Stairway to Heroin
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Shorewood High School's Barb Gensler Theater for the Dramatic Arts
1701 E. Capitol Dr | Shorewood, WI 53211 | 5:30-6:30 PM Resource Fair | 6:30-8:00 PM Program
Children increasingly are coming into contact with illegal drugs. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the average age of first time marijuana use is 14. The average age of first time alcohol use is 11 for boys and 13 for girls. Please join us to learn how you can be part of the solution to this ever-growing concern in our community. Education of students, educators, parents and the community is essential.
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The Gift of Failure
Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-8:15pm,
University School Milwaukee-Mellows Hall
2100 W Fairy Chasm Road, River Hills, WI 53217
What's the best way to motivate students to own their education and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, desirable difficulties, praise, and failure. Jessica offers practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed. View the flyer here
An Afternoon with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, pioneering physician, author and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Youth Wellness will discuss her book "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity". Interact directly with the author after her talk during a question and answer period and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP at redgenboswellharris.eventbrite.com
Coffee and Conversations for Caregivers
Are you caring for someone with dementia? Then, give yourself a break! Connect with fellow caregivers and share challenges, tips, and stories. View the flyer here.