Hanna Perkins hosts an educational conference for early childhood educators, social workers, mental health professionals and others who work with children on a daily basis. It provides heightened understanding of social-emotional development in young children, and offers tools for supporting their healthy growth.
This year, it’s introducing a new track just for parents — and it’s free.
Parents will learn:
- How and when children develop important characteristics, such as a sense of self and a conscience
- How to work with your young child to head off bullying or victimization as he/she grows up
- How even the best-intended jokes can send the wrong messages to a young child
- Good nutrition on a budget, and its role in supporting healthy emotional development
The keynote address is by Belleruth Naperstek, LISW, BCD, author and creator of the acclaimed “Health Journeys” guided imagery audio series.
Her topic is “Caring for the Care Giver: Taking care of yourself so you can be at your best when caring for others.”
Also included are free self-care stations featuring yoga and chair massage.
The one-day conference, located at Hanna Perkins Center in Shaker Heights, runs from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sat., April 29.
For professionals earning continuing education credits, the conference costs $55. But through generous support of The Huron Foundation, parents are welcome to register for free. Transportation for those in need can also be provided.
Click here for details and registration information.