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SEPTEMBER 2020

 

VIRTUAL ONLINE CONFERENCE: The Adult-Child Journey: Helping Children and Adolescents Effectively Deal with Social and Emotional Challenges. Conference will offer parents and caregivers of challenging children or teens a toolbox of proactive strategies, skills, and techniques to nurture strong growth - mindset, routines, and behavior management.


Presented by Shore Psychology and Weinfeld Education Group's "Diamonds in the Rough" Series.
 
Dan Shapiro, M.D., a developmental-behaviors pediatrician, author, and creator of the Parent Child Journey, will be the presenter. 

Social skills and emotional regulation CAN be taught:

  • Receive a brief overview of normal social-emotional development
  • Discover foundational strategies, skills, and techniques to incorporate to nurture strong growth (mindset, routines, behavior management)
  • Find ways to personalize proactive strategies for children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences
  • Gain specific tools to use when children struggle with pro-social skills, motivation, resiliency or poor self-esteem
 
Target Audience: Parents/caregivers of challenging children or teens
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00

To Register: http://www.weinfeldeducationgroup.com/chesapeake.html

Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19, webinar presented by James Crist, Ph.D.  This is a virtual meeting, and registration is required.  

When: Fri., Sept. 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
To Register: Click HERE.

 

OCTOBER 2020

Free Parent Webinar: Helping Your Child Navigate Adolescence: A parent's guide to what to look for and when to worry. Featuring Danielle Dick, Ph.D. in association with the Children's Mental Health Symposium and presented by  Virginia Treatment Center for Children.

Parents will learn about:

  • Normative development and brain changes that take place during adolescence
  • New challenges facing today's adolescents
  • How to recognize warning signs that signal a child is at risk
  • Behavioral health (i.e. mental health and addiction) resources available to parents

When: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

How: Via Zoom. 30-minute presentation followed by an interactive Q&A

To Register: Visit chrichmond.org/mentalhealthparent20

Questions: Contact Rachel Reynolds at rachel.reynolds@vcuhealth.org

CHADD 2020 RESOURCE FAIR, featuring a series of lectures and speakers via Zoom. The theme is: "Strong Minds, Healthy Lives: Strategies to Empower People Affected by ADHD." To learn more about speakers, visit https://www.chadd.net/chapter/115  and click on the "Events" tab. Seats can be reserved now.

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Catherine McCarthy, "We've Got This: Adjusting our Perspective to Help Kids Manage ADHD during the Pandemic," Tue., Oct. 6th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Mary Cay Ricci, "The Secret Power of a Growth Mindset in Children and Adults with ADHD," Tue., Oct. 13th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Dr. William Stixrud, "Why Autonomy is So Important for Kids with ADHD (And for Everyone Else)," Tue., Oct. 20th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Jackie Woodside, CPC, LICSW, "Calming the Chaos: Productivity and Peace of Mind," Tue., Oct. 27th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Questions? Email novadc@chadd.net.

 
PARENT WEBINAR: Behind the Wheel with ADHD: Presented in 3 modules, the Behind the Wheel With ADHD PARENT WEBINAR, is for parents of teens with ADHD and other executive functioning challenges, who are learning to drive.
 
Cost: $62.00
 
 
National Museum of African Art has great ideas for distance learning activities for your curious student, whether young or old. You can find contests, activities, and current and past exhibits on their website. Click HERE
 
Northern Virginia CHADD is offering Guidance for Uncertain Times, including tips for creating structure and routine, attending school from home, and staying fit and healthy. Go to https://chadd.org/guidance-for-uncertain-times/
 
Meditation & Mindfulness: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:15 p.m.
 
 
Smithsonian Activities for Younger Children:
 
 
 
PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS AND STUDIES

 

The Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism is offering a telehealth research study on help for sleep in young children with autism. There will also be an opportunity to discuss positive bedtime behaviors and other topics related to ASD.  The study will be facilitated by Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D.  For more information, or to participate, contact autismresearch@ccf.org or phone Ms. Johnson at 216.448.6392.