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December 2019

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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 – CANCELLED

April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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

PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC – CANCELLED

May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – RESCHEDULE POSSIBLE – TBD

May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 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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September 2020

PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC – PART 1

September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, Director of Education, Genesee Lake School and Jody Kittson, School Counselor, Richmond School 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 allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches…

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October 2020

APPROACHING RACISM WITH COMPASSION AND HUMILITY

October 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event via Zoom

Presenter: Amy School-Jones, Senior Consultant, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. This session provides an overview on understanding historical and systemic factors that contribute to ongoing disparities in educational outcomes for black and brown students/students of color.  Participants are invited to increase their awareness of the complexity of underlying and, in many cases, unintentional forces impeding academic and behavioral progress.  This session promotes the creation of safe spaces for difficult conversations while offering direct actions to improve equity from practice, procedure, and…

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November 2020

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS

November 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenter: Brenda Vogds, Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning This interactive session that will focus on multiple ways to keep your students engaged in virtual learning environments. Examples, stories and time for questions will be provided. Participants will walk away with strategies to use with their children both at home and in Face-to-face environments with digital learning.  

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PARENTING AND TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC – PART 2

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Presenters: Gena Santharam, Director of Education, Genesee Lake School and Jody Kittson, School Counselor, Richmond School 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 allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches…

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December 2020

STRESS AND ANXIETY IN YOUTH

December 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event via Zoom

Presenter: David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Behavioral Health This presentation will offer a comparison between the stress experienced by children and teens and clinically significant anxiety disorders. Further, interventions to manage each of these types of issues will be offered including a discussion of cognitive behavior therapy-based interventions such as thought challenging and exposure. When a child struggles with an anxiety disorder family members, relatives, friends, and teachers often intervene to reduce the…

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January 2021

YOUR BRAIN ON IT – MANAGING THE HUMAN IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event via Zoom

Your Brain on IT - Managing the Human Impact of Information Technology Presenters:  Philip Chard, MS, LCSW, NLP, Out of My Mind, LLC and Jenny Heckman, MS LPC, N.C.C. The explosion in technology-based gaming, social networking, instant communication, and entertainment media has become a potent force in our lives and that of our children.  This presentation will explore the perils and promises posed by current technologies, as well as rapidly emerging advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and human-machine interfaces that…

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February 2021

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

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event via Zoom

A Walk Through Guide to Guardianship and Decision-Making Options AND  Special Needs Financial Planning 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 529 ABLE Savings Accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs), and learn how these…

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FERRARI BRAIN WITH BICYCLE BRAKES: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Event via Zoom

Ferrari Brain with Bicycle Brakes:  Supporting Students with ADHD Presenter: Patric Mattek, Ph.D.  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. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with deficits in executive functioning can face significant challenges in school, socially, and at home. Dr. Mattek will discuss potential interventions and strategies for promoting success…

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March 2021

RESILIENCE: THE PATH TO HOPE AND MEANING

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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Resilience: The Path to Hope and Meaning 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. An individual student protocol will be…

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April 2021

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

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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How Everyday Mindfulness can Build Self-awareness, Self-regulation and Lead to Lifelong Resiliency 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…

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FROM ACES TO ASSETS

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005 United States
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From ACEs to Assets Presenter: Amy Scheel-Jones, Senior Consultant, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. This session looks at the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma on brains, bodies, and behaviors.  Content can include understanding the human stress response, how stress functions in our lives (positive and negative), the particular impacts of trauma/adversity on social-emotional growth, and academic learning.  Emphasis is placed on the healing factors of resilience development.  Practical resilience frameworks are introduced along with direct actions that all caring adults…

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