“I Am Still Right Here” : Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Children & Adolescents
March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Western Canada High School
There has been an ongoing increase in the prevalence of children and youth who engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). It can be very frightening to have a child/ student who engages in NSSI, and adults can often have reactions that don’t really help. This session will focus on the types of NSSI, the reasoning behind the behaviour, and some ideas about how parents and teachers can help. We will spend some time on some case studies to provide examples and ample room for Q & A will be provided.
Self - Regulation: for you & your child
March 20, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre
While being a parent or caregiver of children can be a joyous and awe-inspiring experience; it can also be frustrating! This session will help you understand what happens in your brain when we are under stress, and why self-regulation of our feelings and actions is essential to helping children learn this critical life skill.
Cannabis and your Youth: What you should know
March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Windsong Heights School
Join Dr. Bulloch in a discussion about the history of cannabis use and reasons for legalization.
Vaping vs smoking vs oils and lower-risk cannabis use guidelines will be introduced.
Benefits and harms, especially for youth will be addressed with time for questions from participants.
Let’s Talk Mindfulness
March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A.E. Bowers Elementary School
This session will outline and discuss the main concepts in mindfulness and how understanding the brain can improve
self-regulation. Using a hands-on approach this session will teach skills related to these concepts. This session will discuss how the brain influences thinking, emotions and behaviour. Improved self-regulation can lead to better focus in school, better cooperation with others and improved self-awareness and self-control.
To register for these programs & more, go to: community.hmhc.ca/sessions/