Session Track:

Mental Health
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Finding the Strong: Supporting Families Impacted by Trauma

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Children and youth with disabilities are at higher risk of harmful experiences including neglect, abuse, punitive discipline, and many others. These can be traumatizing for the child, their families and the educational and community service systems designed to keep them safe. COVID has brought the significant impact of trauma closer to home. Cognitive science affirms that children and youth, especially those with disabilities, operating from a place of traumatic stress are often not able to grow…

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Mindful Self-Compassion for all!

October 18, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend. This workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a couple of the key practices and exercises of the full 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program and learn about free resources you can access anytime. Self-compassion includes the capacity to comfort, soothe and validate ourselves, but also to protect ourselves, and to encourage and motivate ourselves. Fortunately, anyone can learn self-compa…

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