Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Event | 0 comments

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops are being offered in Waterloo Region for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced trauma. The purpose of these workshops is to assist parents/caregivers with understanding trauma and what it means to parent their child from a trauma-informed perspective.

These workshops are presented by Front Door, a partnership of Carizon and Lutherwood.

Upcoming Workshops:

When: Thursday, May 3; 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Lutherwood – Cambridge office, 35 Dickson Street

When: Thursday, May 24; 2:00-4:00pm
Where: EarlyON – Roger Street, 161 Roger Street

Interpreters provided upon request!
Child minding is also available for these sessions!

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 519-749-2932 ext. 2 or visit

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Children’s Mental Health Week

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Event | 0 comments

Children’s Mental Health Week is coming – May 7 – 13th. This is an important week to bring awareness to mental health issues for children and youth, promote wellness for families, and recognize the dedication of those supporting families in the mental health industry.

To learn what’s happening in the community click here.

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Extend-A-Family Upcoming Workshops

Posted by on April 20, 2018 in Event | 0 comments

Extend-A-Family has shared a list of the following upcoming workshops:

Crisis Prevention Training (with ASL Interpretation) – Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29: 10AM-4PM
Crisis Prevention by Safe Management provides knowledge and strategies about dealing with difficult situations. You will learn how to build positive relationships, practice verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques, avoid injuries if behavior escalates to a physical level, and more.
This 12-hour training (two days at 6-hours) is for people who provide support, as well as family members and caregivers. If you are interested in this training and a community member who is not affiliated with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, please contact Sarah Martin at

Sex Talks – Saturday May 5: 10AM-3PM
Sex Talks is a workshop series all about sexual health and relationships. We talk about consent and boundaries, gender and sexuality, masturbation, staying safe online and more. All questions are good questions and you will have time to ask about anything you want.
Sex Talks is a series of one-hour workshops, over six consecutive weeks. It is designed for people 16+ who have a developmental and/or physical disability, and is delivered in partnership with SHORE Centre and ACCKWA. People under the age of 18 will receive a caregiver/guardian consent form to be signed before the series begins. This workshop is also open to all community members 16 years of age or older.

Talking About Sexuality – Caregivers and Families – Saturday May 12: 10AM-12PM
At various points, we all have questions about our bodies, about sex and about love. So what happens when you are the person being asked for advice?
Talking About Sexuality is a workshop that will talk about sex, masturbation, dating and other related topics. We will have an opportunity to discuss our fears, concerns, values and understand our role as caregivers in the development of healthy sexuality.
This 2-hour workshop is geared towards caregivers/parents/guardians of people with developmental and/or physical disabilities, and is open to all community members. Talking About Sexuality is delivered in partnership with SHORE Centre.

Understanding Conflict & Communication – Foundations (Part 1) – Tuesday May 15: 6-8PM
Understanding Conflict and Communication – Foundations is a workshop for personal and professional development. You will become more aware of your preferred conflict style, learn to recognize others’ conflict styles and identify situations where each conflict mode can be used most effectively.
This 2-hour workshop is designed for people who provide support and is open to all community members.

First Aid/CPR – Level C (with ASL Interpretation) – Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 9AM – 5PM

Emergency First Aid/CPR – Level C is an interactive training that provides a forum to problem solve and discuss specific First Aid/CPR issues you may be dealing with in your work. Key aspects of the training include: CPR skills (adult/child/infant), AED skills, obstructed airways, heart attack and stroke education, bleeding emergencies, EpiPen training, as well as managing burns and seizures.

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WEBINAR: Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Posted by on April 20, 2018 in Event | 0 comments

Join Dr. Ross Greene (author of “The Explosive Child”) as he discusses Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), an approach that recognizes challenging behaviour in children and equips parents to develop tools and techniques to reduce these challenging episodes.

This webinar will be presented in English but supporting documentation is available in French.

Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:00 PM

Register here.

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