Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunny Ridge Parenting Class

Risks and Realities of Parenting
Why Do Children Do What They Do?

Saturday, February 11, 2012
9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunny Ridge Family Center, Bolingbrook
Sunny Ridge Family Center presents
Clinical Pediatric Psychologist

Dan Griffith
Are you parenting or preparing to parent a child who may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol, tobacco or other drugs? While parenting certainly has its many rewards, there are also risks and realities which every parent needs to be of aware of. Come hear from Dr. Dan Griffith, Ph.D., a clinical pediatric psychologist, who will provide insights on the risks and realities of parenting with these challenges - and help us better understand why children do what they do. Topics to be covered:

Parenting A Child At Risk
  • Developmental tasks for children
  • The effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)
  • The long-term risks and realities the exposure may present
Managing Sensory and Regulatory Difficulties In Children
  • Why do children do what they do?
  • The role of sensory processing in determining behavior
  • A model for understanding behavior through sensory processing and sensory/regulatory concepts
  • Promoting successful parenting through helping children to know what they are supposed to do and to be able to do it
$20 Workshop Registration fee, ($40 for 3 CEU's for LSW/LCSW's)
Dan Griffith is a licensed clinical psychologist and has years of experience in research and clinical practice with high risk infants/children and their families. Dr. Griffith has expertise in psychological/developmental/educational assessment and intervention with children, parent child relations and parental effectiveness training, research design and implementation, and program evaluation. He has worked with a number of high risk populations including: domestic and international adoptees, premature and/or low birth weight infants, infants/children prenatally exposed to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), children with sensory/regulatory problems including ADHD and autism, and children with learning disabilities.

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