CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

Presentations are being broadcast using the ZOOM platform. Connect via your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
13 Dec 2022

Caregiver Self-Care and Co-Regulating with Your Child ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presenters: Tashia Christie, BA Psychology & Kelvin Ganpatt, BA Psychology, Rocky View School Division & MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health

The importance of self‐care for caregivers, burnout, compassion fatigue, and helping children to practice selfcare and regulate
emotions.

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24 Jan 2023

Talking to Children and Youth about Consent ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Heather Cobb BSc., PGCE (UK) Sexual Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services

When we give consent, we give permission; we do it every day when we borrow a pen, consent to release of information and consent to personal touch. Children learn about consent in their homes with everyday interactions such as sharing toys and learning how to set boundaries. As youth grow, they learn about giving and getting consent in relationships. Talking about consent with children and youth can help them have healthy family, friend and dating relationships.
In this session, participants will:
• Define consent
• Learn ways to talk about consent to children and youth
• Learn how consent is the foundation for healthy sexual relationships

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15 Feb 2023

Mindfulness: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-being ***Please register using poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presenters: Allison Salazar, MA School Counselling & Stephanie Sands, BSc. Psychology, Rocky View School Division & MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health

This session will explore the topic of mindfulness and how mindfulness strategies can help support their child’s social and emotional well‐being. Explore how our brain’s stress responses (fight, flight, or freeze) may impact our social and
emotional well‐being and how we can use mindfulness to calm our brain. We will discuss how the brain influences thinking, emotions, self‐regulation, and behaviour. Improved social emotional skills using mindfulness can lead to better focus in school, better cooperation with others, improved self‐awareness, self‐regulation, decrease stress/anxiety, and improve our overall sense of well‐being. Through an interactive session, participants will be guided through some mindfulness activities that they can use with their children and explore learning from the MindUP program.

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09 May 2023

Understanding Teen Mental Health & Wellness ***Please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presenters: Ashley Meagher BA CYC & Allison Salazar, MA School Counselling, Rocky View School Division & MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health

Everyone has mental health, teens included! This session will provide information to help caregivers understand and cultivate positive mental health for youth during their teen years. Learn to distinguish between normal feelings and behaviour of teens, including signs and symptoms of mental health concerns. School and community resources will be shared.

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