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Welcome to November!
Inside the November issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:
Celebrate the Small Stuff
What's Happening at WRFN
Parent & Caregiver Survey
Community Information, Resources and Opportunities
Ten-week Virtual Program
Join us for a unique program that will help you:
Cost fot the series is $1600.00 (HST included) and is an eligible Passport expense.
Students in Canada may be facing new levels of stress as many will be returning to in-class learning after months of learning from home.
We are here to help you, the students you work with and the parents and caregivers who support your students at home.
With the help of educators, psychologists, and stress experts from across the country, we designed the Kids Have Stress Too! ® and Stress Lessons programs to help the important people in children’s lives promote resiliency by buffering the impact of stress and building positive coping strategies to deal with life’s inevitable stressors.
These research-based programs are built on an experiential asynchronous and synchronous learning approach. The aim is to help school staff create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency in students from preschool to high school.
Our approach emphasizes social-emotional learning, it is curriculum based and will help ensure you are better able to manage the challenges that the new school environment presents. In addition, the lessons provided will help educators fulfill the requirements of health and physical education curricula in Canada.
If you are interested in BULK ORDERS for any of the training sessions or workshops below, please contact us directly.
a) Student Resilience Building Program
Our Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons programs are designed to support the students in your school identify and manage stress while moving to resilience. They have all been evaluated with a demonstrated impact on a student’s ability to recognize stress in themselves (for more highlights from our research, please see below)
Student Resilience Building Courses:
Preschool, Kindergarten, Parent
RETAIL = $75-$100/course/per person
To see the fall training schedule, click below:
b) Parent & Caregiver Resilience Building Program
Engage parents in your school community in understanding how stress impacts their children and youth and strategies to support them at home. This program has been evaluated. Please see our research highlights below for more information.
Parent Masterclass in Stress Management
RETAIL = $500/one workshop + resources
c) School Staff Resiliency Building Program
Everyone from administrators, to teachers, child & youth workers, EAs, psychologists, social workers, and custodians are facing uncertainty as we head back to school in September. Learn more about what you can do to support your school community while also taking care of you.
Taking Care of YOU! Workshop: Basics of Stress Management for Adults
RETAIL = $500/one workshop + resources
If the training schedule does not suit your organization's needs, please contact Pamela Sariyannis ([email protected]) to discuss other possible dates.
Every Canadian Count is partnering up with Rising Youth again this year to provide youth, aged 15-30, with various grants to lead disability-related community projects.
To register for the information session (Thurs, Sept 2 from 12-1:30pm), click here.