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Attention Disorders April 28, 2015

Sleep Disorders April 28, 2015

Lewy Body Dementia: Mysteries Unveiled April 28, 2015

Kindergarten Essentials: Ensuring a Successful Transition for Your Child April 28, 2015

  • Presented by Pam Cronovich - Veteran Kindergarten Teacher, Grosse Pointe Public Schools; Dona Johnson-Beach, EdD, NCSP - School Psychologist, Grosse Pointe Public Schools; Melissa Sharp - Director, Assumption Nursery School and Toddler Center Download a Powerpoint of presentation slides

Increasing Joy Through Mindful Parenting March 19, 2015

Heart Healthy Tips for the 21st Century Woman March 19, 2015

Taking Care While Giving Care: Coping with the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation February 12, 2015

  • Collecting Treasures: Understanding Hoarding Behaviors by Joanne Cruz, MSW, LMSW, ACT, Detroit Hoarding Task Force. Download PDF of presentation slides
  • Household Downsizing in Later Life by Tam E. Perry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, School of Social Work. Download PDF of presentation slides
  • Personal Positioning for the Caregiver by Jill LaFaive Gafner, CDP, CADDCT, Author Personal Positioning for the Caregiver Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care – East Suburbs of Detroit, Grosse Pointe. Download PDF of presentation slides

The College Selection Process November 13, 2014

  • Presented by Beth Walsh-Sahutske, MA, LPC, Counselor, Grosse Pointe South High School and Milissa Pierce, MA, LPC, Counselor, Grosse Pointe North High School. Download a PDF of presentation slides

Tips for Getting Ready for Kindergarten November 6, 2014

Raising a Reader November 6, 2014

Building Better Brains November 6, 2014

Is it Late to Help My Middle/High School Student with Reading? November 6, 2014

Our Toxic Stuff October 16, 2014

Raising a Reader March 20, 2014

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's February 6, 2014

  • Presented by Barbara Roden, owner and Director of Client Relations at Senior Helpers of Farmington Hills and Grosse Pointe. Barbara is also a board member on the Alzheimer's Association of the Greater Michigan Chapter. Download a PDF of presentation slides

Building Better Brains February 27, 2014

Understanding Palliative Care February 6, 2014

Kindergarten Readiness: Preparing for a Successful Transition into Kindergarten November 21, 2013

  • with Deb Kraft, GPPSS Kindergarten Teacher; Dorothy Heitjan, GPPSS Early Childhood Teacher & Speech-Language Pathologist; Kristen DeVooght, GPPSS Speech-Language Pathologist Download a PDF of presentation slides

Becoming a "Love and Logic" Parent Thursday, November 21, 2013

College Selection Process (in a Race to Nowhere World) November 14, 2013

Discovering and Accessing Resources for Different Learners, April 24, 2013

Taking Care While Giving Care: Coping with the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation, April 17, 2013

"Kindergarten Readiness: Ready, Set, Go" presented by Christine Miller and Melissa Sharp on March 27, 2013

"KINDERGARTEN II: Making a Successful Transition into Kindergarten" presented on February 7, 2013

"College Selection Process (in a Race to Nowhere World)" presented by Milissa Pierce, MA LPC and Beth Walsh-Sahutske, MA LPC on November 6, 2012

"KINDERGARTEN I: Get Ready!! – Core Curriculum" presented by Deb Kraft, Dorothy Heitjan, Kristen DeVooght on November 15, 2012

THE COLLEGE ACCOMMODATIONS PROCESS for Students with a Disability" presented by Marianne Balton, on November 15, 2012

"RE: Bullying - Developing Healthy Relationships at Home, School and the Community" presented by Eric Herman, MA, LLP, Clinical Psychologist on October 23, 2012

"RE: Bullying - A Law Enforcement and Schools Perspective" presentation on October 6, 2012

"RE: Bullying - The Psychological Costs of Bullying" presentation on October 9, 2012 by Michael Butkus, PhD - DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Making a Successful Transition into Kindergarten" presentation on February 8, 2011 by Julie Bellovich and Helen Landuyt

"Spirit of Giving" presentation on March 2, 2011.

"40 Developmental Assets" Presentation Materials

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