Parent and Educator Workshop on Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

A Team Approach: Collaboration and Coordination with Schools

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Webinar

This webinar is part of the Selective Mutism Parent and Educator Series. Visit Parent and Educator Workshops on Selective Mutism to register for upcoming events and view archived workshops.

This workshop provides an overview of how to develop a collaborative relationship with the school for selective mutism treatment. Janine Domingues, PhD, clinical psychologist in the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, will cover the importance of developing a team approach to working with each child, to insure consistent interventions and good communication. Topics will include how to increase generalization of skills across settings, how to implement strategies and techniques in the school, and how to overcome possible challenges and obstacles.

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Child Mind Institute Events

When Your Child Worries: Anxiety in Children and How Adults Can Help

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4:00PM – 6:00PM

WTTI White Plains

Anxiety is a natural human emotion caused by doubt and uncertainty. However, many adults are at a loss when they try to help a child in distress. With best of intentions, adults can sometimes reinforce fears and avoidance, or enable instead of appropriately accommodate. In this workshop, Dr. Rachel Busman, a psychologist at Child Mind Institute, will discuss how to recognize anxiety in children and highlight specific anxiety disorders and their unique presentations at home and in the classroom. She will identify practical solutions to help children face fears and worries, rather than avoid them. Using current event topics, Dr. Busman will also identify ways to ensure that parents and teachers aren’t inadvertently communicating anxiety to children.

Workshop Code: ANXDIS-P171
Fee: $110

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Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Behavior Problems

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training

Friday, April 7, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

Child Mind Institute

Adults caring for children often have questions about how to set clear expectations and manage behavior effectively. Especially when children exhibit challenging behaviors, adults want to know exactly how to address these situations with strategies that promote positive behavior, good social-emotional development, and increased self-esteem. The Child Mind Institute's B.E.S.T. Program (Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training for parents, nannies, and caregivers) provides just this sort of preparation. Informed by the most up-to-date research, clinicians provide adults with a structured training experience aimed at the teaching and immediate application of practical techniques for effective behavior management.

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Managing and Shaping Behavior: Strategies for Parents

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Child Mind Institute

Join Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA, and Michelle Kaplan, LCSW, for a workshop on how to provide children with structure and increase positive behavior, using techniques from current parenting research. This presentation will also provide parents with the opportunity to ask questions about situations where they typically encounter behavioral issues. Dr. Silverman and Ms. Kaplan will guide a discussion of how effective behavior management strategies can be applied from preschool through high school, ultimately helping parents build and maintain healthy and positive parent-child relationships across all ages.

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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies One-Day Session

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00am – 2:00pm

Child Mind Institute

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to eight with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

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Visiting Professor Series

Teenagers

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Friday, April 21, 2017

9am – 10:30am

Child Mind Institute

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. In this lecture, Laurence Steinberg, one of the world's leading authorities on adolescence, will discuss the teenage brain’s potential for change, the elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage, and the implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand young people.

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Child Mind Institute Events

Change Maker Awards

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Highline Ballroom

Honor your mental health heroes! Join us on May 9 at the third annual Change Maker Awards ceremony and help us continue our annual Speak Up for Kids campaign by celebrating the work of individuals and organizations making significant change in children’s lives and helping to transform the field of children’s mental health.

This year’s honorees include prominent people making real change in mental health, as well as a crowd-sourced local hero.

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Parent and Educator Workshop on Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

Hear Our Voices

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Child Mind Institute

This workshop is part of the Selective Mutism Parent and Educator Series. Visit Parent and Educator Workshops on Selective Mutism to register for upcoming events and view archived workshops.

For our final workshop in the Selective Mutism (SM) Workshop Series, the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute invites individuals who have overcome SM and those still working on "brave talking" for a panel discussion. These brave individuals—from first graders to young adults—serve as incredibly powerful sources of encouragement, hope, and inspiration to parents and professionals who strive to help their own children, students, and patients overcome the disorder. They will talk about their journeys and make themselves available to answer questions.

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As a practicing pediatric psychopharmacologist and clinical researcher, Dr Connor has extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), anxiety disorder, and affective disorders. His research interests include investigating the effectiveness and tolerability of existing and new pharmacological treatments for PTSD, ADHD, ODD, and CD in children and adults, studying the phenomenology of impulsive-aggressive behaviors in psychiatric patients, and investigating the developmental neurobiology of aggression and externalizing behavior disorders.

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Parenting in the Digital Age: Kids, Media and Healthy Development

Please join us Tuesday, May 16, for the annual Child Mind Institute Spring Luncheon.

12:00pm – Reception
12:30pm – Lunch & Panel Discussion

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