All sessions are offered at no cost.
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.
Personal Safety *Also available as a Webinar*
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Safety can be a very real concern for all adolescents and young adults, but especially for individuals with Autism. This presentation will include safety and security tips for staying safe in and around your community; including a home and in cyber space.
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.
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.