Parent Education and Support Workshops
Our Fall schedule of classes/workshops will be posted in August.
Our Parents As Teachers staff has developed mini-Let’s Play to Learn sessions and fun ideas you can do at home with your kid(s).
Visit our new PAT Corner to check it out.
Summer Playgroups at the Park!
No reservation required – come join in the fun! If you have any questions, give us a call at 262-376-7774 or email us.
- Wednesday, June 30, 9:30-10:30 am at All My Friends Playground (1370 17th Ave. Grafton)
- Thursday, July 22, 9:30-10:30 am at Possibility Playground (Upper Lake Park in Port Washington)
- Tuesday, August 24, 9:30-10:30 am at Lime Kiln Park (2020 Green Bay Rd. Grafton)
Did you miss one of our previous virtual programs? Descriptions and links to videos are below.
Strategies & Tips for Managing ADHD
This workshop took place via Zoom on April 22, 2021. To view a video of it, click here.
Dr. Nelson equips parents and caregivers with an introductory understanding of ADHD including what it is and when to get help. Common intervention strategies for home, school, and therapeutic environments are discussed. These include helpful tips and tricks regarding possible school interventions, ideas for advocacy within IEPs or 504 plans, strategies to effectively navigate daily home life, and recommendations for parent coping and self-care. Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor at North Shore Center, LLC.
Today’s Anxieties in Our Children and Ourselves
This workshop took place via Zoom on March 30, 2021. To view a video of it, click here.
Even before the pandemic, Americans were struggling with anxiety. Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Mazius, describes the more common forms of anxiety seen in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Mazius also explains the neuroscience underlying and driving these anxieties and the healthy practices we can teach our children, and adopt ourselves, to manage them. Dr. Mazius is the Director of North Shore Center, LLC.
This workshop took place via Zoom on February 25, 2021. To view a video of it, click here.
A good night’s sleep – sound like a dream? This class will provide information to promote good sleep habits for babies and offer guidance and solutions for toddlers with sleep issues. Laugh while you learn! This workshop will be facilitated by Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC, Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC. Jenny is devoted to helping clients navigate their way through difficult life issues, whatever those may be.
Are They Safe? Talking to Friends and Family about Suicide and How to Help
This workshop took place via Zoom on December 14, 2020. To view a video of it, click here.
Warning: Suicidality can be a sensitive and/or triggering topic for some people
Talking about tough topics, like suicide, can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to know what to say, or how, or when to say it. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and what to do if you are worried about someone you know. You’ll receive practical information on how you can help those you care about. We will discuss myths of suicide, risk factors, warning signs and how to help. Facilitated by OFS counselors Kelly Loberger, MSW, APSW, and Julia Locante, MS, LPC-IT.
Teen Substance Use: E-Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Demystified
This workshop took place via Zoom on November 5, 2020. To view a video of it, click here.
Sammi Schams, LPC, SAC, discussed the importance of monitoring adolescents’ and young adults’ substance use. She covered E-Cigarettes, concerns with alcohol and marijuana use, warning signs, and protective factors. She also provided suggestions for parents/caregivers. Sammi is a psychotherapist at North Shore Center, LLC. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with substance use concerns and stress and mood disorders.
Mindfulness made Real & Simple
This workshop took place via Zoom on October 20, 2020. To view a video of it, click here.
Learn seven ways to promote mind-body and good brain health. This presentation is for you if you want to:
- Connect to the present
- Reduce stress, anxiety, and the intensity of your negative emotions
- Feel more grounded
- Let go of what you can’t control
- Improve sleep
- Reduce likelihood of conditions related to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes
- Live a longer more connected life!
Presented by Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC , Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC.
Transitioning to Fall during the Pandemic
This workshop took place via Zoom on August 20, 2020. To view a video of it, click here.
Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC, Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC, will lead an open discussion on preparing for and managing these unprecedented times. Participants will learn:
• About current research and ideas regarding safety for you and your children.
• Ways to manage the changing world both in-person and virtually.
• How to call on your inner resilience and courage to help accept the present.
• How to intentionally make the most of the current situation for you and your children.
The Coronavirus and its Emotional Impact: Using Positive Psychology to Foster Resilience
This workshop took place via Zoom on June 24, 2020. To view a video of it, click here.
Dr. Michael Mazius, Ph.D., will discuss preliminary research on the Coronavirus’ impact on our and our children’s mental health and the important role of positive psychology practices in the days (and months) ahead. Join us for a conversation regarding these new, strange, and challenging times. Dr. Michael A. Mazius is the Director of North Shore Center, LLC.