S.O.S.— Understanding School Offered Services
For parents of a toddler needing an assessment or those preparing a college-bound teen with a transition plan, this workshop provides a guide through the maze of educational jargons, acronyms, and programs required by federal law. Want to know how a Section 504 Plan differs from an IEP or how RTI and PBIS are related under IDEA?
Does your child’s teacher talk about impulsivity, anxiety, or executive functioning deficits? This workshop will answer those questions and more. We’ll see how school systems use evidence-based interventions to address these special needs. Presented by Phillip DeRuntz, M.Ed. of Student Advocacy Specialists.
Day: M Date: Jan 23 Time: 7-8:30 pm Fee: None Childcare: 2-12 Location: Youth Services
The 7 Principals that make Relationships Work—based on the research of Dr. John Gottman
This presentation is an overview of Dr. John Gottman's 7 Principles that make relationship work. Dr. Gottman is the USA's leading relationship researcher, who has studied couples for nearly 45 years. His 7 principles summarize what he found makes relationships work, as summarized in his New York Times Bestselling book. Each principle involves exercises that help couples put it into action in their daily lives.
The program will include an opportunity for participants to practice 2 of these exercises with the guidance of a Gottman Certified Therapist and Master Trainer, Dr. Michael McNulty.
Day: M Date: Feb 6 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Fee: None Childcare: 2-12 Location: Youth Services
SCREENAGERS Understanding Trends in Teen Use of Opiates and Prescription Drugs
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Day: W Date: Feb 22 Time: 6-8 pm Fee: None Location: Woodland Middle School, 7000 W. Washington St., Gurnee
Sponsored by MTC, Woodland Middle School, Woodland PTA and Youth Services
NURTUTING PERSITENCE IN LEARNERS
Utilizing research done by Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, we discuss the benefits of a “growth mindset.” Then, we give practical strategies for how you can encourage your children to pursue challenges and view mistakes as opportunities for growth.
This presentation is appropriate for parents and teachers of students from preschool to adulthood. In addition, the speaker will also discuss the role of Executive Functioning Skills and practical strategies for encouraging time management, study and organizational skills, which are so critical for academic success. This presentation is recommended for parents and teachers of student in grades five through twelve.
Day: W Date: March 15 Time: 7-8:30 pm Fee: None
Location: Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’ Plaine Rd., Gurnee
Cosponsored by Warren-Newport Public Library
CREATING CALM: Practical Skills for Setting Expectations and Creating Structure for Young Children.
Are bedtime, transitioning away from fun activities or going to school a challenge. At this workshop parents will be introduced to practical concepts and tools to help with some of the daily challenges you might have with your young child. This workshop is focused on helping parents reduce conflict, melt-downs and chaos that occurs in the home, while improving your child’s self-management and your confidence. Parents will leave with material and ideas that they may be able to implement immediately.
Day: W Date: April 26 Time: 6:30-8 pm Fee: None Childcare: 1-12 Location: Viking Park Dance Hall, 4374 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee
Cosponsored by Gurnee Park District