Calgary Event – Dr. MacNamara: Making Sense of Kids through Developmental Science Workshop

$95.00

Based on the relational and developmental approach of Gordon Neufeld, these two workshops will focus on understanding core concepts and implementation strategies for practitioners who work with children and families.

  • Tears and Tantrums: Understanding Frustration and Aggression
  • Making Sense of Discipline

October 24, 2017

8:30 – 4:00 PM

Foothills Alliance Church
333 Edgepark Boulevard N.W.
Calgary Alberta

 

200 in stock

Description

Based on the relational and developmental approach of Gordon Neufeld, these two workshops will focus on understanding core concepts and implementation strategies for practitioners who work with children and families.

  • Tears and Tantrums: Understanding Frustration and Aggression
    • The expression of frustration and aggression in children and teens can take on many forms including temper tantrums and various forms of attack. Part of making headway requires understanding the roots of frustration and aggression and how to deal with the resulting behaviours. This presentation will focus on strategies for dealing with a frustrated child while preserving one’s relationship to them. It will address the importance of setting limits and helping children learn they can survive futilities that are part of life.
  • Making Sense of Discipline
    • One of the biggest challenges faced by parents, caregivers and educators is the safe discipline of children and teens in their care. Given that connection is the greatest need a child has, discipline that protects this attachment is critical. Seven principles of attachment safe discipline will be discussed along with an understanding of the 4 most common principles that erode attachment and threaten development.

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a clinical counsellor and educator with more than 25 years’ of experience working with children, youth and adults. She is on faculty at the Neufeld Institute, operates a counselling practice, and speaks regularly about child and adolescent development to parents, childcare providers, educators, and mental health professionals. She continues to write, do radio and television interviews, and speak to the needs of children and youth based on developmental science. Deborah resides in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two children.