PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

2019 PrairieCare Education Series

Thursday, February 7th • 9am to 12pm

“Developmentally Appropriate Uses of Media in Early Childhood
The youngest among us are no strangers to digital technology. One-third of children under three years of age go online daily and 28% of children under two have televisions in their bedrooms. Families are getting conflicting advice about the impact of these technologies – on one hand companies promise that media can boost their children’s intelligence while on the other America’s pediatricians urge parents to limit screen time in the early years. In this presentation, Erin Walsh combines the latest discoveries in brain science with up-to-date research and data to explore the power and impact of screen time on young children’s health and development. Using stories and warm humor, she helps professionals identify concrete strategies for helping children and families build healthy media habits.

Speaker: Erin Walsh, MA
Location: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN

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Thursday, March 7th • 9am to 12pm

“Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behaviors and Depression in Adolescents
Non-suicidal self-injury or self-injurious behaviors is an increasingly common problem in adolescents, with or without co-morbid psychopathology.  This seminar will cover the clinical presentation of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents, including the prevalence, clinical correlates, risk factors, functions, and association with suicide. We will review approaches for the clinical assessment for NSSI, safety planning, and treatment interventions strategies including psychotherapy, and medication. We will review the findings of recent research conducted at UMN on adolescent depression and NSSI, and will present details of ongoing UMN research studies. After attending this seminar, learners should be able to appreciate key aspects about the clinical presentation of NSSI, discuss recommended strategies for assessment, safety planning and intervention, and discuss current adolescent research being conducted at UMN.

Speakers: Kathryn Cullen, MD, Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD, LP, Kristina Reigstad, PsyD, LP, & Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, PhD, LP
Location: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN

*Registration will open one month prior to the event.

Thursday, April 4th • 9am to 12pm

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Description coming!

Speakers: Brent Nelson, MD
Location: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN

*Registration will open one month prior to the event.

Previous 2019 Presentations


“Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs): Helping Moms through the 4th Trimester and Beyond
Sogand Ghassemi, MD, Rena Sugarbaker, MD & Lisa Cross, LMFT