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  • Parenting Matters
    March 21, 2015

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    Barrington High School
    220 Lincoln Ave
    Barrington, RI 02806

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  • Workshop Session II

  • 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.


    18. Feeling Frazzled? Try Yoga!

    Susan Curria, Bradley Hospital  

    This introductory workshop uncovers the mystery of how and why chronic stress impacts the overall health and well-being of both children and their parents. Discover mind/body awareness and practice the relaxation and stress reduction skills of yoga. We will practice breath awareness, progressive muscle relaxation, object awareness and guided imagery in a calming and therapeutic environment.


    19. Bedtime Battles

    Julie A. Boergers, PhD, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic, Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Discover strategies for resolving sleep issues with your young child.


    20. 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.


    21. Disruptive Behaviors in Children

    Peter Gillen, PsyD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder differ and what treatments work (and don’t work).


    22. S.M.I.L.E. Storytelling and Music in Literacy Education

    Anne-Marie Forer, Director, Music Together at The Mill

    Learn tips and techniques for telling stories and singing songs that support listening and language development in young children. You will leave this interactive workshop with songs and stories guaranteed to make you and your children smile!


    23. Managing Classroom Emergencies

    Gail Adams, RN, Hasbro Children’s Hospital  

    Learn how to handle medical emergencies in your classroom and how to plan for medical issues that are chronic, acute or life threatening.


    24. Behavioral Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Todd Levine, MD, Women & Infants Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Parents, caregivers and teachers will learn how to assess problematic behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders to guide treatment decisions.


    25. Strategies to Combat Childhood Anxiety

    Jennifer Jencks, PhD, LICSW, Bradley Hospital  

    Discover ways to help kids battle fears and worries to become more confident and self-assured.


    26. Glass Half Full: Raising Happy Kids

    Johanna Corcoran, Family Enrichment Consultant and Founder, Familytopia  

    Discover why happy children are healthy children and what teachers can do to create a classroom environment that encourages kids to adopt a “glass half full” perspective. Learn how to encourage positive thinking in the classroom and how to incorporate these strategies into their own lives.


    27. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children and Adolescents

    Michael Walther, PhD, and Christine Conelea, PhD, Bradley Hospital Children’s Research Center  

    An overview of OCD in children and teens and the treatment options that are available.


    28. Divorce! What About the Children?

    Abiola Alao, MD, Bradley Hospital  

    This session is for parents who are separated, divorced or in the process. You will learn how divorce affects children and what you can do to help your kids make the best of a bad situation.


    29. 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 school and in their relationships with others. Many teens will try to avoid what causes them anxiety, often making the fear worse over time. Learn parenting techniques to help teens better manage anxiety and begin to face their fears.


    30. Learning to Read: When Things Go Right and When They Go Wrong

    Karen A. Holler, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Reading disabilities are the most common form of learning disorders in childhood. Discover how children develop reading skills, ways reading can go off track, and methods to address reading disorders early and effectively.


    31. Building Social and Emotional Skills in Children

    David Lichtenstein, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn more about social and emotional skills and discover how to build these skills in children of all ages and abilities—at home, in school and in the community.


    32. Stress Management for Caregivers

    C. Sloan Alday, PhD, Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Discuss how stress affects parents and caregivers, and why it’s important for them to care for themselves as well as their children. Practice strategies for managing stress.


    33. Sensory Processing: Impact on a Child’s Success with Social Play and School Functioning

    Christine Gardner, MOT, OTR/L, Bradley Hospital  

    Discover strategies to maximize a child’s social-emotional adjustments, motor abilities and learning potential.


    34. Packing Healthy Lunches

    Maria Santini, RD, LDN, CNSC, Hasbro Children’s Hospital  

    Discover ways to plan and pack your child’s lunch based on current research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.