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The Mental Health of Kids These Days in The Classroom: Why Relationship Trumps Literacy and Numeracy Now More than Ever
As we head back into the classroom, being braver together as parents and educators will be the key to promoting the mental health of our kids in a time when connected communities are critical.
In this insightful worksop, we will laugh and we will gain some insight into:
- Emotional regulation and how it must define the culture in education
- Why the kids are the least of our worries: If those of us holding this next generation aren't okay - the kids don't stand a chance
- Staying connected is key and we will review 5 quick strategies that can keep you grounded as a parent and an educator
- We are wired to do hard things. Even in this chapter. We are, more importantly, wired for connection - and we need that now, more than ever.
- We will end with this important discussion: relationship knows no hierarchy. All we need is you.
It'll be a life-changing glimpse into the most important things kids these days need to be better than ever.
Registration is free.
Date: August, 14th, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time / 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Even if you cannot make it live, by registering with the link below, we'll send out a workshop replay. Hope to see you live!
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially when kids have experienced trauma, that’s when they need big people the most. Some of her favourites include educators, parents, first responders, and foster parents. Jody has shifted the way they think and feel about the holy work that they do.
Before Jody started her own practice and speaking across the country, she worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the inpatient and day treatment units where she held families with some of the difficult stories. They taught her the most important lesson: we are wired to do hard things. We can handle those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.
This all started when Jody received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed a year-long internship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during that time, and worked alongside families struggling with chronic illness at the Ronald McDonald House. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Regina and completed her PhD there as well, before completing her residency in Nova Scotia.
Her first book, Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with those we Teach, Lead & Love, came out in 2019 and sold 20,000 copies in just three months. It is now on Amazon’s Best Sellers List.