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Self-Esteem

  • Dana Tiller, LPC, gives teachers and parents advice on how to help kids diagnosed with ADHD succeed in the classroom. She explains what's going on in the ADHD brain, what ADHD behaviors look like in school, and gives tips for dealing with impulsivity and non-compliance in the classroom.

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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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  • 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 include:

    • 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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  • Dana Tiller, MA, LPC, details what parents can do to help their child build a positive self-esteem. Dana explains how to avoid self-esteem stealers and utilize more self-esteem builders.

    Dana Tiller, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with 10 years experience in the mental health field. Ms. Tiller is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, and Texas Association for Play Therapy

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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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  • Melissa Graham, PhD, is a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Psychologist. She is a member of the SAPD Hostage Negotiation team and an instructor in the SAPD Basic Hostage Negotiation School. Dr. Graham also provides therapy to officers and their families, as well as counsels officers who have been involved in critical incidents.

    In this 5-part video series, Dr. Graham presents “Bullying.” In this presentation, Dr. Graham provides a greater understanding of:

    • The types of bullying.
    • The scope of cyber bullying.
    • How bullying changes by age.
    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 29, 2016.
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  • Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, and Adrian Warren, PhD, LPC-S, present “Bullying and the Impact on Children’s Mental Health.” This 5-part video series, recorded during claritycon2014, identifies signs of bullying, children most at risk for bullying and the mental health consequences.

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

    • Identify signs of bullying and children most at risk for bullying.
    • Gain understanding of mental health consequences of bullying.
    • Gain understanding of laws that protect against bullying.
    • Gain knowledge about how to create bully-free schools and communities.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted Dr. Harper and Dr. Warren at claritycon2014 on June 12, 2014.

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  • Learn how to help children and adolescents with depression. For this 2-part series, Jeffrey Grimes, PhD, Clarity Child Guidance Center clinical psychologist, provides an overview of: how depression impacts kids differently than adults, dual diagnoses, different depression experiences, anaclitic vs. introjective depressive states, and treatment considerations. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on December 11, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “Bullying” is a topic that receives a great deal of attention in schools and families; however, we often are inconsistent in how we define behaviors that constitute bullying and the most effective ways to prevent and intervene in bullying situations. Join our speaker, Becky Davenport, PhD, LMFT, as she defines bullying and differentiates bullying from other kinds of conflict between individuals.

    During this 6-part video presentation, viewers will also learn to:

    1. Understand the distinctions between bullying and other common forms of conflict within social systems.

    2. Identify traditional intervention strategies used to address bullying and factors related to the effectiveness of such interventions.

    3. Learn the systemic, emotional, and psychological factors to be addressed in an effective bullying intervention plan.

    4. Invited to consider cultural factors, such as evolving technology and our current political climate, as powerful contributors to a school or home environment where the risk for bullying is high.

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

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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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  • Learn how to help children and adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. For our latest On-demand Video, Kathy Cunningham, RN, addresses the following questions:

    • What are self-harming behaviors?
    • Why do people hurt themselves?
    • How common is self-harming
    • What can you do to help?

    This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on July 16, 2010.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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