Building Resiliency in Children
Date(s) - Jan 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Resilience helps us recover from negative events or feelings, cope with challenges and adversity, and look out for ourselves when things are not going well. It is not possible to protect children from the ups and downs of life. Raising resilient children, however, is possible and can provide them with the tools they can use to respond to the challenges of life. Parents have the biggest role to play in helping their children develop resilience. However, research tells us that among the most influential and positive role models in the lives of resilient children, outside of the family circle, are educators.
Providing the support that children need to build skills in this area is one of the most important and challenging tasks of early childhood educators. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of what resilience is, how it develops, and the key role of parents and caregivers in building resilience in children.
early childhood educators
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed.
Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed., is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children from preschool to high school age and their parents/caregivers in a variety of environments, including homes, school, and childcare settings. Malgosia is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child/youth who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behaviour and supporting the big people for each child in finding a way through. Malgosia also works as an FASD Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. Her educational experiences have included a Certificate in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; courses in Adult Education, University of Victoria, BC and a master’s degree in Education, University of Szczecin, Poland.