Family Support for Highly Sensitive Parents and Children: Webinar September 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
High sensitivity or perceptivity is a trait found in roughly 20% of the population, and these unique individuals provide perspectives that enhance our world with their deeply analytical viewpoints, highly acute pause and check systems, and big picture thinking.
Highly sensitive people possess a combination of traits in response to their environment and human interactions that causes them to absorb what is happening in their lives with greater intensity. Challenges connected to Covid-19 will affect a Highly Sensitive Person and child more acutely due to their perceptive nature. These individuals need special care in regard to dealing with stressors at this time.
In this webinar for Family Support Professionals, we will explore and further define the trait of high sensitivity and discuss strategies to help support parents and children who identify as highly sensitive, so they can continue to thrive despite the extreme circumstances we find ourselves in.
This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed the login details beforehand.
About the Facilitator
April Martin-Ko is the Program Coordinator for Early Years and Parent-Child Mother Goose at the BC Council for Families. She has been an educator and worked in the social services field for over 20 years - currently she also works as a Pedagogist with the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network and is a graduate student at UBC where her research interests involve uncovering young children's sensory experiences in relation to land and materials. She also identifies as a highly sensitive person and feels strongly about advocating for the strengths of this unique trait.