NJCTS - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. - Collaborations and Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

Wednesday is TS Day!
Wednesday Seminar Series

Wednesday Webinar Series

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September 17, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Getting Kids Motivated for School! Strategies to foster your child/teen's motivation to achieve in school.

Presenter: Graham Hartke, Psy.D.

Dr. Graham Hartke, a graduate of Rutgers University, received his graduate degree from the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology with a doctorate in school psychology and a concentration in Sport Psychology. While at Rutgers he was selected to work with TS children and families as a clinician in the Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Clinic.

November 19, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Bullying & Vulnerable Populations

Presenter: Nadia Ansary, Ph.D..

The objective of this webinar is to provide parents, educators, and other interested parties with information about bullying and vulnerable populations--or groups at risk for bullying. The webinar will cover the following: 1) definition and prevalence rates of traditional bullying and cyberbullying; 2) psychological and social correlates of both forms; 3) identification of vulnerable groups and risk for being targeted; and 4) recommendations for parents and educators about what can be done to protect vulnerable groups and how to effectively address bullying once it has happened.

December 3, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Monsters, Robbers and Nightmares, Oh My! Simple Steps to Improve Your Child's Sleep

Presenter: Courtney Weiner, Ph.D..

Sleep is critical to a child's physical health, development, and emotional well-being. However, many children do not get sufficient sleep due to anxiety and nighttime fears. Signs of sleep problems in children include bedtime avoidance or refusal, fear of sleeping alone, chaotic or irregular sleep schedule, daytime sleepiness, and physical symptoms at bedtime, such as stomachaches and headaches. Through this webinar, you will learn about the most common sleep problems and nighttime fears in youth, steps you can take to improve your child's sleep, and when to seek out professional support.

Things to DO
Kids
  • Share what it's like to have TS with your best friend
  • Create a cool story about what it's like to have TS and share it with your teachers and classmates... and us!
  • Come to our Camp Bernie weekend in June and make new friends
Parents
  • Join a TS support group (at hospitals throughout the state)
  • Become part of the online TS community for parents and friends
  • Learn more about TS, its symptoms and the TS Community
  • Educate your kid's teachers and school district about TS
  • Educate your friends about TS
  • Sign up for a Webinar
  • Volunteer your time
Educators
  • Sign up for a Workshop
  • Learn more about TS, its symptoms and the TS Community
  • Attend a hospital Grand Rounds session
  • Take a special interest in one special kid with TS
  • Become part of the online TS community for professionals
  • Tell your peers about NJCTS
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