11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Jennifer Dwyer, LCSW, Bradley Hospital
Discover strategies and activities to help enhance social interactions.
Gary Regan, LICSW, Bradley Hospital
Discover strategies to effectively handle difficult behavior and promote cooperation with your adolescent.
Peter Gillen, PsyD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Discuss how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder differ, as well as which treatments work (and don’t work).
Anne-Marie Forer, director, Music Together at The Mill (www.tunes-n-tales.com)
Learn easy musical activities and discover the impact music has on physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Discover how to nourish the natural musical intelligence in all of us.
Deb Rasile, PhD; Holly Manning, PhD; and Rachel Amgott, NP; Children’s Neurodevelopment Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Learn the typical clinical procedures used to assess and treat children and adolescents with behavioral and/or developmental challenges, such as ADD, anxiety, oppositional and defiant behaviors, and developmental delays.
Susan Stevenson, MEd, director, Gateway Healthcare, Inc.
Brook Zambarano, LMHC, Gateway Healthcare, Inc.
Children and youths with ASD are vulnerable to developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression and/or behavioral challenges that require specialized clinical intervention. Discuss how core challenges of autism can create levels of stress that can lead to emotional distress and require specialized interventions. Additionally, the challenges and impact of bullying on youths in middle and high schools will be addressed.
Pamela Lowell, LICSW, private practice, author and consultant with Adoption Rhode Island.
Sharpen your negotiation skills and learn how to re-fuel, re-tool and re-connect during this tricky transition time.
Lorrie Massa, OTR/L, SIPT certified
Jennifer Enos, COTA, Bradley Hospital
Discover strategies to maximize a child’s social-emotional adjustments, motor abilities and learning potential.
Johanna Corcoran, founder, Familytopia. (www.myfamilytopia.com)
Telling your child the story of how they came into your life is a powerful way to build their self-esteem and foster strong parent/child connections. Learn how to craft and tell the story of your child’s “Once Upon a Time.”
Clifford Bromberg, PhD, Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Learn how to help children work through their disagreements and jealousies.
Lauren Hummel, PhD, Bradley Hospital
Helping parents and professionals who are struggling with how to best communicate with children with language problems, including those with autism spectrum disorder. Attendees should bring an IEP.
Margaret Mannix, PhD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evidence-based treatments and how to access them. Discover how to obtain support for parents and caregivers.
Leandra Godoy, MA
Julie Edmunds, MA, Bradley Hospital
Discover factors that contribute to children’s behavior and ways to increase desirable behavior, such as listening and sharing, while decreasing problematic behaviors like throwing tantrums.
Julie Boergers, PhD, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic/Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Discover strategies for resolving sleep issues with your infant or toddler.
Gail Adams, RN, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Learn how to handle medical emergencies in your classroom.
Vanessa Traficante, Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Help your children learn skills important to school success. Support your child’s “purposeful play” by creating a treasure box filled with home activities.
Katie Mulligan, MS, RD, LDN, Nurturing Nutrition, LLC
Learn the golden rules for feeding children. Feel confident about what and how you feed your children and family, and enjoy stress-free family meals.