NJCTS Wednesday Webinar series continues March 27 with a systematic look a parenting

Some children, because of temperament or disability, do not respond to typical parenting techniques as well as others. In such situations, parents need to parent in a deliberate and systematic manner, rather than by emotion. The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) next Wednesday Webinar, “A Systematic Approach to Parenting,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on March 27 will address this important topic.

This webinar, which will review approaches to parenting that address challenging situations, will be presented by Steven E. Tobias, PsyD., the director of the Center for Child and Family Development in Morristown, N.J. Tobias received his doctorate in School Psychology from Rutgers University and has authored books on parenting and problem solving.

Following the March 27 webinar, NJCTS will present “Medication Management for Tics and Tourette Syndrome” on May 8. Dr. Mark Mintz will present that webinar, explaining the biological rationale for using medications for tics and TS, the various types of drugs that have shown to be beneficial, and discussing the risks and benefits of medication therapies. That webinar will be ideal for professionals, therapists and persons and their families dealing with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders such as OCD, ADHD, anxiety and depression.

NJCTS launched the monthly Wednesday Webinar series, which draws an audience from 48 states and 13 countries, in 2008. The series, offered at no cost to participants, features online seminars for parents, educators and professionals on topics of interest to the TS and associated disorders community. Professional development credits are given upon verification of attendance and completion of an exit survey. Credits are distributed by mail one week after the webinar.

To register for this webinar, or to view and download past NJCTS webinars, please visit www.njcts.org/witsd-seminar-sign-up.php.