Workshops for Parents and Families
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Our New Normal-Supporting Children During and After the Pandemic
Presenter: Malgosia Tomanik
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:30 – 8:30pm, Online
Suitable for child care providers and other early years and middle childhood years professionals and parents.
According to Health Canada, we will not go back to what life was like before January 2020 soon. We need to plan a new normal for our work with children and their families. The new normal depends on several unknowns which cause further stress and anxiety. This workshop will provide information on creating a positive environment and handling stress in ways that increase resilience among children. Includes information on the impact of stress in uncertain times, anxiety, and strategies to manage stress and anxiety.
Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed., is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children preschool to high school age and their “big people” in a variety of environments, including homes, schools, and child care settings. Malgosia is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behaviour and supporting the big people for each child in finding a way through.
Relationship Matters: Deepening Attachments and Fostering Learning
Presenter: Colleen Drobot B.Ed., Dip. Of Special Education, M.A., R.P.C, M.P.C.C. Faculty, Neufeld Institute
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021 6:30—8:30 pm. Online
Suitable for: child care providers, other early years and middle childhood years professionals and parents
In this presentation parents and professionals will learn why the relationship with our children is the most important factor in their development, and how adults can deepen their attachments with the children in their care. Colleen will cover why children need to keep soft hearts, and how we can help them develop resilience and maturity. She will discuss theory and give practical suggestions of how to nourish relationships with children to help them flourish.
Colleen Drobot is a registered professional counsellor and parent consultant with a private practice in North Vancouver. She has been an educator with over 20 years’ experience working with students in the regular classroom and special needs settings. She is a faculty member of the Neufeld Institute and uses Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s theories and approach to support parents, school staffs and other professionals who work with children and youth .