Join us! 3 Workshops for Parents & Professionals 

August 4, 2017

As students prepare to head back to school, we’re excited to offer three educational opportunities for the adults working to support them. SCAN is hosting three exciting (and free!) workshops for parents and professionals and we’d love for you to join us:

  • The Adolescent Brain: Understanding the “What” & “Why”
    August 17, 2017 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM
    In support of the recommendations in Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun, The Loudoun County Partnership for Resilient Children & Families is proud to bring Jim Harris, MSW, Ed.D. for a special presentation for service providers. In this session, Jim will take you on a journey into the adolescent brain. I know, it sounds pretty scary! However, with this improved understanding you will learn how to take into consideration the developmental status of the adolescent brain in developing programming and interventions. Jim will pay specific attention to developmental progression and how it relates to different behavioral manifestations. He will use case examples and common issues in adolescent interventions to bring “real world” relevance to the information.
  • So What’s Wrong with Kids These Days? An Exploration of What We Can Do to Support Children in a Complicated World
    August 17, 2017 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    Jim Harris, MSW, Ed.D. will also provide a special presenation for parents, also in support of the recommendations in Resilient Children, Resilient Loudoun. It is no secret that we live in an increasingly complex world and that this complexity has resulted in a number of challenges for the appropriate social and emotional development of youth today. In this session, Dr. Harris gets back to the developmental basics and helps to give you some ideas about how we can better understand and support youth in an ever-changing and complicated world.
  • Strategies for Fostering Healthy Self-Esteem and Resilience in Children and Adolescents
    September 7, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    Are you a parent/caregiver, CASA volunteer, or service provider working with a child or adolescent? We all want children to meet their full potential, but often life’s challenges leave them questioning themselves and their ability to handle the world around them. In this workshop, you will learn specific strategies that help children learn to trust themselves and successfully face life’s inevitable obstacles. Speaker Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families in Northern Virginia for a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a certification in Positive Discipline. Rachel provides parents with hands-on tools for raising children who meet their full potential. She is also committed to conquering the guilt that is associated with parenting today.