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Alberta Health Service Workshops: ADHD, Stress & Anxiety, A Child's Pain, Infant Massage, Screentime, Autism
To register for the following Alberta Health Services Workshops, visit this link: community.hmhc.ca/sessions/
ADHD is Awesome!
Oct 3, 2019 @6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Sebastian School
ADHD is often thought of in terms of its symptoms and associated problems. Unfortunately, a deficit-based approach, focusing on what is wrong, can be very impairing for children and their families. However, there are so many positive qualities of ADHD that need to be celebrated! In this session, you will learn about what ADHD is, why it is awesome, and how to capitalize on its assets to promote long-term success.
Understanding Childhood Stress & Anxiety *Also available as a Webinar*
Oct 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Windsong Heights 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.
Understanding a Child’s Pain: What to Do, How to Help
Oct 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre
This workshop is for parents and caregivers on how to help their child cope positively with painful medical procedures, tests and injuries of childhood. 90 minute session will include a presentation with discussion focusing on how a child’s pain is perceived, how to talk to your child about pain, and how to successfully coach them to help themselves to overcome fears and worries associated with medical interventions.
Infant Massage - 4 Sessions Oct 9, 16, 23,30 * Must attend ALL 4 Classes
Oct 9, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
YW Parent Link Centre - The Hub
The YW Parent Link Centre is offering a FREE 4-session infant massage class to moms, dads & caregivers with babies between 6 weeks and 6 months of age. Dolls will be provided for expectant parents and those who come without children.
Topics include: Benefits of infant massage for child and parent; emotional regulation; reading babies’ cues; and simple strokes for the legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, back and face.
*The final Infant Massage session will be held at the Calgary Reads Children’s Reading Place. Enrolled families will be given more details
The New Guidelines on Screen Time for Preschool-Aged Children: The Importance of Interaction in Early Language AcquisitionOct 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Family Connections Parent Link Huntington Hills
In a world where 'screen time' is rapidly increasing, how we interact with our children is changing. We will present the revised guidelines on digital media use from the American Academy of Pediatrics (released in October 2016) with a focus on the impacts of screen time on the development of language in the preschool years.
Gender Diversity and Autism: A Spectrum Within the SpectrumOct 10, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Ability Hub
Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children and transgender youth who are also on the autism spectrum. Participants will learn practical strategies to provide sensitive care for trans autistic family members, clients, and community members.