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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.
  • 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.
  • Becoming a Super Parent

    When children engage in disruptive behaviors such as: tantrums, emotional meltdowns, defiance, refusing to follow rules, fighting, talking back and aggressive behaviors many times parents are at a loss of what actions to take to minimize those behaviors. Designed to help parents learn how to better manage their children’s disruptive behaviors by replacing ineffective parental responses with more effective options. Skills for parents of children in elementary age through middle school will be taught to help parents become “Super Parents”.
  • 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
  • Facing Adversity with Grace: Parenting Series

    Families today experience significant stress maneuvering through evolving societal pressures. The Facing Adversity with Grace series is intended to help parents learn to access their own inner resilience to more effectively manage and even transcend the adversities they are facing. To register for the entire series use AFRRE-F1 The Fallacy of Perfect ParentingExplore how the pressures to be perfect result in feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. Many parents complain of a lack of control in their own homes and a feeling that their children's needs are running the household. They may remove barriers to success and end up unintentionally disempowering their children. They may try to be their child’s best friend, losing focus of the primary responsibility, to raise a fully functioning adult. Normalize what parents experience, how they learn to be parents and explore Pia Mellody’s concepts regarding affirming, nurturing and setting limits. Look at how families interact with community ecosystems such as law enforcement, child protection and schools. Register for AFRRE-F2Building ResilienceExplore the importance of self-regulation as an essential part of building resilience. Practice breathing techniques, as well as examine concepts such as timing, containment, and emotional processing. In addition, learn about labels and diagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on problems, rather than solutions. Tips for how to maintain our progress in building family resilience in spite of what other families or society at large may be doing. Register for AFRRE-F3Kids and Screen Time: Tips for how to minimize conflict in your homeMany parents worry about their child’s use of technology and their amount of time spent glued to screens. New studies link use of screens with developmental and neurological problems in children. Explore techniques for talking to kids about these risks and setting limits without creating unnecessary arguments or conflict. Discuss how to balance the positive and negative aspects of technology use and explore the risks and signs of compulsive behaviors. Be introduced to effective ways of setting boundaries, limits and consequences. Practice these concepts through role-playing scenarios. Register for AFRRE-F4
  • 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)
  • Seven College Planning Tips You Don’t Know About but Should

    Families often know more about the next appliance they are going to buy than the college education they are going to purchase, leading many to make avoidable mistakes that cost them thousands and hinder their ability to find the best fit for their child. Learn the insider tips from a national expert that will greatly enhance your understanding of the college process, reduce anxiety and position your child for success. Avoid mistakes many families make when trying to identify colleges that are truly the right fit. Explore a behind-the-scenes view of how financial aid really works, actionable strategies to save thousands of dollars and tips for working with your teenager on a potentially stressful and emotional process. An absolute must-attend for parents and grandparents with college-bound students in grades 10-11.
  • Super Saturday

    Please use this link for registration:   https://supersaturday-eagan10-5.eventbrite.comNAMI Minnesota and School District 196 Community Education present Super Saturday a Parent Education Conference On October 5th at Eagan High School. This free event is designed to meet the needs of biological, foster and adoptive parents, family members, paraprofessionals, and others who work with or care for children with and without a mental health diagnosis.Participate in breakout sessions on a variety of topics including: Managing Challenging Behaviors, Special Education, Trauma, Mindfulness for youth, Family Communication Strategies, Suicide Prevention, Cyber Addiction, Chemical Use, What Autistic People Wish You Knew, Crisis Planning, Depression and Anxiety, Wellness, Self-Care, and more!Featuring Dr. Nancy Binford as our opening keynote speaker. Dr. Binford holds a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialty in neuropsychology. She has done extensive training on trauma and the affects on individual's ability to regulate their emotions, develop safe and secure relationships, as well as their daily living skills.Registration begins at 8:00 am and includes refreshments and a light lunch. Participants will also have dedicated time to learn about local resources.Schedule for the day:8:00 Registration and Childcare Room Opens8:30 - 9:15 Keynote Presentation9:30 - 11:30 Morning Breakout Sessions11:30 - 12:00 Resource Fair12:00 -12:45 Lunch1:00 - 2:00 Afternoon Breakout SessionsChildcare is available for ages 3-12 at no cost for families. Childcare space is limited and families must pre-register. Contact Kate Bartlein with questions at kbartlein@namimn.org.https://supersaturday-eagan10-5.eventbrite.com
  • 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.
  • Unlock the Einstein Within

    Gain knowledge and understanding of the effects cognitive skills such as visual, auditory, memory, attention and others have on learning. Learn practical strategies to apply in the home or classroom. Interactive class includes information on new brain research and how it impacts learning. Discover methods and tools in detecting the root cause of learning struggles and strategies to overcome them. Meets criteria for Minnesota teacher licensure renewal in Differentiation and is approved for 1.5 CEUs.
  • 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) 2.4% of middle school and 9.3% of high school students reported they smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days. 5.4% of middle school and 16% of high school students reported that they had used e-cigarettes More teens believe marijuana is harmless and 12.6% of teens used marijuanaDiscover 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.