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Spring 2017 GROUPS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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BYTESIZE LABS: MECHANICS OF MINECRAFT – LEVEL 1
RJ Layton, B.S., M.F.A.                                                                                                  
Spring Session: 4 Mondays, beginning April 3 – April 24, 2017   4:00-5:30 p.m.
Calling all aspiring programmers! Utilizing the popular game Minecraft, boys and girls age 8-12 learn how programmers think and develop robots. Participants will learn skills and concepts that allow them to move on to more complex programming opportunities, as well as learn responsible digital citizenship. Participants should be curious, sociable and enthusiastic. This class is not appropriate for students with self-control/behavioral problems. New applicants and their parents need to schedule a free pre-enrollment interview to determine appropriate placement in the program for the child.  $200. REGISTER HERE 

NOT IN THE PARENTING MANUAL: HOW TO TALK WITH TEENS ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY 
Allan Cordova, Ph.D.
2 Parents’ meetings, Mondays April 3 and 17th, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
Online exposure to pornography is widespread. Whether accidental or intentional, access has never been easier.  With more than 90% of teens going online daily, and nearly one quarter of teens saying they go online “almost constantly,” the likelihood of kids and teens encountering porn isn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” This workshop will explore what is known (and what isn’t) about how exposure to and consumption of pornography affects youths’ development, relationship expectations and sexual behaviors.  We will encourage parents to challenge some of their assumptions and grapple with the emerging science in a supportive environment. We will also discuss strategies to help parents talk with and respond to their kids as they navigate the digital landscape. $90 per family. REGISTER HERE

MINDFUL PARENTING: STRESS REDUCTION AND DEVELOPING EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILDREN – New Date and Format!
Sandra MacPhail, Ph.D. and Jennifer Abeles, LPC
Saturday, May 6th 2017   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All parents endure stress, but studies show that parents of children with behavioral and emotional problems as well as disabilities  such as ADHD,  autism, and learning differences experience depression and anxiety more frequently.  Mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress as well as increase attention in both adults and in children.  In this class, parents will be introduced to mindfulness practices as a way to not only manage their own stress but to be more effective parents through using mindful parenting strategies. $150 per individual/or couple. REGISTER HERE

 

BYTESIZE LABS: MECHANICS OF MINECRAFT – LEVEL 2  Date Change
RJ Layton, B.S., M.F.A.                                                                                                 
4 Wednesdays, beginning April 5 – 26, 2017        4:00-5:30 p.m.
Students who have “leveled up” from the Level 1 class can now access the Level 2 class!  In this class, students ages 10-14 add to their coding toolkit and program their robots to solve more complex problems. This class is not appropriate for students with self-control/behavioral problems.  Prerequisite: Mechanics of Minecraft Level 1 and approval from the professor.  $200. REGISTER HERE

 

ANXIETY MANAGEMENT GROUP FOR ADULTS
Leah Katz, Ph.D.
6 Meetings
Beginning Wednesday April 5 – May 17, 2017 (No Class 5/10/17)   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn to increase awareness and better understanding of anxiety, as well as practical skills to manage it in day-to-day situations. Based on the Cognitive Behavioral framework for managing anxiety, this 6-week skill-based class runs Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Program. We will touch on the basics of mindfulness meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and how to use these tools to manage your anxiety. Participants must schedule an initial meeting with the group leader.
$300. Sessions may be health insurance billable. REGISTER HERE

 

BEGINNERS AD/HD GROUP for Ages 7-12
Jeff Sosne, Ph.D.
2 Parent Meetings, Wednesdays April 5 and June 7, 2017   5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
8 Student Sessions, Wednesdays April 12 – May 31, 2017   5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
This group teaches children struggling with self-control and/or attention (AD/HD) to work productively and behave appropriately within group settings. This program introduces behavioral, cognitive and emotional regulation skills that are reinforced through specially designed peer group activities. The group model encourages peer support and enables the children to learn from each other. Parents observe to learn and then apply the concepts at home. This group requires a , pre-registration and a specialized packet. $500.  Student sessions ($400) are insurance billable. Please CLICK HERE.**

 

TANTRUMS, MELTDOWNS AND RAGE: PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR CALMING THE STORM
Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D.
3 Thursdays, April 6, and May 4, and June 1 2017   6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
This is a workshop for parents of school-age children and teens who are prone to emotional outbursts. We will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming your child if he/she has passed that “critical window,” and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. This workshop is for parents and caregivers only. $180 individual/or family. REGISTER HERE

 

STRENGTHENING ATTACHMENT AND HEALING FROM EARLY TRAUMA: A WORKSHOP FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS
Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. 
Thursday, April 13, 2017   6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This workshop will review the impact of early trauma on brain development and the common signs of attachment problems. Parents will learn the impact of parent attachment patterns and strategies for creating a secure attachment with your child. Tools to help calm and soothe a child who is in “survival mode” will be discussed. This workshop is not appropriate for waiting parents.
$60 per individual/or family. REGISTER HERE


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Is your child interested in developing coding or media skills?  Individual sessions are available with our in-house expert RJ Layton, B.S., M.F.A.  Call (503) 548-4844 for more information.

*Registration packets are available at the office or online at: http://www.childrensprogram.com/forms-2/forms
or mailed upon your request by calling (503) 548-4844.

**Groups that are billed to insurance require a deposit. Please note that copayments/coinsurance/deductibles may apply to covered sessions

If you are registering for a group, please note: Many groups are limited in size. Cancellations within 4 business days of the start of the class incur a $35 processing fee.

 

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