Workshops and Learning Opportunities for Families - Parents United Consortium
Parents United is a non-profit consortium of 18 southeastern Wisconsin special education departments that have united to provide an educational community service. The mission of the group is to present timely and informative information, in a neutral forum, for parents and professionals who work with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year provide essential links, knowledge and networking to the entire community for the ultimate benefit of our students.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANXIETY: IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION AND PARENT EDUCATION
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am // Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097 United States
David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital - This talk will provide an overview of the most frequently occurring anxiety disorders. The identification and differential diagnosis of these disorders will be discussed within the framework of current DSM 5 criteria. The basic principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will be reviewed and exposure-based interventions for anxiety disorders will be offered. I will discuss family accommodation and offer guidance on how parents can effectively manage anxiety.
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FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES
April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm // WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
James B. Vetter, Ed.M. - Young people tend to learn some of their most important lessons about emotions and relationships at home. In this lively, interactive workshop, Boston-based social and emotional learning consultant Jim Vetter will guide participants in learning and practicing effective strategies and processes that parents and other adults at home can use to help children and adolescents successfully identify and manage emotions, understand the perspectives of others, build strong relationships, and make…
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