Friday, January 31, 2014

Parenting Today Workshop: TEENS: IS IT A MOOD OR A MOOD DISORDER




Parenting Today
2013-14

Tuesday, February, 18, 2014
TEENS: IS IT A MOOD OR A MOOD DISORDER

Facilitated by:  Tina Holland, Director of Education, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Tina Holland is the Director of Education for the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. Tina is an entertaining and informative speaker, who loves to share her story. Tina has lived with Bipolar illness all of her life yet she has had a successful career in Real estate, as an international artist, and now as an Educator. Her story of empowerment and recovery is one of hope. 
She has spoken to large groups about Depression, Bipolar Illness, Suicide Prevention, Borderline Personality and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder always from self-help and lived experience point a view. Tina’s aim is not only to educate the public about these treatable illnesses but also to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness in our society.
Tina has written and delivers a Cognitive Behavior course for people living with Depression and Mental Illness. Recently Tina completed a workbook for Parents “Challenges, Changes and Choices”, directed at parents who are dealing with difficult kids.  As well, Tina Holland has spoken at over 500 schools, businesses and organizations.  
Tina encourages teens to attend this workshop with their parents.
Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register, please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email ptregistrations@sjsd.net
FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR SESSIONS.  When registering please indicate for how many children and their ages.  Once registered, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or by email at ptregistrations@sjsd.net

Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at ptregistrations@sjsd.net

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MS. MAY IS GOING TO WORK IN SCHOOLS IN MEXICO

That’s right…Mexico!! I am privileged enough to be a part of the Mission to Mexico Literacy Project team. Our team is scheduled to visit Puerto Vallarta from January 25 to February 1, 2014. The team includes six local educators (Heather Palmer, Leanna Crawshaw, Heather Khan, Lisa White, Susan Atcheson, and me; Lindsey May), Jennifer Lawson  and Barry Liscum,  plus students Devon Liscum, Jeremy Liscum,  Chase Hornby, and Brenley Palmer.

This project all started with the Lawson/Liscum family. They travel down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico once a year for a family vacation, but to them it’s more than just a vacation. For the past 7 years, the Lawson/Liscum family, their schools, and their community have been supporting the “School of Champions” and the “Volcanes Community Education Program.” These programs support the education of children living in the poorest communities of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  In total, they have raised over $5000, and taken suitcases full of school supplies down to the schools each year.

This year, Devon Liscum will graduate high school. His dream before graduation was to take a team including his family, peers, and teachers who have helped with the project to visit these communities. This dream has now become a reality! Our team’s goal to raise a total of $12 000 has been realized. WAY TO GO TEAM!!

Our overall mission is to help out with anything needed to keep the “School of Champions” and the “Volcanes Community Education Program” up and running for many years. This will include donating school supplies, educational equipment, and even helping to create the first community library in Volcanes! Teachers will also teach at the school, conduct workshops for teachers, and work on developing teaching resources. We are hoping that this mission trip will be the beginning of a long-term partnership with our Mexican schools, and plans are already underway for another Mission to Mexico trip in 2017!

If you would like more information about our Mission to Mexico project, please visit our website at www.ourmissiontomexico.com

If you are interested in helping with our fundraising drive, please email Devon Liscum at dliscum4@gmail.com


Our goal is to help children get a better education in these communities, but we also want to share our experience with others so that we can spread the word to Make Poverty History!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Internet Safety Workshop - January 30, 2014



Thursday, January 30, 2014
Internet Safety

Presented by: GRAHAM MILLIKEN - Kids is the Know - Education Coordinator Canadian Centre for Child Protection

  •       Presentation covers risks children/teens can be faced with online. 
  •       Overview of Canadian Centre for Child Protection (mandate, programs).
  •       Trends in adolescent victimization.
  •       3 C’s of Internet Safety – Content, Conduct and Contact.
  •       Why teens are at risk.
  •       Building children’s skills to increase personal safety online and offline online safety.
  •       Teaching teens healthy versus unhealthy relationships.
  •       Ways parents can empower and increase protection of their children.
  •       Statistics surrounding the issue of social networking, texting and technology.
  •       Resources offered at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

  

Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. To register please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email ptregistrations@sjsd.net


FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR SESSIONS.  When registering please indicate for how many children and their ages.  Once registered, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email ptregistrations@sjsd.net


Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Liz Mattis at 885-9555 or email ptregistrations@sjsd.net