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DSES – Why Children Do What They Do – Positive Solutions to Managing Challenging Behaviors

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child.

Presentation – Why Children Do What They Do – Positive Solutions to Managing Challenging Behaviors

Speaker – Kalisha Reed, MS, LIMHP, LIPC, NCC
Director of Behavioral Health Services


Children’s Respite Care Center
5321 South 138th Street
Omaha, NE 68137

Speaker Bio – Kalisha earned her MS from Bellevue University in Clinical Counseling and received a BA in Pre-law Studies at College of Saint Mary, in Omaha, Nebraska. Kalisha has experience working with youth ages 5-18 in a community outreach setting promoting mental health education and awareness. Additionally, Kalisha has worked in residential treatment facilities for both adults and youth, with particular interest in working with youth who have experienced trauma. In her current position, Kalisha specializes in providing individual and family therapy to children with complex needs including children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders. Kalisha divides her time between school-based and outpatient clinic therapy at CRCC’s Northwest location. As a mental health therapist, Kalisha works from a wellness model and her person-centered approach is to support clients and families in their journey to achieve their desired goals as it relates to their physical and emotional well-being. Kalisha is passionate about helping client’s and families cope with a variety of personal growth needs, including difficulties in their relationships, school issues, adjusting to life stressors, trauma, and grief/loss. Kalisha’s interests include working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, trauma, and other mental health issues. Kalisha utilizes a wide variety of tools in her therapy practice including, thought and behavior modification, motivational interviewing, and Sandtray therapy. Additionally, Kalisha utilizes several models to address trauma including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Kalisha is also a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator and is available to hold small groups.

**Registration closes Monday, July 16th at 10am. If you miss the deadline and would still like to register, email Leah at janke@dsamidlands.org.
***Childcare is not provided. With the exception of infants, we request that you refrain from bringing children to this event.


Children’s Respite Care Center – Southwest
5321 South 138th Street
Omaha, NE 68137 United States
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