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.
Toronto Community Wellness Night 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! - Online registration is now closed. Limited on-site registration available. Space is limited.
• 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.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Location: Blake Street Jr. Public School - 21 Boultbee Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1A7
Cost: This event is FREE!
Time: 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Childcare: Limited childcare available for children ages 3 and up, from 9am until 12pm. Advance registration required.
As capacity is limited, those who register for childcare will be contacted to confirm whether they have secured a spot.
Registration: Online registration is now closed. Limited on-site registration available. 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.
Blake Street Jr. Public School
21 Boultbee Ave
Toronto, M4J 1A7
Categories: Parent Events (ACO), Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All Parent Events, Special Needs (General)
2018-04-26 00:00:00 (All day event)