Children’s Rights: Creating Rights Respecting Spaces
Date(s) - Jan 21, 2023
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All children have rights, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In our workshop we will explore the concept of rights, what it means to hold them, and the critical importance for students of a rights-respecting school environment. We will examine how educators can use a children’s rights framework to inform their classroom, from physical design to curriculum and everything in between. Finally, we will try out some fun activities exploring children’s rights that can be brought back to your workplaces.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604-931-3400 ext. 0
Society for Children & Youth of BC
Sarah Rush (she/her/hers) is a social worker, counsellor, aunty, and partner living on the unceded and ancestral territories of the x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), s?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), and s?l?ilw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Sarah obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. Sarah has over a decade of experience supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma, substance use, and a wide range of mental health concerns. Sarah has been providing therapeutic interventions across a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, inpatient/outpatient hospital settings, and community primary care. Sarah is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Practice. Sarah works with youth and adults and is specifically passionate about incorporating and advancing a children’s rights lens into larger systems of practice. During her spare time, Sarah loves to kayak, cross country ski and create puppet shows. Margie Sanderson (she/her/hers) has been passionate about advancing young people's rights for as long as she can remember, dating back at least to age 9 when she rallied her classmates to petition for changes at their elementary school. She has a particular interest in child-inclusive design, and a background working with youth in educational contexts, including 3 years on staff at a democratic free school. She has led classes, workshops, and discussion groups on children's rights for youth and adults. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Vancouver on her bike and is always planning her next outdoor adventure. Susan Russel-Csanyi (she/her/hers) has worked in the non-profit sector in British Columbia for over 4 years. She brings lived expertise in government care to the table and is currently a member of the National Youth in Care Advocates, BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness, and is a Commissioner at BC Housing. She attended the University of Manitoba and adds a Bachelor of Physical Education to her diverse expertise forwarding all support resources for children and youth