February 6, 2020 - Teen Dating Violence Awareness - Judi Klein-Pritchard Director of Legal Services Woman Haven A Center for Family Solutions

February 2018 marked the inaugural Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month for Imperial County. One in four women will fall victim to relationship violence. Early prevention is key. Only about one in five teens who experience teen dating violence tell their parents. Join us as Judi Klein-Pritchard, provides more in-depth information about this important and, sometimes, overlooked topic.
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February 13, 2020 - Young Love: Concerns and Mental Health Issues in Adolescent Romance - Andrea Platero Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor  Mental Health Counselor Youth and Young Adult Services El Centro MHSA FSP

Adolescence contains a number of life challenges, including the beginnings of romantic relationships. With youth and young adults therapist Andrea Platero, we examine the modern context of young love, including social media, consider common concerns and share helpful strategies in supporting the young ones through their first romantic relationships.
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February 20, 2020 - Little Flower Yoga for Kids - Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Inc.

Little Flower Yoga is dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness available to children and teenagers. It challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their capacity to achieve their goals. Join us as founder Jennifer Cohen Harper explores the role of mindfulness and focused movement in improved behavior and academic performance.
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February 27, 2020 - Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) - Andrea Platero Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor - Mental Health Counselor Youth and Young Adult Services El Centro MHSA FSP

The Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidenced-based therapy used to treat individuals that are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related problems. Join us as Andrea Platero, introduces us to the model and the processes of CPT used to work through and recovery from PTSD.
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January 9, 2020 - Teen Challenge: Stress, Anger Management & Mindfulness - Dalia Pesqueira, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor Youth and Young Adults Services

Youth and young adults face an emerging world of cell phones, social media, academics, relationships, and parents, all while experiencing the biological changes and challenges of adolescence. Debilitating stress or anger, either internalized against self or externalized against others can result. Mindfulness techniques, framed towards youth, can help.
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January 16, 2020 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) - Marilyn Moskowitz LCSW,LMFT Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically validated treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders at ICBHS. IPT is a time-limited, focused, evidenced-based approach to treat mood disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of a client’s interpersonal relationships and social functioning to help reduce their distress. IPT may be used with any age consumer, from children and adolescents to the elderly. IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas: grief or complicated bereavement, role dispute, role transition, and interpersonal deficits.
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January 23, 2020 - Mindfulness - Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Psychologist Professor Harvard University

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as placing ones attention to the internal and external experiences occurring at the present moment. Join us as leading Mindfulness researcher, Dr. Langer explains how Mindfulness works and its benefits to our health.
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January 30, 2020 - Positive Engagement Team (P.E.T.) - Devon Apodaca, Director of Imperial County Humane Society and Cynthia Jimenez Community Service Worker.

Imagine a clinic with a dog hanging out. Not a therapy dog, just a well-behaved, friendly, and loving dog there to meet you, receive and give affection, and give support to showing up for a behavioral health appointment. ICBHS and the community imagined that this would make clinics more inviting and that our community members receiving behavioral health care would enjoy the atmosphere more sharing time with our furry friends. In conjunction with trained handlers and the Humane Society, the innovation is coming true.
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