Trauma informed education, appropriately, is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in Canadian schools. Circumstances such as domestic violence, abuse, neglect and addiction are examples of what is happening within families that dramatically affects a child’s development, and it significantly impedes their capacity to learn. This two-day workshop illuminates the significance that trauma has on the brain, on relationships, and on the way learning happens within our classrooms. As educators it’s not enough to say we teach subjects - we are teaching students. And each one of them may or may not be in a position to learn at their maximum capacity due to their personal life experiences they bring with them. This workshop invites you to understand a bit more about the science behind behaviour and learning, and how educators can help bring out the best in all of their students.
What will you learn from this workshop?
Kim integrates the science of occupational therapy and neurobiology with cutting edge practice to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. With 30 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, Kim’s approach to serving clients is visionary and eclectic yet grounded and easy to integrate into your daily life.
Kim began her career as a pediatric occupational therapist serving children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. As the owner of Labyrinth Therapies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kim developed the first free-standing occupational therapy clinic outside of socialized medicine in Western Canada in 1989. This pioneering centre provided therapy services for children and developmentally disabled adults servicing Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario.
Kim is now world-renowned teacher and therapist, most active in the fields of relational trauma and sensory processing. Her revolutionary process reinforces the importance of relationship in therapy; blending the art of intuitive inquiry with cutting edge developments in neuroscience.
To empower personal reflection, she recently co-authored the national best-seller “Conversations with a Rattlesnake” with hockey legend and trauma advocate Theo Fleury.
April 20, 2020
Educators, Learning support teachers, system leaders, Child/Youth support workers, Children and Family Service Counsellors
Online sessions are for Alberta Teachers and Participants Only.
Participants must use their School Division email to Register.
This online session is made possible through funding from Alberta Education.
A recording of this session will be available for 30 days after day two. Please note the copyright belongs to Relationship Matters and participants are unable to copy or share it without our written permission.