Anxiety and Anger: Your Role with Children and Youth
Date(s) - Oct 16, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cascade Community Church
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Making Sense of Anxiety in Children & Youth
Deborah MacNamara PhD.
As many as 20% of children qualify for an anxiety disorder diagnosis, making it the most common mental health issue. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias as well as other perplexing behaviours. We cannot treat something we do not understand, so making sense of anxiety is fundamental in making headway. This presentation will bring a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling human problems.
Anger and Eruptions: A Caregiver’s Role in Understanding Anger & What to do About it
Rebecca Mitchell M.A., RCC
Anger in children is one of those emotions that often takes us by surprise, and indeed provokes interesting responses out of us as caregivers. Where does anger come from? When is it a problem? What does anger have to do with brain development? This workshop will take on the task of helping caregivers understand the NEEDS of children when anger erupts. We will explore the emotional pathways that lead to angry explosions and we will seek to understand how to respond in ways that calm rather than agitate, helping to facilitate growth for the developing brain.
Parents, Foster Parents, Care-providers
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$ 65 early bird, $ 75 general
Deborah MacNamara PhD., Rebecca Mitchell M.A., RCC
Deborah MacNamara, PhD is on the Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, is the author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers, and also operates a counselling practice supporting families. Deborah facilitates all of Dr. Neufeld's courses, and is the Course Coordinator for Making Sense of Attention Problems, Making Sense of Preschoolers and The Science of Emotion. A dynamic and passionate presenter, Deborah provides presentations to parents and professionals regarding learning and behavioural issues presented by children of all ages. Rebecca Mitchell has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Her post-graduate training encompassed the areas of Attachment, Developmental Trauma, Infant Mental Health, and Play Therapy. She joined The Wishing Star team with over 20 years of experience in supporting kids and families by addressing challenges related to anxiety, behavior, early trauma and mood difficulties.
Caregiver Support Program, Child Care Resource & Referral Program, Abbotsford Community Services, Ministry of Children and Family Development