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April 2018

FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES

April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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James B. Vetter, Ed.M. April 25, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm WCTC Young people tend to learn some of their most important lessons about emotions and relationships at home. In this lively, interactive workshop, Boston-based social and emotional learning consultant Jim Vetter will guide participants in learning and practicing effective strategies and processes that parents and other adults at home can use to help children and adolescents successfully identify and manage emotions, understand the perspectives of others, build strong relationships, and make…

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May 2018

NURTURING A POWERFUL LEARNER

May 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Ryan Krohn, Director - The Institute for Personalized Learning Describing personalized learning for someone who is new to the idea or hasn’t experienced it can be difficult. We all have our own memories and perceptions about education; consequently, well-designed environments that place the learner at the center can sound utopian.  Yet, tens of thousands of students who attend schools that participate in the Institute for Personalized Learning network, experience this powerful way of learning every day. In this session we…

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FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

May 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Ron Mirr, President of RM Consulting & CAFE (the Center for Active Family Engagement) In this workshop participants will be introduced to research from the past 20 years as well as the US Department of Education’s Dual Capacity–Framework for Effective Family School Partnerships that demonstrates how certain types of family engagement positively impact student learning. Through an interactive self-reflection exercise, participants will also learn about the conditions that must be present in every school to provide a solid foundation for…

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September 2018

COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING MODEL

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Kimberly R. Hopkins, LICSW, Director of Outreach and Communications at Lives in the Balance Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the empirically supported model Dr.Ross Greene describes in his influential books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, and the recently released books, Lost and Found and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model provides a compassionate understanding of kids’ behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented…

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October 2018

MEETING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: IEPs, 504 PLANS, AND RESOLVING CONFLICT

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Attorney Renae Aldana and Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator, CESA 1 Preparing students with disabilities to be college, career, and community ready is the goal of every school in Wisconsin. To do this, students, who are determined eligible, receive special education services and supports through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Other students, who do not qualify for special education, may receive accommodations through a 504 Plan.  All of this can be confusing and overwhelming to understand and to…

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SCHOOL SAFETY

October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Trisha Kilpin, School Social Worker; Steve Lodes, Principal; Colleen McHugh-Moore, Director of Pupil Services; Sue Williams, School Psychologist, Greendale School District Maintaining a safe school environment includes prevention of a crisis, response during a crisis and response after a crisis.  Staff from the Greendale School District will share information about strategies that they, and other school districts, implement in order to provide the safest learning environment possible.  Families will also be provided recommendations as to how they can assist…

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November 2018

THE THREE DEADLY ACCOMMODATIONS

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Cindi Pichler, Independence First Did you know that there are accommodations that are routinely offered in elementary, middle and high school that are not offered on the job??  These same accommodations may not be available, or may be offered in a different format, in college and technical schools. Will your student be ready for the differences??  What options are available if a student is using one of these “deadly” accommodations?? This workshop will discuss accommodations and expectations of the…

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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: 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 @ 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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