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3/13/2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Joyful Children; Peace Families

Raising happy, healthy happy kids is an increasingly challenging task for parents today. Acclaimed child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley, knows the key to raising confident, capable children is nurturing happiness. Here is a back-to-basics guide on practical techniques to foster the well being of both youth and their caregivers. Participants will [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:20+00:00March 13th, 2019|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

2/28/2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Stop Shouting and Start Understanding Children Who Challenge Us

Internationally celebrated author and speaker, Jessica Minahan will discuss approaches to understanding and intervening in patterns of problem behavior. Through the use of humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, enhancing executive functioning and strengthening self- monitoring skills. Here is a systematic [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:19+00:00February 28th, 2019|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

2/12/2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Why Don't Kids Do What You Want?

Today's young children and teens seem to be less disciplined that ever. Spanking is out, yelling can be harmful and timeouts/ grounding may not improve behavior. Drawing on her personal experience, and the latest research on play, technology, and failure, Katherine Reynolds will share a new model of discipline for a generation of children who [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:19+00:00February 12th, 2019|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

2/8/2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Beyond the Blues: Understanding Youth Depression

Teenage depression is more common than people may realize. It’s more than feeling sad, and it isn’t just a bad mood. It can alter every aspect of an adolescent’s life.This presentation will focus on how parents and professionals can help identify and respond to teenage depression. Attendees will learn how teen depression is different from [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:19+00:00February 8th, 2019|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

12/11/2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Generation Worry: Managing Stress through Mindfulness

Stressors from the social web, and society are clearly on the rise for teens, and adults. Todd Fink CADC,behavioral health associate for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is here with techniques to cultivate contemplative concentration to bring greater peace of mind . What we focus on, think about, and repeatedly do can literally change the structure [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:17+00:00December 11th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

12/5/2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Self-Care to Foster Resilience in Yourself and Others

We all know the importance of taking care of ourselves, yet many of us struggle to do so. Come talk and learn with Pete Hall, former school principal and co-author of the educational best-seller 'Fostering Resilient Learners,' and explore ways to support yourself, your children and their success at school. Participants will learn how stress [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:17+00:00December 5th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

11/14/2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Self-Driven: The Science of Giving Your Kids More Confidence, Purpose and Control

All parents want children who are confident, resilient and goal-driven. From different vantage points Dr. Stixrud and Johnson saw kids struggling with a lack of motivation and toxic stress. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Johnson is an educational coach, founder of an elite tutoring company [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:17+00:00November 14th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

11/14/2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Self-Driven: The Science of Giving Your Kids More Confidence, Purpose and Control

All parents want children who are confident, resilient and goal-driven. From different vantage points Dr. Stixrud and Johnson saw kids struggling with a lack of motivation and toxic stress. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Johnson is an educational coach, founder of an elite tutoring company [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:17+00:00November 14th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

11/13/2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

What nurtures the brain of our youngest to optimum intelligence, stability and future success in life? Answers will be provided by Dana Suskind MD a pediatric otolaryngologist who specializes in hearing loss and cochlea implantation as the director of Pediatric Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant program at the University of Chicago. In this important presentation [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:16+00:00November 13th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments

10/17/2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Surprising Brain Principles to Thrive and Survive at Work, School and Home

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? In this important discussion, Dr. John [...]

By |2018-08-20T00:00:15+00:00October 17th, 2018|GPS, PD Event|0 Comments
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