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

My Mad Feelings for Kids & Parents

My Mad Feelings: Bullying prevention and emotional intelligence for young children and their parents

A fun summertime program that provides developmental quality time with your child.

It’s an innovative program that helps children learn to identify, discuss and manage their feelings through songs, stories and activities. Parents learn techniques to help children talk about strong emotions to develop empathy, self-advocacy, self-control and self-esteem – all of which provide a safety net against bullying.

My Mad Feelings was developed by Hanna Perkins for use in preschool classrooms. Now it’s been adapted for parents and children (3-6) to take together.

Details:
1-2 p.m.
June 12-Aug. 14 (10 consecutive Tuesdays)
For parents and their children, ages 3-6
$200 (Includes all materials for children and parents

Presented by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way and My Mad Feelings.

Eventbrite - My Mad Feelings for Kids and Parents: Summer fun that prevents bullying


My Mad Feelings was featured on Channel 19 News.

Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

While most anti-bullying programs focus on adolescent children, the origins of bullying can be recognized at a much younger age – when children first go to school or child care, and must learn to advocate for themselves in a social setting.

Ideally, children learn to identify feelings and express their emotions verballyGilberto 3 rather than behaviorally. But this is a skill that needs to be taught. Without this ability, children may instead practice self-advocacy by acting out – grabbing, hitting, hurtful talk, etc. – essentially “sharing” their uncomfortable feelings with others. Such behaviors alienate others and result in disciplinary action – creating a downward spiral in self-esteem. By adolescence, these behaviors become habitual and hard to correct – and are recognized as bullying.

My Mad Feelings prevents bullying before it begins, but it has power to do much more. When children are able to manage their feelings successfully, they can:

  • Become more tolerant of others;
  • Develop stronger relationships;
  • Enjoy the risks involved in learning new things and having new experiences;
  • Be viewed more positively by the adults who wield influence over life in school and other activities.

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.