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Connection and Protection Through the Lens of My Curious Brain: Laying a Foundation for Understanding Trauma, Stress, and Wellness

February 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This presentation will explore how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) can impact the brain and body, and how those impacts can present in children, youth, and adults. Trauma and stress cause human nervous systems to go into states of protection. The accessible story of the My Curious Brain and its interconnected characters (who represent the different parts of the brain) allows individuals of all ages to better understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours when they are in these states of protection. This presentation will help service providers to identify when their clients are in the different states of protection and how to effectively guide them to states of safety and connection.

Connie Herman is the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Provincial Coordinator for the Nobody’s Perfect Parent Program, Connie is passionate about supporting parents, families, and communities. Connie provides training, resource development, and support to service providers who work with parents and families. She has a BA with majors in psychology and sociology, and Bachelors of Social Work. As a Parent Program Coordinator, Parent Coach, and a mom to a 6-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy, Connie recognizes that parenting is one of the most rewarding, most important, and also the most challenging jobs.
Jackie-EatonJackie Eaton is the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Training and Education Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. She received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan. Jackie is responsible for resource development and organizing trainings, presentations, and workshops to support the work of CAPC Projects throughout Saskatchewan. Being the mother of three children, along with experience in the field of education, fuels Jackie’s passion for supporting parenting education.

Lee-HintonLee Hinton’s career has focused on children’s, women’s, and family health and well-being. Lee obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, holds a Post Graduate Degree in Art Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, has a Masters of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University, and is a Fellow with ZERO to THREE Inc. Lee Hinton has been the Program Manager at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute since 2007. She has developed expertise in the development and implementation of primary prevention approaches that increase the probability that Saskatchewan children are given opportunities to develop a strong foundation for later health and development. To this end, Lee works extensively with communities throughout Saskatchewan and participates on national and provincial projects and advisory committees to develop a common knowledge-base and increase agreement regarding the importance of the early years. She provides support and leadership, ensuring that programs and projects meet their goals in an efficient, research-based, high quality, and effective manner. Lee developed and coordinates the Early Childhood Mental Health Program, which focuses on bringing emerging, evidence-based information and training to professionals throughout the province.

Details

Date:
February 24, 2021
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Type:

Organizers

Jackie Eaton
Phone:
306-651-4320
Email:
jeaton@skprevention.ca
Connie Herman
Phone:
306-651-4309
Email:
cherman@skprevention.ca

Details

Date:
February 24, 2021
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Type:

Organizers

Jackie Eaton
Phone:
306-651-4320
Email:
jeaton@skprevention.ca
Connie Herman
Phone:
306-651-4309
Email:
cherman@skprevention.ca
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute