Aging In Place

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.

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Speech and Reading Skills in Children

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.

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Suicide Prevention

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.

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Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and Depression

A Family Center Ask the Experts presentation with Amy E. Graham, Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology; Dual Title, Infant Mental Health.

Amy discusses the common thinking “traps” that contribute to adolescent anxiety and depression, and will share many tips and techniques parents can use to help their teen identify, get out of, (and even prevent falling into) the traps. Read more: Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and Depression

Raising Empathic Children in a Disconnected Age

A Family Center “Ask the Experts” presentation with Bart Bronk, Head of University Liggett School.

A child’s emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to accurately identify emotions and adroitly navigate emotion-governed interactions. A substantial and growing body of research suggests that a child’s EQ strongly predicts success in a number of life areas, notably including school. Learn what every parent should know about the “anchor” EQ disposition of empathy, the ability to feel with another, and its development, expression, and viability in the digital age. This video will give you a renewed commitment to carefully tend to the empathic lives of children and to employ empathic responses to strengthen relationships. Read more: Raising Empathic Children in a Disconnected Age

Community Opioid Awareness Forum

Prescription painkillers – Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Lortab, etc. – are opioids and fall into the same class of drugs as Heroin. Unknowingly, many of us allow doctors to prescribe them for sports injuries and even wisdom teeth extractions. Most believe they are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional. Education is key. This video will help you learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Read more: Community Opioid Awareness Forum

Online College Search Tools

There are many easy-to-use and useful tools that parents and students can use to aid in their college search. Most are free of charge and many will often help you personalize your search.

A Family Center “Ask the Experts” presentation with Milissa Pierce, MA, LPC. Presented November 9, 2017, at Brownell Middle School. Read more: Online College Search Tools