March 9, 2017 - Playing for Change: Music’s Transformative Power - Mark Johnson Chairman of the Board Playing for Change Foundation

Playing for Change was created to connect the world’s people through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries, overcome distances between people and create positive change.

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March 16, 2017 - Yoga and Mental Health - Dipa Patel

Yoga improves a person's psychological/mental well being, which helps reduce anxiety and depression. Yoga also helps boost memory and improves concentration. It can prevent the onset of mental health conditions, which are prevalent during adolescence. Local yoga instructor Dipa Patel joins us to introduce us to yoga and its mental health benefits.

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March 23, 2017 - Families in Crisis: A View from the Bench - The Honorable Juan Ulloa

Years of judicial service have given Hon. Judge Ulloa a unique perspective on the inherent strengths, challenges and lives of the people of Imperial County who face the impacts of family crises.
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March 30, 2017 - Therapeutic Riding and Mental Health - Marsha Boutwell

Therapeutic Riding offers physical, social, and spiritual benefits to people with disabilities. For those who have cognitive and or behavioral disabilities, communication skills may improve through interaction with the horse and instructor. Behavioral Health has an ongoing therapeutic riding program for youth and young adults; join us as we speak with Instructor Marsha Boutwell about her local program.
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February 9, 2017 - Imperial County Behavioral Health: Children's Outpatient Service - Rene Felix and Stephannie Grijalva

Rene Felix, Program Supervisor and Stephannie Grijalva, LCSW Psychiatric Social Worker Children Services ICBHS - El Centro “Imperial County Behavioral Health: Children's Outpatient Services” Children Outpatient Services is committed to serving children with severe emotional, mental and/or behavioral problems and their families to prevent the development of serious mental illness. Services are provided to children with a mental health disorder such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, bipolar, etc. As a result of the mental health disorder their lives are impaired or are at risk of being impaired at home, school or the community.
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February 16, 2017 - Evidence-Based Practices in Children Services: Coping Cat for Anxiety - Lillian Vera

Lillian Vera, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker “Evidence-Based Practices in Children Services: Coping Cat for Anxiety” Coping Cat is an evidence based practice in children with anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. Imperial County Behavioral Health Children’s Services uses a cognitive behavioral approach to treat anxiety disorders in children and young adolescents between 8 to 14 years old.
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February 23, 2017 - Incredible Years Pre-School - Kimberly Shoecraft

Kimberly Shoecraft, MSW Incredible Years Certified Instructor “Incredible Years Pre-School” The Incredible Years is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programs are used worldwide in schools and mental health centers, and have been shown to work across cultures and socio-economic groups.
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March 2, 2017 - Helping Aggressive Children Manage Their Behavior - Robert W. Oliver

Robert W. Oliver, Ed.D. Master Trainer for Aggression Replacement Training “Helping Aggressive Children Manage Their Behavior” An overview of the Aggression Replacement Training (ART) model, a cognitive behavioral intervention program designed to help children improve social skills and moral reasoning; better manage anger; and reduce aggressive behavior.
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