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Academic Health Center 1-Center for Children and Families, Room 110

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11200 s.w. 8th Street
Miami, 33199 United States

Upcoming Events

January 2018

Free Parenting Workshop: Tips for Reducing Anxiety in Children

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  About the workshop: This workshop will discuss empirically supported tips for parents to reduce children’s symptoms of anxiety. Specifically, the workshop will address commonly used behavioral strategies that parents can use prior to, in the moment of, and following anxiety-provoking experiences for their children. Time for questions, role-plays, and problem-solving real-life examples will be provided. About the Speaker: Natalie Hong, B.S. is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and…

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February 2018

Speaker Series: How Developmental Science Can Improve Population Health and Well-Being at Birth

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Kenneth Dodge, Ph.D., Pritzker Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University  Based on the presentation, participants will earn one free continuing education credit and be able to: Describe a theory of how children develop violent behavior patterns through early life experiences and cognitive processing. Recite the empirical evidence supporting interventions to prevent violent behavior in children.  Apply this knowledge to inform their clinical practice in school and clinic settings.” About the speaker: Kenneth A. Dodge is…

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Free Parenting Workshop: How to Talk to Your Kids About Depression and Suicide

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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March 2018

Speaker Series: Depression and Suicide in Adolescents

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Free Parenting Workshop: Strategies to Manage Your Young Child’s Challenging Behaviors

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Workshop: This workshop will discuss strategies for how to respond to your child’s challenging behaviors (e.g., tantrums and aggressive behaviors) and use role-playing to demonstrate the effective implementation of discipline techniques with young children. Tips will be provided for promoting positive child behaviors and preventing more severe problem behaviors.  About the Speakers: Frances Martínez-Pedraza, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Early Childhood Behavior Lab at Florida International University.  Her work focuses on the dissemination and implementation of…

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Free Parenting Workshop: Frustrated Trying to Manage Your Child’s Media Devices?

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the workshop: The explosion of digital technology ownership in the last 5-10 years has created a dramatic shift in how youth and families use technology. This is concerning because excessive screen time has been shown to lead to increased risk for child health problems. Yet, parents today have to face this concern that past generations didn’t have without much guidance from experts. Our goal with this workshop is to help you more effectively set parental controls and manage your…

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Free Parenting Workshop: Raising a Bilingual Child—Dispelling Myths

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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