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
Sylvia founded and runs a Support Group for Adoptive Families and founded and runs an Adopted Youth Group, both of which are in Simcoe County. She is the ACO's PACT Parent Liaison. In this newly created role she will assist and guide Pathways parent groups to form ongoing parent support groups in their communities. Sylvia continues to provide peer support to many adoptive families throughout Ontario. Sylvia has been a PRIDE trainer for eight years. Sylvia is also an adoptive parent.
PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Date: March 12, 2018
Location: Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions - 60 Bell Farm Rd #7, Barrie, ON L4M 5G6
Cost: $75 per person
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm (lunch is on your own)
Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided
This information will help us to determine demand for PACT trainings by region, and you will be signed up for the ACO Newsletter to be notified about new offerings.
Categories: Education Day , PACT for Professionals, Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, Special Needs (General)