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Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice: Using the Creative Process


Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:30 AM - 4 PM

United Way of the Lower Mainland 4543 Canada Way ,

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Develop creative strategies to help children affected by trauma cope, build resilience and reach their full potential. 

As a family support professional, child care provider or school staff member, you can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to cope, build resilience, and achieve optimal development. In this workshop you’ll gain a strong introductory foundation of knowledge by learning more about early brain development and how trauma impacts the brain.

You’ll also gain hands-on knowledge and experience with interactive case studies and activities designed to help you learn how to:

  • Identify some common trauma triggers
  • Create a culture of welcome for all children
  • Identify ways to implement the creative process effectively
  • Develop more creative strategies to respond to children presenting trauma
  • Understand more about early brain development and how it impacts the ability to process trauma effectively

Coffee break refreshments will be provided; lunch is on your own. A certificate will issued upon completion. 

About the Facilitator 

Orah Chaye has been working with children and families for over 30 years. She has focused her community service delivery work with indigenous peoples, immigrants and refugees in a wide variety of contexts. She has extensively instructed ECE, and offered many professional development trainings. Orah coordinated the Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program, started the "Welcome to Canada" Children's Program, and coordinated the "Pop-Up Family Program" for refugees in temporary housing. She is committed to promoting social justice and building capacity and opportunities for professionals working with marginalized populations.

Please note that this workshop is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order to be able to run it.