2018 Annual Conference

Working Through a Healthy Divorce:

Addressing the developmental impact on children

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
8:00 am-4:00 pm

An affordable 1-day continuing education conference for:
  • Early Childhood Education professionals
  • Social workers, therapists and counselors
  • Parents

Looking out for the best interest of the kids is an important goal in any divorce, but it’s easier said than done. Whether you’re going through your own divorce or working with others, this one-day conference will provide important understanding of the developmental disruptions children experience during divorce, and help you anticipate and address them.

  • 3 separate tracks for: Parents; Early Childhood Educators; and Social Workers, Therapists & Counselors
  • 6 Ohio Approved hours for Early Childhood Educators
  • 6 social work CEUs (Ohio CSWMFTB provider # RCS091602)

Register online (below) or offline with this printable form

Schedule:

8:00 – Registration
8:30 – Breakfast (provided) & Opening Remarks
9:30 – Morning sessions
12:30 – Lunch break (meal provided)
1:15 – Afternoon sessions
3:30 – Parent and Social Work tracks end
4:15 – Early Childhood Educator track ends

All sessions are led by trained, credentialed specialists from Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.

Parent Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-11:00 – Managing Your Own Emotions To Help Children Through the Hardest Parts of Divorce
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; and Kenna Mycek, MSW, Hanna Perkins Clinical Therapist.

11-12:30 – Kids First: Focusing on the Children’s Needs While Still Adhering to the Law
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

1:15-3:00 – A Blended Family Survival Guide: A Heartfelt Experience Shared
Discussion with Jim Sollisch, a noted family blogger, and Rique Sollisch, a Hanna Perkins Early Education Specialist; moderated by Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW, Hanna Perkins Consulting Therapist.

Social worker/Therapist/Counselor Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need (1 CEU)
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.,Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-11:00 – Blended Families: Common Issues and How to Help (1.5 CEUs)
ByCarol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW, Hanna Perkins Consulting Therapist.

11-12:30 – Helping Parents Through Divorce: Navigating the Emotional Minefield (1.5 CUEs)
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; andKenna Mycek, MSW, Hanna Perkins Clinical Therapist.

1:15-3:30 – Helping Families Move Beyond Legal Disputes to Focus On the Children’s Needs (2 CEUs)
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Educator Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.,Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-12:30: Listening to Children’s Behaviors (3 Ohio Approved Hours)
By Barbara Streeter, MS, LPCC, Hanna Perkins Education Director and Faculty Chair of the Cleveland Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program.

1:15-4:15 Helping Children In the Classroom Who are Experiencing Divorce or Separation (3 Ohio approved hours)
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW, Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; and Pam Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs at Hanna Perkins, and a former site director at The Centers For Families & Children

Cost:

Social Workers/Therapists/Counselors

$75: Pre-registration
$85: At the door
$45: Students (valid college/university ID required)

Early Childhood Educators

$60: Pre-registration
$70: At the door
$45: Students (valid college/university ID required)

Parents

$10: Pre-registration
$20: AT the door

Location:

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122
Map


Registration

If you prefer to register offline use this printable form

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

Promoting Positive Social-Emotional Development in Toddlers

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to understand the importance of encouraging the development and mastery of self-care skills, and the effect on the development of social-emotional skills.

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.

 

Developing Family Engagement

Developing Family Engagement

  • 4 hours

This training provides participants with the many benefits of drawing families into their programs, ways to develop or increase engagement, and appreciation and sensitivity toward different family cultures.

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 & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma in the Early Childhood Environment

  • Aligns with Ohio SUTQ content standards in the Social Emotional domain
    • Awareness & expression of emotion
    • Self-concept
  • 3.75 hours hours in 1 session

This training helps early learning professionals to assist families who have experienced trauma. It includes identifying behaviors of children in trauma; understanding the effects of trauma; helping families cope by validating children’s feelings; helping children express those feelings; and helping children develop resilience.

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.

 

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.

Afternoon Enrichment Program

basketball_shutterstock_215623555In Hanna Perkins’ Afternoon Enrichment program, your child (age 3-7) will get new experiences, learn new skills and make new friends in a comfortable, calm environment centered on each child’s social-emotional development.

The 10-week program meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning September 20 and ending December 1 (there are no session Thanksgiving week).

Activities include music, art, creative storytelling, book-making and gym.

Cost is $15 per session for drop-ins or $200 for the whole program.

Classes are led by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way, Hanna Perkins’ approach to helping children understand, communicate and manage their feelings. This fundamental skill set, often known as emotional intelligence, helps children advocate for themselves, develop strong relationships and enjoy learning ­ key factors for success in school and life.

Details

  • Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Sept. 20, 2016
  • Ending Dec. 1, 2016
  • Cost: $15 per session / $200 for the entire program

Parents are asked to remain on-site; a comfortable waiting room with free wi-fi is available.

For more information or offline registration, contact Pam Millar at Hanna Perkins Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center by e-mail or call 216-991-4472.

Online registration

 

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.