All sessions are offered at no cost.
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.**
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.
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
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.
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.
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.