Current CES Sessions All sessions are offered at no cost.

02 Feb 2016

Teen Scene

Online Course

Available until: June 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Adolescence brings much more than raging hormones! This workshop is designed to share information that will help you understand and support children as they (and we!) enter their teenage years. The workshop will describe how the teenage brain is different than the child and adult brain. Changes in cognition, risk taking, and media/technology are also discussed and their impact on teen functioning. Strategies will be discussed to support teenagers to function more optimally in their classrooms and at home.

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10 Mar 2016

Supporting and thriving with your loved ones affected by Asperger's Syndrome

Online Course

Available until: June 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Adam has personal experience of living with a sibling diagnosed with Asperger's that he uses to guide others in understanding Asperger's and some commonly associated conditions. This will aid you in taking more informed care of the person with Asperger's in your life. Combining personal experience and training, Adam will explore how narrative approaches can help you connect to someone with this diagnosis. In addition, the personal impact on the caregiver will be discussed, including ideas for self-care.

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12 Apr 2016

Concurrent Disorders: When drug use and mental illness occur together

Online Course

Available until: July 12, 2016 - Noon

This session will explore the spectrum of mental health, as well as youth mental health and substance use symptoms and issues. Concurrent disorders will be examined, including prevalence and risk and protective factors. Implications for the prevention of concurrent disorders and available resources will be discussed.

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26 May 2016

I've heard about teens cutting: What is Self-Injury and how should I respond?

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mitford School

When a person intentionally harms their own body, it can be confusing and troubling to the people who care about them. People who participate in non-suicidal self-injury may, for example, cut, scratch or burn their own skin, without intending to end their life. This session describes what non-suicidal self injury is, why it happens and how to respond.

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30 May 2016

Sleep Solutions

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

South Calgary Health Centre - Room 2012

This session will discuss the 7 Most Important Sleep Tips that will help improve your child’s sleep.  Followed by a question and answer session where you can ask any questions about your child’s sleep.

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31 May 2016

Understanding and Managing Sexual Behaviours in Children

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This presentation will outline the continuum of sexualized behavior in children to help distinguish between age-appropriate and problematic behaviors at various stages of development. We will also endeavor to explain the motivation or function of these behaviors in children, with particular consideration of broader contextual factors such as family and peer environments.

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02 Jun 2016

Eating Disorders: An Overview

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

In this session participants will learn about the specialized services of the Calgary Eating Disorder Program. Topics covered include identifying eating disorders, mental, emotional and physical consequences of eating disorders and the myths surrounding them. There will be time allotted to answer participant questions.

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07 Jun 2016

Understanding Childhood Stress and Anxiety

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

East Lake School

A discussion on anxiety and stress in children; what it is, what it may look like, and how you can help your child. How to use strategies such as mindfulness and relaxation with your child as well as resources that can support caregivers and their children.

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08 Jun 2016

Simple Steps to help Keep Your Baby Safe during Sleep: SIDS Prevention

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Are you getting mixed messages on how to prevent sudden infant death and injuries during sleep? This session will present the work of a provincial group to gather the most recent research and develop key messages on how parents, caregivers, and health care providers can reduce the risk of infant death and injuries during sleep.

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13 Jun 2016

Helping Without Harming: How to Talk to Your Child about Weight

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

When weight is higher than expected, parents are often unsure if or how they should talk to their child or teenager about their concerns. This presentation will offer research-informed, practical tools to help parents positively influence their child's relationship with food and their body.

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14 Jun 2016

A Special Report on Ending the Overrepresentation of Aboriginal Young People Involved with the Child Welfare System - A New Story

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and the Aboriginal community are advocating for systemic changes within the child intervention system through a special report and community forums related to the high percentage of Aboriginal young people in this system. "Our hope is that a new story is created for Aboriginal young people and their families involved with the Child Intervention system." Elder, Saddle Lake. In 2015/2016, the OCYA reached out to Aboriginal young people, elders, families, caregivers, and key stakeholders through focus group gatherings, interviews, and online surveys to hear from them what is important and helpful to Aboriginal young people before and after they are brought into care. This interesting session will help you to understand this issue from the perspective of the 746 people who generously shared their views on how to rewrite the story for Aboriginal young people and their families.

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15 Jun 2016

How to Successfully Negotiate the Seven Stages of the Stepfamily

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Crowfoot Public Library

This presentation details the tools, techniques and strategies that are needed to guide a stepfamily from its early beginnings to becoming a successful, stable, and well functioning, cohesive family unit.

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16 Jun 2016

Cyberbased Dating Aggression

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

This presentation will discuss cyber-based dating aggression aggression between romantic couples through different types of technology, such as text-messaging, instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Learn about the different kinds of cyber-based dating aggression and recent research. We will also brainstorm ways to navigate these situations and talk about what a healthy relationship should look like.

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20 Jun 2016

Allergen Aware - Allergen Safe

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

South Health Campus - Wellness Centre Room 180006

Allergies and asthma affect 30-35% of all Canadians. Symptoms and
reactions can vary widely from one individual to another. This workshop will provide an overview of allergy and anaphylaxis including signs,
symptoms, triggers and basic management strategies. Participants will be given the opportunity to use practice auto-injectors and taught what to do in case of an allergic emergency. The focus of this workshop will be on the 3 A�s promoted by the Allergy Asthma Information Association, which are:
Awareness, Avoidance, and Action.

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21 Jun 2016

Laugh until it helps: Building Resilience through Humour and Laughter

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

In helping children be more resilient, the goal is not to deny the reality of their struggles but rather to recognize areas of special need & help them gain insight into their talents and inner strengths. Knowing how to face up to & answer tough questions, connect with people in ways that are helpful, & deal with frustration with creativity, imagination & even humour are all ways we can teach children to become more independent & enjoy success in school & in the community.

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