Neuroscience of Stress for Parents

In this 45-minute interactive session, parents/caregivers will learn about the neuroscience of stress and the critical healing factors. They will engage in strategies to support the reciprocity of well being, having an awareness of stressors, and practicing simple strategies to be more responsive.

Family Brain Breaks

In this 45-minute interactive family session, families will engage in calming as well as energizing activities. Dress comfortably and join us with our kids. Together, we will learn to breathe, move, and rest. Appropriate for PreK – 8th grade children & their parents.

Heart, Mind & Body: Understanding Grief and Adaptation to COVID Loss

The current pandemic is taking a large toll in human lives. Dr. Shear will provide a model for understanding grief and adaptation to loss, discuss the unique challenges to adaption posed by a Covid-19 loss, and suggest ways to promote adaptation.

Dr. M. Katherine Shear is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry and the founding Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Shear is a clinical researcher who first worked in anxiety and depression. For the last two decades she has focused on understanding and treating people who experience persistent intense grief. She developed and tested complicated grief therapy (CGT), a short-term targeted intervention and confirmed its efficacy in three large NIMH-funded studies. CGT is strength-based and focused on fostering adaptation to loss. Dr. Shear is widely recognized for her work in bereavement, including both research and clinical awards from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and invited authorship of articles for https://www.uptodate.com/home  and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Heart, Mind & Body: The Impact of Stress & Ways to Build Resilience

Join us for a live webinar with Goldie Hawn. She is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and true children’s advocate. She is also the Founder of The Goldie Hawn Foundation. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and researchers, the Foundation developed MindUP ™ an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-12 that provide tools to help children self-regulate and understand their own emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration; increase empathy; and improve academic performance.