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March 2007
Home Visiting for Professionals Working with High Risk Families
This five-day Institute is designed for those professionals who use home-based interventions in their work with young children and their families considered to be high risk. The training blends current research and practice to increase the skills and knowledge of professionals in the areas of child development, screening and assessment, parent-child relationships, intervention strategies, practical strategies for reaching, engaging and supporting families, parental mental health and working in an interdisciplinary context
Date:
March 5, 2007  - March 9, 2007
City:
Kamloops, BC
Venue:
The Plaza Heritage Hotel
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
February  9, 2007
Presented By:
Nancy Del Maestro, Isabel Rescendes
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
Working with High Risk Families in Child Care Settings
This three-day Institute is designed for early childhood educators working with high risk families and their young children in child care centres. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of early intervention and prevention strategies within the context of the child care setting and the opportunities and limitations such a setting offers. This Institute blends current research and practice and explores such topics as risk and protective factors, child development, centre-based intervention strategies, cultural sensitivity, observation, screening and assessment and implications for daily programming for groups of children.
Date:
March 13, 2007  - March 16, 2007
City:
Lethbridge, AB
Venue:
Lethbridge Lodge
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
February  26, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron, Deirdre McKibbon
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
"New" Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool Program
This one-day training is designed for early childhood educators and other child care providers who work with children aged 2 ½ - 5 years inclusive. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress shown by children and learn how to teach them age appropriate stress reduction strategies.
Date:
March 22, 2007  - March 22, 2007
City:
Saskatchewan
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
$200. per person
Registration Deadline:
March  8, 2007
Presented By:
Jill Levine
Contact:
Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitator Training
Kids Have Stress Too! is a broad-based primary prevention program that is designed to build and strengthen important communication skills and to result in an increased ability for children to handle stress. This one-day interactive training was developed to support parents and caregivers to understand childhood stress and provide them with the tools and strategies they can use to teach life skills to their children. This program is flexible and non-prescriptive and can be adapted in a number of ways with parents, guardians and other caregivers for children between the ages of preschool to age nine. Children who are able to deal with stress are healthier, happier and do better at home and at school
Date:
March 22, 2007  - March 22, 2007
City:
Calgary, AB
Venue:
Calgary Military Family Resource Centre
Cost:
$200. per person
Registration Deadline:
March  9, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron
Contact:
"New" Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool Program
This one-day training is designed for early childhood educators and other child care providers who work with children aged 2 ½ - 5 years inclusive. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress shown by children and learn how to teach them age appropriate stress reduction strategies.
Date:
March 23, 2007  - March 23, 2007
City:
Halifax, NS
Venue:
Halifax Military Family Resource Centre
Cost:
$200. per person
Registration Deadline:
March  7, 2007
Presented By:
Natalie Downey
Contact:
Core Training of Family Home Visitors
This five-day session focuses on building the knowledge and skills of basic home visitation, values and beliefs, and gaining practical strategies for reaching, engaging and supporting hard to reach families. The training will increase the home visitor’s awareness and knowledge of child abuse, duty to report, establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries and developing a range of skills necessary to work with at-risk families with young children.
Date:
March 26, 2007  - March 30, 2007
City:
Saskatoon, SK
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
March  12, 2007
Presented By:
Jill Levine, Natalie Downey, Line Perron
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
Training the Trainers of Postpartum Nurse Home Visitors
This two-day Institute supports nurses who train other nurses to deliver postpartum home visits. The Public Health Nurse's role as trainer and content expert is facilitated through the use of a comprehensive curriculum that addresses issues related to postpartum care of the mother and infant, the family's transition, and other concerns that the family may have.
Date:
March 27, 2007  - March 29, 2007
City:
Montreal, QC
Venue:
Delta Montreal
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
January  22, 2007
Presented By:
Chaya Kulkarni
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
"New" Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool Program
This one-day training is designed for early childhood educators and other child care providers who work with children aged 2 ½ - 5 years inclusive. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress shown by children and learn how to teach them age appropriate stress reduction strategies.
Date:
March 29, 2007  - March 29, 2007
City:
London, ON
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
$200.00 per person
Registration Deadline:
March  15, 2007
Presented By:
TBA
Contact:
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April 2007
"New" Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool Program
This one-day training is designed for early childhood educators and other child care providers who work with children aged 2 ½ - 5 years inclusive. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress shown by children and learn how to teach them age appropriate stress reduction strategies.
Date:
April 12, 2007  - April 12, 2007
City:
Victoria, BC
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
Training is full
Registration Deadline:
February  20, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron
Contact:
"New" Kids Have Stress Too! Preschool Program
This one-day training is designed for early childhood educators and other child care providers who work with children aged 2 ½ - 5 years inclusive. Professionals will enhance their skills and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of stress shown by children and learn how to teach them age appropriate stress reduction strategies.
Date:
April 13, 2007  - April 13, 2007
City:
Victoria, BC
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
Training is full
Registration Deadline:
February  20, 2007
Presented By:
TBA
Contact:
Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitor Training
Kids Have Stress Too! is a broad-based primary prevention program that is designed to build and strengthen important communication skills and to result in an increased ability for children to handle stress. This one-day interactive training was developed to support parents and caregivers to understand childhood stress and provide them with the tools and strategies they can use to teach life skills to their children. This program is flexible and non-prescriptive and can be adapted in a number of ways with parents, guardians and other caregivers for children between the ages of preschool to age nine. Children who are able to deal with stress are healthier, happier and do better at home and at school
Date:
April 17, 2007  - April 17, 2007
City:
Edmonton, AB
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
$200.00 per peson
Registration Deadline:
April  3, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron
Contact:
Training the Trainers of Family Home Visitors
This three-day Institute focuses on building the knowledge and skills of those professionals training family home visitors. The professional's role as a trainer and content expert is examined simultaneously using a comprehensive curriculum that addresses recruitment, training and supervision of experienced community people to provide in-home services for at-risk families. The curriculum enhances the capacity for professionals to deliver a family home visiting program.
Date:
April 23, 2007  - April 27, 2007
City:
Edmonton, AB
Venue:
Wingate Inn
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
February  9, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
Master Trainer - Working with High Risk Families in Child Care Settings
TBA
Date:
April 25, 2007  - April 27, 2007
City:
Edmonton, AB
Venue:
Wingate Inn
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
February  12, 2007
Presented By:
Chaya Kulkarni
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
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May 2007
Training the Trainers of Family Home Visitors
This three-day Institute focuses on building the knowledge and skills of those professionals training family home visitors. The professional's role as a trainer and content expert is examined simultaneously using a comprehensive curriculum that addresses recruitment, training and supervision of experienced community people to provide in-home services for at-risk families. The curriculum enhances the capacity for professionals to deliver a family home visiting program
Date:
May 28, 2007  - June 1, 2007
City:
Vancouver, BC
Venue:
TBA
Cost:
TBA
Registration Deadline:
May  8, 2007
Presented By:
Line Perron
Contact:
Jennifer Cho (jcho@investinkids.ca)
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