Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Mountain Christian Church (New Life Center)

1802 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085

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Erica Rutka www.cherishthechildsymposium.com
Harford County Department of Social Services

15th Annual Cherish the Child Symposium

Please join us for the 15th Annual Cherish the Child Symposium on April 5, 2019. The day promises workshops on a variety of topics, including living a purposeful life, impact of DV on children, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD and young children, and how technology is affecting kids development. 6 CEU's and Breakfast/Lunch provided.

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Morning Workshop Selections

  • Workshop A. CLOSED

  • Workshop B. William R. Stixrud, PhD The Self-Driven Child: How a Sense of Control Makes Kids Motivated and Stress Resistant Everyone who works with kids is concerned about the escalating levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems in children and teens. And for every child or adolescent who is crippled by anxiety or underperforming because of stress, there is another failing to thrive for lack of true intrinsic motivation. In this workshop, Dr. Stixrud will discuss a crucial link between high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control. He will present research and clinical experience related to the benefits children and teens experience when adults foster a healthy sense of control. He will also discuss ways in which parents, educators, and mental health professionals can support the development of a sense of control or autonomy in young people. Many of the approaches to be presented are discussed in Dr. Stixrud's bestselling book, The Self-Driven Child.

  • Workshop C. CLOSED

  • Workshop D. CLOSED

  • Workshop E. CLOSED Eleanor Haley, MS & Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C Supporting Children Who are Grieving - Part One .

Afternoon Workshop Selections

  • Workshop F. William R. Stixrud, PhD Wired 24/7: How Technology is Affecting Kids' Brain and Development Today's children and teenagers spend enormous amounts of time using technology, often engaged with two or more forms of media simultaneously. This talk with summarize what is know about how television, video games, the Internet, cell phones, social media, and multi-tasking are influencing children's development, as well as the functioning of their parents and families. Suggestions will be offered to educators for supporting parents in supervising their children's technology use, and strategies will be offered for helping kids become more responsible users of the technology they love. Consideration will also be given to identifying and treating excessive use of technology and to how schools can meet the challenge of educating students who crave technology but increasingly have short attention spans, are quick to boredom, display immature self-regulation skills, and experience anxiety.

  • Workshop G. CLOSED

  • Workshop H. CLOSED

  • Workshop I. CLOSED

  • Workshop J: CLOSED Eleanor Haley, MS & Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C Supporting Children Who are Grieving- Part Two



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  • Please make check payable to:
    Harford County Department of Social Services C/O Cherish the Child Symposium
    2 South Bond Street, Suite 300
    Bel Air, MD 21014

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