2018 Annual Conference

Save the date:
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
8:30-3:30

Registration coming soon

Adjusting to Changing Family Dynamics:
Working through the impact of divorce and other developmental challenges

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

  • Separate tracks for educators, social workers/mental health professionals, and parents
  • Up to 7 Ohio Approved hours for teachers, including required Recognition & Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (3-hour refresher)
  • Up to 7 social work CEUs (Ohio CSWMFTB provider # RCS091602), including 3-hour Ethics requirement

Topics include:

  • Listening to Children’s Behaviors
  • Classroom support for children who are living through divorce
  • Putting children first: Realistic expectations in working with parents during divorce
  • Supporting success in blended families

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

A separate track for parents addresses the important needs of children who experience big changes in the family

Second Monday Parent Chat

Preparing For the Endless Summer

10 – 11:30 am
Monday, May 14, 2018

For younger school-age children, summer seems to last forever. They may look forward to it, but they also may have strong feelings about missing the teacher, classroom friends and the comfortable routine of school. For parents, summer can feel like a full-time job of keeping children busy – while trying to find the right balance between not having enough for them to do and having too much. This is the last parent chat of the school year – a good time to talk about summer vacation.

This discussion will offer insights on:

  • Helping younger students say goodbye to teachers and school friends
  • Striking a balance between not having enough to do and having too many scheduled activities
  • Finding activities that are fun but still educational
  • Working with children to accomplish summer reading and other school requirements
About 2nd Monday Parent Chat:

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10 – 11:30 am, 2nd Monday of each month, August-May
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Be Kind to Yourself and Others


2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017 – Preparing children for a fast start to the school year
  • September 11, 2017 – Your child and the internet; keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017 – What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017 – How children develop self-esteem
  • December 11, 2017 – Helping children feel safe in the world and at home
  • February 12 – Be kind to yourself and others
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Second Monday Parent Chat

Next chat: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 6:30-8:pm, 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017
  • September 11, 2017
  • October 9, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
Next up:

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

6:30-8 pm
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
With Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW

Bullying prevention efforts typically focus on the middle- and high-school years. But the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

This discussion will offer insight about the causes of bullying, and provide tools to help children advocate for themselves while developing empathy for others. It’s based on Hanna Perkins’ own “My Mad Feelings” bullying-prevention curriculum, which is used in the preschool program of Shaker Heights Schools.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How bullying begins
  • The connection between self-advocacy, self-esteem and empathy
  • Key concepts for children to master their feelings
  • Ideas and exercises parents can use to help children through this process

CEUs for social workers and therapists are available through the Ohio CSWMFTContact us for cost and details.

Click here for a printable flyer about this program

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

2nd Monday Parent Chat


Next chat: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

2nd Monday Parent Chat is a series of open discussions about the challenges of parenting school-age children. Attendance is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in partnership with Shaker Heights Schools.

Each chat is built around a theme, and moderated by a Hanna Perkins child development specialist. Discussion is informal and wide-ranging. Parents participate with ideas and solutions as well as questions. Attendees are surveyed about additional interests for future discussions.

When: 6:30-8:pm, 2nd Monday of each month, August-April
Where: Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights, OH (Directions)
Free and open to public. No reservations required; just show up.
Who: Parents of children, 4-12; plus professionals in education and child development.
Dates:

  • August 14, 2017: Helping your children off to a good start in the school year
  • September 11, 2017: Your child and the internet: Keeping access safe and healthy
  • October 9, 2017: What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • November 13, 2017: How children develop self esteem, and what you can do to help
  • December 11, 2017: Empathy and kindness: Why they matter and where they’ve gone
  • January 8, 2018: TBD
  • February 12, 2018: TBD
  • March 12, 2018: TBD
  • April 9, 2018: TBD
Next up:

What parents can do to prevent bullying

Helping children decode their feelings to build empathy, kindness and inner strength

6:30-8 pm
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
With Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW

Bullying prevention efforts typically focus on the middle- and high-school years. But the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

This discussion will offer insight about the causes of bullying, and provide tools to help children advocate for themselves while developing empathy for others. It’s based on Hanna Perkins’ own “My Mad Feelings” bullying-prevention curriculum, which is used in the preschool program of Shaker Heights Schools.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How bullying begins
  • The connection between self-advocacy, self-esteem and empathy
  • Key concepts for children to master their feelings
  • Ideas and exercises parents can use to help children through this process

CEUs for social workers and therapists are available through the Ohio CSWMFT. Contact us for cost and details.

Click here for a printable flyer about this program

Future topics will be determined based on parent feedback, and may include:

  • Transitions
  • Making good choices
  • Developing kindness and empathy
  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

For event reminders, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Free discussion about controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”

Hanna Perkins will host a free forum about the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, which tells the story of a teenager who kills herself.

The show’s frank presentation of themes including depression, suicide, bullying and sexual assault has created concerns about its impact on vulnerable teens. This concern has come up numerous times in our own discussions with parents, adolescents and mental health professionals.

In light of this, Hanna Perkins is offering a free forum discussion for parents and professionals.

Details

7 p.m.
Monday, May 22
at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts, OH 44122
(click for directions)

Free and open to the public

Hanna Perkins therapists Kimberly Bell, Victoria Todd and Kenna Mycek, will serve as panelists to discuss the show’s main themes, answer questions about its content, and address how to talk with children about their thoughts and experiences.

This event is appropriate for parents, social workers, educators and others who work with children and adolescents. It is free and open to the public.

About the panel

  • Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., is a psychologist and child psycholanalyst. She is clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins.
  • Victoria Todd, LISW-S, is a child and adolescent psychoanalyst, and author of Hanna Perkins’ “My Mad Feelings” anti-bullying curriculum for young children.
  • Kenna Mycek. LISW, is a psychologist and child psychoanalyst.

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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Support Generously Provided by The Huron Foundation

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Save the Date: April 9, 2016

 

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We’re pleased to announce our semi-annual “Spotlight On Our Stars” benefit will honor Susan Y. Meisel, 2016 winner of the Hadden Award and immediate past president of the Hanna Perkins board. Please save the date and plan to join us for the celebration on April 9, 2015.

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Free Replay: Early intervention to prevent bullying

Mrs. Wilson's class 003Our live webcast, It’s Never Too Early: Intervention For Tomorrow’s Bullies Today, provided insights on:

  • Why  bullying occurs;
  • How ordinary behaviors in preschool-age children can evolve over time into bullying;
  • How to identify these behaviors and provide gentle, effective intervention.

It also discussed a unique early-learning curriculum to help children learn to express emotions in ways that build self-esteem without being hurtful to others.

You can view the recorded webcast anytime as often as you want. It’s free with registration. To begin viewing, click the webcast window. A registration form will appear shortly after the webcast begins to play.

The webcast was hosted by Hanna Perkins with support from GlobalCast MD. It was held on May 14, 2015.

 

Free holiday concert

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Please join us for a free holiday concert from 3:30 to 4:30 on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Hanna Perkins’ own Furman Hall.

Music will be provided by the Music Settlement Suzuki Strings. It’s family friendly, convenient and sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Hope to see you there.

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