Fri, Apr 26|
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
2019 CAPE ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
The 2019 conference will focus on the social emotional health of children and their families. Keynote speaker Charlie Appelstein’s strength-based approach will deliver a message of hope and possibility to those who shape and influence young lives. Local breakout presenters will round out the day.
Time & Location
Apr 26, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, 800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor, MI 49770, USA
About The Event
Choose a ticket below. At checkout you will be asked to choose ONE of the following breakout sessions:
A1: The Anishinaabe Presented by Tony Davis.
The health of the Anishinaabe community will help determine how its children perceive life's challenges. Family values inform a child's values during early childhood, and the community assists in the progression of the child's value system as the child grows. During this progression, Anishinaabe children learn to value Creation and other Anishinaabe on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level. The Anishinaabe community teaches its children through the community's behaviors, its cultural teachings, The Creation Story, Seven Grandfathers and numerous other cultural components, all of which are necessary for a good life.
A2: Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Life Presented by Amy Dye Janssens, M.A.
During this session, participants will gain a better understanding of how mindfulness can serve them in their personal lives as well as in their workplace. The session will focus on growing a personal mindfulness practice and the importance of self-care to reduce chronic stress and promote more effective teaching and youth-focused practices. The session will also introduce mindfulness as a method to help children gain tools for self-regulation, focused attention, and kindness. Together we will spend time exploring some of these practices in order to be more fully present in our lives.
A3: Exploring Your Life's Journey Through Experiential Activities and Creative Story Telling
Presented by Karen Marietti, M.A., LPC
This workshop explores the power of self-discovery and community-building through the sharing of personal stories. By sharing personal stories, we gain a better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses and our commonalities, allowing us to cultivate the creative power of connectivity. Together we will learn how to explore our past, and what character traits help build healthy communities. These skills will enable us to forge a new story for ourselves and others and to create positive change in our community.
A4: RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Presented by Gretchen Stelter, M.A.Ed.
RELAX: Alternatives to Anger, helps teens, adults, parents and caregivers to understand and manage anger and stress. Learn the communication and problem-solving skills needed for healthy relationships.
Four Focus Areas
1. Defining anger and recognizing your anger signals.
2. Utilize techniques of calming down and de-stressing. Learning how to RELAX when you are angry or stressed.
3. Identify the four principles of problem solving. Learning to empathize with and listen to others, and accepting that their anger is not about you.
4. Discuss forgiving and letting go of the past. “X-ing” out the past. Staying in the present, and putting the concepts of R.E.L.A.X. into everyday life."
Full Day, Lunch Provided
Early Registration (March 1st)
If you purchase your registration before March 1st, 2019, ticket price is $65. Lunch included.
Char-EM ISD Educators
Registration fee is waived for Char-EM ISD educators when registering prior to April 4th, 2019. After April 4th, there is a $25 additional fee. Lunch included.
Registration fee is waived for foster parents. Lunch included.
Reduced registration rate available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch included.
Char-Em ISD Educators
Educators employed with Char-Em ISD or within the Char-Em ISD service area. $75 regular registration fee paid by Char-Em ISD.
Regular registration fee plus $25 late fee after April 4, 2019.