Parent Workshop

2019/2020 Parent Workshops

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Community Education Services offers a variety of free workshops.  Please review the link below to see what might be beneficial for you and your family.

Workshops Offered

The Adolescent Brain - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugle - Part 2

This 90 minute skill-building workshop will include:

  1. A 30 minute summary presentation (if you missed the first!) concentrating on understanding the adolescent brain and the emotional needs of your teen. 
  2. A 30 minute skill-building portion will focus on developing realistic, hands-on parenting tools to improve your relationship and communication with your teen. 
  3. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to a specific Q & A period

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Build your capacity and confidence in parenting your teen.
  • How to play a more significant role in improving your teen's mental health and well-being.
  • Better understand the mental health concerns of adolescents from a brain development point of view. 
  • Learn about adolescent brain development: left and right brain functions and structures (and why that's important).
  • Understand the healing power of a positive parent-tenn connection. 
  • Develop the specific steps needed to improve communication with your teen. 
  • Learn how to navigate the teen world (sleep etiquette, homework, relationships, screen=time) more effectively. 
  • Lessen the frequencey of eye-rolls, door slams, shoulder shrugs and grunts ;D

Danelle Spence, BSc., BEd., MA., R.Psych., is a former teacher, school counsellor and registered psychologist. She has a passion for psychology and the teenage brain rooted in over 24 years of experience working with children and adolescents. Her experience spans private practice, hospitals, eating disorder clinics and schools.

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