Ask the Experts Talk featuring Kristen DeVooght and Dorothy Heitjan, Grosse Pointe Public Schools on May 22, 2019.
This interactive style presentation covers how to use children’s books and everyday activities to build meaningful and engaging language interactions with children.
Read more: The Power of Your Presence: The Importance of Parent – Child Interaction
Ask the Experts Talk featuring Mary Petersen on March 27, 2019.
This presentation explores the complexity of this transition and ways we can help launch our children with joy and guidance to support and nurture their independence.
Read more: College Launch to Empty Nest Transitions
Ask the Experts Talk featuring Evon Foster on March 27, 2019.
Evon Foster, Northeast Guidance Center – learn about the optimal development of infants and toddlers within the context of secure and stable relationships with caregivers.
Read more: Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
Ask the Experts Talk featuring Lori Warner on April 17, 2019.
Learn the best ways to guide your children through coming of age in today’s interconnected world, while maintaining space, strong communication, and comfort in your family.
Read more: Smart Parenting: When Does Normal Monitoring Become Unhealthy Prying
Jeff Jay and Debra Jay of Love First explain the process of planning and carrying out an intervention for a loved one, including selecting the team, choosing a treatment center, writing letters, and many other necessary steps to make the intervention successful.
Presentation recorded on April 10, 2019 Read more: Addiction Intervention: How to Help Someone You Love
Carolyn Van Dorn of Nursing Unlimited and Dana Constand of Family Focus Law discussed the importance of and differences in power of attorney for financial matters, patient advocate designations for medical decisions and advance directives for dementia and general health.
Presentation recorded on February 27, 2019
Read more: Checklist for Aging
Janice Abud and Gary Abud, of Saga Educators, along with Amanda Be, of Supportive Counseling Services, spoke about the impact that an ADHD diagnosis has on homelife, work and school.
Presentation recorded on February 12, 2019. Read more: ADHD: From Childhood to Adulthood
Dr. Sean Casselman, Ascension St. John, talks to parents about what is an e-cigarette, what are the potential dangers and how we can talk to our youth about it.
Presentation recorded October 23, 2018.
Read more: Vaping: What we Know, What we Don’t, and Teenage Use
Kids on the Go and SPARC Speech & Language Therapy Services joined forces with The Family Center to discuss the social skills deficits that accompany many diagnoses, including anxiety, ADHD, ASD and speech language impairments. Featuring Michelle Harr, Amy McIntyre and Kristy Schena.
Presentation recorded November 14, 2018.
Read more: Socially Challenged: Acquiring Skills Necessary for Everyday Interactions
This program from The Family Center with Grosse Pointe Public Schools examines the elements of college application know-how and familiarity with financial aid.
Presentation recorded October 16, 2018.
Read more: College Preparation Process: Know How to Go for 11th & 12th grade