Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Parenting Seminars coming up in Nebraska

The first is this Friday. I'm sorry for the late posting but hope anyone who wants to can still get in. The second is in March. Ross Greene and Bruce Perry are well known in their work with children. These should be great seminars. I'll report what I learn at both!

Child Guidance Center Presents
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Collaborative Problem Solving:
Teaching, Parenting, and Treating Challenging Kids

Friday, February 20th 2009
Chez Hay Catering Banquet Hall
210 North 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and author of the recently released book, Lost At School: Why Our Most Vulnerable, At-Risk Kids Still Fall Through The Cracks and How We Can Help Them. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book, The Explosive Child, along with a third book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Dr. Greene is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His research has been funded by the Stanley Research Institute, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He lectures widely throughout the world, and lives near Boston with his wife and two kids.
Dr. Greene will share his expertise on research in the neurosciences over the past 30 years. His Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model posits that challenging behavior is a form of developmental delay and the byproduct of lagging cognitive skills in the global domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. CPS helps adults teach these lagging cognitive skills and help kids solve the problems precipitating their challenging behavior while reducing the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviors. The model, which represents a dramatic departure from conventional wisdom and practice, has been found to be highly effective in an array of settings, including families, general and special education schools, therapeutic group homes, and inpatient, residential, and juvenile detention facilities.
Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the CPS model and practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in these diverse settings.

Child Guidance Center is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families in Lincoln, NE. At least once per year, Child Guidance Center sponsors an educational workshop pertaining to children’s mental health issues, assessment, treatment and intervention strategies.
The intermediate-level of information provided at this training is relevant to the work of Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, Counselors, Social Workers, Youth Treatment Specialists, Teachers, Probation Officers, Prosecutors, Attorneys, and other members of Health and Human Service agencies.

CONFERENCE LOCATION Chez Hay Catering Banquet Hall 210 North 14th Street (14th & P St. - Above Noodles & Co.) Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 PARKING Parking will be the responsibility of workshop participants. There are several parking garages surrounding the venue. All day parking is $6.00. REGISTRATION
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. Workshop
Collborative Problem Solving: Teaching, Parenting, and Treating Challenging Kids

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
First Segment Kids Do Well If They Can/ Your Explanation Guides Your Intervention Overview of Conventional Reward and Punishment Approaches A Different Explanation: Challenging Behavior as Developmental Delay Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems Setting the Stage for Challenging Behavior Basic Underpinning of the CPS Model
10:15 - 12:00 p.m.
Second Segment Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) Collaborative Problem Solving: Overview of General Model and The Plans
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Meal Provided)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Third Segment Q&A Specifics of Plan B
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Fourth Segment Q&A Practicing Plan B Special Topics

For questions regarding this workshop, contact Child Guidance Center at info@child-guidance.org (write “Ross Greene Workshop” in the subject line) or call 402-475-7666. Contact Persons: Dana Ludvik and Meghan Pease.

Registration deadline: February 18th, 2009
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. Workshop
Collborative Problem Solving: Teaching, Parenting, and Treating Challenging Kids

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And there is also this info for March:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 On Trauma and Development
Qwest Center Omaha
9:00 - 11:00 Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Morning Training
11:30 - 1:00 Antwone Fisher, Keynote Luncheon Speaker
1:30 - 3:30 Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Afternoon Training
$25 per person • Lunch only
$50 per person • Lunch and Training
All proceeds benefit the children served by Project Harmony Child Protection Center
For more information, please visit www.projectharmony.com or call (402) 595-1326.

If any of you know of seminars in your state you would like for me to post please leave a comment any time and a link to the site.

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