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November 2019

DEVELOPING COMPASSIONATE, ENGAGE & EXPERT LEARNERS

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Jen Townsend M.Ed., Educational Consultant Understanding how social connections fuel our brains allows us to create learning opportunities that will engage all learners. Combining Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) ensures access to successful learning experiences for all. This session will use an appreciative inquiry approach and provide tools for educators to identify what’s working in their practice to engage learners. We will reference resources from the SEE-KS (Social Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills) to…

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GUARDIANSHIP, DECISION-MAKING OPTIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PLANNING

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Victoria L. Davis Davila, J.D., Davis & Pledl, SC and Kathleen Oberneder ChSNC® , Financial Advisor, Crescendo Wealth Management, LLC In this session, participants will learn about a spectrum of decision-making options available for people with disabilities.  We will discuss informal supports, supported decision-making agreements, powers of attorney, and guardianship, and cover both personal/health care and financial/estate decisions. We will discuss 529 ABLE accounts and special needs trusts (SNTs), and learn how these planning tools interact with one another.…

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December 2019

RESILIENCE: PREVENTING AND BUFFERING THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Sue McKenzie, Director, Rogers InHealth & David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District Trauma can come in many forms throughout life. Resilience allows us to minimize the impact using our strengths and connections. Our daily responses to the challenges our children face are the building blocks for their trauma response. REGISTER NOW

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January 2020

INTELLIGENT LIVES FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
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INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. REGISTER NOW

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POST-SECONDARY OPTIONS: WHAT COMES NEXT FOR ME?

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator, CESA #1, Jen Hilgendorf, Transition Services Coordinator, CESA #1, Cindi Pichler, AT Program Manager, IndependenceFirst & Student Panelists Deciding what to do after high school is a big decision for students with disabilities and their families.  Knowing about the process, what supports are available, and how to get through it all is important.  This session will include a discussion of the planning and decision-making process (PTP Development), a discussion on accommodations and supports…

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February 2020

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Amanda Heins, Psy.D., Adolescent Center for OCD and Anxiety, Rogers Memorial Hospital In this presentation, we’ll explore different types of anxiety children/adolescents may experience, as well as how anxiety can manifest in different settings such as home and school. From there, we’ll discuss common pitfalls well-intending parents/school providers can fall into (also known as symptom accommodation) and effective strategies parents/school providers can use to support their child/student. REGISTER NOW

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PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, K-8 Principal and Jody Calarco, School Counselor, Richmond School District Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Love and Logic offers adults an alternative way to communicate with children. The Love and Logic techniques produce results because the techniques are simple, practical, and easy to learn. The concepts behind Love and Logic place a heavy emphasis on respect…

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March 2020

ADOLESCENT DRUG TRENDS, GETTING PAST NO, AND PARENTAL SUPPORT

March 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Jason Relle, LCPC—Clinical Director, Mary Egan, MAM, CADC—Director of Outreach, Jami Ditto, MS, CADC—Community Relations Coordinator, Rosecrance Health Network Talking to a teenager about substance abuse and or treatment can be a huge challenge for even the most involved, well-meaning parent or adult. Rosecrance presenters will cover how to talk with your teen, trends in behavioral and drug treatment, the recovery process and the importance of family support. Rosecrance is a private, non-profit organization offering comprehensive, nationally accredited, evidence-based…

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PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, K-8 Principal and Jody Calarco, School Counselor, Richmond School District Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Love and Logic offers adults an alternative way to communicate with children. The Love and Logic techniques produce results because the techniques are simple, practical, and easy to learn. The concepts behind Love and Logic place a heavy emphasis on respect…

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April 2020

HOW EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS CAN BUILD SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-REGULATION AND LEAD TO LIFELONG RESILIENCY

April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Anna R. Silberg Ph.D., Co-Founder Reset MindBody, Executive Director of Adolescent and Adult Programming In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will explore how mindfulness is used as a social-emotional learning curriculum in schools and can be used to teach core social emotional competencies at home. Participants will also learn why mindfulness is critical for developing self-awareness, emotional regulation, impulse control, responsible decision making and the ability to be kind to oneself and others. Dr. Silberg will share how the body…

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RESILIENCE: THE PATH TO HOPE AND MEANING

April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Monica Caldwell, MSW, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Programs, RISE The scientific literature on resilience is extensive, and is especially relevant now to help us begin to answer the question, “So, we’ve learned about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), what’s next?” Come to this seminar to learn about eight protective factors that you can embed universally in your agencies and schools to enhance resilience in young people. This model was developed based on the insights of young people themselves, through…

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May 2020

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic, Institute on Disability and Human Development Everyone desires to love and be loved. Myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities often create barriers to developing healthy relationships. This session will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with disabilities. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies…

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