Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice: Using the Creative Process

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all our upcoming workshops and courses are postponed.

People who have registered will remain enrolled at this time. We are looking into offering remote professional development opportunities and rescheduling workshops.

We will contact you via the email address provided during registration with any updates. If a workshop or course cannot proceed, full refunds will be issued to registrants.

If you have any questions, please email pro-d@wstcoast.org.

 

This workshop looks at strategies to develop an inclusive and welcoming environment in Family Resource Programs, Early Childhood programs, Aboriginal Head Starts, Strong Starts and other learning programs. Participants have the opportunity to learn about common trauma triggers, discuss early brain development and the impacts on attachment relationships as well as processing trauma in connection with early brain development. We will define what trauma may look like in a classroom setting, as well as examine common scenarios in small groups to strategize inclusive and empathetic responses.

Objectives: 

  • Investigate our own responses to trauma, and how it affects our response to the participants in our programs.

  • Identify some common trauma triggers.

  • Discuss strategies to employ when dealing with trauma, and methods to implement the creative process in the classroom setting using sensorial activities to engage the brain in different ways.

  • Through interactive, individual and small group work, we will discuss strategies to support children in the face of very challenging settings.

  • Know some creative process strategies to respond to children presenting trauma.

  • Understand more about early brain development and how it impacts the ability to process trauma effectively.

Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch).

Suitable for students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Orah Chaye. An Educator and Artist for nearly 30 years, Orah Chaye has instructed ECE, implemented appreciative inquiry curriculum in numerous settings, and worked extensively in Indigenous, Refugee and Immigrant Populations. Orah is a Co-Facilitator of the MCFD funded 2 day Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice through a lens of Cultural Safety and Provincial Trainer for the 5 day Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting. She has a particular interest in early human brain development, and its correlation to early attachment. She is well known for her unique and creative programming with young children and innovative training with adults.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop/course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops/courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop/course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop/course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need the Promo Code received by email to register. Use the promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed. The Promo Code is not applicable for courses which are $100 or more.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  4. The equivalent of Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts and handouts (if any) are always sent by email.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop/course date.
  11. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  12. These are non-credit workshops/courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s property, choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Be air aware because we share the air. Visitors are encouraged not to wear or use any scented products; these may aggravate health problems for some people.
  7. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  8. Silence or turn off electronic devices.

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with all policies.

There is street parking and free but limited underground parking available on P1 after 5:00 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. The entrance to the parking lot is located on Ormidale St. Note parking restrictions and allow yourself enough time to find parking. We cannot refund parking fees.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, if any will be sent by email after each workshop. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, let the workshop host know.

Be Air Aware because we share the air. Scented products such as hair spray or perfume can aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. These can also trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Staff and visitors are encouraged not to wear or use scented products while at Westcoast.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.

Questions?

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Event Info

Date: Jun 13, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: $65
FCC Fee: $50

Contact Info

Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
pro-d@wstcoast.org
604-709-5661 EXT 221

*please review the refund & cancellation policy along with any applicable policies before registering.

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