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January 2020

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55438 United States

Kids and Screen Time: Tips for how to minimize conflict in your home Many parents worry about their child’s use of technology and amount of time kids spend glued to screens. New studies link use of screens with developmental and neurological problems in children. Parents often express concerns about how to talk to kids about these risks and about how to set limits without creating unnecessary arguments or conflict. In this session, we will discuss how to balance the positive…

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January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Thomas More, 1079 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States

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…

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February 2020

February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 500 Blake Road S.
Edina, MN 55343 United States

Communication & Conflict Resolution In this session, we will explore effective communication strategies for families or individuals when faced with conflict. Families will learn about, and take part in engaging exercises from Pia Mellody’s Conjoint Communication model. Additionally, we will continue to explore strategies for establishing healthy boundaries that began in our last session, and take families through conflict resolution exercises to help them navigate competing needs within a family system.

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February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55438 United States

Building Resilience In this session we will explore the importance of self-regulation as an essential part of building resilience. We will help families practice breathing techniques, as well as examine concepts such as timing, containment, and emotional processing. In addition, we will talk about labels anddiagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on problems, rather than solutions.  We will also share tips for how to maintain our progress in building family resilience in spite of what other families or…

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March 2020

March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blackhawk Middle School, 1540 Deerwood Dr
Eagan, Minnesota 55122 United States

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…

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April 2020

April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55438 United States

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…

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