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This is a group for parents of children with exceptionalities and/or neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, ADHD, learning disability, etc. including autism, ADHD, learning disability, etc.
This is a safe space to discuss challenges and receive resources. We will also be doing the Selfreg program to learn to reframe behaviours, manage stressors, learn time management skills and develop conflict resolution strategies. In addition, we will share tips and strategies for navigating the school system and advocating for your child.
Join parents of other neurodiverse children for this 10-week program.
The Self-Reg Parenting Program, delivered through TMC’s e-School, explains the principles of Shanker Self-Reg®, and practical ways parents can use Self-Reg to:
Understanding Your Toddler: Understanding Your Toddler: Understanding those repeated behaviours and how to go with the flow.
Toddlers: Tender, Terrific, and Tenacious! They dig in - NO! - throw tantrums, then ten minutes later melt your heart with the most honest hug or act of kindness. They tumble and get back up again. They dump out the tidy contents of a drawer and then sit in it looking pleased. They cause us to lose sleep and to lose our patience. They are also masters of observation, scientists, spiritual gurus, and our future. Understanding your toddler can help avoid some of the fuss and frustrations of living with them, especially during COVID.
As we continue to navigate the pandemic, we’re exploring topics and methodology to help parents and professionals reduce negative impacts.
Join us for a fascinating look at brain development during the first year of life and how it relates to the newborn-caregiver co-regulation, child development, maternal outcomes and the interbrain connection.
This workshops is for anyone who work with parents and children 0-6.“York Child Development & Family Services Inc. (YCD) supports this community initiative through the Bev Bernier PD fund”About Dr. Jean Clinton
Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C) Clinical Professor McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018.
Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.
Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon and in book stores everywhere.
THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
This presentation will explore what has been learned about the brain development and how environment and experience play a key role in this development. Risk taking, novelty seeking and drive for rewards are going to be explained as typical and normal behaviours in adolescents. However, this is a time of extreme vulnerability and with it a heightened risk for the development of mental health disorders. We will also explore how social media and other stressors may be contributing to the apparent increase in anxiety being reported by young people.
Adolescence is the period of transition child to young adult, specifically 8-20 years of age.Are you a parent?We recommend this workshop for parents with kids 6-16 years to know what to expect and how to support your child as they transition through the 3 stages of adolescence.
Love Builds Brains:As we navigate parenting and the pandemic, we want to explore what parents and professionals can do to support infant and children mitigate the negative impacts.This presentation explores the developing brain and the crucial role relationships with others play in healthy development. Relationships that are warm, responsive, and predictable help our children thrive, relationships that generate intense stress can harm the developing brain. This workshop is geared towards parents with children aged 0-4 and those who work with parents of children ages 0-4.About Dr. Jean Clinton
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