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Trauma-Informed Practice and the Mindful Classroom--Indigenous Context
Presented by: Crystal L. Clark
Friday, December 06, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

This session will examine short and long term impacts of trauma in relation to assimilation policies and attitudes which contribute to damage of the whole self, families, and communities within an Indigenous context.

This session also includes the Brain Architecture Game which is a tabletop game experience that builds an understanding of the powerful role of experiences on brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society.

Awareness and acknowledgment of how trauma affects brain development contribute to a better understanding of the student context while providing strategies to be a part of their support structures which enhance positive growth. Mindful school and class activities will be explored which encourages students' self-regulation, esteem, and awareness.

About the Presenter(s):
Crystal L. Clark

Crystal Lee Clark is currently a Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation consultant with the Alberta Teachers Association. She holds a Masters of Educational Technology, BED,BFA, New Media Diploma, and a Creative Writing and Visual Arts Diploma from the En’owkin Center. She has taught with Tsimshian Nation in Lax Kw'Alaams B.C and with the Saulteaux/Cree of O'Chiese First Nation, AB. Along with teaching, she has experience as a Vice Principal and First Nations Student Success Program coordinator. She has received a Prime Minister's Teaching Achievement Award, Esquao Award for Education, Peace Hills Trust Award Recipient, and a BC Festival of the Arts Media scholarship.

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 29, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers