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  • Brandi Burque, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She has worked with local and federal law enforcement and military personnel since 2005. In her current position as a SAPD Psychologist, Dr. Burque provides individual, marital and family therapy for police officers and their families.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Burque presents “Addressing School Violence: Case Studies of School Aged Mass Shooters.” In this presentation, Dr. Burque outlines how to:

    • Identify the risk and protective factors associated with school violence.
    • Identify the variables involved in specific case studies that contributed to violent behavior.
    • Discuss how media and technology impact the social variables that contribute to violence in schools.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 22, 2016.
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  • Ariel De LLanos, MD, psychiatrist and the owner and president of Focus & Balance LLC, is the guest speaker for the Clarity Child Guidance Center January 2015 community presentation. The topic of his presentation is "ATTENTION: How ADHD Can Affect Children at School and at Home."

    This engaging 5-part series provides viewers with information on:

    • The implications of ADHD
    • The treatment of ADHD, and
    • Comorbidity associated with ADHD

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on January 16, 2015.

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  • Steven Gonzalez, PhD, BCBA-D, LCDC-I, Clinical Director for the South Texas Behavioral Institute, Lead Faculty Psychology Chair for the University of Phoenix, San Antonio campus and graduate school professor for Kaplan University’s Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program presents “Autism and Aggression: Strategies for Success.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, presents some of the challenges that may be present in working with an individual who has autism, provides fundamentals for the treatment of aggression and discusses how to incorporate alternative behaviors.

    The objectives for this 5-part series include how to:

    • Recognize aggression from a behavioral analytic perspective.
    • Understand multiple interventions to successfully defuse aggression.
    • Incorporate replacement behavior for aggression.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Gonzalez at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • In this on-demand video series, Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up, Ellen B. Braaten, PhD., (APA, APS, Harvard Medical School Professor of General Child Psychology, Clinical Psychologist for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Child and Neuropsychology Internship Program at MGH/Harvard, provides a better understanding of emerging findings about brain development and its relationship to behavior problems. This includes understanding alternative conceptualizations of the difficulties children with learning and emotional challenges experience.

    The objectives for this 4-part series includes:

    • Better understanding of emerging findings about brain development and relationship to behavior problems.
    • Understanding of alternative conceptualizations of the difficulties children with learning and emotional challenges experience.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Braaten at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Melisa Fleming, PhD, LPC-S, and Program Director for Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, leads a session for educators and mental health professionals using experiential activities and role play to look at different forms of bullying that people experience, and build skills to empower not only professionals, but those seeking help.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Define different types of bullying.
    • Know the signs that a child is being bullied or is bullying others.
    • Develop skills to empower children, parents and professionals.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 17, 2016.

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  • Mental health professionals are frequently faced with the reality of child sexual abuse. Nancy Kellogg, MD, and professor in the Division of Child Abuse at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, provided important information during her talk on, Child Sexual Abuse: How to Listen and What to Look For.

    This 6-part series focuses on the full scope of child sexual abuse and helps mental health professionals and other concerned adults with the objective:

    • To enhance understanding of why abused children are reluctant to tell.
    • To enhance understanding of what abusers do to ensure their victims remain silent.
    • To enhance knowledge of how to talk to a child when sexual abuse is suspected.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on April 12, 2013.

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  • Arnulfo C. Hernández Ojeda, LMSW, PhD, detention counselor at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center, helps you better understand the Culture of Poverty in our latest On-demand Video. For this 5-part series, Dr. Ojeda addresses the following: definition of the Culture of Poverty, how these feelings impact a child's worldview, the importance of making goals more reachable by splitting them into smaller steps, the role of attachment models, and how to empower and motivate kids to think differently. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on February 19, 2010.

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  • Dana Tiller, LPC, focuses on difficult behaviors such as temper tantrums, aggression, defiance, and hyperactivity, that can become highly problematic for parents due to their intensity and frequency.

    In this brief video, Dana emphasizes the importance of: determining what a child is struggling with and how it influences their behavior, watching for signs of depression and recognizing the different symptoms between boys and girls, environmental, biological and relationship factors that impact a child's behavior, and improving the parent-child relationship by changing your reactions and improving communication. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on September 18, 2009

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  • Landry Weatherston Yarborough, LPC, Primary Therapist with the Eating Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas, works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. She is involved in both the Family Based Therapy program and the Be Free program. In this video presentation she discusses eating disorders.

    The objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.
    • Risk factors for eating disorder development.
    • Truth about common eating disorder myths.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on May 27, 2016.

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  • According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), 95% of those who have an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25. Researchers have found that 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight. For this 6-part series, Susan Mengden, PhD, Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio, will help parents to understand the following:

    • Diagnostic criteria
    • Behaviors associated with different types of eating disorders
    • Prevalence of co-morbid disorders
    • Predisposing factors
    • Treatment programs

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 15, 2011.

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  • In this video, Kasi Howard, PsyD, covers the clinical presentation of eating disorders and reviews diagnostic changes from DSM-5. Her presentation also includes statistic and research citations and further educational resource recommendations.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video presentation include:

    1. Highlighting changes in eating disorder diagnosis in DSM-5.

    2. Discussing appropriate treatment and referral options for eating disorder patients.

    3. Identifying signs and symptoms of an eating disorder.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2015 on June 18, 2015

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  • This 3-part series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is presented by Melanie Lane, LMSW, LCDC, AAC, the Unit Coordinator for the Center for Health Care Services Restoration Center, a detox, public sobering unit, and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment facility located on the Haven for Hope campus. The presentation aims to: explore interventions that work with drug or alcohol exposed children, explain intervention techniques to motivate parents to seek help, and increase awareness about the impact of alcohol and drugs on the community. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on September 30, 2009.

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  • Lee Mason, PhD, BCBA-D, presents 'Fictional Explanations of Autistic Behavior.' During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, Dr. Mason discusses autism as a contingency-shaped disorder of verbal behavior.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Define autism as a verbal behavior
    • Identify explanatory fictions
    • Identify characteristics of behavior analytic intervention

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 14, 2014.

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  • Learn how to spot unhealthy relationships and help kids cope with 'frenemies.' For our latest on-demand video, Dana Tiller, LPC, clinical director at A World for Children, will explain how toxic relationships affect your child. This 2-part series covers the following:

    • Characteristics of a toxic relationship
    • Impact of toxic relationships on children and teens
    • What parents and other adults can do
    • Prevention measures
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  • Trauma impacts the development of a child, increasing the risk for emotional, behavioral, academic, social and physical problems throughout life. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, 'How Trauma Impacts a Child', Clarissa Zamora, Director of Education and Outreach for ChildSafe, examines the link between childhood trauma and chronic health problems, reviews resiliency in children and how it is built on internal and external factors, and shares her own personal story.

    This 5-part series helps viewers to:

    • Understand the developmental differences when children are affected by child abuse
    • Examine the history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research, and attendees will calculate their own ACE and Family Strength scores
    • Review SEARCH Institute's 40 Developmental Assets, and
    • Review how resiliency is built on external and internal factors.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on November 8, 2013.

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  • Rick Edwards, LPC, Clarity Child Guidance Center director of inpatient services, helps you better understand introverted kids in our latest On-demand Video. For this 2-part series, Rick addresses the following: key differences between introverts and extroverts, the brain's role in temperament, coping strategies for social settings, things teachers should know, bridging communication gaps, and introverted children's strengths. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on January 15, 2010.

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  • Recent research has found that 15% of Latina teenagers reported attempting suicide in the past year as compared to only 8% of African-Americans and non-Hispanic Caucasian girls. What's behind this statistic?

    For our latest on-demand video, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, explores the relationship between teen Latinas and suicide. This 5-part series:

    • Discusses the characteristics of young Latinas in the U.S.
    • Describes the relationship between suicide and Latinas
    • Explains measures of prevention and treatment
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  • Melissa Deuter, MD, and Medical Director of Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care, leads a session on how educators and mental health professionals work with families to define their role in support of monitoring of children's mental health. This includes how to teach families to serve in this vital liaison role.

    The learning objectives for this 6-part video series include:

    • Instruct mental health professionals in developing a concise curriculum for reeducating and preparing parents and families to support and monitor their children’s mental health.
    • Review the relevant stages of psychological development in lay terms as a tool for educating parents in normal developmental support.
    • Review and aid professionals in educating families on when to get help and what constitutes a mental health crisis.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016.

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  • In our latest video series, Modern Conversations Around Death and Dying, Martha Atkins, PhD, LPC-S, chief executive officer of Atkinsosity, LLC, and founder of the Children’s Bereavement Center, addresses working with adults and children when someone they love is dying.

    The objectives for this 6-part series include:

    • Gain an understanding of historic vs. current perspectives on death and dying
    • Conceptualize therapists’ worldview in relation to death and dying, and its impact on the therapeutic relationship
    • Better understand the impact of death and the grieving process on spirituality and personal growth

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation on August 15, 2014.

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  • Adverse childhood events lead to decreased wellness in adults. During this Clarity Child Guidance Center community presentation, mental health professionals learn how to help clients overcome this reality and more effectively and compassionately help themselves, clients and others. Shawn Owens, MSN RN, and Vice President of Nursing Services at Clarity Child Guidance Center, provided this information during her presentation entitled 'Optimizing the Helping Relationship at Every Stage of Change.'

    This 6-part series provides practical tips on how to implement and facilitate positive change for better outcomes in all therapeutic settings, and demonstrates how to:

    • Make a more powerful impact with trauma-informed care.
    • Utilize the change model.
    • Understand therapeutic lifestyle elements for both heart and mental health.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on August 30, 2013.

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  • In this 4-part series, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Soad Michelsen, MD, explains what happens before starting a child on medication treatment, discusses what off label prescribing means, explains dosage differences, how to determine outcomes, and ensure adherence to treatment. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 29, 2009.

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  • In our latest on-demand video series, Raising Non-Violent Children & Teens: Strategies for Families & Caregivers, Karen A. Waldron, PhD, Professor Emerita and retired Director of Special Education at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, discusses how the recent, tragic school shootings in Connecticut and across the country are a reminder of the fragile nature of childhood and the potential impact of growing up in a violent society.

    This 6-part series focuses on raising non-violent children and teens, and includes:

    • Practical, daily strategies for families and caregivers to use in re-directing at-risk youth to healthy personal and social behaviors.
    • Ways to teach children and teens compassion and empathy, transitioning them from a sense of helplessness and anti-social behaviors to one of helpfulness in supporting, rather than hurting, others.
    • Techniques to replace anger with competence and self-esteem.
    • Specific strategies to manage children's and teens' daily use of technology.
    • Ways to avoid the misuse of social media, including preventing and countering the impact of cyber-bullying.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 8, 2013.

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  • In this video, Rufus Lott III, MEd, provides insight to professionals in fields that work with students on how restorative practices help manage student behaviors. His presentation also includes data on the need for restorative practices and how restorative practices include students, rather than exclude them.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video presentation include:

    1. Defining restorative discipline in schools.

    2. Discussing the need for restorative practices.

    3. Learning how restorative practices help.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 16, 2016

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  • Shawn Owens, RN, Clarity Child Guidance Center vice president of nursing, provides a brief overview of Basic Strategies for Suicide Prevention. Shawn explains the following:

    • What increases the likelihood of suicide?
    • Warning signs
    • How to take preventive action to help someone in need
    • Getting a person help

    Basic Strategies for Suicide Prevention

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  • The death of a loved one is difficult for anyone. Children and teens often need guidance when coping with their grief. For our latest on-demand video, Thomas Matthews, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, gives you tips for Talking to Kids About Death. This 3-part series covers the following:

    • Using art to express feelings
    • How parents influence a child's ability to cope with loss
    • Understanding the role of developmental stages
    • Things you can do to help
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  • In our latest video series, The Juvenile Justice System, Bexar County Judges Lisa Jarrett, 436th District Court and Laura Parker, 386th District Court, provide their perspective on the Bexar County Juvenile Justice System.

    The objectives for this 6-part series include:

    • Identify the target population of juvenile delinquency
    • Explore the juvenile justice system from inception to outcome
    • Discover alternatives to juvenile incarceration

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation on October 10, 2014.

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  • Timothy Johanson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona where he teaches the next generation of baby doctors. His research involves the impact of adverse childhood experiences on parenting effectiveness and is currently studying how parenting interventions with high risk families in inner-city Tucson can impact the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of the children.

    In this 4-part video series, Dr. Johanson asks "Why do some kids develop resilience and others do not?" Is there a way to teach resilience to kids who have experienced difficulties growing up? Current research suggests some new answers to these important questions for mental health providers, teachers, and youth workers.

    The learning objectives for this 4-part video include:

    • Review current research on developing resilience, especially in the presence of childhood adversity.
    • Underscore the importance of resilience training for parents, teachers, mental health providers and youth workers.
    • Understand five key messages that promote resilience.

    Dr. Johanson was recorded during his keynote presentation at Claritycon2019, hosted by Clarity Child Guidance Center, on Thursday, July 25, in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • In this video, Aisha Woods, LPC, discusses some of the seen and unseen obstacles faced by children and adolescents of military families. Her presentation also includes the psychological effects these children and teens face, as well as treatment options.

    The learning objectives for this 5-part video presentation include:

    1. Learning potential psychological effects of being a child of an active duty military member.

    2. Learning the impact of deployments on children of military members’ mental health.

    3. Identifying strength-based therapeutic techniques to assist children of military families.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this presentation during Claritycon2016 on June 17, 2016

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  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youths aged 10 to 24. Recently, researchers found that only 26% of teens thinking about suicide received mental health treatment. Parents, teachers and mental health professionals need to learn how to identify the warning signs and prevent youth suicide.

    For our latest On-Demand Video series, Charles W. Mathias, Ph.D., and Arielle H. Sheftall, Ph.D., provide a comprehensive review of the following:

    • Risk factors for suicide
    • Theories of suicidal behavior
    • Non-suicidal self-injury
    • Treatment options for self-harm among youth

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on October 14, 2011.

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