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

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.

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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