Free Parent Empowerment Talks

Join our experts for free informal talks on a wide variety of topics relevant for families. Presentations are 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northwood Elementary School, 926 W. 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak. To register, please contact Lori Warner at 248-691-4774.

Tuesday, Feb. 15
Teen Drug and Alcohol Use: Raising Kids to Make the Right Choice
Presenter: Robin Blalock
Beaumont Staff Physical Therapist, NeuroTrauma ICU
Information includes current trends and little-known statistics about teens abusing alcohol and drugs. Learn about the warning signs, effective communication techniques and how you can help your kids to “think first” before using alcohol or drugs.

Tuesday, March 15
Self-Image: It’s Not Just About Your Body!
Presenter: Therese Scarpace, L.M.S.W.
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Body image issues affect both boys and girls. Learn about warning signs for eating disorders and other common self-image concerns, and steps parents and kids can take to develop a healthy self-concept.

Tuesday, April 12
Bullying: What You and Your Kids Need to Know
Presenter: Donna Bucciarelli, R.N., B.S.N.
Beaumont Hospitals, Trauma Prevention
Bullying is more common than you may think. The bully, the bullied and the bystander all suffer. Come learn what you can do to help your children stay confident and safe. We will also discuss cyber-bullying and safety on the Internet.

Tuesday, May 17
Healthy Kids
Presenter: Beaumont Weight Control Staff
Medical experts predict that the current generation may be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to obesity and inactivity. This presentation describes programs to help families get healthy, using fun activities to keep children motivated and offering strategies that will benefit the entire family.

Tuesday, June 21
Handwriting Without Tears! (Certified grades K-5)
Presenter: Linda Lubanski, M.Ed, OTR/L
Handwriting Without Tears! (Certified grades K-5)
This lecture will provide an overview of the Handwriting Without Tears program used at Beaumont Children’s Hospital. Handwriting Without Tears uses a multi-sensory approach and a hierarchy of skills to teach handwriting while having fun.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Language and Literacy: The Foundation to Learning
Presenter: Kris Rutkowski, M.A., CCC
Beaumont Children’s Hospital Center for Speech and Language Pathology
Solid language and literacy skills are the gateway to educational success. Delays in language often lead to reading struggles. Come learn more about how to build these critical skills for your child.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
ADHD: What It Is And What You Can Do About It
Presenter: Lauren Radtke, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Center for Human Development
Come join us for a discussion of ADHD, including its definition, how it may present over a person’s life, and debunking myths about ADHD. We will also cover effective treatment and management strategies, long-term outcomes, and helpful resources for families.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
The 40 Developmental Assets: Building Blocks For Your Child’s Future
Presenter: Kim Steggles, MA in Counseling, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Beaumont Hospital’s Parenting Program
As a parent, you can and should be the most influential asset builder in your child’s life. The 40 Developmental Assets are building blocks, which ensure that all children are healthy, caring and productive. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques for building these assets on a daily basis.

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