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To register for the following workshops, visit: community.hmhc.ca/sessions/
25 Things Kids with ADHD Wished Their Parents & Teachers Knew About ADHD
Nov 25/19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Huntington Hills Parent Link - Upper Board Room
Most parents of kids and adolescents who have ADHD try very hard to be compassionate and understanding of the nature of ADHD and its various effects on behaviour, mood, academic performance, and so on. What we can all forget, sometimes, is that somewhere in there is a kid who understands ADHD better than anyone else. This presentation is based on hundreds of conversations with kids with ADHD and their response to the basic – but critically important – question “What do you wish others knew about you and your ADHD?” Using their own words is a great place to engage in truly understanding the condition and developing more effective ways to work with kids, adolescents, and young adults who have ADHD while also framing the symptoms in a much more positive manner, so the focus is on strengths as opposed to focusing on the negative effects of ADHD. Strategies developed in collaboration with kids with ADHD will also be discussed.
Conflict Between Separated Parents and Its Effect on Your Children
Nov 27/19 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre
This presentation will discuss how and my parents find themselves fighting with each other after they separate and the serious short- and long-term effects parents' conflict can have on their children.
ADHD & Executive Functioning *also available via webinar*
Nov 27/19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Windsong Heights School
This session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children's ability to manage their environments. The session will also explore the impact ADHD has on Executive Functioning and how it relates to managing everyday tasks, and meeting daily expectations at home and at school, including social, emotional, behavioural and academic demands.
Seeing through the Vape
Nov 28/19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bishop Pinkham School
Given e-cigarette popularity amongst young Canadians there are concerns about the possible adverse health effects, renormalization of smoking and tobacco uptake among youth, and other unforeseen consequences of their use. In this workshop you will gain knowledge about e-cigarettes and vaping, impacts of nicotine, appropriate prevention, identifying problematic use and legislation.
Guardianship and Trusteeship: The Legal and Financial Aspects of Transitioning to Adulthood *Also available as a Webinar*
Dec 12/19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Ability Hub
The transition from children's services to adult services can be an exciting time in a young adult's life, but it can also be a time of uncertainty and challenge for the family. Children's Link Society and McMan Youth Family and Community Services have designed a workshop for parents to address some of the main issues for families who have youth ages 16 and up and moving into the adult service system.
Lorna Selig from Children's Link will discuss the Transition Process as it relates to the following:
PDD - Persons with Developmental Disabilities
AISH - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
OPG - Office of the Public Guardian (Guardianship/Trusteeship)