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  • Parenting Matters
    March 22, 2014

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    Barrington High School
    220 Lincoln Ave
    Barrington, RI 02806

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  • Workshop Session I

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Parenting Matters workshops are led by child development and behavior professionals who offer expert advice on raising kids today.


    1. 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K Through Grade 8

    Thomas Phelan, PhD, author/keynote speaker

    This workshop will help teachers and assistants encourage good behavior, manage difficult behavior, and strengthen relationships with students. Classroom rules and disciplinary procedures are clear and easy to learn.


    2. Social Coaching Skills for Parents

    Angela Stewart, PhD, and Michael Carpenter, MD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Many children have difficulty interacting with others and often feel isolated and alone. Learn parenting techniques that will help children ages five to ten become more socially competent and relate better with their peers.


    3. Talking to Kids about Private Parts, Sexting and Everything In-between

    Carol Faulkner, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn strategies to talk to children and teens at all stages of development about sex.


    4. The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Developmental Disorders

    Lindsay M. Oberman, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn a new technique being used by researchers to study and treat individuals with developmental disorders.


    5. Parenting Strategies to Help Your Anxious Teen

    Anna Villavicencio, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    When teens are overwhelmed by their fears, they have difficulty in their relationships with others and with feeling successful in school. Many teens will try to avoid what causes them anxiety, often making the fear worse over time. Learn parenting techniques to help your teen better manage anxiety and begin to face their fears.


    6. Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention

    Roisin O’Mara, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Drawing from her experience in both research and clinical practice, Roisin O’Mara will provide an overview of the prevalence, risk factors, warning signs and treatment of suicidal behavior in children and adolescents.


    7. Positive Approaches to Discipline

    Salman Majeed, MD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    From time-out to natural consequences, learn how to promote good behavior and responsibility in children ages five to ten.


    8. Cutting and Self-Injurious Behaviors

    Gary Regan, LICSW, Bradley Hospital  

    Learn to recognize the signs of self-harm in children and teens and how you can help.


    9. The Sensory Child Gets Organized

    Carolyn Dalgliesh, professional organizer, parent of a sensory child, and author of The Sensory Child Gets Organized  

    Parents and teachers will learn how to tap into systems, routines and visual aids to organize and empower their rigid, anxious or distracted kids.


    10. Sadness, Badness and Madness: Parenting Depressed Adolescents

    Rachel Freed, MA, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Gain insight into the reasons behind your teens’ emotions and the ways you can help.


    11. Concerned about Your Child’s Behavior? Who to Call and What to Expect

    Deborah Rasile, PhD; Holly Manning, PhD; and Rachel Amgott, NP; Children’s Neurodevelopment Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn the typical clinical procedures used to assess and treat children and adolescents with behavioral and/or developmental challenges such as attention deficit disorder; anxiety; oppositional and defiant behaviors; and developmental delays.


    12. Sibling Rivalry

    Clifford Bromberg, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn how to help children work through their disagreements and jealousies.


    13. Identifying Behavioral Health Needs of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Susan Stevenson, MEd, Director of ASD Connections, Gateway Healthcare  

    Children and youth with ASD are vulnerable to developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression and/or behavioral challenges that require specialized clinical intervention. Discuss how core challenges of autism can create levels of stress that can lead to emotional distress and require specialized interventions.


    14. Feeding Your Family: And Loving It!

    Katie Mulligan, MS, RD, LDN, Nurturing Nutrition, LLC  

    Learn the golden rules for feeding children. Feel confident about what and how you feed your children and family, and enjoy stress-free family meals.


    15. Glass Half Full: Raising Happy Kids

    Johanna Corcoran, Family Enrichment Consultant and Founder, Familytopia 

    Discover fun ways to encourage kids to think positively, cultivate gratitude and work toward happiness.