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Living & Working With Children: Taking Care of Yourself & Others

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    2017 Spring Conference

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    Taking Care of Yourself and Others

    A one-day conference for Early Learning professionals, social workers and mental health professionals, and parents
    April 29, 2017

    Gain insight into the minds of young children and learn new strategies for working with them.

    This affordable one-day conference is for anyone who works with children and families on a day-to-day basis.

    Social work CEUs (3 credits) are provided for Social Workers and Counselors. Ohio Approved hours (3 hours) are provided for Early Learning Professionals.

    Parents interested in a better understanding of a young child’s social-emotional development will find this conference helpful and practical with the addition of a dedicated “parent track.” Through generous support of The Huron Foundation, parents attend for free and transportation is available to/from the Stokes/Windermere Rapid Station. (Registration is still required for free admission.)

    Keynote address:

    Caring for the Caregiver: Practical Tools, Quick Tips and Tricks of the Mind-Body Trade
    Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, BCD

    Naparstek

    Naparstek

    Naparstek is a clinical social worker, guided imagery pioneer, author and teacher, who maintained a psychotherapy practice for over 30 years.  In 1991, she founded Health Journeys, a leading producer and distributor of audio materials that deliver direct healing and wellness experiences at the screen and on listening devices. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine Physician Fellows Program.

    Her guided imagery has been found effective in over 20 clinical trials, and is in use at Johns Hopkins, Mayo, UHHS Cleveland, Dana Farber, the NIH, Duke University, Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Medical Center, the U.S. Army and the Veterans Administration.

    Staying Well with Guided Imagery is a widely used primer on guided imagery and healing. Her most recent book on imagery and post-traumatic stress, Invisible Heroes, won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award and has been called “the most useful book for trauma survivors to be published in the last decade”.


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    When:

    8 am to 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Where:

    Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
    19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

    Cost:

    $45 through April 14   |   $50 after April 14   |   $55 at the door
    Free for parents (no CEUs)

    • Registration fee includes cost of professional CEUs / Ohio Approved Hours.
    • Free registration is offered to parents only, through a grant from The Huron Foundation, and applies only to “Parent Track” sessions.  
    • Parents should not plan to bring children to this conference.  

    Program Schedule

    Morning

    • 8 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
    • 9 a.m. – Opening Remarks – Karen Baer, CEO
    • 9:15 a.m. – Keynote Address – Belleruth Naparstek, BCD
    • 10:15 a.m. – Break – Chair Massage and Yoga Self-Care Centers
    • 10:30 a.m.-Noon – Concurrent Sessions

    Parent track
    My Mad Feelings: Early guidance to prevent bullying
    Presenter: Victoria Todd, LISW-S, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst

    Educator track 
    Parents as Partners: The high value of family engagement

    Participants will learn the benefits to children, families and the school of working with parents as active educational partners, and discuss methods to foster this partnership. 

    Presenter: Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW
    1.5 Ohio Approved Hours

    Mental Health Professional track 

    Encouraging Healthy Attachment in the Face of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

    Participants will explore the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis. Also, working with mothers and their infants to develop healthy attachment, and helping mothers engage in the self-care needed to move through perinatal symptoms and enjoy their role as a new mom.

    Presenters: Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.; and Anita Eddie, MA, ATR, MSSA, LISW-S
    1.5 Clock Hours, CSWMFTB

    Afternoon

    • Noon–1: 30 p.m. – Working Lunch (meal is included): Healthy Eating on a Budget
      Presenter: Susan Meisel, MS RD LD CDE
      Chair Massage and Yoga Self-Care Centers
    • 1:30-3 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions:    

    Parent track
    Panel Discussion: Parents Have the Best Intentions: The great impact of respect when relating to young children
    Moderator: Victoria Todd. Panelists: Ruth Hall, Carol Paull, Judy Pitlick

    Educator track 
    Helping Children Express Their Mad Feelings: Early childhood intervention to prevent bullying

    This session will identify the tools children need to express anger and other strong feelings in age-appropriate ways, and explore techniques to support their development. Participants will also learn to identify atypical social-emotional behaviors in preschool children, and how to assess and find resources for families.

    Presenters: Kenna Mycek, MSW; and Rique Sollisch
    1.5 Ohio Approved Hours

    Mental Health Professional track 

    Helping Yourself While Helping Others Process Trauma

    Participants will explore the symptoms patients present that are related to trauma. Focus includes managing the most difficult issues faced by therapists such as boundary violations, counter transference and maintaining neutrality.  Methods for managing these issues will be explored and discussed in depth.

    Presenters: Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.; and Anita Eddie, MA, ATR, MSSA, LISW-S
    1.5 Clock Hours, CSWMFTB


    CEU and Fee Information

    • Participants must attend the entire day to receive CEUs. Educators will receive 3 Ohio Approved Hours; licensed social workers and counselors will receive 3 social work CEUs through CSWMFTB.
    • Free registration is offered to support parent education through a grant from The Huron Foundation and is restricted to parents attending “Parent Track” concurrent sessions.
    • Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    More information: Pam Millar, Community Engagement
    pmillar@hannaperkins.org    |    216-991-4472

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      Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

      Press Release
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      For more information:
      Bob Rosenbaum, communications
      brosenbaum@hannaperkins.org
      216-401-9342

      Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

      Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

      Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

      Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.
      Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

      SHAKER HEIGHTS – Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, will be honored at a reception on Jan. 26 2017, in celebration of her appointment as the John A. Hadden Jr. M.D. Professor of Psychoanalytic Child Development.

      The reception is hosted by Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, at 4:30 p.m. in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.

      The professorship is part of Bell’s role at Hanna Perkins, where she is clinical director of the Hadden Clinic. Bell took on both rolls in late 2015.

      At the medical school, her role includes development of offerings that enhance the understanding and use of psychoanalytic approaches to child development when providing medical care for young patients. Her current activities include teaching a course in Behavioral Medicine, and developing new observational pediatric rotations for students in the Physician Assistant program. These rotations are also offered to residents in the specialties of pediatrics and psychiatry.

      The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins provides mental health services to children and adolescents to age 18, as well as to women suffering from postpartum depression and other related disorders.

      About Hanna Perkins

      Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has partnered with parents and professionals to help children understand, communicate and manage their feelings for success in school and life. Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

      Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, kindergarten, parent/toddler group and an Autism Spectrum Disorders dedicated classroom, all focused on the ability to understand and manage feelings as the foundation of other essential life skills.

      Hadden Clinic, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders in mothers.

      Continuing education and training to teachers, child care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

      The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering consultation and support for parents, and other educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

      Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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        A parenting technique that really works

        At a gathering of parents sponsored by The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development (HPC), Licensed Independent Social Worker and HPC Child Psychoanalyst and Therapist Deborah Paris addressed a range of questions and concerns, including this one:

         Q: I keep hearing about “attachment parenting” and other parenting techniques. Is there a particular technique that you like?

        A:  My preferred technique is whatever works best in promoting healthy development. It begins with understanding there are certain goals in raising young children:

        • Self care
        • Self regulation
        • Self determination

        What makes people healthy is developing this sense of self – not us as parents doing for them.

        You know, we do a funny thing these days. On one hand we see the helicopter parent, who is over-involved in everything the child tries to do. On the other hand we sometimes act like children are little adults, and we expect all sorts of things from them that they aren’t ready to handle – like sitting quietly through a long meal at an upscale restaurant.

        In both extremes, what’s happening is the parents are trying to control the outcome. It’s as if by just doing or demanding all the right things, everything will come out fine. This is actually leaving the child – as an individual person – out of the equation.

        If you insist on controlling the outcome, then your child is going to struggle to learn and practice self care, self determination, self regulation. It will be about you instead of about them.

        But if you start from the perspective of what the child needs and what is going on inside of him or her– as opposed to adopting a specific parenting “technique” – you’ll end up in the right place.

        Children have an inner world that is understood (or misunderstood) from the perspective of a 2- or 3- or 4-year-old brain. Be sensitive to this. Work with them to identify and resolve misunderstandings and misconceptions. Help them learn those things the developing self requires.

        If you want to call this a parenting technique, I’d say it has a pretty good record of success.

        Image of little boy courtesy of Julie Moore/Stock.xchng

         

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          Hanna Perkins School open house: Tue., April 25

          Version 2Hanna Perkins School will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 for parents of prospective preschoolers and kindergarteners in 2017-18.

          One-on-one tours will be offered throughout, and a group Q&A/Discussion will take place at 5 p.m.

          Visitors will discover what makes Hanna Perkins unique – from the mindful approach to child development, to the important role of parents in the learning process, to the way meals and outdoor fun are integrated into the curriculum.

          Hanna Perkins focuses on helping young children understand and manage the feelings that arise in everyday interactions – a foundational skill for success in school and life.

          Our EPIC (Exploring Potentials in Children) Classroom, for children with Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnoses, will also be open. It applies the same social-emotional focus in an environment modified specifically for the learning needs of children who are likely to join a mainstream classroom in the future.

          Hanna Perkins classes feature a 6:1 student teacher ratio, and a unique team-based approach involving the parent, teacher and a Family Helper to provide an 65th logoexperience that sets each child on his or her best path for future success. The program  integrates best practices in early childhood education with an internationally-recognized relationship-based model that has been researched, developed, practiced and fine-tuned for more than 65 years.

          The school offers an effective environment for a wide range for students, including:

          • Those whose parents value a proactive emphasis on social-emotional development;
          • Children who would benefit from extra personal attention;
          • Children who are struggling with specific emotional or behavioral issues.

          It is not a therapeutic school in the narrow sense that many people understand, but is particularly attractive to families with a child or children who need help making sense of the world around them, and support in managing the their response to it.

          Claass Blocks &windowsHanna Perkins School is located in a beautifully restored historic school building in a neighborhood setting in Shaker Heights. It offers two playgrounds; an indoor gym; and healthful meals prepared onsite daily, with an emphasis on organic and locally grown food.

          For information about the open house, contact School Director Barbara Streeter.

          We’re located at 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH. Click here for directions.

          For more information why Hanna Perkins School may be right for your child, see these resources elsewhere on our website:

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            Autism Spectrum Disorders Dedicated Classroom

            Hanna Perkins’ EPIC Classroom is for children ages 4-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It’s a natural extension of our school’s focus on healthy emotional development by working with children to identify, understand, manage and communicate feelings.

            EPIC – short for Exploring Potentials in Children – was developed in response to parents who have sought out the Hanna Perkins’ approach and an opportunity for close parental involvement, but also needed a classroom and educational approach tailored to the particular needs of children on the spectrum.

            Our program is designed for high functioning children who are likely to eventually transition to a mainstream environment. But it provides less stimulation and more visual learning than other preschool classrooms, to support children in the early group interaction and socialization that can be a barrier for young learners in this category.

            ClevelandClinicCforAutismHanna Perkins School is an autism scholarship provider through the Ohio Department of Education.

            The Dedicated ASD Classroom involves collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Center for Autism.


            boy with scissorsA child’s behaviors are expressions of feelings that need to be understood, respected and responded to in the most helpful way possible. This applies to all children regardless of limitations or differences in the way they communicate.

            Often children on the spectrum show their feelings in dramatic ways that are confusing to those who don’t understand their language. In all Hanna Perkins programs, our specialists work closely with parents and teachers to help facilitate better understanding, and to support a child’s gradual ability to know, manage, and appropriately express his or her  feelings.  A child who gains this mastery over time will feel happier and more successful because of it.


            Details

            • Maximum class size of 6 children, ages 4-6
            • Five days/week, September through June
            • Monday-Thursday – 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Friday – 9 a.m.-noon
            • Staffed with two teachers experienced in working with the ASD population
            • An Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) consultant providing up-front training and ongoing consultation
            • Two Hanna Perkins-trained child therapists available to meet weekly with parents and teachers
            • An environment designed to be less stimulating than a traditional preschool classroom
            • Increased emphasis on visual learning
            • Consultation and on-site services, as needed, of a Speech & Language Therapist
            • Classroom materials and techniques designed for the ASD population

            Hanna Perkins is an Ohio Autism Scholarship Provider. For discussion about the suitability of the program for specific children, we’re happy to talk with you directly, and are glad to introduce you to our current Preschool, Kindergarten, and Parent/Toddler programs as well. Please click here to contact our Educational Director.


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              New mom? Don’t feel right?

              mother-and-baby-1453666-1279x856_douglas john_freeimagesNew mom? Don’t feel right?

              Postpartum depression is one of several mood and anxiety disorders that can follow the birth of a child. The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins offers effective treatment for these serious health issues. If you don’t feel right, call. We’ll see you within 48 hours.

              For an appointment/consultation, contact Kimberly Bell at 216.991.4472 (ext. 209 after hours).

              Not sure? Learn more about the symptoms with this short article.

              Image courtesty of Douglas John/Freeimages.com

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                    Hadden Clinic empaneled by CareSource as Medicaid provider

                    Press Release
                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                    Click to download a PDF of this release

                    For more information:
                    Karen Baer, CEO
                    kbaer@hannaperkins.org
                    216-991-4472

                    Hanna Perkins Center mental health clinic
                    now accepting  Medicaid reimbursement through CareSource

                    Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

                    SHAKER HEIGHTS – The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is now accepting Medicaid reimbursement for treatment of qualified families who have coverage through CareSource.

                    The clinic provides psychotherapy and other mental health services to children and adolescents to age 18. It also specializes in treatment of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders for mothers.

                    CareSource, based in Dayton, is a leading Medicaid managed-care plan serving Northeast Ohio.

                    Being in-network with CareSource allows the Hadden Clinic to fill an important service gap in mental health care for under-represented populations, according to Clinical Director Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

                    “We’ve always served disadvantaged populations by making use of sliding-scale fees, and we’ll continue to do so,” Bell said. “But this increases our capacity significantly to provide intensive psychotherapy to an underserved population that needs it the most.”

                    Hadden Clinic also accepts Medical Mutual of Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.

                    The Hadden Clinic is easily accessible via public transportation. Located within the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, it’s one block off the Shaker Rapid (RTA Green Line) at the Courtland Station.

                    About Hanna Perkins

                    Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has partnered with parents and professionals to help children understand, communicate and manage their feelings for success in school and life. Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

                    Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, kindergarten, parent/toddler group and an Autism Spectrum Disorders dedicated classroom, all focused on the ability to understand and manage feelings as the foundation of other essential life skills.

                    Hadden Clinic for Children & Families, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders in mothers.

                    Continuing education and training to teachers, child care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

                    The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering consultation and support for parents, and other educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

                    Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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