21st Century Parenting: Free online webcast

Hanna Perkins is pleased to announce its participation in 21st Century Parenting: Ask the Experts, a free online interactive broadcast for parents, teachers and care-givers of preschool and elementary school children.

WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m. (Eastern time), Monday, Oct. 6
WHERE: Your home or office
WHO: Parents, Teachers & Care-Givers of preschoolers and elementary aged children
HOW: Register here. You’ll receive detailed log-in information and reminders by e-mail 

Hosted by GlobalCast MD, child development specialists from Hanna Perkins and The Lippman School will address a wide range of behavioral concerns, such as:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Sleeping issues
  • Eating issues
  • Bossing
  • Whining
  • Being mean
  • Learning difficulties
  • Trouble making friends
  • Technology concerns and cyber-bullying

The webcast is free and open to anyone. It will be held 10-11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 6. All you need to attend is a computer with an internet connection.

There are tons of books written on parenting and child rearing which by their very nature have to be general. They are about children – not about your child.

But, child rearing is specific. Hanna Perkins has more than 60 years experience helping individual parents with their individual children.

This webcast seeks to extend that experience to as many parents as possible.

 You ask the questions. You choose the topics. 21st Century Parenting will help with real solutions for real-life issues. You may participate actively or just listen to the open discussion. Either way, you can do so at home or any convenient location where you use a computer.

Scheduling conflict? Don’t worry; the event will be recorded for later viewing. So register now. It’s free.

The Hospitalized Child: A course for child-life professionals

Children who have conditions that require extended hospital stays or frequent outpatient visits may experience special challenges. In this course, participants prepare and present detailed reports on such children with a focus on:

  • Evaluating and understanding the individual child’s situation
  • How to help the patient and family master the current stresses
  • Understanding of the individual with respect to: 
    • General concepts of child development
    • Emotional aspects of illness and of their management.

Special emphasis is placed on methods of supporting mastery by patients and their families mastery – including preventative measures and means of follow-up support.

The class begins September 3, 2014, and continues for a total of nine sessions, meeting on the third Wednesday of every month until May 20, 2015.

CEU credits (10.5 hours) are available through the Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board of Ohio.


Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Dates: (all except the first session are the 3rd Wednesday of the month):

  • Sept. 3, 2014
  • Oct. 15, 2014
  • Nov. 19, 2014
  • Dec. 17, 2014
  • Jan. 21, 2015
  • Feb. 18, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • April 15, 2015
  • May 20, 2015

Location: MetroHealth Main Campus
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Map and directions 

Instructor: Devra Adelstein, LISW
Cost: $135

For questions please contact Pamela Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs by e-mail or by calling 216-991-4472. 

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Recognition and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

Using the Keeping Children Safe curriculum, participants will receive training that meets the requirement for child abuse and neglect recognition and prevention, as outlined in the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Licensing Rules.

Topics include:

  • Definitions and indicators of child abuse and child neglect
  • Legal issues around abuse and neglect
  • Talking with parents
  • Talking with children
  • Prevention of child abuse and neglect

6-Hour Training Course

Saturday, January 10, 2015
9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. (Half-hour lunch on your own)
Cost: $60
Instructor: Marge Zerba, Ph.D.

3-Hour Refresher

Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
Instructor: Marge Zerba, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
Instructor: Marge Zerba, Ph.D.

All sessions held at the Hanna Perkins Child Development Center (distance learning room) 

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For more information, call (216) 929-0201.


OELDS: Cognition, General Knowledge & Approaches Toward Learning

Please check back for upcoming schedules of this course.

Training from the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Education and ecQ-Net.

Continuing education credits: 30 hours Step Up to Quality; college credit also available.

OELDS: Cognition, General Knowledge and Approaches Toward Learning for All Young Children

This newly created module of Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (OELDS) is designed for early childhood educators and administrators. Implementation strategies will focus on children ages 3-5.

This module has been developed to assist in understanding the ways in which early childhood educators can provide quality learning experiences and intentional teaching strategies that appropriately support approaches to learning (engagement, curiosity, initiative and creativity) as well as cognitive development (executive function, attention and memory) as young children construct content knowledge in mathematics, science, and social studies.

Particular attention will be given to supporting children with disabilities and preschool dual language learners.


Course to be held alternate Tuesdays Feb. 4, 2014-June 2, 2014
2–5 p.m.
Distance Learning Room at The Hanna Perkins Center (Directions)

30 hours of Step Up To Quality training; must attend all sessions
College Credit available

Cost: $200 for all 10 sessions

For questions please contact Pamela Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs by e-mail or by calling 216-991-4472.
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