PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

2020 PrairieCare Education Series

We now host our events at the PrairieCare Institute located in Uptown Minneapolis and offer a live webinar option. Now you have a choice to register and attend in-person or live webinar. This combination offers flexibility for you, based on your schedule and location. Each month we will have a drawing for one free ticket for a future session based on survey participation.

Approved for 3.0 (Three) Continuing Education Units by Minnesota Board of:
Behavioral Health & Therapy (LPC/LPCC, LADC), Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work

Upcoming topics

March 12th “Teens, Technology and Mental Health”
Presenter: Erin Walsh, MA

April 9th “Grief and Loss”
Presenter: Asfia Qaadir, DO

May 7th “Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs): Helping Moms through the 4th Trimester and Beyond”
Presenters: Rena Sugarbaker, MD, Sogand Ghassemi, MD, and Lisa Cross, LMFT

June 6th “Ambiguous Loss and Family Experience of Mental Illness”
Presenter: Anna Bohlinger, PhD, LMFT

July 9th “Getting to the Heart of it. Engaging the “Push-Pull” in Teens with Developmental Trauma to Build Attachment”
Presented by Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT

 August 6th “Mary Jane to the principal’s office please!” Substance abuse in our youth and what to do about it.”
Presenter: Himanshu Agrawal, MD

September 3rd “Your Attention Please…Clearing the Fog on ADHD”
Presenter: Josh Stein, MD

October 7th  “Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice”
Presenter: Lane Pederson, MD

November 5th, Topic TBD.
Presenter: Madonna Mitzel, MS, OTR/L


March 12th (Thursday)

“Teens, Technology and Mental Health
Erin Walsh, MA
Co-founder, Spark and Stitch Institute

Erin is a parent, speaker, educator, and writer. She has worked with communities across the country who want to better understand child and adolescent development and cut through conflicting information about kids and technology. She is fiercely committed to bringing an equity lens and asset-based approach to our understanding of, and response to, youth and media. Her signature down-to-earth approach and sense of humor helps families and educators engage in complicated topics and leave feeling capable and motivated.

Erin has enjoyed bringing science and tips to families and educators alongside her father Dr. David Walsh for nearly 20 years. They started together at the National Institute on Media and the Family and then more recently founded Mind Positive Parenting before creating Spark & Stitch Institute in 2019. In addition to writing articles for several other organizations including Bolster Collaborative and Psychology Today, she co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.

Erin is also Lead Program Facilitator for Youth Frontiers. She leads interactive Mind Retreats for educators exploring the science of stress and why connection unleashes learning. Before creating Spark & Stitch Institute in 2019, Erin taught undergraduate students for 9 years with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. She created and co-taught an 8-credit program  called Making Media, Making Change. Erin has served on a number of community boards, most recently as board chair of YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, a wilderness-based youth development program. She has consulted with schools, school districts, parent groups and other youth serving organizations throughout North America on issues related to digital media, children, youth.

Description

Digital technologies are changing the way that young people grow up, forge relationships, and manage their health. Indeed, the average teenager in the U.S. clocks an average of nine hours of media use daily. Yet while media headlines suggest that digital technologies are either good or bad for youth – evidence suggests that they are powerful. In this interactive and engaging presentation, Erin Walsh discusses the powerful role of digital technologies in shaping adolescent development. Combining the latest discoveries in brain science with up-to-date research and data, Erin pays particular attention to the impact of social media, cell phones, and video games on depression and anxiety, relationships, and identity. Erin will help professionals understand the key ingredients for wellness in the digital age and provide practical tools and strategies that help youth and families build on their strengths.

Objectives: Upon completion of the activity:

  • Participants will understand what the latest evidence says about emerging challenges related to social media use including anxiety and depression, bullying and online cruelty, sexting and consent, focus and attention, and problematic over-use.
  • Participants will be able to identify red flags in adolescent behavior related to technology and explore effective, strength-based responses.
  • Participants will be able to explain why an equity lens is essential to our responses to screen time challenges within families
  • Participants will gain practical strategies and tools to help adolescents practice and maintain positive media habits.

Registration

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Previous 2020 Presentations

January

“Meeting in the Intersection: Expressions of Spirituality in Psychotherapy. Exploration of a Transpersonal Perspective.
Lora Matz, LICSW
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.8.2020
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

February

“Adolescent Substance Use and Harm Reduction”
Sara Polley, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.8.2020
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

 


Previous 2019 Presentations

January

“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
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 1.3.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

February

“Developmentally Appropriate Uses of Media in Early Childhood
Erin Walsh, MA
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 2.14.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

March

“Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behaviors and Depression in Adolescents
Kathryn Cullen, MD, Michael Miller, Psy.D., Kristina Reigstad, PsyD, LP, & Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, PhD, LP
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 3.7.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

April

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Brent Nelson, MD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.4.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com with questions or concerns.

Village Medicine:  Healing the Individual, the Earth and Medicine Itself
Deena Metzger, PhD
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 4.23.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
with questions or concerns.

May

“Practicing Mental Health Care at the Nexus of Social Identity and Culture”
Jamie Barten, MA, LMFT & Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 5.2.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

June

“What doesn’t kill you doesn’t ALWAYS make you stronger…” The Impact of Trauma on Medical Health
Himanshu Agrawal, MD, DF-APA
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 6.6.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

July

“Adverse Childhood Experiences 2.0- Understanding ACEs: Resiliency focus”
Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D. & Danny Porter M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 7.10.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

August

“Back to School 2.0: Mental Health Provider Hacks to Increase Family Resilience to Today’s Life Challenges”
Anastasia Sullwold Ristau, PhD, LP
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This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 8.1.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

September

“When the Kids are not Alright”
Josh Stein, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 9.12.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.

October

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children & Adolescents: DBT Principals, Skills & Techniques in Practice”
Lane Pederson, MD
Click HERE for Presentation Materials
This content is password protected and intended only for those who were in attendance on 10.3.2019.
Email education@prairie-care.com
 with questions or concerns.