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"How to Unpack the Meaning & Function of Pain-Based Behaviors" Workshop Presented by Dr. Debi Grebenik
Sep
13
1:30 PM13:30

"How to Unpack the Meaning & Function of Pain-Based Behaviors" Workshop Presented by Dr. Debi Grebenik

You know the feeling; you go to a training on trauma and get all fired up with the new knowledge and then a youth you are working with does something and you don't have a clue how to respond. Come hear about how you can look at behaviors as language with responses that create healing opportunities and build relationship rather than compliance. Practical interventions will be discussed with examples given. Questions are invited. Come ready to engage, laugh, learn, and think.


Workshop fee –  $30.00. This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

Two (2) CEUs will be available to those who complete this training.

This workshop is currently FULL.

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Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES in partnership with Anti-Trafficking Network of Northeast Indiana presents: "Shame, Blame and the Trauma Train” with Dr. Debi Grebenik
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES in partnership with Anti-Trafficking Network of Northeast Indiana presents: "Shame, Blame and the Trauma Train” with Dr. Debi Grebenik

  • Kachmann Theater - Lutheran Hospital (map)
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This presentation provides keys to how to respond to those with trauma histories to build healing connections. Learn about the role of vulnerability in our personal and professional lives and the role it plays in working with those with trauma histories.

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Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES in partnership with Early Childhood Alliance presents: "Zones of Regulation: Strengthening Emotional Intelligence in Youth"
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES in partnership with Early Childhood Alliance presents: "Zones of Regulation: Strengthening Emotional Intelligence in Youth"

  • Ivy Tech Community College - Room CC 1640 (map)
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There are many children who struggle to regulate their emotions for many different reasons. This training uses the "Zones of Regulation" by Leah Kuypers as a framework to discuss how to help kids understand, interpret and regulate themselves in a world that is often confusing.

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Becoming a Trauma Informed Community Presented by Laura Murphy
Jul
18
1:30 PM13:30

Becoming a Trauma Informed Community Presented by Laura Murphy

  • Downtown Allen County Public Library Theater (map)
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July 18, 2019

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Downtown Allen County

Public Library Theater

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne IN 46802

Youth that have experienced some sort of trauma in their background present with a unique range of challenges that often manifest in unwanted behaviors and a lack of affect regulation skills. This training will address the many complex issues that accompany working with youth that have trauma backgrounds and how to effectively respond and intervene. By attending this training you will build skills that will help youth to develop feelings of safety. Additionally you will learn what it means to be trauma informed and how to begin implementing trauma informed practices in your community.

This event is part of the Mental Health Training Series.

The Mental Health Training Series is a luncheon series held five times per year at the Allen County Public Library as part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by the Court Improvement Project and The Lutheran Foundation. These trainings are open to professionals and volunteers working with children and families involved in the court system. Preregistration is required. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

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“Dissecting The Strange Shift from Early Childhood to Adolescence” Workshop Presented by Dr. Annemarie Grassi
Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

“Dissecting The Strange Shift from Early Childhood to Adolescence” Workshop Presented by Dr. Annemarie Grassi

  • Dwontown Allen County Public Library Theater (map)
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This workshop is offered as a follow-up to Dr. Grassi’s lecture on “Building Big Brains: The Journey From Birth To Adolescence”.

(Attendance of the “Building Big Brains” lecture is recommended but not required to attend this workshop)

So now that you have the larger framework and underpinnings of brain development, let’s spend some time diving into the different physical, psychological, and emotional changes that children endure as they navigate through childhood and adolescence. Ever wonder how kids actually learn? Or why your teenager believes that they are invincible? Come take a deeper dive and join a dialogue on why our kids do what they do!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Participants will develop an understanding of developmental theory as it relates to childhood milestones, using Erik Ericsson’s Developmental Framework

  • Participants will gain an understanding of general brain development terminology and an increased understanding of how the brain impacts learning, emotions, decision making, etc.

  • Participants will develop an understanding of how deprived environments and supportive environments impact the brain differently

  • Participants will learn what behaviors we engage in as adults that most greatly impact a child’s brain development

This event is part of the Mental Health Training Series. 

The Mental Health Training Series is a luncheon series held five times per year at the Allen County Public Library as part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by the Court Improvement Project and The Lutheran Foundation. These trainings are open to professionals and volunteers working with children and families involved in the court system. Preregistration is required. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

$30.00 workshop fee. This workshop is limited to 40 participants. Two (2) CEUs & light snacks are provided.


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“Building Big Brains: The Journey From Birth Through Adolescence” Presented by Dr. Annemarie Grassi
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

“Building Big Brains: The Journey From Birth Through Adolescence” Presented by Dr. Annemarie Grassi

  • Downtown Allen County Public Library - Meeting Room AB (map)
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June 7, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm

Downtown Allen County Public Library - Meeting Room AB

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne IN 46802

90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 3 years, however the brain remains malleable and ever changing through emerging adulthood. Much of human behavior can be explained through understanding the neurological development of the child’s brain and what works best for creating bigger brains. Come learn about how children’s brain development progresses, how it explains their child’s behavior and needs, and tips on providing experiences to optimize that development.

To receive email announcements when registration opens for the Mental Health Trainings contact Great KIDS.

This event is part of the Mental Health Training Series.

The Mental Health Training Series is a luncheon series held five times per year at the Allen County Public Library as part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by the Court Improvement Project and The Lutheran Foundation. These trainings are open to professionals and volunteers working with children and families involved in the court system. Preregistration is required. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

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“Vulnerable Populations: Additional Risks for Bullying and Digital Harm?” Presented by Dr. Michelle Drouin
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

“Vulnerable Populations: Additional Risks for Bullying and Digital Harm?” Presented by Dr. Michelle Drouin

  • PFW Classic Ballroom Walb Student Union (map)
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May 17, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm

PFW Classic Ballroom

Walb Student Union

Members of vulnerable populations (e.g., minorities, LGBTQ, those with physical and developmental disabilities) are at additional risk for ostracism and/or bullying in both face-to-face and online contexts. This leaves members of these groups especially vulnerable to digital harm, which may relate to mental health issues, self-harm, and suicide. As the context of bullying and isolation extends beyond physical walls of schools and community organizations and into victims’ homes, it is important that we concentrate on identifying and creating safe online spaces for all youth, including those from vulnerable populations.

This event is part of the Mental Health Training Series.

The Mental Health Training Series is a luncheon series held five times per year at the Allen County Public Library as part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by the Court Improvement Project and The Lutheran Foundation. These trainings are open to professionals and volunteers working with children and families involved in the court system. Preregistration is required. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

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The 2019 Anti-Trafficking Network Training Series
Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

The 2019 Anti-Trafficking Network Training Series

February 1st, 8th & 15th, 9:30am-11:30am

PFW Classic Ballroom (Walb Student Union)

2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Anti-Trafficking Series fee- $30.00

Two (2) CEUs per session will be offered to participants

The purpose of our annual ATNNI training series is to collaborate with experts in the national anti-trafficking movement in order to build the collective capacity of our local communities to support persons who have experienced, or are experiencing, human trafficking. Each week will build upon previous sessions, allowing participants the opportunity to learn, process and engage in practical skills. All three sessions will be survivor informed & our final session will be survivor led.

This event is part of the Mental Health Training Series.

The Mental Health Training Series is a luncheon series held five times per year at the Allen County Public Library as part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by the Court Improvement Project and The Lutheran Foundation. These trainings are open to professionals and volunteers working with children and families involved in the court system. Preregistration is required. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.

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