- Parenting Enrichment Workshops
- Tuesday's Children Program
Join Us on April 25th for Parenting Enrichment Workshops!
10:00 - 11:00 am
Advocating For Your Child
By Natalie Weder, MD, Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, Child Mind Institute
For parents, advocating for your child can be enormously challenging. Join Natalie Weder, MD, Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, as she discusses steps parents can take to get the mental health services their children need and deserve. Dr. Weder will empower parents to ask the right questions when using support services such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, or guidance counselors. She will also address tips on selecting the right therapist for your child and how to get the most out of therapy.
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
The Power of Mindful Living
Techniques to reduce stress and improve family wellness
By Shane Kulman MS SpEd
Participants will learn simple relaxation techniques to manage daily challenges. The simple intention being: to have a “good” day. Each attendee will be given space to grow towards their full potential as parents, while staying true to themselves and having fun. During this workshop we will begin or continue to create a respectful and safe space that you will own and use. The goal is to use these practical tools and integrate them easily and naturally into daily living with family and professional lives.
12:30 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Lecture with Q&A
Nurturing Reslience in Our Children and Ourselves
By Dr. Robert Brooks
Today's youngsters face many challenges . A major task for parents and other caregivers is to help children develop the outlook and skills associated with being optimistic and resilient. In his presentation Dr. Brooks will describe specific, realistic strategies for accomplishing this task in order that our children learn to deal more effectively with stress and pressure and lead more satisfying, hopeful lives. He will emphasize the importance of identifying and reinforcing the strengths or "islands of competence" of children in order to bolster their sense of confidence and self-esteem. He will also discuss steps we can take as adults to become more "stress hardy" and serve as models of resilience for our children.
Natalie Weder, MD, Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, Child Mind Institute
Natalie Weder, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience diagnosing and treating the full range of psychiatric disorders. She is an expert in the areas of risk, resilience, and mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Weder served as a Leon Levy Research Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center. There, in addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice, she conducted research in collaboration with the Yale Department of Psychiatry, examining the interaction between genes and environment in children exposed to traumatic stress. Dr. Weder completed her general psychiatry training at Yale University and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the NYU Child Study Center. She is board certified in adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Shane B. Kulman MS SpEd, Your Beautiful Child LLC
Shane Kulman is the founder of Your Beautiful Child LLC. Your Beautiful Child is a practice that encompasses holistic approaches to find solutions for all caregivers, and children; children with special needs, and neuro-typical. Shane has been working with children for over 18 years in both teaching and therapeutic environments. Shane is a parenting coach and special education therapist; a published author, and a certified practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child®. Currently, Shane takes courses at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, trains with Erin Flowers, of The Open Door Acting Company, and has studied the Brain Gym® method. Shane continues to present her workshops nationwide.
Dr. Robert Brooks
Dr. Robert Brooks has lectured nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to motivation, resilience, family relationships, the qualities of effective leaders and executives, and balancing our personal and professional lives. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including Raising Resilient Children; Nurturing Resilience in Our Children: Answers to the Most Important Parenting Questions; Raising a Self-Disciplined Child; Handbook of Resilience in Children; Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less; Angry Children, Worried Parents: Seven Steps to Help Families Manage Anger; Seven Steps to Improve Your Child's Social Skills; Drs. Brooks and Sam Goldstein also prepared a parenting video and curriculum about resilience and have produced a documentary "Tough Times, Resilient Kids" that was a finalist in the 23rd Telly Awards. He completed a videotape and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on the resilience in children. In addition, Dr. Brooks has served as a consultant to Sesame Street Parents Magazine.