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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 II

  • 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.  


    16. Bedtime Battles

    Stephanie Hartselle, PhD, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic/Bradley Hospital’s Sleep Research Lab/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Universityl  

    Discover strategies for resolving sleep issues with your infant or toddler.


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

    Karen 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 the usual steps to learn reading skills, ways in which reading can go off track, and methods to address reading disorders early and effectively.


    18. Managing Difficult Behavior in Teens

    Gary Regan, LICSW, Bradley Hospital  

    Discover strategies to effectively handle difficult behavior and promote more cooperation with your adolescent.


    19. Disruptive Behaviors in Children

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

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


    20. Sing! Dance! Play! Sharing Music with Children

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

    Learn easy musical activities and discover the impact music has on physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Discover how to nourish the inborn musical intelligence in all of us.


    21. Eating Disorders

    Margaret Mannix, PhD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evidence-based treatments, and how to access treatment and obtain support for parents and caregivers.


    22. Managing Classroom Emergencies

    Kelli Jourdain, RN, Bradley Hospital 

    Learn how to handle medical emergencies in your classroom. Be proactive in planning for medical issues that are chronic, acute and/or life-threatening.


    23. Child and Teen Grief: What It Looks Like and How to Help

    Kelly Taber Chasse, MSW, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Parents and teachers will learn how children and adolescents grieve, and how to help and support youngsters who are going through the mourning process.


    24. The Link Between Sensory Processing and Picky Eating

    Jane Cancilliere, MEd, OTR/L, COMS c/NDT, Bradley Hospital  

    Discuss the functional impact of sensory processing difficulties on a child’s food repertoire and introduce strategies to enhance variety and mealtime skills.


    25. Understanding Bullying in Childhood: What it Looks Like and How You Can Help

    Katherine Lingras, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

    Discuss different types of bullying behaviors, how to identify them, and what parents, teachers and professionals can do to help those who bully or are bullied, or who witness bullying.


    26. The Fearful Child

    Jennifer Jencks, PhD, LICSW, Bradley Hospital  

    Discover the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders in childhood and treatment guidelines for parents and teachers.


    27. Managing Challenging Behavior in a Child Care Setting

    Walter Heisler, Bradley Hospital  

    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.


    28. Dyslexia: What It Means to You

    Suzan Morris, Children’s Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island  

    This workshop begins with the screening of the video “Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” followed by information about the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island.


    29. Managing Intense Conflict: ­ Finding Calm When Tempers Rise

    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.


    30. Family Moments in a Fast-Paced World

    Johanna Corcoran, Family Enrichment Consultant/Founder, Familytopia 

    Realize that it is the quality, and not the quantity, of moments that truly connect us. Be inspired to develop a plan for connecting despite the chaos.


    31. 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.