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 The Brain and School Success:

An Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills for Parents and Teens

Sponsored by ARG and NoVA-DC CHADD

Date:  Wednesday, April 6th

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:  Mason Enterprise Center

4031 University Drive

Fairfax, VA

Presented By:  Neil and Linda Swanson, ADHD Coaches from Warrenton, VA

Reservation Required:  Contact

$10.00 in advance/ $15.00 at the door

  • Does your teen have difficulty keeping track of time, getting started on homework, or completing projects? Are you frequently dealing with lost papers, procrastination, chronic lateness, perpetual stress, conflicts?
  • If you and your teen are frustrated with these and other challenges and tired of struggling, join us for an interactive workshop presentation.

What can you expect?:

We will look briefly at brain development and see how unrealistic expectations can be behind some school and family struggles, especially in the area of time management.

Together we will discover how understanding executive functioning skills is a key to effectively helping students become more successful learners.

We will take the mystery out of executive functions by discussing twelve of them in detail, noticing which are your areas of strength and where you have challenges.

We’ll examine some tools and strategies to compensate for executive functioning skills that are weak or not fully developed.

Don’t miss this workshop! It is practical, educational, fun, interactive, thought provoking, and encouraging.


Helping Those Who Hurt Without Harming: Trauma Informed Approaches for Coaching Children & Families

Friday April 1, 2016 - 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Mason Enterprise Center-4031 University Dr., Fairfax,

Children and youth who have experienced trauma, broken and insecure attachments, and other assaults to the brain present significant challenges to clinicians. Counselors, educators, social workers, parents, caregivers and others who support trauma-impacted families are invited to this intensive training on the use of coaching as an approach to building and strengthening attachments, addressing the emotional and behavioral manifestations of trauma and resolving interpersonal conflicts.

Presenter Shenandoah Chefalo is a professional coach and author who presents to professional and family audiences across the country. Shenandoah is a survivor and alumni of the foster care system, and brings this personal experience to her work. Following a career in the legal field, Shenandoah wrote Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals, and recently finished her first full length manuscript Garbage Bag Suitcase which is pending publication. Shenandoah’s work has been featured on regional and national radio and social media.

The workshop begins promptly at 8:45; please arrive by 8:30, as a light breakfast will be served. Free, off-street parking is available.

Payment options include PayPal, credit card, and check. Click "Register Now!" and complete registration fields; the option for payment by check will appear.  To Register Go to:








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