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
A Family Center presentation with Cynthia Shields & Marianne Garascia, Wilson Center: Senior Resources for Independent Living May 16, 2018. This presentation discusses ways to enhance the quality of life for older adults regarding aging and ways to remain independent in their homes.
Read more: Aging In Place
Presented by The Family Center along with Speech with Sara and Brainspring Learning Centers, this presentation discusses what parents can do to help their child develop speech sounds and foster a love of reading and provide tips on how to help the older child with reading, typical vs. atypical speech patterns, make progress with reading development and how to decide when to seek help from a professional.
Read more: Speech and Reading Skills in Children
Presented by the Kevin’s Song Educational Task Force, this panel discussion explores WHO is at risk, WHAT signs and symptoms to look for, HOW to address suicide ideation, and WHERE to get help. Featuring Gigi Columbini, LMSW, Amelia Lehto, Elise Boyd and Nancy Buyle. Moderated by Beth Walsh-Sahutske, MA, LPC, Counseling Department Chair, Grosse Pointe Public Schools.
Read more: Suicide Prevention
A Family Center “Ask the Experts” presentation with with Jeff Jay & Debra Jay of Love First.
The Jays describe how to do an intervention and how to build a family recovery team, provide practical, helpful and hopeful information about intervention and family recovery that revolutionize recovery and bring it back to its roots. Read more: Intervention and Building a Family Recovery Team