Behavioral Awareness for Children and Families

Behavioral Health Awareness for Children and Families

Caring for a child with a behavioral disorder can make most days a challenge. But there are ways to get help.

Shame-Proof Parenting Strategies for Raising Healthy Children

April 2018

Presenter: Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent Coach, Shame-Proof Parenting

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Sign up for free telephonic seminars that provide expert information to help you deal with common issues in children with behavioral disorders, as well as coping techniques and support for caregivers.

See the 2018 Cigna Behavioral Awareness Education Series schedule [PDF].

Family Behavioral Health Awareness

Past Topics

“Generation” of Youth: The Clinical Approach to Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth Across Development

March 2018

Presenter: Scott Leibowitz, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Parents in Prevention: Substance Abuse Prevention for Grades 1-5

February 2018

Presenter: Deidre Flynn, Sr. Prevention Specialist Regional Officer, FCD Prevention Works

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Identifying Mental Issues in the Classroom

January 2018

Presenter: Bernie Yates, Hunt Valley Counseling Agency

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Interventions for the Anxious Child

October 2017

Presenter: Bethany Wallace, Licensed Master Social Worker, Elementary

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Adolescent Suicide Prevention

September 2017

Presenter: Morgan Marks, National Director of Outreach, Jason Foundation ISD

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The Adolescent World: Unlocking the Pieces

August 2017

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Purge, Seagoville Youth and Family Center, Dallas ISD

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Brain Informed Behavioral Interventions

July 2017

Presenter: Dr. Dan Matthews, UHS Neurobehavioral Systems

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Media as a Toxic Mirror: Promoting Positive Self Image in a Culture of Body Dissatisfaction

June 2017

Presenter: Jessica Callicutt - EMPOWERED Counseling for Mindful Living

Introduction to NAMI Programs

May 2017

Presenter: Cheryl Miller, NAMI Dallas

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Mental Health in Schools

April 2017

Presenter: Christina Kennedy, Hillside DBT

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How to Deal with Pain and Avoid Suffering

March 2017

Presenter: Christina Fiddes LCSW, Hillside

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Is ADHD Coaching Right for my Teen?/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

February 2017

Presenter: Dulce Torres MA LPC-S, Avantegarde Counseling

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The Power of Hope

October 2016

Presenters: Margaret Nagib, PsyD, Timberline Knolls

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Building Attachment in Families

September 2016

Presenter: Melissa Nichols, M.A., L.M.F.T., Family Attachment and Counseling Center

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Family Accommodation in Pediatric OCD: Ways to Help Your Child Reduce OCD Symptoms

August 2016

Presenter: Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP

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A Brief Overview of Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy

July 2016

Presenter: Joel V. Oberstar, MD, CEO PrairieCare

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Helping Your Child See Their Worth in a World of "Not Enough"

June 2016

Presenter: Jessica Callicutt, LPC-S, RPT-S, Empowered Counseling for Mindful Living

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

May 2016

Presenter: Kate Vena, MS, LMHC, Midwest Center and South Shore

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation: An Introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment for Parents and Mental Health Professionals

April 2016

Presenter: Dan Matthews, MD, Meridell Achievement Center

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I Don't Know and I Don't Care: When Your Child's Executive Functions Get in the Way

March 2016

Presenter: Dulce Torres, LPC-S, BCC, Avante-Garde Counseling and Coaching Center, LLC

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Parenting Your Teen in 2016

February 2016

Presenter: Stacie Allphin, MS, LCDC-S, Director of Adolescent Services, Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center

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Enhancing Your Child's Performance

January 2016

Presenter: Robin Boggs Choquette, Psy.D, Elite Performance Counseling

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