NOVI PARENT CAMP
OCTOBER 8, 2022
8:30 - 12:30 PM
NOVI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
8:30 - 9am Registration, visit vendors, enter raffles
9 - 9:10 am Get seated in auditorium
9:15 Keynote Speaker
10:15 1st Breakout Session
11:15 2nd Breakout Session
12:15 Final Comments, questions, raffle drawing
1st Breakout Session Options (10:15 - 11:00)
Transgenerational Wellness: For Your Family
Since wellness is not a destination but a journey, let's enjoy it! Join us in discussion on physical, mental, spiritual, emotional homeostasis; how it is different for individuals and can be obtained by all. With safety & openness, we can learn from each other and set ourselves up for total mind & body equilibrium.
2nd Breakout Session Options (11:15 - 12:00)
College Admissions 101
Many parents feel anxious about preparing their student for college. There are many things that you can do during 9th-11th grade to help ease this anxiety and feel more prepared. Timelines to help parents support their student in reaching their postsecondary goals will be shared during this presentation.
Tia Marie Sanders
State of Black Education in Michigan and the Map to Navigate the Future
We will talk about the current post-covid 19 state of education for Black students K-12 and provide parents and caregivers with the resources to navigate the community landscape and ensure a successful outcome for children.
10 Facts Teens Should Know About Credit
This presentation will go over the basic concepts of credit, including: types of credit, cost of credit, credit reports, protecting one's credit, how to earn credit, and credit scores.
Identifying Anxious Symptoms and Supporting Your Children/Adolescents with Stress Management
The presentation will be organized in three parts. The first part will teach parents about common symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents. Teaching about anxiety symptoms will be contextualized to real-life examples of behaviors parents may observe in their children/adolescents, from procrastinating homework to triple-checking about morning routines. The second part of the presentation will be a brief psychoeducation about what anxiety is and how it may be reinforced and reduced. The third part of the presentation will provide parents with evidence-based strategies to support their child/adolescent with stress management, no matter their age. The strategies will be parent-oriented and actionable.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
GOAL 1. Model and practice the skills to articulate clearly:
» ACE research findings and implications.
» How ACEs impact brain development and function
» What community core protective systems capacity is, and how the development of community
capacity can help reduce ACEs in children.
GOAL 2. Understand the impact ACEs have on our own lives.
GOAL 3. Gain awareness and learn techniques for responding to emotional responses audiences with
respect, empathy and in a non- judgmental way.
GOAL 4. Develop approaches for creating safety necessary for trauma-sensitive learning environments.
GOAL 5. Ongoing peer and self-reflection on the boundaries of our own expertise and knowledge.
Mindfulness for Children
Mindful awareness techniques can help children learn to pay closer attention to their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Come and learn ways to help children reduce stress and anxiety to enhance their well-being. Explore what the research says, get ideas for mindfulness activities that explore mindfulness practices.
Learn appropriate ways to use technology with children and limitations
Carolina Garza Flores
Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect
Sexual violence against children is so prevalent in the world that the statistics are staggering. 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse and how you can help prevent it.
Building a Healthy You
Learn how to build a foundation that supports a healthy you (and your family) at home, at school, at work and at play. Using six key Building Blocks we will explain the foundation of mental health in a simple way that also reveal how we see the world around us and behave the way we do. You will leave with a colorful card set to help you remember and practice the six Building Blocks to Build a Healthy You.
Mathematics for Infant and Toddlers
Math is a part of our everyday life: learn how to support math for our youngest learners
Carolina Garza Flores
Talking to Children about Body Safety
Learn strategies and techniques that empower children to develop a sense of bodily autonomy, enforce boundaries, and seek help when they need it. Includes many opportunities for questions and answers
Using Creative Arts to Regulate Stress & Anxiety
This interactive workshop infuses the use of creative arts therapies (dance, art and music) to support relationships and ones mental health. Come discover the hidden gems within dance and art therapy modalities to acknowledge and support parent-child relationships.
Ms. Thomas is the author of The Parents Smart Guide to Sending your Kids to College without Going Broke. She has been an invited speaker to discuss academic and financial readiness in Honduras, Roatan, Trinidad, South Africa and Mexico. She conducted her paying for college programs in approximately 15 U.S. cities. She has helped students win $19.5 mill in scholarships.