Making Manners Matter to Kids
Join host Karen Lamoureux as she discusses the importance of manners and helping our youth build a stronger future with Demetira Pappas. Ms. Pappas is a graduate of Purdue University and the co-founder of Toddler University Daycare Centers. Pappas directs her childcare experience, passion for goodwill and good sense into the curriculum of Mother, May I. Mother, May I strives to create an environment that lends itself to “doing the right thing” as it relates to proper behavior.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Join Karen Lamoureux as she speaks with Dr. Joanne Dixon as they talk about ADHD. Dr. Dixon is a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience with children who currently works as the Director of Clinical Services at Pace School and Partial Hospitalization Program.
Keeping Your Kids Active
Host Karen Lamoureux, CEO of Pace School is joined by Wendy Meadows to discuss the benefits of keeping your kids active. Ms. Meadows holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education and is the Physical Education and Health Teacher at Pace School where she has been for over 20 years. Ms. Meadows was one of the recipients of the notable Disney Teaching Award back in 2000 for Wellness and Sports.
Using Theater and Other Creative Expression to Tell Their Story
Karen Lamoureux, CEO of Pace School sits down to talk with Mr. David McCorkle of the Sanctuary Institute to discuss using theater and other creative expression to tell their story. Mr. McCorkle is the senior faculty and site consultant member for the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus Children’s Center. David has six articles on various aspects of the model (Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol 74, No 2, Summer 2003; The INTERNATIONAL Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations 26 (1), 2005; Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol. 21, No 5, October 2004). He co-wrote a chapter on traumatic losses in the book, Loss, Hurt and Hope. David is a veteran Broadway performer and uses theater techniques in staff training and team building. He is a Board member of Creative Alternatives of New York, an agency that provides therapeutic theater groups to special populations.
Helping Children Handle Life Changes
Join host and CEO of Pace School, Karen Lamoureux as she speaks with Ms. Elizabeth Green. Ms. Green is an Individual and Family Focused Therapist at Pace School. Ms. Green has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland. Ms. Lamoureux and Ms. Green will be discussing how to help your child handle the inevitable life changes that face children today.
Avoiding Power Struggles with Your Children
CEO of Pace School, Karen Lamoureux talk with Betty Lisowski about how to avoid getting into power struggles with your children. Ms. Lisowski is the Executive Director at the Riverview Children’s Center. Ms. Lisowski has been working with early childhood and elementary age students for over 28 years and is also an instructor at the Love and Logic Institute.
Universal Design for the Classroom
Join host and CEO of Pace School, Karen Lamoureux as she speaks with DonnaIrene McKinley from the Pennsylvania Technical and Training Network about how students can turn it around before the end of the school year. They will also be discussing how teachers can use universal design to improve their classroom environment for all students, including those who are struggling.
The Challenges of Bullying
Gerri Benedetti speaks with host Karen Lamoureux about bullying. Gerri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with children for six years at Pace School in group and individual therapy. Join Karen and Gerri as they discuss what bullying is, why it happens, what it looks like, and what we can do to prevent bullying and support those who are being bullying.
Trauma in Children
Host Karen Lamoureux talks with Landa Harrison from the Sanctuary Institute about trauma in children. Ms. Harrison is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified special education teacher who has 15 years experience working with children. Karen and Landa explore what trauma looks like to children and what we can do to help.
Arts in Education
Lisa Hoytsma from Gateway to the Arts stops by to chat with host Karen Lamoureux about the importance of Arts in Education. Lisa is the Executive Director at Gateway to the Arts whose mission it is to inspire students and educators to become lifelong learners and participants in the arts. For over 50 years, Gateway to the Arts has paired professional performing and visual artists with preschool through 12th grade classrooms in 13 counties of western Pennsylvania.
Defeating Holiday Stress
Dr. Joanne Dixon speaks with host Karen Lamoureux to discuss how to start the school year strong. Dr. Dixon is a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience with children who currently works as the Director of Clinical Services at Pace School and Partial Hospitalization Program. Dr. Dixon and Karen Lamoureux discuss holiday stress in families and how to plan ahead to avoid turmoil.
Dr. Claire Cohen joins host Karen Lamoureux to talk about Autism. Dr. Cohen is a Psychiatrist with 25 years experience who graduated from Drexel University. Dr. Cohen is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and has been on the Committee of Black Psychiatrist for American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Cohen has both professional and personal experience with autism as she grew up with an autistic sister. Karen Lamoureux and Dr. Cohen chat about what autism is, what parents should look for, and when to seek help and from whom.
The Importance of Adult Role Models for Every Child
Arlene Sparks speaks with host Karen Lamoureux regarding the importance of adult role models for every child. Arlene Sparks is the Director of Mentor Recruitment for the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Ms. Sparks talks about the benefits of mentors for our youth and the differences between informal role models and official mentors.
Starting out Strong for the New School Year
Dr. Joanne Dixon joins host Karen Lamoureux to discuss how to start the school year strong. Dr. Dixon is a licensed psychologist with 25 years experience with children who currently works as the Director of Clinical Services at Pace School. Dr. Dixon discusses methods parents can use to help set the tone for a successful school year Partial Hospitalization Program.
Pace School ~ Who We Are
The mission of Pace School is to provide educational and therapeutic services that enable any child to thrive. As a private, non-profit day school, we transform the lives of the regions most challenged and challenging students and their families. Our goals are to teach children with severe emotional disorders and/or Autism to breakthrough social and behavioral barriers to school success and to help their families enjoy more normal lives. For more than four decades, Pace School has served as a placement option for school districts in Allegheny and surrounding counties seeking our expertise in providing a blended educational and therapeutic environment.