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Managing Stress And Building Resilience in Challenging Times
Monday, November 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT
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Managing Stress and Building Resilience in Challenging Times

Diane Simon Smith, MPH, MA, MFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Please join us in a conversation with Diane around managing stress, building resilience and fostering hope during challenging times.

During this conversational-style event, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on supporting resilience building strategies. This event is designed to be relevant to anyone in and around the early intervention community including parents and early child educators.

Participants will learn:

  • To describe the body’s reaction to real or perceived danger.
  • To identify two strategies to calm oneself in the face of uncertainty.
  • To identify 3 strategies to enhance communication and connection with significant others in stressful times.

Diane Simon SmithDiane Simon Smith brings unique personal and professional experience to her work with families of children with special needs. She holds Masters degrees in Public Health and in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 23 years, she has worked with parents raising children with disabilities as they experience with issues of loss and and resilience. She facilitates parent support groups, as well as sibling workshops. She is the creator of two retreats for parents of special needs children Healing the Mother’s Heart (for mothers) and The Journey Together (for couples). Diane is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of disability and its impact on the family. Diane has been a South Chapter Board Member of the Infant Development Association of California. Her greatest teachers have been her own unique sons, one with Cerebral Palsy (now deceased), the other with Fragile X Syndrome who is now 32.

IDA Member $25 | IDA Nonmember $35

CE Hours: IDA -Nursing/PT/Speech and Language |1.5 hours for $15
CE Hours: CDI - LMFT/ LCSW, LPCC, LEP | 1.5 hours for $15 (you will be invoiced)

ADA Requests: by 10/20/20

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