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
Mary-Jo Land, Registered Psychotherapist
Mary-Jo is a private practice clinician offering individual and family therapy. Her primary focus in therapy is resolving early childhood trauma and facilitating (secondary) attachment of children to their parents, foster and adoptive parents. She offers consultation and supervision to therapists in the field and offers workshops internationally in the fields of attachment, bonding and trauma to parents and to therapists. Mary-Jo is a parent to biological and adoptive children and an experienced foster parent.
PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Date: March 12, 2018
Location: Hamilton; Venue TBD
Cost: $75 per person
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm (lunch is on your own)
Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided
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