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Loudoun County

Public Schools

LCPS Mental Health & wellness Parent Seminar Series 2017

  • All presentations unless noted will be offered at the LCPS Administration Building at 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn, VA  from 6:30- 8:30 pm. In the event of school closings due to inclement weather, presentations will be cancelled. For more information or to register click on the specific workhsop listed below or call 571-252-6540. If due to a disability you need assistance to enable you to participate in a workhsop or need an interpreter, please call Parent Resource Services at 571-252-6540 at least five working days prior to the event. 


     

  • Jan. 19

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Power of Play: A Relationship Based Approach To Improved Behavior

    Deanna Hight, Clinical Director, Loudoun Center for Play Therapy

    Learn about the importance of play for young children and the therapeutic powers of play for all young children (including typically developing children, those with or at risk for a disability, and those who have experienced trauma). Learn how to play with young children to build their confidence, increase problem solving skills, and to create positive adult/child relationships that result in improved behavior.

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    Feb. 2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Suicide Prevention

    Heather Applegate, Ph.D., Supervisor of Diagnostic & Prevention Services, LCPS

    Christy Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University

    Drs Applegate and Espositio-Smythers will share research-based principles of suicide prevention, including providing specific guidance for parents, as well as review LCPS suicide prevention strategies and procedures. This program will include: risk factors (including perfectionism) and warning signs;protective factors;strategies for identifying therapists who specialize in and have the special set of skills necessary to treat youth with suicidal ideation; best practices in a collaborative approach to managing students with suicidal ideation; and review of LCPS’s suicide prevention strategies and screening procedures.

    *Please note this seminar will be held at Broad Run High School Auditorium

     

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    Feb. 16

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships

    Jennifer Wall, Supervisor Student Assistance Services

    Lisa Heinrich, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, LAWS

    Join Jennifer Wall, Supervisor of Student Assistance Services and Lisa Heinrich, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at LAWS, to discuss healthy peer relationships and teen dating violence. Watch the One Love Escalation Film and participate in the workshop to gain more insight into teen relationships and be ready to support and extend conversation at home related to this important topic.

     

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    Mar. 2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Managing Bumps in the Road: Building Resilient Relationships with Your Teen

    Dr. John Walker, Program Coordinator Family Connections

    Join Dr. John Walker, Program Coordinator for the Family Connections program to explore challenging behavior during the teenage years. Does it seem like your teen can influence the mood in your home? Even influence the direction of arguments? Dr. Walker will discuss how teens can push parents’ buttons to get their own way. Learn how to avoid an emotional response, stay in charge and maintain a good relationship.

     

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    Mar. 16

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

    Deputy Spurlock, National Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, Loudoun County Sheriff Office

    Join Deputy Spurlock, National Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, Loudoun County Sheriff Office to learn the hazards of today’s technology and how to protect your children. Get a straight forward and graphic look at the dark world behind technology including topics such as internet-based technology trends, personal security, legal issues, new technology, gaming trends, crossover technology, influence and recruitment via technology, predator behavior, and image sharing precautions. Get advice on how to talk with your children about the dangers.

     

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    Mar. 27

    MONDAY

    New Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Anxiety and School Refusal

    Dr. Jonathan Dalton, Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change

    Parenting a child with an anxiety or related disorder can be confusing and frustrating. Dr. Dalton, Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change, will share scientific knowledge about avoidance and fear, as well as evidence based techniques parents can use to support their children. Participants will deepen their understanding of children’s anxiety and potential next steps.

     

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    April 6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fostering Resilience in a Stressful World

    Dr. Karin H. Spencer, Parent Resource Services

    Today’s world is stressful- often rushed, hurried and on-the-go. Children and families juggle a host of extracurricular activities with homework, friendships, and everyday tasks. Anxiety and stress related to peer pressure, family issues, and academics can start early. We may not be able to erase daily stress or prevent adversity. However, we can nurture resilience in our children so that they are better able to respond to life’s challenges. Join this presentation to learn about the impact of stress on development as well as strategies to nurture resilience. 

     

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    May 4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Role of Restorative Practices in Building Emotional Literacy

    Suzanne Petersen, Supervisor Student Support Services

    Join Suzanne Peterson, Supervisor of School Social Workers to learn how the implementation of Restorative Practices increases social and emotional learning for children and helps them successfully resolve conflict, communicate clearly, solve problems, and much more. Learn how the use of restorative language and circles teaches children empathy and self-awareness and creates a safe learning environment

     

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    May 18

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mindful Parenting: Remaining Calm While Improving Family Dynamics

    Donilee Alexander-Goldsmith, LCPS School Social Worker & Michelle Bogdan, LCSW, MLB Therapy PLLC

    Join Donilee Alexander-Goldsmith, LCPS School Social Worker, and Michelle Bogdan, LCSW, to learn about Mindfulness and Mindful Parenting.  Mindfulness is noticing your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in the present moment without judgement.  Learn how to utilize Mindfulness in your role as a parent to support your children in improving focus, reducing anxiety, and being more present in each moment.

     

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