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Thursday, February 8 • 14:00 - 15:00
Trama, Kids, and the Classroom: What’s Important to Know. BREAKOUT SESSION!

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“Our kids have never struggled this much”. I hear this in many Divisions. Our province is facing a number of stressors that have resulted in many of our babes experiencing some form of “trauma”; significant economical stressors, forest fires, children who enter our classrooms as refugees, and a mental health crisis as a result. We will spend some time talking about what trauma is exactly and the effects of trauma on emotional development. We will explore how keeping their “lid flipped on” can sometimes take more time and how this can become the most important lesson a child will ever learn in a classroom. We will also spend some time talking about compassion fatigue, as those babes who need the most from us also take the most from us.

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Jody Carrington

CEO and Chief Happiness Officer, Dr. Jody Carrington
For the last 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially... Read More →

Thursday February 8, 2018 14:00 - 15:00 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  Feature / Conférencier
  • Chairperson Heather Wright
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English