CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

06 Jul 2021

Play with Purpose: The Impacts of Play on Development & Incorporating Play into Learning

Available until: July 6, 2022 - 2:00 PM

Play is one of the most important and impactful ways children learn. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of skills that can develop through play, the different types and stages of play, as well as working through those tricky moments when conflict arises during play. By the end of this presentation, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for play, and more playful tools that you can incorporate into your household or classroom!

06 Apr 2022

Adolescent Brain Development and Navigating Parent-Teen Relationships

Available until: March 31, 2023 - 5:00 PM

Adolescence is a magical time when children enter a period of huge growth and change. Bodies and brains change, emotions become more volatile, friends become more important, and the parent-child relationship morphs into a parent-teen relationship. In this session we will discuss the adolescent brain, how to support healthy brain development, promoting resilience, and navigating the ways that your relationship with your teen will evolve as they slowly but surely become little adults.

11 Apr 2022

LGBTQ2S+: What grandparents need to know and do ***please register using the poster only***

Available until: March 31, 2023 - Noon

Grandparents and Elders play an important role in the health and well-being of the young people in their lives. You will build on your ability to help all of the youth in your life feel loved, safe and like they belong by learning about:

• SOGIE related terms
• Personal, family and cultural values
• Health, education and social impacts of stigma
• Inclusive language
• Safer family strategies


12 Apr 2022

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach for Children, Youth and Families

Available until: March 31, 2023 - Noon

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.

24 May 2022

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth: A Workshop for Parents and Family Members ***please register using the poster only***

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will support parents and caregivers to create a more inclusive family environment. Deepen your understanding of the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and discuss the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia on LGBTQ2S+ children and youth. Participants will also gain practical tools and skills to support their LGBTQ2S+ family members and friends.

** This presentation is being delivered via Zoom. Please register within the attached poster.**


25 May 2022

Strategies to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Children & Teens ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wherever you are in your parenting journey, this workshop aims to improve your skills at navigating challenging behaviors when interacting with children & youth. Participants will learn about:

Why challenging behaviors occur

How to prepare and approach communication with children & youth to help address challenging behaviors.

How to address challenging behaviors using science-based techniques.


26 May 2022

Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills to Reduce Violence and Aggression ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This session will discuss the following:
• Supporting conflict resolution and problem-solving
• Promoting pro-social and positive behaviour
• Creating boundaries and expectations
• When teens are violent and aggressive


30 May 2022

The Building Blocks of Resilience: Strategies to Strengthen Resilience in Children and Adolescents ***please register using the poster only***

10:00 AM - Noon

Traumatic life events, such as abuse, death, natural disasters, and the current COVID-19 health pandemic, produce a wide range of stressors which affect the health and well-being of children and adolescents. We know that children and adolescents have the capacity to learn and develop important resilience skills that can help them thrive even in the face of adversity. This presentation will discuss research-based strategies that can help increase and strengthen resilience in children and adolescents. I will discuss individual and social-ecological factors that can boost coping, recovery, and overall well-being among children and adolescents, and thus improve their ability to manage challenges they are currently facing or may face in the future.


09 Jun 2022

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children ***please register using the poster only***

10:30 AM - Noon

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 Jun 2022

Calgary Youth Justice Society/Calgary Youth Justice Committees Public Information Session ***please register using the poster only***

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Do you have knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or Youth Justice Committees? Join this short and informative session to learn how you as a community member or as an agency can help provide support for not only your community but the youth in it, and how you can offer different resources for young people and the Youth Justice Committee program. You will walk away from this opportunity feeling confident in participating and talking to your own clients or community members about Youth Justice Committees.