March and April Stigma180 Series

March & April #Stigma180 Series
Posted on 04/25/2018
Stigma 180 SeriesPresented by Eastern Carver County Schools
#Stigma180 presentations are FREE and open to parents, students, and community members.

Educator CEUs are available.
For SWMetro employees: Please fill out a Pre-Approval for Credits / Hours if collecting CEUs.

Contact Family School Coordinators Madalyn Larsen or Eric Dean.

Healthy Habits Create Healthy Heads

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6 - 7:30 pm

Chanhassen Lecture Forum, S100

Most people want to create at least one good habit, or give up a bad habit. Learn strategies that teachers and parents can readily implement within the classroom or at home to help children and adolescents create healthy habits that promote their social and emotional wellbeing. Led by local therapist, Renee Carlson, MS, LPCC, RPT. Renee, owner of Grander Living LLC, has over a decade of experience in the mental health field working with local children, adolescents, adults and families. Led by Grander Living.

Leaving the Nest
Preparing Yourself and Your Child for Leaving Home

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6 - 8 pm 

Chaska High School, Blue Forum

Preparing for your child to spread their wings and head off to college or move out of the house can be a time of mixed emotions—excitement, anxiety, hope and fear, all rolled into one. Join educators from myHealth to talk about issues pertinent to newly independent young people, such as sexuality, stress, sleep, safety, and drugs and alcohol. You can’t go to college with them, but you can ensure they are prepared when they leave. Intended for parents with children in grades 8 and up. Presented by myHealth.

Exceptional Parenting
Supporting Your Exceptional Kids

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6 - 8 pm 
Chaska High School, Blue Forum

Parenting children and teens impacted by giftedness, special needs, and/or mental health issues requires parents to be intentional in supporting their unique kids and the challenges they face. Walk away from this presentation with tools to help your children educationally, socially, and emotionally. Presented by Michael Borowiak, MSW, LICSW and Emilee Rodriquez, LAMFT of Traverse Counseling and Consulting.


Navigating the Virtual Playground
Healthy Choices and Worrisome Pitfalls for Today's Youth

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6 - 7:30 pm 
Chaska High School, Blue Forum

As technology grows and adapts, children are growing and adapting right along with it. The online highway can have some steep learning curves, for students and for parents. Youth can find themselves in over their head as technology choices move faster than their developmental abilities. Technology isn’t a bad thing, but young people need help in nav-igating these tools so that their empathy and sense of self can also grow and develop. This presentation details the risks students are facing and practical, positive ways that adults can respond. Presented by Alison Feigh of the Jacob Wet-terling Resource Center