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. 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.
  • CEUs / Ohio Approved Hours are not available with free registration.
  • 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 importance of family engagement
Presenter: Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW
1.5 Ohio Approved Hours

Mental Health Professional track 
Feeling Blue? Addressing Postpartum Depression and other related disorders
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 
My Mad Feelings – Early childhood intervention to prevent bullying
Presenters: Kenna Mycek, MSW; and Rique Sollisch
1.5 Ohio Approved Hours

Mental Health Professional track 
Children and Trauma: Identifying symptoms and the need for intervention
Presenters: Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.; and Anita Eddie, MA, ATR, MSSA, LISW-S
1.5 Clock Hours, CSWMFTB


CEU 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 does not include CEUs/Ohio Approved Hours, and is limited to general sessions and “Parent Track” concurrent sessions.

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

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Support Generously Provided by The Huron Foundation

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Listening to a Child’s Behavior: How Emotions Affect Learning

Listening to a Child’s Behavior: The Role of Emotional Life in the Learning Process

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training helps early learning professional understand the important role that social-emotional development plays in all areas of a child’s development – including the consequences and impact of underdeveloped/undeveloped self-image and self-esteem, and the impact on later development.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Books and Book-Making

Books and Book-Making

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Sense of competence
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides an opportunity for early learning professionals to discuss the various relevant considerations when incorporating books into the classroom. This includes using books to express feelings, prepare for events in a child’s life and assisting children in making their own books to express their feelings and needs.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

The Building Blocks of a Civilized Snack Time

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Peer interactions & relationships
    • Interactions with adults
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standards

This training provides early learning professionals with the skills to create a snack time for children that will enhance social skills and support the mastery of self-help skills. Participants will discuss how snack time provides an opportunity to scaffold children’s learning experiences.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

 

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem

Building Social Skills: Self-Care, Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

SUTQ standardsThis training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the development of self-care skills in children, and the positive effect on their self-esteem. It also focuses on the importance of the relationship between self-awareness and the awareness of others, and how the development of a child’s self-esteem causes conscience development.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

 

 

 

A Social Emotional Curriculum

A Social-Emotional Curriculum Based on Respect for Children’s Thoughts and Feelings

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & Expression of Emotion
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructors: Barbara Streeter, Noreen Acierno, Fatemah Toosi

This training helps early learning professionals understand the importance of the first encounter SUTQ standardswith the family and child. Participants will discuss how to set rules, establish schedules and provide children with problem-solving activities. Also included is how to design your classroom, curriculum and projects so they reflect respect and cooperation.

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

Helping Children Express Their Mad Feelings

 

Helping Children Express Their Mad Feelings

Mrs. Wilson's class 003Most bullying prevention programs focus on high school or middle school. But by then, the processes and behaviors that cause bullying are already deeply embedded and hard to correct.

“Helping Children Express Mad Feelings” is different. This training will help early childhood professionals identify typical and atypical mad behaviors by observation. Once identified, they will help children modulate their mad feelings (small, medium, big) and give children the words to express their mad feelings – thus avoiding discipline and punishment that result from “acting out”, and developing SUTQ standardsself-advocacy skills and self-esteem.

This training will also help early learning professionals identify atypical “mad” behaviors (with respect to cultural differences) and assist parents in finding resources to help their child succeed.

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Helping children to stand up for themselves, encourage empathy and succeed in school and life.
  • 20 hours in 6 sessions
  • Instructor: Victoria Todd

To schedule this series for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.


Session One: Use Your Words

3 hours

This training will help early learning professionals identify typical and atypical ways children express mad feelings, and give children the words to express their mad feelings. This training will also help early learning professionals identify atypical ways of expression (with respect to cultural differences) and assist families in finding resources to help their child succeed.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Two: Mad vs Mean

3 hours

This training teaches early learning professionals how to help children identify their level of anger/mad feelings (small, medium, large) and give children the words to respond appropriately. Working in groups, participants will design a classroom that promotes safe and respectful interaction. They will also develop three lesson plans, using the social emotional content standards to promote safety and respect in the classroom.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Three: Losing Your Loving Feelings

4 hours

This training helps early learning professionals to empathize with children by identifying and discussing an example of how they were so angry that they lost their loving feelings toward someone – and how they were able to regain those loving feelings. Discussion includes a 4-step process to help children overcome such potentially damaging reactions to everyday anger.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Four: Mean Fun

3.5 hours

This training helps early learning professionals identify examples of mean fun and why it is so harmful to the social-emotional development of the child. We will discuss how this behavior starts in the toddler years (with the toddler hurting mom) and how important it is to step in and stop the behavior in a manner that is kind and understanding. Participants will identify the role of early childhood professionals in preventing bullying, and discuss the roles of bullies and bystanders.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Five: My Inside Helper

3 hours

This training empowers early learning professionals to help children with controlling frustration, setting limits and building self-control by identifying and using their “inside helper”. Participants will discuss examples of children experiencing frustration and explain how to help a child 1) identify how he/she is feeling; 2) through the frustration;  and 3) be able to control temper tantrums. A copy of children’s book Your Inside Helper is included to all participants.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.

Session Six: Including Families

3.5 hours

This training guides early learning professionals in including families to help children develop the skills necessary to express feelings appropriately. The trainer will provide guidance and information that will allow children to develop social emotional skills in order to succeed in society.
This training is also appropriate and available to parents and others who are not professional educators.


 

Preschool Development 101

 

Preschool Development 101

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Child Observation & Assessment domain
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructor: Carol Paull

This training helps early learning professionals identify milestones in preschool development; SUTQ standardsidentify typical and atypical behaviors; address behavior concerns in the classroom; and if necessary, provide outside referrals to families in need of further assistance.

Adaptation: Can be adapted to an in-depth 12-hour training

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

What’s In a Word: Communicating With Young Children

 

What’s In a Word: Communicating With Young Children In the Classroom

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Empathy
    • Interactions with adults
    • Peer interactions and relationships
    • Self-regulation
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructor: Carol Paull

This training provides early learning professionals an opportunity to discuss the importance of howSUTQ standards we communicate with children in the classroom. It models interactions that are respectful, encouraging and support positive self-image. Content focuses on children’s self-regulation and conscience building.

Adaptation: Can be adapted to an in-depth 10-hour training

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.

What is Curriculum: Serving Social-Emotional Development

What is Curriculum? 

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Empathy
    • Interactions with adults
    • Peer interactions and relationships
    • Self-regulation
  • 3 hours in 1 session
  • Instructor: Carol Paull

This training provides early learning professionals an opportunity to discuss and plan curricula SUTQ standardsthat support the social-emotional development of all children in the classroom environment. It also offers ideas to share with parents to continue social-emotional development in the home.

Adaptation: Can be adapted to an in-depth 10-hour training

To schedule this course for your organization, or to find out when our next class will be held, contact our Community Collaborations and Professional Development office.