SUPPORTING FAMILIES & CHILDREN

Upcoming Webinars
  • July 23: 12pm CT/11am MT. Children with ADHD are too often labeled "defiant," "controlling," or "non compliant" at school. In this webinar, learn what to expect from a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and how to advocate for objective vs. subjective language in your child's behavior intervention plan (BIP) in order to help him or her make real behavioral change.

12 Thursday nights with Dr. Dan beginning at 6:30 PM CT (June 25-September 10)
  • June 25 ADHD Medication Part I: Why and How to Do a Trial
  • July 2 ADHD Medication Part II: Advanced Management
  • July 9 Anxiety, Part I: Intro to Parallel Exposure Therapy 
  • July 16 Anxiety, Part II: Practical Strategies 
  • July 23 Coexisting ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism 
  • July 30 Helping Your Child Experience Social Success 
  • Continue into September...

  • Monday, June 29 at 1 PM. Young children with disabilities often experience barriers to play. This workshop will explore tools and strategies to make play more accessible for young children with disabilities in their natural routines and environments. 

Articles & Information
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIBLINGS

SibChat: A Virtual Resiliency Program for Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Massachusetts General Hospital is offering an 8-session, (1 hour/session) virtual resiliency program, over Zoom, to siblings of children with ASD. The program teaches relaxation techniques, stress awareness, and problem-solving skills to help cope with the stressors of being a sibling of a child with ASD. If you are the sibling of a child with ASD you may be eligible to participate. Click here to learn more

Online Sibshops
Children age 8-13 may join us online to meet other sibs, play super fun games, and have opportunities to talk about the good, not-so-good, and everything-in-between of having a sibling with special needs. Our next online Sibshop takes place Friday, June 26! Register and see other upcoming dates here !
IN IT : RAISING KIDS WHO LEARN AND THINK DIFFERENTLY PODCAST
Tantrum...or Meltdown?

We’ve all seen it happen—a child falling apart in a store or at the park. In these moments, people often assume what they’re seeing is a tantrum, and it  could  be. But it might be a meltdown.  Tantrums and meltdowns  can look very similar, especially when a child is in the middle of having one.

In this episode, the hosts break down the differences. They hear directly from kids who share what meltdowns feel like to them. They also hear from a mom about recognizing—and managing—her son’s meltdowns.

Listen in, then get tips on how to  manage tantrums and meltdowns .
RESILIENT PARENTING: RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN IN AN ERA OF DETACHMENT AND DEPENDENCE
A 9 Week Parenting Class Online Via Zoom
Tuesdays, Beginning June 30 - August 25, 2020 / 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (1 hour classes)

Learn leading parental and caregiver techniques to help wit parenting your child:
  • Reduce controlling behavior
  • Improve relationship skills
  • Improve emotional control
  • improve caregiver safety

To Register please call 605-348-6086 or visit cssrapidcity.com
Presented by Nora Boesem, MSW, CSW, QMHP Director—Family Services Department Catholic Social Services
Medicaid and Self-Pay Scholarships available based on Financial Need
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Tuesdays 3-3:30 p.m. & 5-5:30 p.m.

A group of kids ages 5-12+ to develop self-esteem and practice social skills while making friends. 16 group sessions on encrypted Zoom, using art, books and games to practice social skills like greeting each other, making friends and recognizing feelings.

Contact Robyn Shores Foster at Burroughs Counseling to join: call (605) 206-7373 or email robyns@burroughscounseling.com
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday, July 16 & Thursday, August 13 from 8-9 p.m. CT

Join online for an interactive Autism Family Support Group. This group gives parents and family members of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders an opportunity to connect and support each other. Meetings will continue to be held online via Zoom during the summer months. For more information or questions, contact Letty at letty.thelen@usd.edu

Join every Monday at 12 PM CT to this free parent support group lead by Dr. Dan. This is a chance to talk with other parents about common concerns, share experiences and help each other. New participants always welcome.
WEEKLY SUMMER DIGEST

The South Dakota Family Engagement Center is continuing a Summer Digest to support families learning at home. Use the digest all week long to learn about the weekly topic with fun activities, including math, reading, science, writing, and more!

Weekly Topics : Measurements & Symbols, A Frozen World

Find all SFEC Daily Digests, SD Road Trip Stops, US Road Trip Stops, Virtual Tours, and more at:   sdsfec.org/homelearning
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