NAMI Course Starts 9/29
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
By Cara Voutselas, J.D.
NAMI Basics Teacher
NAMI Basics will be offered in Acton, MA
starting Tuesday September 29, between 7:00 - 9:30pm.
Experts agree that children and adolescents are growing up in an increasingly
complex and stressful world full of social and academic challenges. Some of our kids are struggling to manage them due to biological, psychological and/or social issues. The symptoms of these underlying issues may include school avoidance, isolation, poor grades, self-harm, problems with relationships, impulsivity, poor decision-making, defiance, eating disorders and substance abuse.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is offering an educational program - “NAMI Basics”, specially designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents and children living with emotional or behavioral challenges . The course is taught by trained volunteer teachers who themselves are parents and/or caregivers of children living with emotional difficulties. This structure creates an intimacy that few programs possess and consequently, one whose capacities are unparalleled. It is an evidenced-based program that's recognized across the country.
Cognitive Connections, LLP and Social Thinking Boston are excited to share with you
the "How to......" Parent Coaching Workshop Series!
A "How to..." lecture series for raising children with social, emotional, neurological challenges. Topics will focus on understanding how a child's brain thinks; how to engage a child; how to help them keep their emotions and stress in check; how to be social and finally how to use their executive function skills at home and for academic tasks.
September 24, 2015
Session 1: How does my child’s brain think? Interpreting Neurological Evaluations and Recommendations, Allison Evans, PhD
October 8, 2015 Session 2: How to Engage my child, Nancy S. Cotton Ph.D.
October 22, 2015 Session 3: How to help my child manage emotions and stress. Theresa Garvin, LICSW
November 12, 2015 Session 5: Executive Function Skills at Home: How to help my child plan, organize, and complete tasks at home, Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
November 19, 2015 Session 4: How to help my child be a part of a group, Nancy Clements, MA, SLP-CCC
December 3, 2015 Session 6: Executive Function Skills for Academic Tasks, How to help my child study, complete homework, tackle writing assignments and finish long term projects on time. Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., CCC/SLP
PLEASE JOIN THE ARC OF THE SOUTH SHORE FOR A SESSION ON:
The Basics of Special Needs Estate Planning
Presented by Annette M. Hines, Esq.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
ABINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
600 GLINIEWICZ WAY
6:00PM TO 8:00PM
A lively discussion of basic estate planning tools for special needs families including the use of wills, trusts, and incapacity documents. Learn about the different kinds of special needs trusts, selecting trustees and other fiduciaries and ways to protect your disabled and typical children’s financial future. Please bring all your questions!
About The Presenter:
Attorney Annette M. Hines knows first-hand the challenges of parenting and the necessities of a child with special needs. Her law practice includes estate planning, trust administration and elder law with special needs planning and healthcare law being an especially personal focus. In addition to her membership in the Massachusetts Bar Association, she is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the National Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL), serving most recently as President. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Citizen by ARC Massachusetts and cited for public service by both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives. Attorney Hines is the founding partner of The Special Needs Law Group, located in Framingham, MA and may be reached at 508-861-3453.
PLEASE RSVP BY SEP. 15 TO KATIE HANLEY AT
email@example.com or 781-335-3023 ext.2227