Special Education Advisory Council Presentation on May 31, 2018Leslie Rimstad
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy invites you to join us at the Richfield Campus for a presentation sponsored by the Special Education Advisory Council on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. in our Multi-Purpose room located inside the new Gymnasium Expansion.
We welcome back our last year’s Guest speaker, Doug Pelcak, who will present on the topic of “Parenting Our Children with a Resiliency Perspective: Can I Keep Positive in the Journey?”
• Parenting children can be an experience of extremes – rewarding beyond belief and frustrating to the points of anger, frustration, and fear. In this participatory and interactive presentation, we will discuss proactive research-based strategies to increase our effectiveness as parents. Strategies that increase our children’s resiliency and positive life outcomes will be highlighted. Emphasizing contemporary brain research, strength-based approaches focusing on encouragement will be shared.
Doug has been an instructor in the School Counseling Program at Adler Graduate School since 2006. He helped build this program into a thriving part of AGS. He presently teaches Advanced School Counseling Skills, Introduction to Adlerian Psychology, and Internship Supervision at the school. Doug also coordinates the School Counseling Service Center that trains interns on site in schools without School Counseling Services. He has worked closely with the Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Richfield Campus for the last five years. He was a school counselor in the Hopkins School District for over thirty years. Doug also runs a private therapy practice in Minneapolis.
Doug believes strongly in the power of “belonging and contributing” and strives to help people and systems incorporate this philosophy into their daily lives.
Childcare will be available for families during the presentation. Please RSVP how many children and their ages to ensure proper supervision. Interpretation will be available as well. Please indicate your language interpretation needs. Please email RSVPs to Kate Docken and at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29th, 2018.
We look forward to seeing you!
The Special Education Teams at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy