All teachers have children in their class who are dealing with the impact of trauma and loss in their lives. Some through their journeys of foster care and adoption, and others through immigration as refugees, violence in the home, conflict in parental separation and divorce, or a serious illness or death in the family.
This Workshop has been designed specifically for teachers and educators to build greater awareness of how to create a school culture that emphasizes a positive, safe and welcoming environment for children who experience foster care, adoption and other situations that make them vulnerable. Creating school communities of well-being is good for all children.
• Benefits of Trauma-sensitive Schools
• Effects of Early-Life Adversity on Childhood brain
• Interface of Trauma & Learning
• Adoption & Foster Care Through a Trauma lens
• Positive Adoption & Foster Care Language &
• Resources for How to Create School Communities of
Elaine Quinn, RSW,
Since 1987, Elaine has worked in Ireland, Australia, England, South Africa and Canada in the field of child welfare and adoption. She has worked with all parties in the adoption constellation at every stage of the adoption journey. In her role as Manager of the Permanency & Adoption Support Service program at the ACO from 2013 to 2016, she continued her passion to advocate for and support adoptive and kinship families to ensure permanency for all children. Elaine is an experienced trainer of both professionals and families.
Date: August 24, 2018
Location: The George Hull Centre for Children and Families - 81 The East Mall,
Etobicoke, M8Z 5W3
Cost: $75 per person
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm (lunch is on your own)
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Categories: Education Day , PACT for Professionals, Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, Special Needs (General)
2018-08-24 00:00:00 (All day event)