Know your Child’s Neuro: Positive Empowerment for Elementary Parents
February 27, 2024
Dr. Crystal Collier
Dr. Crystal Collier joins Operation Parent again to educate parents, clinicians, and educators on the principles of modifying behavior. In this webinar, Dr. Collier provides practical advice for nurturing optimal brain development and enhancing preventive skills in children from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The prevalence of high-risk behavior among kids is occurring at younger ages. Dr. Collier enables parents to be proactive, empowering them to prepare their children for potential exposure to social media, gaming, and substances. The session will address strategies for promoting positive behavior and reducing negative tendencies. Feel free to bring your questions!
Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 20 years of her career working as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX news affiliates, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung.
Dr. Collier, herself a person in long-term recovery, is a therapist, researcher, and educator who has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems and substance use disorders since 1991. Her area of expertise includes adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching, and addiction. Dr. Collier teaches the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior in her book The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide and in BrainAbouts, an online prevention program powered by the John Fontaine Jr Charity.
Dr. Weiner is a strong advocate for evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, as well as a proponent of integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. He has spoken nationally on the topics of opioid addiction, marijuana commercialization, and the vaping epidemic, as well as serving as a context expert for both policymakers and media outlets.
Dr Terada is the director of clinical training at Relief Mental Health in Oak Brook, Ill. She is highly regarded by her peers and has decades of experience in treating feeding and eating disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and trauma disorders. Over the years, she has practiced in multiple treatment settings throughout the Greater Chicagoland Area. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Terada knows that many factors can prevent people from seeking treatment during times when it is truly needed. Whether it is due to anxiety, depression, or other struggles, Dr. Terada wholeheartedly believes that everyone is worthy of help and support to live their best life.
Beth Tyson, is a childhood trauma consultant, best-selling author, and an advocate for children in the child welfare system. She provides trauma-informed education/training and project implementation based on her work as a trauma therapist for foster, kinship, and adoptive families. Her tender-hearted children's book, A Grandfamily for Sullivan, is a resource to teach children how to cope with ambiguous loss, while also providing age-appropriate language for adults to communicate with children about adversity. Most importantly, Beth is the mom to a spirited little girl with a secret chocolate stash in her room, just like her mama.
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