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Presented by: Dr. Jody Carrington
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Being “trauma-informed” is the focus for many schools and organizations these days. And it is critical and necessary for those of us working in professions where people experience significant trauma (like in our classrooms, and in every single public service sector on the planet). In truth, very few of us get through this life unscathed and understanding the brain from a trauma perspective can change everything. We’ve developed this as a one-day session we will spend some time talking about the ever-increasing mental health concerns in our lives from our kids to those struggling with addiction. We will explore what “trauma” means for kids and adults alike, and what it is that is most helpful following a significant trauma. We will discuss the research regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and how this shows up in our communities and our classrooms. We will talk about the necessity of leaders assisting staff in keeping their “lid on” and reminding them, as often as we can, that they are the difference makers when we work in organizations that face people with trauma stories. We will highlight the struggles that we face in our province that show up in our classrooms and we will discuss some potential approaches that may assist in helping our staff keep our kids (and their families) regulated and supported.

About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Jody Carrington

Jody is a passionate believer in the power of the relationship in our classrooms, where some of the most important work on the planet takes place. This becomes especially true in our rural communities where sometimes our educators become the safest place for our babes to “land”.


Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 26, 2019
Cost: $125.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers