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November 2018

HELPING OUR KIDS NAVIGATE THE STRONG PULL OF TECHNOLOGY

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Dr. Michael Mazius Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Mazius, will present recent findings on the pros and cons of technology as it shapes us and our children.  Further, Dr. Mazius will describe new, important and seemingly counterintuitive ways in which we can assist our children and adolescents in developing self-control, a keener sense of time, balance and good judgment when technology takes center stage.  This approach, often referred to as, Co-Engagement, also sets the tone for a healthy, growing parent-child…

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December 2018

NAMI ENDING THE SILENCE AND THRIVING AS PARENTS: PROTECTIVE FACTORS THAT PROMOTE STRONG FAMILIES

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Waukesha County & Dr. Bob DuBois, WCTC NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.  Then, learn about the protective factors that promote strong families, including parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, social and emotional competence, and knowledge…

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February 2019

TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE IN SCHOOLS

February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District The first half of this presentation will include a screening and facilitated discussion of the award winning documentary, Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  The second half will focus on how parents, schools, and communities can partner together to provide trauma informed education and care, and to build on resilience factors for youth. REGISTER NOW

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PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam & Jody Calarco, 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 the 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 and dignity for children…

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A WALK THROUGH GUIDE TO GUARDIANSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING OPTIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PLANNING

February 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Victoria L. Davis Davila, J.D. and Kathleen Oberneder ChSNC® , Financial Advisor 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 the new 529 ABLE accounts and special needs trusts (SNTs), and learn how these planning tools interact with one another. REGISTER NOW

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March 2019

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
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 (including when to seek out professional support). REGISTER NOW

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April 2019

THE FIVE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES TO ENGAGE EVERY FAMILY EXPLORED

April 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Dr. Steve Constantino Engaging families in the academic lives of children is the goal of every school everywhere. However, the reality of successful progress toward this goal suggests much more work needs to be done. In this one-day workshop, Dr. Constantino will introduce The Five Simple Principles Model ™ and share ideas and strategies on how any school can begin the process of engaging every family for student learning success! REGISTER NOW  

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SIGNS OF CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Dr. Dominique Sanchez, ProHealth Care Join Dr. Dominique Sanchez for a conversation about children.  She will cover the social emotional development of children and discuss signs of childhood depression.   REGISTER NOW

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May 2019

CARING FOR OTHERS WHEN YOUR WELL SEEMS DRY: KEEPING OUR HEARTS RESILIENT IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGE

May 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Sue McKenzie, Director, Rogers InHealth Teachers, therapists, EMTs, police officers and parents share the phenomenon of compassion fatigue. Learn how to nurture your ability to maintain compassion in the daily challenges and for the long road of parenting. Expectations, boundaries, and family culture will be explored. Perspectives of blame and shame will be challenged. And, realistic self-care practices that have proven positive outcomes will be shared. REGISTER NOW

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September 2019

AN OVERVIEW OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Michelle L. Maloney, PhD, LPC, CAADC, Executive Director of Addiction Services, Rogers Behavioral Health Substance use and addictive behaviors have been in the media for the past several years. These stories include the opioid crisis, increased legalization of marijuana, readily available CBD oil and increased vaping advertisements. In addition, recent studies have demonstrated the correlation between addictive behaviors (such as gaming, sexting and gambling) and increased substance use. This presentation will present an overview of these behaviors and the…

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October 2019

FERRARI BRAIN WITH BICYCLE BREAKS: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Patric Mattek, Ph.D., PKM Clinical Solutions LLC Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, will discuss the nature and neurobiology of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions. Dr. Mattek specializes in the assessment and treatment of ADHD. He will provide a clear definition of the executive functions and updates on the most recent research in this area. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with…

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November 2019

DEVELOPING COMPASSIONATE, ENGAGE & EXPERT LEARNERS

November 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District Rachel Garlock, LSCW, Child and Family Therapist, SaintA 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.  

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RECOGNIZING AND REDUCING STRESSORS: EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO FLIP THE SCRIPT BEFORE THEY “FLIP THEIR LIDS”

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmbrook School District Central Administration Ofice, 13780 Hope Street
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Dr.Kristie Pretti-Frontczak This presentation will explore: What is going on inside children’s brains when they experience strong emotions How to reduce common stressors that trigger children to“flip their lids” How to help children stay within the “window of tolerance” as you begin to reframe misbehavior as stress behavior Practical strategies for helping children recognize, process, and respond in appropriate ways to get their needs met Why popular behavior management techniques do more harm than good...and what you can do differently! Open to all families…

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January 2020

INTELLIGENT LIVES FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park 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 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator, CESA #1, Amanda Jones, Transition Services Coordinator, CESA #1, Cindi Pichler, AT Program Manager, IndependenceFirst, Post-Secondary Rep Panel, 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…

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February 2020

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

February 11 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, Director of Education, Genesee Lake School 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…

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March 2020

ADOLESCENT DRUG TRENDS, GETTING PAST NO, AND PARENTAL SUPPORT

March 10 @ 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 – CANCELLED

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, Director of Education, Genesee Lake School 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…

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April 2020

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

April 7 @ 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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