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Mindful Parenting for Special Needs Families
Dr. Mark Bertin Dedicating the time to take care of yourself as a parent by building your stress management skills profoundly benefits both you and your family. Mindfulness is an evidence- based technique that facilitates overall well-being, cognitive flexibility, and communication skills, and is a proactive way to address the effects of stress on yourself and your children. Dr. Mark Bertin is a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician. Please carefully note the dates for this class. Co–sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 30 - Dec 18
fall
7pm18 - 0weekly
Summer Planning for Kids and Teens with Special Needs
Join nationally recognized summer and youth expert Jill Tipograph, independent counselor andFounder/Director of Everything Summer®, as she discusses the best way to plan a safe and successful summer for children and teens with special needs. Jill’s strategy involves setting goals, identifying your family's philosophy/purpose, communicating directly and candidly with camp directors and professionals, and knowing the right questions to ask about camper eligibility, fit, and ability level. Jill will also touch on important strategies for behavior, medical or mobility needs, as well as tips for preparing your camper/teen for the transition into their summer camp/program (when to communicate, how to deal with homesickness or anxiety, developing coping strategies, etc.). Jill Tipograph is a Manhattan-based, nationally recognized youth and summer expert and the Founder/Director of Everything Summer®, the only independent resource dedicated to summer planning guidance. A parent consultant and researcher for nearly 20 years, Jill has advised thousands of kids, teens and families on how to choose the best and most appropriate summer programs. Working with both mainstream and special needs students, she has advised clients who attend(ed) top independent schools, and those specializing in learning differences. Special focus schools include: The Eagle Hill School, The Churchill School, The Gateway School, Mary McDowell Friends School, Stephen Gaynor School, The Windward School, Winston Prep and York Prep amongst others. Jill is the “go-to” media resource, having been featured on WNBC TV’s Today Show, NBC TV News, ABC News, WPIX-TV, NY-1 as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Real Simple, Smart Money Magazine, Business Week, Forbes, Time Out NY Kids and other regional and syndicated media. She is also the author of Your Everything Summer Guide & Planner, a reference handbook on how to plan (more)REGISTER
special needs > programs for parents/professionals
Thu, Dec 4
fall
7pm once
Adoption, Attachment and Special Needs Children
Adoptive parents provide children with home and family while improving their circumstances and providing them with opportunities for a rich and full life. Adoption is filled with productive potential and possibilities, however, despite the successes, the process of raising an adopted child can be exceedingly difficult and challenging. Dr. Haddad will discuss issues that come up on a daily basis for the family which can be related to attachment, special needs and behavioral concerns. Addressing these issues can be complex and confusing. Understanding what is normative vs pathological and how and where to seek help will be a focus of this presentation. Fadi Haddad, MD is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. As the medical director of the Center for Family Development in NYC, Dr. Haddad has developed special expertise in working with adopted children and their parents. He is trained and certified in dyadic developmental psychotherapy which uniquely addresses the behavioral and emotional challenges that adoptive families face. (more)REGISTER
special needs > programs for parents/professionals
Thu, Jan 15
fall
7pm once
Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD: How Does It Help?
Dr. Mark Bertin ADHD can affect the quality of life in so many ways. New research has indicated that mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction techniques may provide more long-lasting help by improving executive function and attention, reducing stress, promoting cognitive flexibility in problem solving, and fostering emotional well-being. Co-sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Mar 12
winter
7pm once
5:30am
10:30pm
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