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FAMILY UNIVERSITY

CCSD 46 Presents - Family University Workshops and Presentations
These informative family workshops are provided FREE of charge and are open to the community. For in-person presentations, childcare is provided for potty-trained children. Please register to reserve a spot for childcare at the phone number or link provided below. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Family University presentations are being held virtually by Zoom online webinars.





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Building Your Family's Stress Recovery and Resilience Toolkit - December 1, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Cómo desarrollar un botiquín de recuperación de estrés y resistencia - 1ro de diciembre, 2020 - 6:30-7:30PM

Stress is a normal response to uncertain and real or perceived danger. Just because it is normal, doesn’t mean that there aren’t practical tools that kids and adults can use to find calm in the storm. This workshop focuses on practical stress recovery and resilience strategies. Knowing that there is no “one size fits all” approach to building resilience, you will explore a variety of ways to manage stress and build a small but mighty stress recovery toolkit for your family.

El estrés es una reacción normal a la incertidumbre y al peligro real o percibido. El hecho de que sea normal no significa que no haya herramientas prácticas que los niños y los adultos puedan usar para encontrar la calma en la tormenta. Este taller se centra en estrategias prácticas de recuperación contra el estrés y estrategias para aprender a adaptarse. Aún sabiendo que no existe una sola y única solución para desarrollar estrategias de adaptación para todos por igual, examinaremos una variedad de formas de manejar el estrés y crear un pequeño pero poderoso botiquín de herramientas de recuperación contra el estrés para toda la familia.

This is a FREE program open to the community.

No registration is required, simply visit the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88269506040?pwd=Z1ZrR0s0V1pPZjA1RGprakd0MW5iZz09
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PAST PRESENATIONS

Stress and the Brain: Helping Kids Cope
Erin Walsh
Program Date: November 10, 2020
Online Zoom Webinar

It is no surprise to anyone living through the COVID-19 pandemic that kids and adults alike are experiencing a great deal of stress. Whether it is uncertainty, upset routines, economic insecurity, or lack of social support, the list of stressors is long and varied. The challenge is that children often express stress through challenging behaviors that can escalate conflict in our homes. Learn more about what stress and trauma look like in kids and teens and explore ways to respond that will help children through this challenging time.

MEDIA
Flyer: English | Español

Video: YouTube Replay 01:02:30
The recorded webinar will be available for 30 days.

Additional Resources:
Five Things Kids Need to Regulate and Recharge
The Many Faces of Stress in Children and Teens
Five Ways to Stay Connected to Kids During Stressful Times
Talking to Teens


Learning at Home: Dreams, Realities, and Survival Strategies
Erin Walsh
Program Date: October 13, 2020
Online Zoom Webinar

Many parents working from home during COVID-19 are trying to do multiple full- time jobs at the same time. Zoom meeting interruptions are the least of many family’s concerns as they navigate competing demands, overwhelm, and burnout. Parents deserve extra support as they figure out how to help their kids build independent learning skills, practice focus, and stay motivated while learning from home. This short workshop is packed full of practical ideas and strategies for staying grounded in what helps kids’ brains learn and grow during this challenging time.

MEDIA
Flyer: English | Español

Video: YouTube Replay 01:00:22
The recorded webinar will be available for 30 days.


Talking to Kids About Race, Racism, and Identity
Erin Walsh
Program Date: September 15, 2020
Online Zoom Webinar

Children begin learning race right away, influenced not only by family but also by cultural institutions, media, and social observation. This workshop translates the latest research in child development into easy-to-understand language to help families see how children "learn race" and identify doable and concrete strategies for disrupting racism in our beliefs, interactions, and systems and building positive identites.

MEDIA
Flyer: English | Español

Presentation Slides: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism.pdf

Video: A YouTube video replay is now available for those who were unable to watch the "Talking to Kids about Race, Racism, and Identity" live webinar. Once you have watched the webinar, you may provide feedback by completing this short survey.

YouTube Replay 00:59:40

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Smithsonian Talking About Race Portal:
Talking About Race

Common Sense Media - Media Resources About Race and Racism:
Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism

How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids

Book recommendations for bi-racial youth:
8 Books About Multiethnic Experiences

70+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families


Setting Limits and Avoiding Power Struggles
David Walsh, Ph.D.
Program Date: February 4, 2020
Grayslake Middle School - 440 Barron Blvd., Grayslake, IL

It isn't easy to figure out how to set limits with our children. This workshop explores why limits are critical to children's healthy development and identify practical strageies for setting boundaries in ways that help manage big feelings, build self-control, and understand their impact on others.

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Flyer: English | Español

Video: Replay 1:52:31


Developing a Growth Mindset: Raising Resilient Young Adults
Jackie Rhew, MA, CADC, LCPC
Program Date: April 9, 2019
Prairieview School - 103 E. Belvidere Road, Hainesville, IL

The focus of the Raising Resilient Young Adults presentation is to teach parents to shift their thinking based on their goals. Parents will learn to focus their reactions to process goals versus outcome goals. Parents will learn how to help children come out of their comfort zone, deal with making mistakes, accept criticism as part of the learning process, as well as take risks that may result in failure.The focus of the Raising Resilient Young Adults presentation is to teach parents to shift their thinking based on their goals. Parents will learn to focus their reactions to process goals versus outcome goals. Parents will learn how to help children come out of their comfort zone, deal with making mistakes, accept criticism as part of the learning process, as well as take risks that may result in failure.

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How to Raise Resilient Children
Jackie Rhew, MA, CADC, LCPC
Program Date: February 12, 2019

Powerful speaker Jackie Rhew will provide the essential tools to parents on how to build resiliency in children of any age. This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety and to promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting, and active school engagement in children. Factors that contribute to school avoidance as well as ways to identify maladaptive coping responses will be explored. Attendees will learn how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.

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Flyer: English | Español

Presentation Slides

Video: Replay 1:10:19

*Note: Due to technical difficulties the video does cut out in the last 10 minutes of the recording.


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