Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Reducing Anxiety in Kids

Join guest speaker Jessica Minihan for this workshop suited for parents of children of all ages, as well as community members who work with children. Please note "Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom", targeted for educators and professionals, is a full day workshop on Friday, December 7:https://bit.ly/2NdndMB

Easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring will be discussed.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behaviour problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behaviour is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behaviour plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behaviour methods and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. 

Register through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2w7NmpH

Cost: $32, includes snack and handouts

Bio:
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behaviour in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom

LDAY Centre for Learning and Autism Yukon present behaviour specialist Jessica Minihan for a full day workshop with educators.

With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.

Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring.

Register through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Ndq6Nq

Cost: $185 plus Eventbrite fee = $194.02 total

Lunch, snacks, and hand outs included.

Bio:
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board certified behavior analyst and
special educator, as well as a consultant to schools internationally (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

Using Brain Science for Motivation and Organization

Free workshops for parents, coaches, educators. Register by calling LDAY at 668-5167 or email ed@LDAYukon.com.

Encouraging Words
Tuesday, October 16
Learn ways to motivate and foster a growth mindset in children and youth. Encourage a willingness to take on challenges in school, sports and life.

Scattered to Skilled
Wednesday, October 17
Tools for helping your family get organized and share responsibility. Strategies for getting "to-do" lists "to-done) with less nagging!

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Sep
5
to Oct 3

Mindfulness for Families

This series of five classes is for parents and children (~ 8 years and older) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is and how the practice of Mindfulness Meditation can help both adults and children reduce anxiety and increase enjoyment and relaxation in our everyday lives. Parents will work with Ruth Lera for a one hour session each week. Children will work with Christine Klassen-St Pierre for 45 minutes, followed by a light snack. We strongly encourage at least one parent to participate if a child is registered.

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
September 5, 12, 19, 26 & October 3
at LDAY Centre for Learning, 128A Copper Road

Fee: $50 - $100 suggested per participant (pay what you can)

Register for this event through Eventbrite or by contacting Stephanie at LDAY, 668-5167 or ed@ldayukon.com. 

About Ruth Lera:
Ruth Lera is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Meditation Instruction, as well as multiple energy healing modalities. Her workshops are designed to help participants tap into their innate ability to offer loving kindness to themselves through simple yet effective mindfulness techniques. Learn more by visiting ruthlera.com

About Christine Klassen-St Pierre:
Christine has worked in education for over 28 years. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with Mindful Schools and has helped students from 5-18 years old self-regulate, focus and learn more about their brains and how they work. It has been a life changing tool for her and she loves every chance she has to share this with others.

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