Events

Community Resources for Families

Virtual Symposium

When families face challenges, accessing available community resources can promote health and healing. However, families often are not aware of the many available supports. This presentation will provide an overview of available community resources, including basic needs, responding to COVID-19, resources through Dallas Metrocare, Medicaid waivers, and other support options. We will also discuss services …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Understanding and Supporting Students with ADHD

Virtual Symposium

While approximately 1 in 10 elementary children is diagnosed with ADHD, it is often misunderstood by parents and teachers. 85% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms through adolescence, and 60% of adolescents have adult ADHD. This presentation will include information to build one’s understanding of ADHD as a brain-based, neurobiological disorder. The impact …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Parenting with Connection

Virtual Symposium

This presentation will help parents understand how presence and connection soothe a child's nervous system and lay the groundwork for more effectively managing challenging behavior. Rather than simply reacting to the misbehavior which usually further escalates the child, parents will learn to pause, regulate themselves, and then respond with intentionality and purpose. Ultimately, this approach …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Resiliencia: Una Habilidad de Vida para Enfrentar La Nueva Normalidad

Virtual Symposium

El miedo, el estrés, la ansiedad, la ira y la frustración han afectado la vida de muchas familias durante la pandemia. Enfrentar los cambios, la adversidad y la incertidumbre nos brinda la oportunidad de luchar, elevarnos y ser más fuertes. Hoy más que nunca, las familias necesitan aprender cómo desarrollar y fortalecer la resiliencia, promoviendo …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Everyday Mindfulness

Virtual Symposium

Mindfulness is a commonly used term that is about so much more than just "clearing your head" and "breathing." In this session, attendees will learn about the brain and the basics of mindfulness, as well as how the practice of mindfulness could be useful to them. They will have the opportunity to learn and practice …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Suicide Prevention: A Public Health Problem- You are the Tool We’ve Been Missing!

Virtual Symposium

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10 to 34-year-olds and the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States. Those considering death by suicide often communicate their intent before their attempt, but warning signs are often missed by those closest …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

La Conciencia Plena para Los Padres y Cuidadores

Virtual Symposium

Los científicos descubrieron que la conciencia plena mejora el estado de ánimo, reduce el estrés, mejora el dolor crónico, aumenta la función cerebral, e incluso puede ayudar a combatir el insomnio. En esta sesión, aprenderá varios ejemplos de conciencia plena,  como el escaneo corporal y la respiración consciente que puede incorporar fácilmente en su vida …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Coping with COVID

Virtual Symposium

New research shows depression and fear of COVID-19 infection were among the predictors of teens using substances in isolation during the pandemic. During this presentation, attendees will learn about current stressors and new research related to COVID-19. Meeting URL: https://webinar.anymeeting.com/707-037-625 Optional Dial-In Number: +12063314836 PIN: 707-037-625# Quick dial (mobile): +12063314836,,707-037-625#

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Supporting Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth

Virtual Symposium

Transgender youth are a vulnerable population and face unique challenges, largely due to stigma and discrimination. Parents, caregivers, and community members have the power to support trans youth by increasing their resilience, empowering them to embrace and celebrate their authentic selves, and contributing to improved long term outcomes by nurturing their mental health and social …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Mental Health & Wellness Matters: You are NOT “Crazy”

Virtual Symposium

This presentation will provide an overview of mental health and wellness and address the connection between mind, feelings, and the body and how they impact each other. Attendees will learn about potential barriers to addressing mental health, techniques that may help improve wellness, and ways a person may reach out for help. Meeting URL: https://webinar.anymeeting.com/593-817-080 Optional …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Criando con una Conexión

Virtual Symposium

Esta presentación ayudara a los padres a comprender cómo la presencia y la conexión calma el sistema nervioso de un niño. Además, la conexión y presencia también crean la base para manejar mejor los comportamientos desafiantes. En lugar de simplemente reaccionar ante la mala conducta que generalmente agrava aún más al niño, los padres aprenderán …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): How Trauma Impacts Children

Virtual Symposium

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact how children develop, their lifelong health, and the way they view the world. ACEs also impact future violence victimization and opportunities in life. How can we understand how these life experiences shape our children and what measures can we take to help them flourish? Meeting URL: https://webinar.anymeeting.com/707-037-625 Optional Dial-In Number: …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Recognizing and Responding to Anxiety

Virtual Symposium

We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives, and, sometimes, a little anxiety is even helpful! This presentation will help you recognize what symptoms are associated with anxiety, learn about our body's fight or flight response and techniques you can use to help manage anxiety, and learn when it would be helpful to …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

10 Ways to Bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Home

Virtual Symposium

Come join an engaging session to discover 10 easy to use tips to integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at home. Research shows that SEL is critical to our development. We will discuss how to incorporate the 5 SEL competencies at home: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationships Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Join Aileen Mokuria, …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students

Oculto en la Vista

Virtual Symposium

Oculto a la Vista es la capacitación que ofrecemos a los padres para enseñarles sobre los productos que los adolescentes pueden comprar para ocultar drogas, alcohol y parafernalia de drogas. Hemos tomado todo lo que aprendimos de Donna Knight en la escuela secundaria Red Oak y lo hemos convertido en algo virtual. También es una …

Target Audience:
Adults
Students