Typical speech and language development for two to five year olds will be presented, as well as when and how to seek help. There are many misunderstandings of what 'typical' speech and language development looks like in preschool-aged children. We will set the record straight and discuss when to refer, and how the 'wait and see' approach often may not be appropriate.

Emily's Backyard Childcar
Poster

05 Mar 2018

"Keeping Busy?" A Reflection for Social Work Week

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Kinsmen Theatr

Happy Social Work Week! As we begin the week honouring social workers, join social worker and HMHC clinical consultant Katherine Jarrell for a reflection on how we envision success and the implications this has for our work culture and personal choices. Let's consider how our frenetic schedules impact how we relate to children. Katherine will draw on the work of Robert Holden, Kristin Neff and others to encourage those in the helping professions to take pause and consider how we approach our work and play.

Poster

07 Mar 2018

Youth Concussion: A Public Health Concern

10:30 AM - Noon

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

At the conclusion of this presentation the learner will be able to;
1) define concussion
2) compare and contrast traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion
3) discuss the role of concussion as a public health concern
4) describe the role of "culture" in dealing with youth concussion in sport and outside of sport

Poster

14 Mar 2018

Conflict Between Separated Parents and Its Effect on Your Children

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This presentation will discuss how and my parents find themselves fighting with each other after they separate and the serious short- and long-term effects parents' conflict can have on their children.

Poster

21 Mar 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.

Poster

28 Mar 2018

Conflict Management

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Conflict Management Training helps individuals, business professionals, educators, and community members learn practical and proven strategies to successfully deal with conflict. Through engaging, and interactive team-building exercises, participants learn how to:

C o-operate with others to resolve disputes
M aster skills such as listening and communicating effectively
T urn theory into everyday conflict management practice

Poster

18 Apr 2018

Understanding the risk and protective factors of Child Resilience: “Bending and not breaking”

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Resilience is the ability to recover, adapt and rebound from adversity. Children exposed to adversities e.g. a natural disaster, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at risk of developing physical and mental health problems. However, in children exposed to risk, some experience adverse outcomes while other do not. The most pressing unanswered question in child outcome research is child resiliency- why some children exposed to risk do not experience adverse outcomes. This presentation will discuss our current understanding of child resiliency using longitudinal data from an Alberta cohort of mothers and children. The presentation will highlight the interplay between risk factors (adverse maternal mental health, inter-parental conflict) and protective factors (social support, parenting) in shaping child resiliency.