Following this particularly turbulent time, there have been many emotions stirred up in our children and youth. Alarm. Frustration. Worry. When emotions get stirred up, they will come out in the child's behaviour. We are seeing increasing aggression in kids as their frustration builds. And anxiety in children has been on the rise, even pre-Covid. Understandably, we may feel at a loss for what to do.
This discussion will walk around the re-frame of understanding that behind the challenging behaviours we see; there is always an emotion and that emotion needs to go somewhere. We will chat about practical things we can do every day to help kids to find some release and how by preemptively channeling this emotional energy, we can lower aggression and the alarm a child might be experiencing. When we can address the root causes of troubling behaviours, instead of trying to simply manage or shift them, we have an opportunity to create lasting change.
Join Tamara and Hannah for a warm and engaging session that will help you understand more about aggression and anxiety and the practical things we can do to support the emotional health of our children and youth. There will be a participant Q & A at the end of the workshop. Perfect for parents with children ages 4 to 18.
About our Speakers...
Hannah Beach is the co-author of the best-selling book Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It, an emotional-health resource for teachers and parents, rooted in the relationship-based approach to childhood development, and translated in multiple languages internationally. She is an award-winning educator, author, and keynote speaker. She was recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2017 as one of five featured changemakers in Canada. Hannah delivers professional development services across the country, provides emotional health consulting to schools, and speaks at national and international conferences about the power of bringing more feeling and human connection into the classroom. Hannah received the City of Ottawa’s annual Celebration of People Education Award, which recognized her expertise in developing innovative inclusive programs and resources.
Tamara Strijack is the academic dean of the Neufeld Institute, where she develops and delivers courses and workshops supporting parents, teachers, and helping professionals around the world make sense of children through developmental science. Tamara works as a registered clinical counsellor, parent consultant, and sessional instructor for several universities, where she lectures for both the faculties of education and counselling. She provides emotional health consulting for schools and advises on the development of new programs that foster the social and emotional growth of all students. She is the co-author of the best-selling book Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It, an emotional-health resource for teachers and parents, rooted in the relationship-based approach to childhood development, and translated in multiple languages internationally.
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