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  • Adolescent Depression & Anxiety

    Why are so many kids dealing with anxiety and depression? How come so many more kids are dealing with mental illness than any other generation? What do mental illness and ADHD have to do with each other? How do I help my teens develop the skills necessary to deal with all the pressures they face? Learn answers to all these questions and more. Meets criteria for Minnesota Teacher licensure renewal in Mental Health and is approved for 1.5 CEUs.
  • Anxiety and Depression in Children: What’s Typical and When to Be Concerned 

    Anxiety and depression are two of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children. If you’ve ever wondered if your child is experiencing anxiety or depression, this session provides information and insight about the risk factors as well as the signs and symptoms to help you determine if your child would benefit from professional support. Resources and a time for questions are also included. Meets criteria for Minnesota Teacher licensure renewal in Mental Health and is approved for 2 CEUs.
  • Donation to Learning

    Your donation to Community Education will help an individual in need to participate in a quality learning activity. Select the denomination of your choice. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of the donation. Thank you for your support of learning in District 196.
  • Engaging in Family Digital Conversations

    The use of technology continues to increase in our daily lives which can bring both opportunities and challenges. How might we engage in conversations and take actions steps around balancing our technology use, make positive decisions, and recognize when it would be helpful to put it away or aside? Learn strategies to engage in these conversations, how to establish a family media plan, and discover possible tools to monitor and manage your child’s technology use
  • It’s Complicated: Children, Social Media and Mental Health

    Social networking, cell phones, and video games are game changers for youth and families. As parents and caregivers, we want our children to take advantage of incredible new digital opportunities but worry about the impact of too much screen time on our kids health, social skills, and school performance.In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, stories, and humor to explain how technology impacts mental health and wellness. Understand the key ingredients for wellness in the digital age and share practical strategies for nurturing these at home. Explore a range of questions including: Does social media use cause anxiety and depression? What should I be on the look out for as more and more of my child’s life goes online? Is video game addiction real? How can I help my child develop positive media habits? Childcare is available for ages 2-12 (registration required).Meets criteria for Minnesota Teacher licensure renewal in Mental Health and is approved for 1.5 CEUs.
  • Understanding the Adolescent Brain: Tools and Tips for Responding to Risky Teen Behavior

    This presentation will explore how experiences and behaviors, along with outside influences, help develop the adolescent brain. Subjects such as “normal” developmental stages, stressors, adverse experiences, risk-taking, and how adolescents go about making choices will be discussed.There will be a highly interactive activity on communication and boundary skills. We will also offer tips and potential solutions for resolving any presenting problems such as substance use, mental illness, stigma, vaping, etc.
  • Vaping: What’s In the Mist?

    Teens continue to use different forms of tobacco, while also expanding into vaping (e-cigarettes) and have different views on marijuana. In fact, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) According to the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey, one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. That represents a 54% increase from the 2016 survey, in which 17% of 11th graders reported vaping. The jump among eighth graders is even more significant, with nearly twice as many students (11% in 2019 compared to 5.7% in 2016) reporting using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. More teens believe marijuana is harmless and 12.6% of teens used marijuana Discover why so many kids are vaping, what they are vaping, the associated health concerns, and how you can detect and talk to your kids about vaping.