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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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
COST: FREE
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.

Parent Chat: Is your child ready for the next big step?

Children don’t come with an operating manual, and every parent has questions now and then about raising them. Hanna Perkins’ Parent Chats provide a helpful discussion, led by child development experts in a comfortable, informal atmosphere of mutual interest and support.

Is your child ready for the next big step?

Hanna Perkins Toddler Programs

Whether it’s kindergarten, sleep-away camp any other milestone, everyone worries whether their child is ready for the next step in the long path toward independence.

Each important step comes with its own stresses and challenges, and a child who is not yet developmentally ready for it step will struggle. Do you know the signs of readiness for kindergarten, or whatever other new experience your child is facing?

This series will help parents to answer that question over four 90-minute discussions on the following topics: 

  1. Learning
  2. Relationships
  3. Self Regulation
  4. Tying it all together

The sessions are led by child development professionals Judy Pitlick and  Carol Paull. Cost is $10 per session or $35 for all four.

Dates/Times

Choose to attend morning or evening sessions based on your schedule and availability of child care.

Morning Sessions with Judy Pitlick, MA, LPCC
Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

  • Sept. 18, 2014
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Nov. 13, 2014
  • Dec. 4, 2014

Evening Sessions with Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Nov. 12, 2014
  • Dec. 3, 2014 

$35 for the entire curriculum or $10 per session.  

Eventbrite - Parent Chat: Is It Too Early To Think About Kindergarten

Or contact Pam Millar by e-mail or phone: 216-991-4472.

 

Caregiver/Toddler Class

The relationship between a toddler, parents and a regular caregiver presents complex dynamics that can sometimes be tense or difficult to navigate.

Hanna Perkins’ new Caregiver/Toddler Class is a developmentally mindful class for toddlers, who are in a time of transition from total dependence to the firs steps of independence – a phase made more difficult as young children must navigate it with a limited vocabulary and only the most basic skills for conveying their feelings. Like our Parent/Toddler program, this class provides toddlers with an important introduction to a group setting.

But unlike other programs at Hanna Perkins or elsewhere, this class is uniquely designed for caregivers too – providing support and insight from their peers and child development specialists to help make the relationship with the parents and child healthy, productive and rewarding for everyone. 

Caregiver/Toddler Class

  • Thursday and Fridays
  • 9:30 a– 11 a.m.
  • Starting date to be determine; please check back soon

For more information, call 991-4472 or send us an e-mail.

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