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Parents: Need Help Managing Your Child or Teen with ADHD? Learn About Research-Based Strategies that You Can Use at Home!   In this hour-long Lunch and Learn Session, you will learn how to identify likely reasons for your child's inappropriate behaviors. You will also learn research-based strategies for managing the targeted behaviors by addressing the underlying causes. Some of the topics we will discuss include: homework, household chores, sibling interactions, parent-child interactions, visitors to the home, and family outings.  Presented by Dr. Kathleen Cook, Assistant Professor of Special Education at Augustana University, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and serves on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis.  Handout

Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers.  Topics include: Communicating with Your Child, Creating Structure and Rules, Giving Directions, Using Discipline and Consequences, and Using Time-Out. Two types of videos are available, one features Real-Life Parenting Challenges that show how parents address every day challenges and find real world solutions. The other features experts offering "How-To" tips and ideas that are direct and to-the-point.

A Positive Approach on Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviors 
This presentation will discuss and teach different ways parents can set behavior expectations and boundaries for their children.  The importance of identifying positives in your child and developing a healthy relationship will be highlighted and how parenting each child can be different.  Presenter:  Dr. Aimee Deliramich, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LifeScape.  Presentation Handouts

Establishing Boundaries With Children  As children grow and learn, there are many areas of development that parents impact in their day to day interactions with them.  One area that often gets overlooked and can lead to concerns for social and behavioral development is teaching children how to accept and set boundaries.   This session will discuss why it is important for parents to set boundaries with their children, how to recognize when their child's behavior is moving beyond what would be considered typical, and strategies for setting boundaries at home.  Presenter: Carla Miller, Executive Director, SD Parent Connection

Positive Discipline Part 1  This 25 minute video is appropriate for parents who want to learn an alternative to the reward and punishment system.  The program is also appropriate for parents interested in different techniques that includes children with disorders of attachment, children on the autism spectrum, and children exposed to trauma. University of Montana Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development. 

Positive Discipline Part 2
This program promotes a strong parent to child connection, as well as sets clear boundaries and limits. University of Montana Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development

Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children - Webinar
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills. In this audio and slide presentation Dr Greene discusses: tips for calming your defiant child, how to "reason" with your ODD child, strategies to help your kid manage frustration and problem solve. 

Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development    Why do teenagers act the way they do? The prefrontal cortex, which controls higher-order thinking abilities, is not fully developed until very late in adolescence.  In this introduction to adolescent brain development, we will focus on the development (and under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents as they finish the crucial period of brain development. Presenter: Dr. Diane Bales, Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist, University of Georgia.

Successful Co-Parenting After a Divorce  Free online, interactive, multimedia platform with videos demonstrating skills and strategies, extensive resource site, and certificate of training. Applicable to parents, family members and professionals. Modules: Introduction to Divorce and Co-Parenting; Strategies and Skills for Co-Parenting; Self-Care, Transitions, and Safety.

Department of Labor Services and Career Launch SD
Learn about all that the Department of Labor and Regulation can offer individuals and discuss programs specific to youth.
Presenters: Cathy Miller and Alissa Ly, SD Department of Labor and Regulation


What Is Care Coordination?   Coordinating your family's medical care can be a stressful, but very important task in ensuring your families well-being.  In this session learn techniques to organize healthcare information, skills to effectively communicate among multiple providers, and  discover the medical home concept.  Presenters: Teresa Nold and Lori Larson, South Dakota Parent Connection.

Shriners Hospitals for Children- How They Can Be A Resource For You 
What is Shriners Hospitals for Children?  What kind of care and services do they provide?  How can families and professionals access Shriners Hospitals for Children as a resource?  These questions and more will be answered in a session presented by the Referral Development Coordinator from the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital for Children.  Presenter:  Sophia Jones, Referral Development Coordinator at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Twin Cities.  Shriners Hospital for Children Presentation Slides 
Pediatric Orthopaedic Hospital & Clinic Brochure
Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists Brochure

Special Olympics South Dakota- We Aren't Just a Track Meet 
Come find out how Special Olympics is more than just a track meet.  Special Olympics is a sports organization offering opportunities for all abilities, an agent for social change, and benefits athletes and their families in the classroom, home and community. Hear first-hand from athletes and advocates who have participated in Special Olympics.  Presenter: Johna Thum, Special Events Director- Special Olympics South Dakota
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Reading achievement is critical for student success in school and in life.  This break tends to cause a "summer slide" which means children lose some of the literacy achievement gains they made during the school year. Presenter: Katie Anderson Ed.D, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and 2015 SD Teacher of the Year.

Kindergarten Readiness Videos -
This series of 6 short programs helps parents and caregivers to understand how they can use everyday interactions and materials found in the home to help their child prepare for kindergarten. Each video explores a different domain of early learning and demonstrates ways in which parents/caregivers can foster skill development in each area. The final video provides guidance for parents and caregivers who have concerns about their child's level of "readiness" for school.

On demand webinars with topics related to school and students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other co-occurring conditions.

Difficult Conversations - Strategies for Discussing What Matters Most   We approach most difficult situations prepared to tell the other person something that is important to us.  Our preparation involves how we can tell the other person in a way that will be effective.  Every conversation has a structure that invites or inhibits certain kinds of responses.  Choose your conversation or it will choose you.  This session will offer strategies to assist in preparing and choosing how to approach those difficult conversations with teachers, families, coworkers, and others we encounter in our daily lives. Presentation Handouts

Want to learn more about how to utilize the 211 Helpline, and the type of needs/questions we answer daily? Join this session for 211 University and learn how to use all the services of the Helpline Center. Database staff will share tips and tricks including how to search and find resources through our 211 online database, various resources guides, translating resources, and more!
Presented by 211 Helpline Staff: Jennifer Abels, Database Coordinator and Betsy Schuster, Vice President

Join this session to learn more about changes and updates to the Family Support 360 Program and the Strengthening Families Program, formerly known as Statewide Family Support from Director Darryl Millner and Waiver Administration Jaze Sollars, SD Dept of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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