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October

Mon 4

Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Preparing for our lives as we get older requires understanding the costs that arise and how to plan. Learn more with Dr. Peggy Determeyer. Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY About…

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Wed 6

Understanding Childhood Trauma

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join us as Jana Gaston-Hull defines trauma and discusses its potential impact as well as supporting children affected by trauma. AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL REGISTRATION PRESENTATION IN SPANISH: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 About the Speaker Jana Gaston-Hull, LPC-S, RPT-S, LSOTP, LBSW-IPR, LCDCI, Harris County Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) Jana Gaston-Hull enjoys the amazing work of helping people. She has been in the social work/counseling field nearly thirty years. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic and tailors to the individual. Jana…

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Thu 7

Entendiendo el Trauma Infantil

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free
Entendiendo el Trauma Infantil

En esta presentación definiremos el trauma. También discutiremos el impacto potencial y aprenderemos como apoyar a los niños afectados. PRESENTACIÓN EN INGLES: MIÉRCOLES 6 DE OCTUBRE About the Speaker Joanna Argueta, LPC-A, Terapeuta Bilingüe, Centro de Asesoramiento de Niños de Harris County (CAC) Joanna Argueta is a bilingual therapist at the Children’s Assessment Center (CAC), the children’s advocacy center for Harris County; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who provides mental health services in Spanish and English. Ms. Argueta…

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Mon 11

The SAVVY Caregiver Class

October 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Caregiving, especially for someone dealing with dementia, is often a new role and requires special skills and knowledge. The Savvy Caregiver Class, presented through The Amazing Place, is an innovative, free, program for understanding the changes your loved one is experiencing throughout the disease’s progression. During the six-week, two-hour class sessions, we help caregivers understand dementia, its effects on behavior, and provide personalized strategies for caregiving and related decision-making. Research has demonstrated caregivers who participated in this program improve their…

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Wed 13

A Brief Introduction to Radically Open DBT

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join us as Karyn Hall discusses the theoretical basis and the structure of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidenced based treatment that is effective for disorders of overcontrol, such as treatment resistant depression, anorexia, chronic anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, and OCPD. This presentation will provide a brief introduction to the theoretical basis and the structure of the treatment.   AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL REGISTRATION   About the Speaker Karyn Hall, PhD,…

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Thu 14

Dementia from Bench to Bedside: Neuropsychology, Diagnosis & Interventions

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join us to better understand dementia and cognitive aging, and how we can practice preventive approaches. As our aging population continues to grow, health care providers must be prepared to address the prevalent health issues that seniors may experience like dementia and late-life depression. Elderly patients with memory disorders and behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals. Dr. Christina Burrows will provide an update on successful cognitive aging, warning…

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Wed 20

Addiction and the Family – Part 2

October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free
Addiction and the Family - Part 2

Be a participant in our three-part series on addiction and its relationship with the family, with Vaughan Gilmore, LCSW, LCDC. Join our three-part series on addiction and its relationship with the family. Programs will be led by Vaughan Gilmore and will focus on several dynamics surrounding how addiction impacts and alters family systems as well as finding support towards recovery. AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

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Wed 27

Family Systems I – Becoming More Self-Regulated

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Gain more understanding on how family systems can become more self-regulated with Ken Shuman, DMin. Family systems are complex and there are many layers to them. In order to help develop strong self-regulation skills and increase emotional health within them, join us as we focus on learning to see anxiety and managing reactivity. Understanding how different aspects of a family system interconnect creates the opportunity for healthy development for both the individuals and system as a whole. Free CEUs Available…

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November

Wed 3

Family Systems II– Becoming More Clearly Self-Defined

November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Gain more understanding on how family systems can become more self-defined with Ken Shuman, DMin. Family systems are complex and there are many layers to them. In order to help a family system become more clearly self-defined and increase emotional health, we must understand boundaries and develop guiding principles. Knowing how different aspects of a family system interconnect creates the opportunity for healthy development for both the individuals and system as a whole. Free CEUs Available AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON…

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Wed 10

Addiction and the Family – Part 3

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free
Addiction and the Family - Part 3

Be a participant in our three-part series on addiction and its relationship with the family, with Vaughan Gilmore, LCSW, LCDC. Join our three-part series on addiction and its relationship with the family. Programs will be led by Vaughan Gilmore and will focus on several dynamics surrounding how addiction impacts and alters family systems as well as finding support towards recovery. AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

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Thu 18

Choosing the ‘Right’ Long-Term Care Facility

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free
choosing the right long-term facility

Join Seth Stander as he discusses the process around choosing the "right" long-term care facility and what to consider. Choosing the "right" long-term care facility (i.e., a facility whose mission is resident centered care) can improve both quality of life and peace of mind. Let's discuss ways to make a careful choice: through specific observations, probing questions, and the utilization of outside resources. When a long-term care facility helps to fulfill one's physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs, "life" -…

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December

Wed 1

Protecting Your Mental Health During Times of Crisis

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join JoAnna Snider-Anderson on why it’s important during times of crisis to actively protect your mental health and find tools to use. Experiencing intense difficulties, troubles, or danger during various life moments can leave a lasting imprint on who you are and how you see the world. It’s important during these times of crisis to actively protect your mental health. Join JoAnna Snider-Anderson, staff psychologist for the Houston Police Department, as she explains why it’s important and provides tools you…

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Thu 9

Cultivating Resilience – During the Holiday Season and Beyond

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Seth Stander as he discusses the process of cultivating resilience during the holiday season and beyond. “Compassion.” “Gratitude.” “Laughter.” “Awe.” “Connection.” Let’s discuss how these (and other) concepts can “leap off the page,” becoming daily habits which enrich our lives. In so doing, opportunities to cultivate resilience may abound – during the holiday season and beyond. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY About the Speaker Rabbi Seth Stander, MAHL, Community Aging Specialist, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Seth Stander…

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January

Wed 12

Addiction has a Spiritual Remedy: How Congregations Can Respond

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Addiction impacts all areas of our lives, and can leave faith communities struggling for healthy and appropriate responses. Learn more with Drew Brooks. Following the presentation, please plan to stay for a live Q & A with Drew and a time of networking with other congregational leaders. Refreshments will be prepared for those who register for in person attendance. Free CEUs Available AVAILABLE FOR BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL REGISTRATION About the Speaker Drew Brooks is the Executive Director of Faith…

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Thu 20

Harris County Area Agency on Aging: An Overview

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Paula Johnson, Bureau Chief for the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, as she presents on Thursday, January 20 at 12 p.m. Established in 1977, the Harris County Area Agency on Aging is part of a nationwide network coordinating supportive services for the elderly as mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965 and its subsequent amendments. With the Area Agency on Aging acting as an advocate, awareness of the needs of the elderly increases through services that assist…

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