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Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
780 428 9465 www.ecdss.ca

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August 2018

Relationship Based Practice Training Level 1

August 20 - August 23
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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Level One Relationship Based Practice (RBPT) training is a foundational 5 day workshop which offers professionals the skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary to be reflective about their work and ensure they stay in touch with its human focus.  Without access to these crucial elements, workers suffer burnout and are left unable to support themselves and the families they serve.  Our unique instruction and facilitation offers opportunities for practice and capacity building through an environment of safety and encouragement. August 20…

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Kids Have Stress Too! Parent Group Facilitator Training

August 23
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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ECDSS facilitators are certified by The Psychology Foundation of Canada to provide the Kids Have Stress Too!®  Preschool Age Learning Resource. This session is designed to help practitioners promote effective social-emotional development and stress management techniques for young children. The material is grounded in the science of early childhood and brain development and is sensitive to the day-to-day realities of early learning and care settings. This workshop provides early childhood professionals with practical strategies to help them better understand, prevent…

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Ages and Stages Questionnaires Training

August 28
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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ECDSS facilitators are certified by Brookes Publishing to provide the Ages and Stages and Ages and Stages Social-Emotional Questionnaires training. Part of the job of the Early Childhood Educator is to screen young children along their developmental journey. Developed by Jane Squires and Diane Bricker, the ASQ and ASQ:SE systems are simple, non-judgmental tools that allow parents and educators to observe and document a child’s progression through development. Using observations and daily interactions the ASQ and ASQ:SE provide a more…

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September 2018

Trauma-Informed Care: Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Practice

September 20 - September 21
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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This two day training acknowledges the prevalence and significant impact of trauma in an individual’s life and aims to inform service providers how to apply a trauma-informed lens to their current practice. This workshop will define and describe the six main trauma-informed principles outlined in the literature and will focus on how to translate these principles into practice.   REGISTER HERE:

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October 2018

Understanding Loss & Supporting Individuals Through Grief

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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This training will address the third pillar of knowledge and practice identified in the Foundations of Caregiver Support – Loss and Grief.  Practitioners will focus on identifying the various forms of loss people experience and the variability of grief responses across the human experience.  We will explore the role “meaning making” plays in the individual’s ability to actualize future goals and relationship.  Participants will also walk away with strategies to use for supporting children and adults through the grief process…

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Relationship Based Practice

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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This three-hour workshop will cover the Adverse Childhood Experiences study by the Kaiser Permenante Institute along with the CDC and highlight some of the key findings. We will explore the implications for our work and how to use the ACE questionnaire to gain a better understanding of the clients we are working with. We will talk briefly about the impact of ACES on brain architecture and how ACEs can show up in adulthood as negative health outcomes.  To end off,…

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Responding to Trauma in Early Childhood

October 20
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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Due to pioneering research such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, the ramifications of developmental trauma are finally being recognized. Trauma at any stage in life has severe impacts on all aspects of a person’s health and well-being, but developmental trauma has it’s own unique impacts and effects. This is due to the influence trauma has on a child’s still developing brain and body as well as the fact that developmental trauma often occurs within a child’s primary care-giving system.…

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The Leadership Challenge

October 25 - October 26
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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ECDSS trainers are certified by The Leadership Challenge® to provide this three day course developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Backed by over 30 years of original research and data from over 4 million leaders, The Leadership Challenge® approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviours. This proven model proclaims “Leadership is Everyone’s Business”. Course Objectives: Complete the online 360 degree Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) prior to the first day of training Recognize and discuss the…

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November 2018

Responding to Trauma in Early Childhood (Private)

November 5
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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This one day training addresses the unique aspects of developmental trauma focusing on early brain development and exploring the impact and effects of exposure to ongoing or repetitive trauma in childhood. Practitioners will learn a variety of strategies for responding to and supporting children who may be experiencing trauma.

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Trauma-Informed Care: Translating Trauma-Informed Principles into Practice

November 8 - November 9
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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This two day training acknowledges the prevalence and significant impact of trauma in an individual’s life and aims to inform service providers how to apply a trauma-informed lens to their current practice. This workshop will define and describe the six main trauma-informed principles outlined in the literature and will focus on how to translate these principles into practice.   REGISTER HERE:  

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Group Facilitation

November 20
ECDSS, Suite 101, 13025 St Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB T5L 4H5 Canada
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DESCRIPTION This full day session focuses on research, tips and strategies to create an engaging parent group and make learning fun. Based on adult learning principles, this training takes your facilitation skills to the next level by incorporating learning styles, group dynamics and interactive engagement. Participants will learn how to incorporate back door learning into their agendas to make learning a meaningful experience for attending parents. Come prepared to practice your facilitation skills! Course Objectives: Introduce the principles of adult…

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