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February 2020

Your Physical Body and Anxiety

February 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Do you struggle with anxiety and depression (or support someone who does)? Are you tired of feeling powerless to support yourself and loved ones in feeling better? Have you been curious about adding natural tools to your arsenal for mental health support? Then this workshop is for you! Studies are popping up in medical circles giving us powerful evidence to overcome our mental health struggles. The link between your second brain (your gut) and your immune system and mental health…

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Coffee with CEO

February 19 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tanager Place Rockwell Conference Room, 2309 C St. SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52404 United States
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Join CEO of Tanager Place, Okpara Rice, for updates on Children's Mental Health in Iowa.

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Winter Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

February 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 361 17th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Please plan to join with the youth and advocates of the Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, and honor those who have gone above and beyond in promoting the community and the Center. Special thanks to First Congregational United Church of Christ for once again hosting this event. And, yes, all proceeds benefit the LGBTQ Youth Center and its programs. Let's celebrate the youth of our community and make this an afternoon to…

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Working with Resistance in Families in Play Therapy

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Andrew Beer, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT CEs: 4 Break: 11 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomResistance in families comes in many shapes and sizes. No matter how it is presented, it makes the work of the helping professional extremely difficult. The aim of this training is to teach helping professionals about resistance of families in play therapy, their potential role in the resistance, as well as methods to combat the resistance of families. A family systems lens will be utilized…

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March 2020

Finding Kind Screening & Discussion

March 3 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Free screening and an optional guided discussion of the IndieFlix documentary "Finding Kind." Some background about the latest documentary to be featured as part of our #TanagerTalks series: Filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson set out on a 10,000 mile cross-country journey of discovery and education, interviewing hundreds of females across America about girl-agaist-girl bullying. By entering school hallways and talking with hundreds of students, they learn how bullying is evolving and the life-threatening impact it can have. The journey…

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2020 Gala

March 28 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Epic Event Center, 2987 Epic Drive
Marion, IA 52302 United States
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Cruise through the decades with Tanager Place and be part of a legacy for our community’s children. Experience the passage of time through special appearances by Duffy’s cars, photo opportunities, food and entertainment. All proceeds from the 2020 Gala benefit Tanager Place. Event Menu:  Airline Chicken with Wild Mushroom Demi Pork Loin with Bacon Relish Mashed Potatoes Asparagus Bread Service 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Thanks to the 2020 Gala Committee: Diann Barrigar Carey Buresh Lauren Crippes Sue Gallaghar Jo Haddad Stephanie Hoxie Julie Johnson…

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April 2020

Creating Safety through Mindfulness in Play Therapy

April 3 @ 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Abby Seyfer, LISW, RPT CEs: 4 Break: 10:15 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomIn this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into the playroom in order to create a safe, calm space for clients, both internally and externally. Focus of the session will also be on self-care for clinicians and how to utilize mindfulness in order to be more present with clients. We will explore: The positive effects of mindfulness on the brain/physiologically within the body. Explore…

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May 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid

May 12 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: TBA Breaks: 10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Location: Lower Level Training Room Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do. There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge…

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June 2020

Use of Narrative Therapy within Play

June 19 @ 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Tanager Place Estle Center, 1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Presenter: Kelly Mayer, LISW, and Jillian Polaski, LMFT CEs: 4 Break: 10:30 a.m. Location: Lower Level Training RoomAs experts on their own lives, attendees will learn new perspectives on how to integrate the experiences of a child with their sense of identity in present time. Narrative therapy looks to empower individuals as the experts of their own life and children are no different. Through intentional efforts, play therapy can assist in supporting a child to take ownership of their personal narrative…

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July 2020

How to Utilize Bilateral Stimulation in Play Therapy

July 10 @ 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tanager Place Rockwell Conference Room, 2309 C St. SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52404 United States
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Presenter: Dawn Neff, LISW CEs:3 Break: 10 a.m. Location: C Street, Rockwell Conference RoomIn this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of how the brain works and how the use of bilateral stimulation can be used to create and strengthen positive neuro-networks. Learn various bilateral stimulation techniques as a way to aid children in being able to create and access adaptive responses within play therapy. Learning Objectives: Explain how the brain functions and how pathways are created within the brain through…

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