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Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

  • Alberta Children's Hospital 2888 Shaganappi Trail Northwest Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8 Canada (map)

Andrea Halwas, BA, MFA, PhD, REACE, Registered Expressive Arts Therapy Consultant, Associate Therapist & Educational Coordinator at Juno House


Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression,
anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder. At Juno House we believe in the
extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the
skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow
neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House
Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :

  • Neuroscience and the developing brain,
  • Brain integration of the left and right brain,
  • How anxiety develops,
  • The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
  • The five emotional coaching steps,
  • Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

Tuesday September 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alberta Children’s Hospital
Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor)
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary