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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Workshop - Be The Parent You Want To Be

A NESCA Workshop in New Hampshire:
"Be The Parent You Want To Be" A New Way of Parenting Kids


Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving parenting model is a strength-based, neurologically-grounded approach created by Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry that provides parents with concrete tools to better understand and parent their children (ages 3+) through adolescence in the face of ordinary, day-to-day challenges – e.g., getting to school, screen time, homework, bedtime – to more serious challenges.


It’s based on the understanding that many kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, the CPS approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and focuses instead on building healthy relationships and thinking skills.


This All-day Workshop Will Help Parents To:

  • Shift their thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with their child/teenager
  • Reduce their child's challenging behavior
  • Solve problems collaboratively and proactively
  • Build their child/teen's skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving

Host: Dr. Angela Currie, PH.D, NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Currie specializes in the evaluation of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, anxiety in particular, conducting both neuropsychological and projective assessments. She also sees clients in NESCA’s Londonderry, New Hampshire office.

Presenter: Karen Kraut, MPH,Think:Kids Certified Trainer

Karen Kraut is a Think:Kids Certified Practitioner trained to lead Parent-to-Parent Overview groups in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. She is also the co-founder of Making Parenting WORK, which brings parenting education and support to the workplace so that employees can better manage the demands of work and family.

Karen has a Master of Public Health degree, is a candidate for an Advanced Professional Certification in Counseling Psychology, and has fifteen years of experience developing and leading educational workshops. She is married and the mother of two boys, ages 10 and 8 years old. She has been using Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach for years and has experienced the benefits directly with her children, spouse, and herself.

Saturday November 5, 2016
9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost: $195/person

Hosted by NESCA's Londonderry, New Hampshire Office

Workshop Location:
Marion Gerrish Community Center (MGCC)
39 W. Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire 

(This workshop will fill up fast – there will be only a limited number of participants so everyone can practice the skills being taught)

RSVP to: info@nesca-newton.com

Monday, October 10, 2016

NESCA Workshop on Anxiety & Homework on Thursday

Anxiety and Homework: Helping Your Child Shift From Undone to All Done


Parent Workshop at NESCA in Newton

7-8:30pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016

Presentation Will Cover:


  • How is anxiety useful, and how to tell when it becomes a disorder 
  • The physiological processes that underlie anxiety and how they interfere with a child’s functioning 
  • The different ways anxiety disorders typically present themselves in children 
  • Why tension is a natural part of the parent-child partnership beginning in middle school 
  • The stages of behavior change and why they matter 
  • Strategies for helping anxious children
  • Tools to manage specific anxiety-provoking tasks


Presenters:


Nancy Roosa, Psy.D. Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D. has provided neuropsychological evaluations for children since 1997. Nancy_Roosa.jpgShe enjoys working with a range of children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children with attentional issues, executive function deficits, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, or other social, emotional or behavioral problems. Dr. Roosa's evaluations are highly-individualized and comprehensive, integrating data obtained from a wide range of standardized assessment tools with information gained from history, input from parents, teachers and providers, and important observations gleaned from interacting with the child. Her approach to testing is playful and supportive. Dr. Roosa has also consulted with several area schools, either about individual children or about programmatic concerns. She speaks to parent or school groups, upon request.

Michael Delman, CEO Beyond BookSmart


Massachusetts Distinguished Educator Michael Delman founded Beyond BookSmart, previously Thinking Outside the Classroom, in 2006 and serves as its CEO. In addition to being a highly MichaelDelman-1.jpgsought after speaker and Executive Function coach, he also helps the leaders of his team achieve greater levels of efficacy. Michael is also the co-founder of the McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, MA, a middle school teaching over 350 students through the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school model. He served as McAuliffe’s founding principal and has been an active member of its Board of Trustees since 2008.  Prior to that, Michael taught in the Southborough Public Schools for eight years, during which time he received the Anti-Defamation League’s Teacher Incentive Award for creating a superior learning environment for his students. As an educator since 1982, Michael’s primary mission has always been to make learning relevant and to help young people find capacities in themselves that they don’t know they have.

Location: 55 Chapel Street, Newton , MA


Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - 7-8:30 pm

Cost: $15 per person

RSVP: email info@nesca-newton.com

Monday, October 3, 2016

Be The Parent You Want To Be

A NESCA Workshop in New Hampshire:
"Be The Parent You Want To Be" A New Way of Parenting Kids


Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving parenting model is a strength-based, neurologically-grounded approach created by Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry that provides parents with concrete tools to better understand and parent their children (ages 3+) through adolescence in the face of ordinary, day-to-day challenges – e.g., getting to school, screen time, homework, bedtime – to more serious challenges.


It’s based on the understanding that many kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, the CPS approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and focuses instead on building healthy relationships and thinking skills.


This All-day Workshop Will Help Parents To:

  • Shift their thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with their child/teenager
  • Reduce their child's challenging behavior
  • Solve problems collaboratively and proactively
  • Build their child/teen's skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving

Host: Dr. Angela Currie, PH.D, NESCA Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Currie specializes in the evaluation of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, anxiety in particular, conducting both neuropsychological and projective assessments. She also sees clients in NESCA’s Londonderry, New Hampshire office.

Presenter: Karen Kraut, MPH,Think:Kids Certified Trainer

Karen Kraut is a Think:Kids Certified Practitioner trained to lead Parent-to-Parent Overview groups in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. She is also the co-founder of Making Parenting WORK, which brings parenting education and support to the workplace so that employees can better manage the demands of work and family.

Karen has a Master of Public Health degree, is a candidate for an Advanced Professional Certification in Counseling Psychology, and has fifteen years of experience developing and leading educational workshops. She is married and the mother of two boys, ages 10 and 8 years old. She has been using Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving approach for years and has experienced the benefits directly with her children, spouse, and herself.

Saturday November 5, 2016
9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost: $195/person

Hosted by NESCA's Londonderry, New Hampshire Office

Workshop Location:
Marion Gerrish Community Center (MGCC)
39 W. Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire 

(This workshop will fill up fast – there will be only a limited number of participants so everyone can practice the skills being taught)

RSVP to: info@nesca-newton.com