Barrington High School
220 Lincoln Ave
Barrington, RI 02806 Get Directions
Parenting Matters workshops are led by child development and behavior
professionals who offer expert advice on raising kids today.
10:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Special Session
Edward Hallowell, MD
In this workshop, Edward Hallowell, MD, offers a basic introduction to the world of attention deficit disorder (ADD), including diagnosis and treatment in both children and adults. He discusses the human experience of ADD, its impact on the family and the various treatments available, as well as the directions of current research. His goal is to help people master the power of ADD while avoiding its pitfalls. His message will be all encompassing as he talks about what it is like to have ADD and explains some of the brain science behind it and its implications for how people learn. He will show you how to find the buried treasures in ADD and approach it as a gift that is often difficult to unwrap rather than a disorder.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Session I
Melissa Weaver, ATR, MA, Art Therapist, Bradley Hospital
Discover how common household materials can be used in collaborative art projects as a form of communication between children and parents.
Daniel Dickstein, MD, FAAP, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
What does bipolar disorder look like in kids? What do we know about it? How can we help?
Lindsay Oberman, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Learn about a new technique being used by researchers to study and treat individuals with developmental disorders.
Heather Thibodeau, LICSW, Bradley Hospital
We will discuss how our state of mind influences our perception and response to others when we feel threatened and/or overwhelmed. Participants will learn how to identify personal triggers that lead to conflict; generate ideas for managing intense feelings; and use conflict to create positive change and feel more connected to those with whom we have been struggling.
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.
Steven Barreto, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
We will discuss ways to help children and teens deal with bullying and cyber bullying.
Carol Faulkner, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Learn strategies for communicating about sex with children and teens at all stages of development.
Gary Regan, LICSW, Bradley Hospital
Discover strategies to effectively handle difficult behavior and promote more cooperation with your adolescent.
Clifford Bromberg, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Learn how to help children work through their disagreements and jealousies.
Susan Stevenson, MEd, Director, Child and Family Therapeutic Outreach Services, Gateway Healthcare
Kids with ASD are vulnerable to developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges that require specialized clinical intervention. Discuss how the core challenges of autism can lead to increased stress and emotional distress that require specialized interventions.
Katie McDonald, Bnourished, holistic nutrition & wellness
Learn the art of the smoothie, where taste and nutrition come together. Smoothies are a portable, quick and efficient way to increase the nutrient density of your diet—a perfect way to provide kids with needed nutrients.
Johanna Corcoran, Familytopia
This workshop helps educators instill a “growth” mindset in their students, so that early classroom experiences nurture self-esteem and help kids feel confident with their gifts, skills and ability to learn.
Marge R. Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
School shootings, acts of terror, war, natural disasters…What are kids to make of it all? This workshop will present common child responses to trauma and suggest ways to support children as they process the world around them.
Walter Heisler, BS, Bradley Hospital
We will discuss behaviors of early childhood and elementary-age children that are challenging for care providers and examine the “why’s” and “how’s” of addressing them.
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 5 to 10.
Caley Arzamarski, PhD, and Corrine Mahoney, PhD, Bradley Hospital
Learn how to promote good behavior in young children ages two to five.