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Friday, November 10, 2017

ADHD Nation
A Talk and Book Signing by Alan Schwarz

 

Presenters: Alan Schwarz, Anita Chu, MD, and Elizabeth Jorgensen

Alan Schwarz, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of “ADHD Nation,” will present and sign copies of his highly acclaimed book. In addition, Anita Chu, MD, Medical Director of Insight Counseling, and Elizabeth Jorgensen, consultant to Newport Academy and Director of Insight Counseling, will lead a panel discussion on the proper diagnosis of ADHD and other mental health disorders, and the safe and empirically-based use of medications.
 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wilton Library
Brubeck Room
137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton

Registration:
Please register at wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334.

Questions/Comments: info@spednetwilton.org

Co-Sponsors:
Newport Academy, Insight Counseling, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council, and Wilton Youth Services

 



 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Your Kids’ Secrets about Drugs and Alcohol

 

Presenters: Maggie Young and
Dennis Bludnicki

Vaping? Pharming? Bowling?

It can be difficult to speak with your kids about drugs and alcohol. Addiction, however, is a wide-ranging topic with dangerous, long-lasting consequences, especially for teens and pre-teens with anxiety and depression, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, OCD, executive function disorder and other regulatory issues.

Maggie Young and Dennis Bludnicki, staff from Liberation Programs, Inc., will discuss addiction in teens, including: how to talk to your kids about addiction; how stress and anxiety can impact your teen’s substance use/abuse and what you can do about it; and warning signs of substance abuse and how to catch them early.

Liberation Programs provides a variety of services to help youth, adults and families stay free of the disease of addiction in order to restore their lives. The agency has sites in Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Stamford and Bridgeport, which serve 1,200 people daily. Services include residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, as well as preventative education and community outreach.

Dennis Bludnicki has been with Liberation Programs, Inc. for more than 12 years. Dennis initially worked as a drug counselor at Greenwich Youth Options for seven years prior to serving as a counselor at Liberation’s Outpatient Clinic in Stamford. There he provided individual, group and family counseling to adults dealing with alcohol and other drug addictions. Currently, Dennis has returned to working with youth and their families in the Greenwich community and surrounding area, providing prevention education and drug and alcohol counseling.

Maggie Young has been with Liberation Programs, Inc. for 22 years. She worked as a case manager, counselor, and team leader for 10 years before serving as the Director of the agency’s male (Liberation House) and female (Families in Recovery) inpatient treatment programs for another ten years. Since 2014 she has been the Director of the Youth and Family Resource Program in Greenwich.

6:00 p.m. Sandwiches & Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street, Norwalk
Community Room

Registration:
Please register by email.

Questions/Comments: info@spednetwilton.org

Co-Sponsor:
SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library:
SPED MATTERS



 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Worried about Your Child’s Worry?

Top 10 Tips for Helping Your Kids “Talk Back to Worry” and Become Confident and Healthy Lifelong Learners.

 

Presenter: Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D.

Vaping? Pharming? Bowling?

Is worry getting in the way of your child’s learning? Do meltdowns take valuable time away from play, homework and other experiences that can build skills, confidence and relationships?

In this talk, Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, parent consultant/coach, and ADHD coach, will present 10 tools for turning the tables on worry so you and your kids can learn more, play more and feel better about yourselves and your relationships.

Dr. Bauerfeld’s passion is teaching skills that lead to positive, connected relationships, especially skills of self-regulation, anxiety management, and effective communication. Combining the experiences and challenges she encountered while raising her own three boys with her experience in psychotherapy, neuropsychology, cognitive remediation, and ADHD coaching, she works to help parents strengthen their most powerful tool – a supportive, connective relationship with their children.

6:00 p.m. Sandwiches & Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street, Norwalk
Community Room

Registration:
Please register by email.

Questions/Comments: info@spednetwilton.org

Co-Sponsor:
SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library:
SPED MATTERS



 

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