Kindness & Courage Workshop

Organized by a local parent, this workshop features resources & knowledge to help kids with higher needs.

If you are a parent to, or are an educator of, uniquely different children this workshop will provide insight into different perspectives and local resources available to help understand how to help and support children with higher needs.

Organized by local parent Helen Bobbitt, this workshop plans to provide information for the residents of the Lower Columbia Region which will highlight the amazing resources and perspectives regarding our higher needs children. It will demonstrate how we can help our young people be supported and understood so they achieve their personal growth.

This workshop is different as it features local professionals who are amazing community resources sharing insights and perspectives. Participants will have a chance to peer connect with parents and educators and other people who may have a child with higher needs in their life.

Light snacks and lunch included for this full-day workshop. Certificates will be provided for educators and educational assistants. Please register before Oct 18th, 2017 (see below for registration info).

LOCAL SPEAKERS FEATURED

Carey Lehman M.Ed., candidate Behaviour Consultant and Rebecca Oliver M.Ed.Behaviour Consultant: Okanagan Centre for Autism Intervention speaking to the approach of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – techniques and strategies for ABA focus on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle.

Sean Larsen, BA(hons), MA, PhD Candidate – Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician – sharing insights on emotional brain development, arousal, “freak outs” and how to better support children/youth when they are overwhelmed based on what we understand about the brain…

Tamsin Snodgrass, Paediatric Occupational Therapist and co-owner of Movin’ Mountains Therapy Centre in Trail – will present: “Strategies & Strengths” – Morning routines, getting out the door, focusing at school, homework time, bedtime…. If these words generate an internal groan, know that you are not alone! Let’s brainstorm strategies to help our kids be successful during challenging moments, and use the power of our words to re-affirm their strengths.

EVENT INFO

Attendance fee: $55 ($58.91 through Eventbrite for processing fees), register by Oct 18/17
40 seats must be filled to hold this event – cash or EventBrite registration only (no cheques, sorry)- Once the 40 seats are filled, ticket deadline for all additional seats is OCT 30/17.

Register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kindness-and-courage-resources-knowledge-to-help-kids-with-higher-needs-tickets-37956348460?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

to pay cash, you can also text event organizer Helen at 250-231-7971 with “Workshop” in the subject line or email trueutribe@gmail.com

For more information please visit the event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/184369022108344/

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