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Finding Connection in a Disconnected World

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 500 Blake Road S., Edina, MN

Finding Connection in a Disconnected World Human beings are both biologically hardwired and socially programmed to seek and benefit from connection with others. When we connect physically, emotionally, or spiritually, we actually receive a chemical reward through the release of dopamine, endorphins, and other naturally produced chemicals that bring feelings of safety, belonging, and pleasure. […]

Building Resilience

St. Thomas More 1079 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN

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 and diagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on […]

St. Mary’s graduate school class

St. Mary's Graduate School

Rob Rodriguez speaking at licensed marriage and family therapist graduate class.

Lunch & Learn @ NuWay

NuWay 2118 Blasdell Ave., Minneapolis

Helping Families Heal – Approaching Addiction Treatment Through the Lens of Family Systems Theory About this Event Family involvement in treatment is one of the most critical factors in long-term positive outcomes. State and Federal regulations and guidelines stipulate the necessity of family engagement, however funding for family-related services is woefully inadequate. This presentation will […]

Kids and Screen Time: Tips for how to minimize conflict in your home

Edina High School 6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN

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 […]

Understanding the Adolescent Brain: Tools and Tips for Responding to Risky Teen Behavior

St. Thomas More 1079 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN

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 […]

Communication & Conflict Resolution

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 500 Blake Road S., Edina, MN

Families attempt to resolve conflicts utilizing familiar and comfortable techniques. One common technique is blaming someone else’s behavior for how we are feeling. In other words, if they would only “_________”, then things would be better. What happens in this type of arguing is that the underlying issues are never resolved, and the attempts at resolution […]

Building Resilience

Edina High School 6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN

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, […]

#196Thrives: Understanding the Adolescent Brain: Tools and Tips for Responding to Risky Teen Behavior

Blackhawk Middle School 1540 Deerwood Dr, Eagan, Minnesota

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 […]

Understanding the Adolescent Brain: Tools and Tips for Responding to Risky Teen Behavior

Edina High School 6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN

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 […]