We know that all schools have children in their classrooms that are dealing with the impact of trauma and loss in their lives. Some through their journeys of foster care and adoption; others through immigration as refugees, violence in the home, conflict in parental separation and divorce, serious illness, or a death in the family. By supporting these families schools can play a critical role in creating an environment that will help children heal.
Simcoe Community Wellness Saturday brings together parents, teachers, other educators and community partners to create school communities that are positive, safe and welcoming for children who experience foster care, adoption and other situations that make them vulnerable.
Participants will enjoy a comprehensive workshop followed by an interactive resource village.
Cost: This event is FREE! - Click here to register now! Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE REVISED DATE BELOW!
• 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
Dianne Mathes, RSW
Dianne Mathes has over 35 years of experience providing therapy and education/training for individuals, couples, children and families and professionals. Using attachment therapy, she specializes in adoption and provides therapy and training on the experiences and realities of early separation, adoption, abandonment, trauma, abuse, loss and grief as well as the multi-layered experience of being adopted and being a family in adoption. Dianne is herself an adoptee and has experienced her own personal journey in adoption and reunion. Dianne has a Certificate of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and is a member of the OCSSWSW.
PLEASE NOTE REVISED DATE!
Date: April 21, 2018 (New date)
Location: Bear Creek Secondary School - 100 Red Oak Dr., Barrie, ON L4N 9M5
Cost: This event is FREE!
Time: 9:00 to 2:00 pm (light lunch and refreshments included)
Childcare: Childcare is now full. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like to be put on a waitlist for childcare. Limited childcare available for children ages 3 and up, from 9am until 12pm (Simcoe Only). Advance registration required.
As capacity is limited, those who register for childcare will be contacted to confirm whether they have secured a spot.
Registration: Click here to register now! Space is limited.
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.
Bear Creek Secondary School
100 Red Oak Dr.
Barrie, L4N 9M5
Categories: PACT for Families, PACT for Professionals, Parent Events (ACO), Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, All Parent Events, Special Needs (General)
2018-04-21 00:00:00 (All day event)